The Devil's Backbone (Criterion Collection) (2001) DVD - Region 1
  • DirectorGuillermo del Toro
  • CastMarisa Paredes, Eduardo Noriega, Federico Luppi, Fernando Tielve, Irene Visedo
  • Film Genre Spanish Cinema
  • Country美國
  • Language Spanish
  • Subtitle English
  • Runtime108mins
  • Disc2
  • FormatDVD
  • RegionDVD REGION 1
  • Weight(kg)0.18kg
  • ISBN715515107815
Regular PriceHK$240

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The Devil's Backbone (Criterion Collection) (2001) DVD - Region 1

The Devil's Backbone

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The most personal film by Guillermo del Toro (Cronos) is also among his most frightening and emotionally layered. Set during the final week of the Spanish Civil War, THE DEVIL'S BACKBONE tells the tale of a ten-year-old boy who, after his freedom-fighting father is killed, is sent to a haunted rural orphanage full of terrible secrets. Del Toro effectively combines gothic ghost story, murder mystery, and historical melodrama in a stylish concoction that reminds us—as would his later Pan’s Labyrinth—that the scariest monsters are often the human ones.

Special Features
-New 2K digital film restoration, approved by director Guillermo del Toro
-Audio commentary featuring Del Toro
-Video introduction by Del Toro from 2010
-New interviews with Del Toro about the process of creating the ghost Santi
-Que es un fantasma, a 2004 making-of documentary
-Spanish Gothic, a 2010 interview with Del Toro about the genre
-Interactive director's notebook, with Del Toro's drawings and handwritten notes
-Four deleted scenes, with optional commentary
-New featurette about the Spanish Civil War as evoked in the film
-Program comparing Del Toro's thumbnail sketches
-Selected on-screen presentation of Del Toro's thumbnail sketches
-New English subtitle translation
-PLUS: A booklet featuring an essay by critic Mark Kermode