Buena Vista Social Club / Road Movies Filmproduktion presents a film by Wim Wenders ; a Road Movies production in association with Kintop Pictures, Arte, and ICAIC ; produced by Ry Cooder, Ulrich Felsberg, and Deepak Nayar ; directed by Wim Wenders.
[New York, New York] : Criterion Collection, 
Concert films. Documentary films. Filmed interviews. Video recordings for the hearing impaired.
In Spanish and English; songs in Spanish; optional subtitles in English. Open-captioned in English for the deaf and hard of hearing (SDH).
DVD, NTSC, Region 1; widescreen (1.78:1 aspect ratio) presentation; Dolby Digital 5.1 surround. digital optical surround Dolby Digital widescreen (1.78:1) NTSC video file DVD video region 1
In 1996, Ry Cooder went to Cuba, rediscovering talents of Cuba's foremost musicians and making a recording with them that sold millions and earned a Grammy Award. Cooder now returns to Cuba with filmmaker Wim Wenders to reveal the stories, personalities, and music of the performers who collaborated on that recording. Includes live performances in Amsterdam and at Carnegie Hall.
Buena Vista Social Club (featuring Compay Segundo, Eliades Ochoa, Ry Cooder, Joachim Cooder, Ibrahim Ferrer, Omara Portuondo, Rubén González, Orlando "Cachaíto" López, Amadito Valdés, Manuel "Guajiro" Mirabal, Barbarito Torres, Pío Leyva, Manuel "Puntillita" Licea, Juan de Marcos González).
Director of photography, Jörg Widmer; editor, Brian Johnson.
Videodisc release of the motion picture produced in 1999. Accompanying booklet contains program notes by Joshua Jelly-Schapiro. Special features: audio commentary from 1999 featuring director Wim Wenders; December 2016 interview with Wenders; interview from 1998 interview for the television program Las claves with musician Compay Segundo on his career and the Cuban music scene; radio interviews from 2000 with Eliades Ochoa, Manuel "Puntillita" Licea, Orlando "Cachaíto" López, Manuel "Guajiro" Mirabal, Juan de Marcos González, Omara Portuondo, Ibrahim Ferrer, Barbarito Torres, Pío Leyva, Rubén González, Manuel Galbán, and Alberto "Virgilio" Valdés; additional scenes ("Candela," Amsterdam; Alberto Korda's photographs; interview with Juan de Marcos González; "Cienfuegos tiene su guaguancó," EGREM Studios); original trailer.