A Film by Guillermo del Toro
DVD9 | VIDEO_TS | NTSC 16:9 | 01:32:22 | 7,65 Gb
Audio: Spanish AC3 2.0 @ 192 Kbps | Subtitles: English (+SDH)
Genre: Art-house, Horror, Fantasy | The Criterion Collection #551
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.