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Title Cronos / Consejo Nacional para la Cultura y las Artes, Instituto Mexicano de Cinematográfia, Fondo de Fomento a la Calidad Cinematográfica, Universidad de Guadalajara, Grupo del Toro, S.A. de C.V., Guillermo Springall Caram, Arturo Whaley Martinez, Servicios Filmicos A.H.C., Larson Sound Center, S.T.P.C. de la R.M. presentan ; una producción de Producciones Iguana en asociación con Ventana Films ; productor, Arthur H. Gorson ; productora, Bertha Navarro ; escrita y dirigida por Guillermo del Toro.
Imprint [New York] : Criterion Collection, [2010]
Edition Director-approved DVD special edition.

 MUSKINGUM DVD  PN1997 .C86561 1994    AVAILABLE  
 MUSKINGUM DVD  PN1997 .C86561 1994    AVAILABLE  
Series The Criterion collection ; 551
Criterion collection ; 551.
Subject Vampires -- Drama.
Immortality -- Drama.
Antiquarians -- Drama.
Businessmen -- Drama.
Grandchildren -- Drama.
Man-woman relationships -- Drama.
Alt Name Toro, Guillermo del, 1964-
Gorson, Arthur H.,
Navarro, Bertha,
Navarro, Guillermo,
Alvarez, Javier, 1956-
Dávalos, Raúl,
Figueroa, Tolita,
Luppi, Federico,
Perlman, Ron, 1950-
Brook, Claudio,
Isabel, Margarita,
Shanath, Tamara,
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),
Uniform Title Cronos (Motion picture)
Description 1 videodisc (92 min.) : DVD video, sound, color ; 4 3/4 in. + 1 booklet (37 pages : illustrations ; 19 cm).
Time 013200
Description DVD video 4 3/4 in. rda
Edition Director-approved DVD special edition.
System Details DVD; region 1, NTSC; widescreen presentation (1.78:1 aspect ratio); Dolby digital stereo.
Note Soundtrack in Spanish with occasional English dialogue; optional English subtitles for the deaf and hard-of-hearing.
Cast Federico Luppi, Ron Perlman, Claudio Brook, Margarita Isabel, Tamara Shanath.
Credits Director of photography, Guillermo Navarro ; production designer, Tolita Figueroa ; music, Javier Alvarez ; editor, Raul Davalos ; special effects, Laurencio Cordero.
Note Title from title frame.
Originally produced as a 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."
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 Ariel Awards, 1993 [Mexico's premiere film awards]: Golden Ariel (Guillermo del Toro); Cannes Film Festival, 1993: Mercedes-Benz Award (Guillermo del Toro)
ISBN 9781604651836
ISBN/ISSN 715515048613
Publisher # 229468002 The Criterion Collection
CC1944D Criterion Collection
OCLC # 678625740

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