(aka "Tacones Lejanos" )

 

directed by Pedro Almodovar
Spain 1991

 

Abril is the newsreader who decides to get in touch with her estranged mother, a celebrated singer (Paredes). Their painful reunion is complicated even further as Abril is now married to her mother's former lover. When her mother rekindles the affair and he ends up dead, both find themselves under suspicion. Almodóvar's tragicomedy is occasionally - as one would expect from this director - overblown and extravagant, but generally Almodóvar is in a more restrained mood than usual, which becomes especially evident in the extraordinarily moving scene when Abril reacts to the death of her husband live on air. It is when he is in this mode that Almodóvar can't help showing his maturity, and one day he will make his masterpiece, but High Heels is not quite it. Abril shows what a versatile actress she is and it is impossible to imagine the film without her moving performance.

Excerpt from Channel 4 located HERE

Posters

Theatrical Release: October 23, 1991 (Spain)

Reviews    More Reviews  DVD Reviews

DVD Review: Universal - Region 2 - PAL

Big thanks to Warren Murphy for the Review!

DVD Box Cover

CLICK to order from:

 

Distribution

Universal

Region 2 - PAL

Runtime 1:49:24 (4% PAL speedup)
Video

1.85:1 Original Aspect Ratio

16X9 enhanced
Average Bitrate: 8.71 mb/s
PAL 720x576 25.00 f/s

NOTE: The Vertical axis represents the bits transferred per second. The Horizontal is the time in minutes.

Bitrate

Audio Spanish Dolby Digital 2.0; German Dolby Digital 2.0
Subtitles German, English, none
Features Release Information:
Studio: Universal

Aspect Ratio:
Widescreen anamorphic - 1.85:1

Edition Details:
• TV Spot (with english subs) [0:21]
• Trailers [12:40]
• - Amelie
• - Bowling For Columbine
• - Head-On
• - Schindler's List
• - Love Actually
• - The Miracle of Bern

DVD Release Date: March 17, 2005
Keep Case inside Cardboard Slip Case

Chapters 15

 

 

Comments Finally, we get to see another great Almodóvar film with English subtitles on DVD!! I'm very pleased with the image; it's very clear, I only noticed a few specks of dirt at the beginning of the film but after that it's very clean. Almodóvar loves to use bright, vivid colors in his films and this transfer brings them out the way they should be. I didn't notice any of the more obvious problems like edge enhancement or ghosting. So a very good-looking transfer overall. The 2.0 Spanish track is pretty strong, especially when it comes to Ryuichi Sakamoto's excellent score, although I did hear some hiss during the quieter scenes. The English subs are very well done - I didn't notice any errors whatsoever. The only extras are a very short TV spot (with English subs) and a trailer gallery. Sony recently announced plans for an 8-film Almodóvar retrospective in 2006; unfortunately HIGH HEELS was not among those films. This release looks to be the only English-friendly version other than an identical Dutch release; There is apparently a French 2-disc collector's edition (along with a 1-disc version) but I highly doubt it has English subtitles.

Overall - as a huge fan of Pedro Almodóvar, I'm very happy to have this film on DVD with English subtitles. It doesn't really have any extras, but the film and the high quality transfer makes up for that.

 - Warren Murphy

 

 



DVD Menus
 


 

 


Screen Captures


Subtitle Sample

 

 

 


 

 

 


 

 

 


 

 

 


 

 

 


 

 

 


 

 

 



DVD Box Cover

CLICK to order from:

 

Distribution

Universal

Region 2 - PAL


 




 

Hit Counter

 

DONATIONS Keep DVDBeaver alive:

Mail cheques, money orders, cash to:    or CLICK PayPal logo to donate!

Gary Tooze

Thank You!

