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Uniform Title Cronos (Motion picture)
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, [others] 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.

Publication Info. Irvington, NY : Criterion Collection, [2010]
©1992, ©2010.


Location Call No. Status
 GDL Central Library DVD    Sp CRO    Available
2 copies ordered for GDL Central Library DVD on 02-02-2024.
Edition Director approved DVD special edition.
Description 1 videodisc (92 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in. + 1 booklet (37 pages : illustrations ; 19 cm).
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Physical Medium DVD video 4 3/4 in.
Description digital optical surround Dolby Digital stereo rda
video file DVD video region 1 rda
Series Criterion collection ; 551
Criterion collection (DVD videodiscs) ; 551.
System Details DVD ; Region 1; NTSC ; Dolby digital stereo; widescreen presentation (1.78:1 aspect ratio, enhanced for 16:9 televisions).
Language Soundtracks: Spanish and occasional English dialogue; with optional English subtitles.
Cast Federico Luppi (Jesús Gris), Ron Perlman (Angel), Claudio Brook (De la Guardia), Margarita Isabel (Mercedes), Tamara Shanath (Aurora).
Credits Director of photography, Guillermo Navarro ; production designer, Tolita Figueroa ; editor, Raul Davalos ; music, Javier Alvarez ; special effects, Laurencio Cordero.
Note Originally produced as a motion picture in 1992.
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?
Note 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."
Awards Ariel Awards, 1993 [Mexico's premiere film awards]: Golden Ariel (Guillermo del Toro); Cannes Film Festival, 1993: Mercedes-Benz Award (Guillermo del Toro)
Subject Vampires -- Drama.
Immortality -- Drama.
Antiquarians -- Drama.
Businessmen -- Drama.
Grandchildren -- Drama.
Man-woman relationships -- Drama.
Genre/Form Vampire films.
Horror films.
Feature films.
Fiction films.
Video recordings for the hearing impaired.
Added Author Gorson, Arthur H., producer. Producer.
Navarro, Bertha, producer. Producer.
Toro, Guillermo del, 1964- screenwriter, film director. Screenwriter. Director.
Luppi, Federico, actor. Actor.
Perlman, Ron, 1950- actor. Actor.
Brook, Claudio, actor. Actor.
Shanath, Tamara, actor. Actor.
Isabel, Margarita, actor.
Alvarez, Javier, 1956- composer. Composer.
Navarro, Guillermo, cinematographer.
Figueroa, Tolita, production designer.
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 No. 715515048613
Music No. 229468002 The Criterion Collection
CC1944D The Criterion Collection

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