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Released more than a decado ago, Y tu mama tambien is the movie that started the world’s love affair with Mexico’s most famous acting duo. Young Gael Garcia Bernal and Diego Luna try to romance a slightly older Spanish woman and take her on a road trip in search of a mostly made up beach called boca del cielo. Along the way they pass police checkpoints, see drug busts and traffic accidents, and drive past shanty towns. You see the real Mexico. It’s beautiful, sometimes violent, many are poor, some really, really rich. Filled with the most awkward sex scenes in cinematic history and peppered with Mexi-slang it’s at this point a Mexican classic.

The people over at the Criterion Collection seem to agree. In August, the charolastra’s manifesto will be digitally restored and made into a DVD with extras that cinenerds only dream about. Here’s what to expect:

  • New 2K digital restoration, supervised by director of photography Emmanuel Lubezki and approved by director Alfonso Cuarón, with 5.1 surround DTS-HD Master Audio soundtrack on the Blu-ray
  • On “Y tu mamá también”: Then and On “Y tu mamá también”: Now, two new pieces on the making of the film, featuring interviews with actors Gael García Bernal, Diego Luna, and Maribel Verdú; Cuarón; cowriter Carlos Cuarón; and Lubezki
  • New interview with philosopher Slavoj Žižek about the film
  • On-set documentary from 2001
  • Deleted scenes
  • You Owe Me One (2002), a short film by Carlos Cuarón
  • Trailers
  • New English subtitle translation
  • PLUS: A booklet featuring an essay by critic Charles Taylor and character biographies by Carlos Cuarón

We can’t wait for the behind-the-scenes look at this…

And hopefully this…

In case you were wondering to yourself, why is the Criterion Collection all of sudden interested in Alfonso Cuaron? We’re pretty sure it has something to do with this…

UPDATE: The Criterion Collection DVD of Y tu mama tambien is available for purchase as of August 19, 2014.