Pedro Almodóvar's - High Heels - DVD Review Tacones lejanos Pedro Almodóvar High Heels DVD Review Tacones lejanos Pedro Almodóvar High Heels DVD Review Tacones lejanos Pedro Almodóvar High Heels DVD Review Tacones lejanos Pedro Almodóvar High Heels DVD Review Tacones lejanos Pedro Almodóvar High Heels DVD Review Tacones lejanos Pedro Almodóvar High Heels DVD Review Tacones lejanos Pedro Almodóvar High Heels DVD Review Tacones lejanos Pedro Almodóvar High Heels DVD Review Tacones lejanos Pedro Almodóvar's - High Heels - DVD Review Tacones lejanos Pedro Almodóvar High Heels DVD Review Tacones lejanos Pedro Almodóvar High Heels DVD Review Tacones lejanos Pedro Almodóvar High Heels DVD Review Tacones lejanos Pedro Almodóvar High Heels DVD Review Tacones lejanos Pedro Almodóvar High Heels DVD Review Tacones lejanos Pedro Almodóvar High Heels DVD Review Tacones lejanos Pedro Almodóvar High Heels DVD Review Tacones lejanos Pedro Almodóvar High Heels DVD Review Tacones lejanos Pedro Almodóvar's - High Heels - DVD Review Tacones lejanos Pedro Almodóvar High Heels DVD Review Tacones lejanos Pedro Almodóvar High Heels DVD Review Tacones lejanos Pedro Almodóvar High Heels DVD Review Tacones lejanos Pedro Almodóvar High Heels DVD Review Tacones lejanos Pedro Almodóvar High Heels DVD Review Tacones lejanos Pedro Almodóvar High Heels DVD Review Tacones lejanos Pedro Almodóvar High Heels DVD Review Tacones lejanos Pedro Almodóvar High Heels DVD Review Tacones lejanos Pedro Almodóvar's - High Heels - DVD Review Tacones lejanos Pedro Almodóvar High Heels DVD Review Tacones lejanos Pedro Almodóvar High Heels DVD Review Tacones lejanos Pedro Almodóvar High Heels DVD Review Tacones lejanos Pedro Almodóvar High Heels DVD Review Tacones lejanos Pedro Almodóvar High Heels DVD Review Tacones lejanos Pedro Almodóvar High Heels DVD Review Tacones lejanos Pedro Almodóvar High Heels DVD Review Tacones lejanos Pedro Almodóvar High Heels DVD Review Tacones lejanos Pedro Almodóvar's - High Heels - DVD Review Tacones lejanos Pedro Almodóvar High Heels DVD Review Tacones lejanos Pedro Almodóvar High Heels DVD Review Tacones lejanos Pedro Almodóvar High Heels DVD Review Tacones lejanos Pedro Almodóvar High Heels DVD Review Tacones lejanos Pedro Almodóvar High Heels DVD Review Tacones lejanos Pedro Almodóvar High Heels DVD Review Tacones lejanos Pedro Almodóvar High Heels DVD Review Tacones lejanos Pedro Almodóvar High Heels DVD Review Tacones lejanos Pedro Almodóvar's - High Heels - DVD Review Tacones lejanos Pedro Almodóvar High Heels DVD Review Tacones lejanos Pedro Almodóvar High Heels DVD Review Tacones lejanos Pedro Almodóvar High Heels DVD Review Tacones lejanos Pedro Almodóvar High Heels DVD Review Tacones lejanos Pedro Almodóvar High Heels DVD Review Tacones lejanos Pedro Almodóvar High Heels DVD Review Tacones lejanos Pedro Almodóvar High Heels DVD Review Tacones lejanos Pedro Almodóvar High Heels DVD Review Tacones lejanos Pedro Almodóvar's - High Heels - DVD Review Tacones lejanos Pedro Almodóvar High Heels DVD Review Tacones lejanos Pedro Almodóvar High Heels DVD Review Tacones lejanos Pedro Almodóvar High Heels DVD Review Tacones lejanos Pedro Almodóvar High