Thursday, 16 September 2010


I love Guillermo Del Toro's Cronos. I loved it when it was released and continue to love it to this day. I have a UK DVD that has a Del Toro commentary and assorted extras but this new Criterion edition, out in December, looks likely to surpass it in my affections. I'm particularly looking forward to the extra entitled Welcome To Bleak House which is being described as "a video tour by Del Toro of his office, featuring his collectibles and personal work". It doesn't get much cooler than that. Well, other than being there.

The full list of features is after the jump...

  • 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 Maitland McDonagh and excerpts from del Toro’s notes for the film


J.D. said...

Can't wait for CRONOS. Bummer that they bumped the BBS box set til December. I can't wait for that sucker!

Mark Salisbury said...

But what a Christmas present it will make!