Lionsgate Home Entertainment has officially announced that it will release on Blu-ray Alfonso Arau's award winning film Like Water for Chocolate a.k.a. Como agua para chocolate (1992), starring Marco Leonardi, Lumi Cavazos, Regina Torné, and Yareli Arizmendi. The release will be available for purchase on August 19th.
Based on the best-selling novel by Laura Esquivel, Like Water For Chocolate was nominated for the Best Foreign Language Film (Mexico) at the 1993 Golden Globes.
Synopsis: Experience for yourself the erotic tale of forbidden love that seduced both critics and audiences worldwide! Tita and Pedro are passionately in love. But their love is forbidden by an ancient family tradition. To be near Tita, Pedro marries her sister. As the family cook, Tita expresses her passion for Pedro through preparing delectable dishes. Now, in Tita's kitchen, ordinary spices become a recipe for passion. Her creations bring on tears of longing, heated desire or chronic-pain - while they wait for the moment to fulfill their most hidden pleasures.
Audio Commentary with Alfonso Arau, Lumi Cavazos and Marco Leonardi
I saw this so long ago and definitely will again with this release, but the description about the cooking and her feelings totally reminded me about that Sarah Michelle Gellar/Sean Patrick Flanery film "Simply Irresistible." Lol I believe that film was release in 1999 (7 years after "Like Water for Chocolate.")