Heels DVD Review Tacones lejanos Pedro Almodóvar High Heels DVD Review Tacones lejanos Pedro Almodóvar High Heels DVD Review Tacones lejanos Pedro Almodóvar High Heels DVD Review Tacones lejanos Pedro Almodóvar High Heels DVD Review Tacones lejanos Pedro Almodóvar's - High Heels - DVD Review Tacones lejanos Pedro Almodóvar High Heels DVD Review Tacones lejanos Pedro Almodóvar High Heels DVD Review Tacones lejanos Pedro Almodóvar High Heels DVD Review Tacones lejanos Pedro Almodóvar High Heels DVD Review Tacones lejanos Pedro Almodóvar High Heels DVD Review Tacones lejanos Pedro Almodóvar High Heels DVD Review Tacones lejanos Pedro Almodóvar High Heels DVD Review Tacones lejanos Pedro Almodóvar High Heels DVD Review Tacones lejanos Pedro Almodóvar's - High Heels - DVD Review Tacones lejanos Pedro Almodóvar High Heels DVD Review Tacones lejanos Pedro Almodóvar High Heels DVD Review Tacones lejanos Pedro Almodóvar High Heels DVD Review Tacones lejanos Pedro Almodóvar High Heels DVD Review Tacones lejanos Pedro Almodóvar High Heels DVD Review Tacones lejanos Pedro Almodóvar High Heels DVD Review Tacones lejanos Pedro Almodóvar High Heels DVD Review Tacones lejanos Pedro Almodóvar High Heels DVD Review Tacones lejanos Pedro Almodóvar's - High Heels - DVD Review Tacones lejanos Pedro Almodóvar High Heels DVD Review Tacones lejanos Pedro Almodóvar High Heels DVD Review Tacones lejanos Pedro Almodóvar High Heels DVD Review Tacones lejanos Pedro Almodóvar High Heels DVD Review Tacones lejanos Pedro Almodóvar High Heels DVD Review Tacones lejanos Pedro Almodóvar High Heels DVD Review Tacones lejanos Pedro Almodóvar High Heels DVD Review Tacones lejanos Pedro Almodóvar High Heels DVD Review Tacones lejanos Pedro Almodóvar's - High Heels - DVD Review Tacones lejanos Pedro Almodóvar High Heels DVD Review Tacones lejanos Pedro Almodóvar High Heels DVD Review Tacones lejanos Pedro Almodóvar High Heels DVD Review Tacones lejanos Pedro Almodóvar High Heels DVD Review Tacones lejanos Pedro Almodóvar High Heels DVD Review Tacones lejanos Pedro Almodóvar High Heels DVD Review Tacones lejanos Pedro Almodóvar High Heels DVD Review Tacones lejanos Pedro Almodóvar High Heels DVD Review Tacones lejanos Pedro Almodóvar's - High Heels - DVD Review Tacones lejanos Pedro Almodóvar High Heels DVD Review Tacones lejanos Pedro Almodóvar High Heels DVD Review Tacones lejanos Pedro Almodóvar High Heels DVD Review Tacones lejanos Pedro Almodóvar High Heels DVD Review Tacones lejanos Pedro Almodóvar High Heels DVD Review Tacones lejanos Pedro Almodóvar High Heels DVD Review Tacones lejanos Pedro Almodóvar High Heels DVD Review Tacones lejanos Pedro Almodóvar High Heels DVD Review Tacones lejanos Pedro Almodóvar's - High Heels - DVD Review Tacones lejanos Pedro Almodóvar High Heels DVD Review Tacones lejanos Pedro Almodóvar High Heels DVD Review Tacones lejanos Pedro Almodóvar High Heels DVD Review Tacones lejanos Pedro Almodóvar High Heels DVD Review Tacones lejanos Pedro Almodóvar High Heels DVD Review Tacones lejanos Pedro Almodóvar High Heels DVD Review Tacones lejanos Pedro Almodóvar High Heels DVD Review Tacones lejanos Pedro Almodóvar High Heels DVD Review Tacones lejanos