La Llorona (Limited Edition)

Type: New Blu-Ray

(Ramón Peón, 1933)

Release date: 21 March 2022

Limited Edition Blu-ray (World Blu-ray premiere)


An early horror classic drawn from Mexico’s rich tradition of folklore, La llorona recounts the chilling tale of the ‘wailing woman’ who kills herself and her child before returning to haunt the living.


Expressionistic, lyrical and atmospheric, Ramón Peón’s film draws on the influence of Universal Pictures’ contemporaneous horror cycle and incorporates elements of period melodrama and romance. This landmark production in the evolution of Mexican cinema has been newly restored from the only surviving film elements, and is presented here with a selection of essential extras.




New restoration from the only surviving film element

Original mono audio

La llorona: Behind the Scenes (2021): documentary by Viviana García Besné, the producer's great granddaughter, relaying a personal history of the film

Video appreciation by Abraham Castillo Flores, head programmer of Mexico’s Morbido Fest (2022)

Limited edition exclusive booklet featuring a new essay by Emily Masincup, Peter Conheim on the restoration process, new and archival writing on the film, and an overview of contemporary critical responses

Optional English subtitles

World premiere on Blu-ray

Limited edition of 2,000 copies for the US