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Title Cronos [videorecording] / Consejo Nacional para la Cultura y las Artes ; Instituto Mexicano de Cinematográfia ; Fondo de Fomento a la Calidad Cinematográfica ; Universidad de Guadalajara presentan ; una produccióne de Producciones Iguana ; en asociación con Ventana Films ; productor, Arthur H. Gorson ; productora, Bertha Navarro ; escrita y dirigida por Guillermo del Toro.
Published [Irvington, NY] : Criterion Collection, 2010.
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 Music & Media - Instructional Videos  13473    IN LIBRARY
Edition Director approved DVD special ed.
Description 1 videodisc (92 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in. + 1 booklet (37 p. : ill. ; 19 cm.).
Series Criterion collection ; 551
Criterion collection ; 551.
Credits Director de fotográfia, Guillermo Navarro ; diseñadora de producción de arte [production designer], Tolita Figueroa ; editor, Raul Davalos ; compositor y director de música, Javier Alvarez ; efectos especiales, Laurencio Cordero.
Note Originally produced as a Mexican motion picture in 1992.
Special features: Commentaries [optional audio] by writer-director Guillermo del Toro or producers, Arthur H. Gorson, Bertha Navarro, and Alejandro Springall [English and Spanish]; Featurettes Geometria [short film] (7 min.); Geometria: Interview [with Guillermo del Toro] (7 min.); Welcome to Bleak House (10 min.); Interviews: Guillermo del Toro (18 min.); Guillermo Navarro (13 min.); Ron Perlman (8 min.); Federico Luppi (6 min.) [Spanish with English subtitles]; Stills gallery [slide show]; Trailer (2 min.); Optional Spanish theatrical voice-over introduction [audio feature]; booklet includes essay "Beautiful Dark Things" by Maitland McDonagh, and excerpts from the director's notes for "Cronos."
System Reqs DVD ; Region 1, NTSC ; Dolby digital stereo ; widescreen presentation, 1.78:1 aspect ratio, enhanced for 16:9 televisions.
Cast Federico Luppi (Jesús Gris), Ron Perlman (Angel), Claudio Brook (De la Guardia), Margarita Isabel (Mercedes), Tamara Shanath (Aurora).
Summary In the darkness, a clock ticks. Aging antique dealer Jesús Gris marks his time with his granddaughter Aurora, and his wife Mercedes. Señor Gris comes to possess, quite accidentally, the ancient Cronos device. The invention of a sixteenth century alchemist who fled to Mexico during the Spanish Inquisition, it grants eternal life and youthful vigor to the user. The only drawbacks are marble white skin that burns under sunlight and an insatiable thirst for human blood. Elsewhere in the city, a dying industrialist obtains the alchemist's journal, learns of the device, and imports his American nephew to track down and obtain the device, by force if necessary. Señor Gris can grasp the gift of time, but the cost is high. Can he keep his soul intact faced with such great temptation, or will he be overcome?
Awards Winner, 1993 Golden Ariel [Mexico's premiere film awards]--Guillermo del Toro; 1993 Cannes Film Festival Mercedes-Benz Award--Guillermo del Toro
Language In Spanish and occasional English with optional subtitles in English.
Subject Vampires -- Drama.
Immortality -- Drama.
Antiquarians -- Drama.
Businessmen -- Drama.
Grandchildren -- Drama.
Man-woman relationships -- Drama.
Motion pictures, Mexican.
Mexico -- Drama.
Genre Motion pictures, Mexican.
Vampire films.
Horror films.
Feature films.
Fiction films.
Video recordings for the hearing impaired.
Fantasy films.
Related Names Gorson, Arthur H. Producer.
Navarro, Bertha. Producer.
Toro, Guillermo del, 1964- Screenwriter. Director.
Luppi, Federico. Actor.
Perlman, Ron, 1950- Actor.
Brook, Claudio. Actor.
Shanath, Tamara. Actor.
Isabel, Margarita. Actor.
Alvarez, Javier, 1956- Composer.
Navarro, Guillermo. Cinematographer.
Figueroa, Tolita.
Dávalos, Raúl. Film editor.
Consejo Nacional para la Cultura y las Artes (Mexico)
Instituto Mexicano de Cinematografía.
Fondo de Fomento a la Calidad Cinematográfica.
Universidad de Guadalajara.
Producciones Iguana.
Ventana Films.
Criterion Collection (Firm)
ISBN 9781604651836
Standard # 715515048613
Publisher # 229468002 The Criterion Collection
CC1944D The Criterion Collection
OCLC number 678625740