The debut [videorecording] / 5 Card Productions and Celestial Pictures in association with National Asian American Telecommunications Association, GMA Network Films, Visual Communications
DVDs | Columbia TriStar Home Entertainment | 2003 | Special ed. ; widescreen version.
Available at Adult DVD-Feature Film (Call number: DVD D DRAMA)
Culver City, CA : Columbia TriStar Home Entertainment, 2003.
Special ed. ; widescreen version.
1 videodisc (88 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in.
DVD, 2.0 surround sound.
In English, with optional subtitles in English, Chinese, French, Portuguese, Spanish or Tagalog.
Danté Basco, Tirso Cruz, III, Eddie Garcia, Darion Basco, Dion Basco, Derek Basco, Gina Alajar, Bernadette Balagtas, Joy Bisco.
Producer, Lisa Onodera ; writers, Gene Cajayon, John Manal Castro ; director, Gene Cajayon ; director of photography, Hisham Abed ; editor, Kenn Kashima ; original music score, Wendell Yuponce ; costume designer, Francis E. Ocon ; production designer, Michael Rizzo.
Originally released as a motion picture in 2001.
San Diego Asian Film Festival, 2000: Jury Award - Best Dramatic Narrative Feature (Gene Cajayon).
MPAA rating: R; for language.
Ben is from a Filipino-American family who is soon to graduate from high school. Currently, most of his family is preoccupied with an elaborate coming-out party being thrown for Ben's sister Rose. Ben isn't too thrilled about having to attend, so he invites his best friends Rick and Doug. To their surprise, Rick and Doug find themselves having a great time getting a glimpse of Filipino culture, and Ben meets a pretty girl named Annabelle.
Special features: commentary by Gene Cajayon and writer John Manal Castro; two in-depth documentaries: "The making of 'The debut'" and "The little film that could: touring the country"; three behind-the-scenes featurettes covering the artists and music of "The debut" including an intimate profile of the Basco Brothers!; original "The debut" short film directed by Gene Cajayon; diary of "A gangsta sucka" short film directed by John Manal Castro; six deleted scenes; blooper reel; three TV spots and the theatrical trailer; a special video dedication to all our Debut volunteers and supporters.
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