Guillermo del Toro’s Adventures in Moviegoing

Guillermo del Toro’s Adventures in Moviegoing

23 Episodes

The Oscar-winning director of THE SHAPE OF WATER and PAN’S LABYRINTH sat down with MYTHBUSTERS’ Adam Savage to talk about the cinematic inspirations that fuel his flights of phantasmagoria—and to introduce some of his favorite films.

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Guillermo del Toro’s Adventures in Moviegoing
  • Guillermo del Toro in Conversation

    Episode 1

    The Oscar-winning director of THE SHAPE OF WATER on a lifetime of moviegoing

  • Guillermo del Toro on LA CHIENNE

    Episode 2

  • La chienne

    Episode 3

    Directed by Jean Renoir • 1931 • France
    Starring Michel Simon, Janie Marèse, Georges Flamant

    Jean Renoir's ruthless love triangle tale, his second sound film, is a true precursor to his brilliantly bitter THE RULES OF THE GAME, displaying all of the filmmaker's visual genius and fully imbued wit...

  • Guillermo del Toro on VAMPYR

    Episode 4

  • Vampyr

    Episode 5

    Directed by Carl Th. Dreyer • 1932 • France, West Germany
    Starring Julian West, Maurice Schutz, Rena Mandel

    With VAMPYR, Danish filmmaker Carl Theodor Dreyer channeled his genius for creating mesmerizing atmosphere and austere, unsettling imagery into the horror genre. The result—a chilling film...

  • Guillermo del Toro on THE MAN WHO KNEW TOO MUCH

    Episode 6

  • The Man Who Knew Too Much

    Episode 7

    Directed by Alfred Hitchcock • 1934 • United Kingdom
    Starring Peter Lorre, Leslie Banks, Edna Best

    An ordinary British couple vacationing in Switzerland suddenly find themselves embroiled in a case of international intrigue when their daughter is kidnapped by spies plotting a political assassina...

  • Guillermo del Toro on BEAUTY AND THE BEAST

    Episode 8

  • Beauty and the Beast

    Episode 9

    Directed by Jean Cocteau • 1946 • France
    Starring Jean Marais, Josette Day, Mila Parély

    Jean Cocteau’s sublime adaptation of Mme. Leprince de Beaumont’s fairy-tale masterpiece—in which the pure love of a beautiful girl melts the heart of a feral but gentle beast—is a landmark of motion picture f...

  • Guillermo del Toro on EYES WITHOUT A FACE

    Episode 10

  • Eyes Without a Face

    Episode 11

    Directed by Georges Franju • 1960 • France
    Starring Pierre Brasseur, Alida Valli, François Guérin

    At his secluded chateau in the French countryside, a brilliant, obsessive doctor (Pierre Brasseur) attempts a radical plastic surgery to restore the beauty of his daughter’s disfigured countenance—a...

  • Guillermo del Toro on VIRIDIANA

    Episode 12

  • Viridiana

    Episode 13

    Directed by Luis Buñuel • 1961 • Spain
    Starring Silvia Pinal, Fernando Rey, Francisco Rabal

    Banned in Spain and denounced by the Vatican, Luis Buñuel’s irreverent vision of life as a beggar’s banquet is regarded by many as his masterpiece. In it, novice nun Viridiana does her utmost to maintain ...

  • Guillermo del Toro on KWAIDAN

    Episode 14

  • Kwaidan

    Episode 15

    Directed by Masaki Kobayashi • 1965 • Japan
    Starring Rentaro Mikuni, Keiko Kishi, Katsuo Nakamura

    After more than a decade of sober political dramas and socially minded period pieces, the great Japanese director Masaki Kobayashi shifted gears dramatically for this rapturously stylized quartet of...

  • Guillermo del Toro on THE SPIRIT OF THE BEEHIVE

    Episode 16

  • The Spirit of the Beehive

    Episode 17

    Directed by Víctor Erice • 1973 • Spain
    Starring Ana Torrent, Isabel Tellería, Fernando Fernán Gómez

    Criterion is proud to present Víctor Erice’s spellbinding THE SPIRIT OF THE BEEHIVE (EL ESPÍRITU DE LA COLMENA), widely regarded as the greatest Spanish film of the 1970s. In a small Castilian vi...

  • Guillermo del Toro on CANOA: A SHAMEFUL MEMORY

    Episode 18

  • Canoa: A Shameful Memory

    Episode 19

    Directed by Felipe Cazals • 1976 • Mexico

    One of Mexico's most highly regarded works of political cinema, CANOA: A SHAMEFUL MEMORY reimagines a real-life incident that had occurred just eight years before its release, when a group of urban university employees on a hiking trip were viciously att...

  • Guillermo del Toro on TIME BANDITS

    Episode 20

  • Time Bandits

    Episode 21

    Directed by Terry Gilliam • 1981 • United Kingdom
    Starring John Cleese, Sean Connery, Shelley Duvall

    In this fantastic voyage through time and space from Terry Gilliam, a boy named Kevin (Craig Warnock) escapes his gadget-obsessed parents to join a band of time-traveling dwarfs. Armed with a map...

  • Guillermo del Toro on BLOOD SIMPLE

    Episode 22

  • Blood Simple

    Episode 23

    Directed by Joel Coen and Ethan Coen • 1984 • United States

    Joel and Ethan Coen's career-long darkly comic road trip through misfit America began with this razor-sharp, hard-boiled neonoir set somewhere in Texas, where a sleazy bar owner releases a torrent of violence with one murderous though...