Cronos • 1h 32m
Directed by Guillermo del Toro • 1993 • Mexico
Starring Federico Luppi, Ron Perlman, Claudio Brook
Guillermo del Toro made an auspicious and audacious feature debut with CRONOS, a highly unorthodox tale about the seductiveness of the idea of immortality. Kindly antiques dealer Jesús Gris (Federico Luppi) happens upon an ancient golden device in the shape of a scarab, and soon finds himself the possessor and victim of its sinister, addictive powers, as well as the target of a mysterious American named Angel (a delightfully crude and deranged Ron Perlman). Featuring marvelous special makeup effects and the haunting imagery for which del Toro has become world-renowned, CRONOS is a dark, visually rich, and emotionally captivating fantasy.
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Guillermo del Toro Commentary
Recorded in 2002, this commentary features writer-director Guillermo del Toro.
Recorded in 2002, this English- and Spanish-language commentary features producers Arthur H. Gorson and Bertha Navarro and coproducer Alejandro Springall.
Welcome to Bleak House
This tour of Guillermo del Toro’s office (dubbed Bleak House by the director), shot in 2010, offers a unique perspective on the mind of the highly imaginative filmmaker.