Cronos: The Criterion Collection [Blu-ray]
Guillermo del Toro (Hellboy, Pan’s Labyrinth) 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) 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 [Hellboy]).
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.
New, restored high-definition digital transfer
Audio commentary featuring Guillermo del Toro
Audio commentary featuring the producers
Geometria, an unreleased 1987 short horror film by del Toro
Welcome to Bleak House, a video tour by del Toro of his office
New video interviews with del Toro, Navarro, and actor Ron Perlman
Video interview with actor Federico Luppi
New and improved English subtitle translation
PLUS: A booklet featuring an essay by film critic Maitland McDonagh