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Televisa’s ‘Love’ is real on DVD

Disc set will include English subtitles

MIAMI — Televisa sudser “Amor real” (Real Love), which wrapped March 4 on U.S. Spanish-lingo net Univision, will bow on DVD Stateside April 26.

Disc set will include English subtitles, with an eye to distribution beyond Spanish speakers.

Set in 19th century Mexico, “Amor Real” was a huge ratings grabber during its 2003 run in its native Mexico. Novela’s two-hour finale nabbed a whopping 43.1 rating, ranking it among the eight top novelas in Mexican TV history.

Sudser sold throughout Latin America and other novela-consuming territories.

Starring Adela Noriega, Fernando Colunga and Mauricio Islas (who left Televisa to work at NBC Universal-owned Telemundo in the U.S.), “Amor real” was a big success for the U.S. net as well.

Santa Monica-based Xenon Pictures will distrib the double-disc set with 430 minutes of feature footage plus bloopers, interviews, a photo gallery and the musicvideo of the theme song performed by the group Sin Bandera.

DVD will retail for $19.99.

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