Cronos

Cronos

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Director: Guillermo del Toro

Cast: Federico Luppi, Ron Perlman, Claudio Brook

     
 

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Guillermo Del Toro's stylish horror film Cronos gets a very solid DVD release from Lion's Gate. The movie is presented in a widescreen transfer that preserves the original theatrical aspect ratio of 1.85:1. The English soundtrack is rendered in Dolby Digital 5.1. English and Spanish subtitles are accessible. Supplemental materials include a commentary track

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Guillermo Del Toro's stylish horror film Cronos gets a very solid DVD release from Lion's Gate. The movie is presented in a widescreen transfer that preserves the original theatrical aspect ratio of 1.85:1. The English soundtrack is rendered in Dolby Digital 5.1. English and Spanish subtitles are accessible. Supplemental materials include a commentary track recorded by the director, a second commentary track recorded by the film's producer, a still photo gallery, and a making-of featurette.

Editorial Reviews

All Movie Guide - Cavett Binion
The simple, straightforward plot of director Guillermo Del Toro's Cronos is given resonance by a rich, intriguing mythology which emphasizes the grotesque, parasitic aspects of vampirism, stripping away the romantic aspects of the myth to define the vampire as essentially a highly-evolved form of parasitic insect, which the Cronos device itself clearly resembles. Del Toro too often resorts to rather heavy-handed allegory -- the saintly Jesus Gris dies, descends into a "hell" of indignity and base desires (exemplified by a nasty scene where he resorts to lapping blood from a bathroom floor) and rises again to protect his granddaughter from evil -- this wild fantasy is still anchored at a very sensitive, human level, thanks to excellent performances and a low-key, non-exploitative approach.

Product Details

Release Date:
10/14/2003
UPC:
0031398101826
Original Release:
1993
Rating:
R
Source:
Lions Gate
Presentation:
[Wide Screen]
Sound:
[Dolby Digital Surround, Dolby Digital 5.1 Surround]
Time:
1:32:00

Special Features

Closed Caption; Director's commentary; Producer's commentary; Making-of featurette; Director's Perspective; Photo gallery; Art gallery

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Federico Luppi Jesus Gris
Ron Perlman Angel de la Guardia
Claudio Brook Dieter de la Guardia
Margarita Isabel Mercedes Gris
Tamara Shanath Aurora Gris
Daniel Jiménez Cacho Tito
M. Martinez Alchemist
Juan Carlos Colombo Funeral Director
Farnesio DeBernal Manuelito
Luis De Icaza Tango Student
Francisco Sanchez Mimo
Laurencio Cordero Watchman
Jorge Martinez de Hoyos Narrator

Technical Credits
Guillermo del Toro Director,Screenwriter
Laurencio Cordero Special Effects
Rafael Cruz Associate Producer
Julio Solorzano Foppa Associate Producer
Bertha Navarro Producer
Guillermo Navarro Cinematographer
Paul O'Brien Editor
Jorge Sanchez Associate Producer
Sebastian Gaetano Silva Asst. Director

Scene Index

Side #1 --
1. Alchemist [3:43]
2. Cronos [2:48]
3. Puzzle [3:55]
4. Strange Find [3:46]
5. Not Chocolate [4:15]
6. Tango [4:30]
7. Addiction [2:55]
8. Reflection [4:13]
9. Ancient Book [4:02]
10. The Toy [4:20]
11. A Fix [3:21]
12. New Craving [3:33]
13. Negotiations [3:25]
14. The Edge [2:49]
15. Plastic Surgery [4:01]
16. Testing [4:09]
17. Scavenging [4:56]
18. De La Guardia [3:19]
19. Instructions [3:28]
20. Eternity [2:48]
21. Long Enough [3:29]
22. Rooftop [3:00]
23. Family Man [5:43]
24. Credits [5:42]

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Cronos 4.2 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 6 reviews.
Thranx More than 1 year ago
An interesting, dark fairy tale which sets the stage for the rest of Guillermo del Toro's career. The movie is definitely worth checking out for del Toro fans, but what elevates it to a 5 Star rating are the outstanding bonus features. Guillermo del Toro, as always, provides candid, informative, and above all else, entertaining interviews and commentaries that give insight into his ideas, what he loves about the finished film, and what he feels he'd have done differently if he were to do it all over. Highly recommended!
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AlchemystAZ More than 1 year ago
Excellent to watch at midnight and be freaked out, then go to bed and contemplate your own fate. One of a few movies that makes your imagination catch fire. Don't believe the fools who are Anonymous and living in fear.
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