Director Julian Schnabel's film adaptation of writer Reinaldo Arenas' memoirs is stunning in this DVD edition. The 1.85:1 widescreen presentation might show some grain, but co-cinematographers Xavier Perez Grobet and Guillermo Rosas' photography is full of lush colors and warm flesh tones. The Dolby Digital Sound is also impressive, with particular kudos going to the translation of composer Carter Burwell's haunting score. The supplemental material adds great depth to the movie, from the stylish black-and-white menus to the short documentary features. The three documentaries included are a seven-minute interview with the late Arenas, a joyous behind-the-scenes featurette by the director's daughter (Lola Schnabel), and an interesting 15-minute tour by the director of his massive painting studio. The film-long commentary track, edited from sessions with Julian Schnabel, star Javier Bardem, screenwriter Lazaro Gomez Carriles, Burwell, and Grobet, might be slow moving, but it reveals great insight into the life of Arenas and the production of the movie. Filmographies for the principal actors and crew and instant access to the DVD's 27 chapters round out the disc.