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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, 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.

Publication Info. [New York] : Criterion Collection, [2010]
©2010

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Location Pub Note Copy No. Status
 DeKalb PL DVD - DKLY-12  DVD CRO    AVAILABLE
 Sandwich PLD DVD - SABB-4  CRI DVD CRO    DUE 01-12-21
Edition Director-approved DVD special edition.
Description 1 videodisc (92 min.) : DVD video, sound, color ; 4 3/4 in. + 1 booklet (37 pages : illustrations ; 19 cm).
Playing Time 013200
Description two-dimensional moving image tdi rdacontent
video v rdamedia
videodisc vf rdacarrier
Physical Medium DVD video 4 3/4 in. rda
Description digital optical stereo Dolby Digital 2.0 rda
widescreen
NTSC rda
video file DVD video region 1 rda
Motion picture lcsh
Series The Criterion collection ; 551
Criterion collection ; 551.
System Details DVD; region 1, NTSC; widescreen presentation (1.78:1 aspect ratio); Dolby digital stereo.
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.
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)
Language Soundtrack in Spanish with occasional English dialogue; optional English subtitles for the deaf and hard-of-hearing.
Subject Vampires -- Drama.
Immortality -- Drama.
Antiquarians -- Drama.
Businessmen -- Drama.
Grandchildren -- Drama.
Man-woman relationships -- Drama.
Inmortalidad -- Teatro.
Historiadores -- Teatro.
Clase alta -- Teatro.
Antiquarians. (OCoLC)fst00810687
Businessmen. (OCoLC)fst00842951
Grandchildren. (OCoLC)fst00946338
Immortality. (OCoLC)fst00967853
Man-woman relationships. (OCoLC)fst01007080
Vampires. (OCoLC)fst01163968
Immortality -- Drama.
Antiquarians -- Drama.
Businessmen -- Drama.
Genre/Form Vampire films.
Horror films.
Feature films.
Fiction films.
Video recordings for the hearing impaired.
Drama. (OCoLC)fst01423879
Feature films. (OCoLC)fst01710384
Fiction films. (OCoLC)fst01710264
Horror films. (OCoLC)fst01710373
Vampire films. (OCoLC)fst01710378
Video recordings for the hearing impaired. (OCoLC)fst01710450
Horror films.
Feature films.
Fiction films.
Video recordings for the hearing impaired.
Feature films -- Mexico.
Foreign language films -- Spanish.
Foreign films.
Added Author Toro, Guillermo del, 1964- film director, screenwriter.
Gorson, Arthur H., film producer.
Navarro, Bertha, film producer.
Navarro, Guillermo, director of photography.
Alvarez, Javier, 1956- composer (expression)
Dávalos, Raúl, editor of moving image work.
Figueroa, Tolita, production designer.
Luppi, Federico, actor.
Perlman, Ron, 1950- actor.
Brook, Claudio, actor.
Isabel, Margarita, actor.
Shanath, Tamara, actor.
Consejo Nacional para la Cultura y las Artes (Mexico), presenter.
Instituto Mexicano de Cinematografía, presenter.
Fondo de Fomento a la Calidad Cinematográfica, presenter.
Universidad de Guadalajara, presenter.
Producciones Iguana, production company.
Ventana Films, production company.
Criterion Collection (Firm), publisher.
Added Title Cronos (Motion picture)
Standard No. 715515048613
00715515048613 gtin-14
ISBN 9781604651836
1604651830
Music No. 229468002 The Criterion Collection
CC1944D Criterion Collection

 
    
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