Mexican Melodrama ‘The Brute’ Set for DVD-Only Release

Facets Video has set a Nov. 19 release date for The Brute, a 1953 Mexican dark melodrama directed by Luis Buñuel and starring Pedro Armendáriz, Andrés Soler and Katy Jurado.

The film will be available only on DVD at a suggested retail price of $19.95, and will be available for preorder Oct. 29 at a 50% wholesale discount.

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Originally released by Media Home Entertainment, the film features a young man named Pedro (Armendáriz), who is dimwitted but immensely strong. He is conned into harassing tenants that his boss (Soler), a Mexican landlord, and his mistress (Jurado), want evicted. The brute has seemingly good intentions, but his acts of violence cause death and fear in those around him.

Facets Video is a subdivision of Facets Multi-Media, and is one of the largest distributors of foreign film in the United States. Its mission is to preserve, present, distribute, and educate about films.