“CRONOS” Criterion DVD/Blu release date, cover art & details!

Originally posted on 2010-09-15 19:01:13 by Samuel Zimmerman

The highly anticipated Criterion Collection release of Guillermo del Toro’s 1993 film CRONOS has finally got a date! Hit the jump to check out the cover art and all the details!

The film will hit both DVD and Blu-Ray December 7.

Here’s Criterion’s synopsis: “Guillermo del Toro made an auspicious, audacious feature debut with CRONOS, a highly unorthodox tale about the seductiveness of the idea of immortality. Kindly antiques dealer Jesús Gris (Federico Luppi of del Toro’s THE DEVIL’S BACKBONE) happens upon an ancient golden device in the shape of a scarab, and soon finds himself possessor and victim of its sinister, addictive powers, as well as the target of a mysterious, crude American named Angel (a delightfully deranged Ron Perlman of HELLBOY fame). Featuring marvelous special makeup effects and the unforgettably haunting imagery for which del Toro has become world-renowned, Cronos, is a visually rich and emotionally captivating dark fantasy.”

Special features include:

• New, restored high-definition digital transfer, supervised and approved by director Guillermo del Toro and cinematographer Guillermo Navarro, including optional audio with the film’s original Spanish-language voice-over introduction as well as DTS-HD Master Audio on the Blu-ray edition

• Two audio commentaries, one featuring del Toro and the other producers Arthur H. Gorson and Bertha Navarro and coproducer Alejandro Springall

• GEOMETRIA, an unreleased 1987 short horror film by del Toro, finished by the director in 2010, plus a new video interview with him

• Welcome to Bleak House, a video tour by del Toro of his office, featuring his collectibles and personal work

• New video interviews with del Toro, Navarro, and actor Ron Perlman

• Video interview with actor Federico Luppi

• Stills gallery

• Trailer

• New and improved English subtitle translation, approved by del Toro

• PLUS: A booklet featuring an essay by film critic/Fango scribe Maitland McDonagh and excerpts from del Toro’s notes for the film






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