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Christopher Webster [DVD News 09.22.10] news dvd horror thriller



Guillermo del Toro's 1993 chiller Cronos has been available for years, but fans will be very pleased methinks with the new Criterion blu-ray and DVD set to hit shelves December 7. So what's on it?

DIRECTOR-APPROVED SPECIAL EDITION:

- 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.

More on the set, plus trailer here.

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