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Title El espinazo del diablo [videorecording] / Agustín y Pedro Almodóvar presentan ; una producción El Deseo S.A., Tequila Gang ; una película de Guillermo del Toro ; guión, Guillermo del Toro, Antonio Trashorras, David Muñoz ; productore, Agustín Almodóvar, Bertha Navarro ; dirección, Guillermo del Toro.

Imprint [New York] : Criterion Collection, [2013]


Location Call No. Status
 GDL Central Library DVD    Sp ESP    Available
Edition Director-approved two-DVD special ed.
Description 2 videodiscs (108 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in. + 1 lealet.
Series The Criterion collection ; 666
Criterion collection (DVD videodiscs) ; 666.
Note Originally released as a motion picture in 2001.
Special features: Disc 1: Guillermo del Toro introduction; Commentary featuring writer-director Guillermo del Toro; Trailer. Disc 2: Summoning spirits (interview with Guillermo del Toro); ¿Que es un fantasma? (2004 making-of documentary); Spanish gothic (2010 interview with writer-director Guillermo del Toro conducted by Javier Soto); Director's notebook (interactive gallery includes preparatory drawings and concepts); Designing The devil's backbone (interview with the filmmaker about the initial designs and prosthetics for the characters, effects, and art direction); Deleted scenes; Sketch, storyboard, screen (compares del Toro's thumbnail sketches and Carlos Giménez's storyboards with the final film); A war of values (new interview with Sebastiaan Faber about the film's depiction of the Spanish Civil War). Insert includes an essay by critic Mark Kermode.
Credits Editor, Luis de la Madrid ; music, Javier Navarrete ; director of photography, Guillermo Navarro.
Cast Marisa Paredes, Eduardo Noriega, Federico Luppi, Fernando Tielve, Íñigo Garcés, Irene Visedo, José Manuel Lorenzo, Paco Maestre.
Summary "One of the most personal film by Guillermo del Toro,... is also among his most frightening and emotionally layered. Set during the final week of the Spanish Civil War, it tells the tale of a twelve-year-old boy who, after his freedom-fighting father is killed, is sent to a haunted rural orphanage full of terrible secrets. Del Toro expertly combines gothic ghost story, murder mystery, and historical melodrama in a stylish melange that, like his later Pan's Labyrinth, reminds us the scariest monsters are often the human ones"--Container.
Audience MPAA rating: R; for violence, language and some sexuality.
System Details DVD, region 1, widescreen (1.85:1) presentation ; Dolby Digital 5.1.
Language Spanish dialogue, optional English subtitles.
Subject Haunted places -- Spain -- Drama.
Orphanages -- Spain -- Drama.
Orphans -- Spain -- Drama.
Spain -- History -- Civil War, 1936-1939 -- Drama.
Genre/Form Horror films.
Motion pictures, Spanish.
Added Author Toro, Guillermo del, 1964- screenwriter, film director.
Almodóvar, Agustin, film producer.
Almodóvar, Pedro, film producer.
Trashorras, Antonio, screenwriter.
Muñoz, David, 1968- screenwriter.
Navarro, Bertha, film producer.
Paredes, Marisa, 1946- actor.
Noriega, Eduardo, 1973- actor.
Luppi, Federico, actor.
Tielve, Fernando, actor.
Garcés, Iñigo, actor.
Visedo, Irene, 1978- actor.
Lorenzo, José Manuel, 1959- actor.
Maestre, Francisco, actor.
Madrid, Luis de la, editor of moving image work.
Macarrón, César production designer.
Navarrete, Javier, 1956- composer (expression)
Navarro Jiménez, Guillermo director of photography.
Soto, Javier, 1969- interviewer.
Giménez, Carlos, 1941- artist.
Faber, Sebastiaan, 1969- interviewee.
Kermode, Mark, author of added text.
Deseo, S.A.
Tequila Gang (Firm)
Criterion Collection (Firm)
Note Title on container: Devil's backbone
ISBN 9781604657432
Standard No. 715515107815
Music No. CC2280D The Criterion Collection

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