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The Resource Cronos, Consejo Nacional para la Cultura y las Artes, Instituto Mexicano de Cinematográfia, Fondo de Fomento a la Calidad Cinematográfica, Universidad de Guadalajara, Grupo del Toro, S.A. de C.V., Guillermo Springall Caram, Arturo Whaley Martinez, Servicios Filmicos A.H.C., Larson Sound Center, S.T.P.C. de la R.M. presentan ; una producción de Producciones Iguana en asociación con Ventana Films ; productor, Arthur H. Gorson ; productora, Bertha Navarro ; escrita y dirigida por Guillermo del Toro

Cronos, Consejo Nacional para la Cultura y las Artes, Instituto Mexicano de Cinematográfia, Fondo de Fomento a la Calidad Cinematográfica, Universidad de Guadalajara, Grupo del Toro, S.A. de C.V., Guillermo Springall Caram, Arturo Whaley Martinez, Servicios Filmicos A.H.C., Larson Sound Center, S.T.P.C. de la R.M. presentan ; una producción de Producciones Iguana en asociación con Ventana Films ; productor, Arthur H. Gorson ; productora, Bertha Navarro ; escrita y dirigida por Guillermo del Toro

Label
Cronos
Title
Cronos
Statement of responsibility
Consejo Nacional para la Cultura y las Artes, Instituto Mexicano de Cinematográfia, Fondo de Fomento a la Calidad Cinematográfica, Universidad de Guadalajara, Grupo del Toro, S.A. de C.V., Guillermo Springall Caram, Arturo Whaley Martinez, Servicios Filmicos A.H.C., Larson Sound Center, S.T.P.C. de la R.M. presentan ; una producción de Producciones Iguana en asociación con Ventana Films ; productor, Arthur H. Gorson ; productora, Bertha Navarro ; escrita y dirigida por Guillermo del Toro
Creator
Contributor
Actor
Director of photography
Editor of moving image work
Film director
Film producer
Presenter
Production company
Production designer
Publisher
Screenwriter
Subject
Genre
Language
  • spa
  • eng
  • eng
  • spa
  • eng
  • spa
Summary
In the darkness, a clock ticks. Aging antique dealer Jesús Gris marks his time with his granddaughter Aurora, and his wife Mercedes. Señor Gris comes to possess, quite accidentally, the ancient Cronos device. The invention of a sixteenth century alchemist who fled to Mexico during the Spanish Inquisition, it grants eternal life and youthful vigor to the user. The only drawbacks are marble white skin that burns under sunlight and an insatiable thirst for human blood. Elsewhere in the city, a dying industrialist obtains the alchemist's journal, learns of the device, and imports his American nephew to track down and obtain the device, by force if necessary. Señor Gris can grasp the gift of time, but the cost is high. Can he keep his soul intact faced with such great temptation, or will he be overcome?
Member of
Awards note
Ariel Awards, 1993 [Mexico's premiere film awards]: Golden Ariel (Guillermo del Toro); Cannes Film Festival, 1993: Mercedes-Benz Award (Guillermo del Toro)
Cataloging source
TEFMT
Characteristic
videorecording
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Credits note
Director of photography, Guillermo Navarro ; production designer, Tolita Figueroa ; music, Javier Alvarez ; editor, Raul Davalos ; special effects, Laurencio Cordero
Dewey number
791.43/72
Intended audience
Not rated
Language note
  • Soundtrack in Spanish with occasional English dialogue; optional English subtitles
  • Close captioned for the hearing impaired
PerformerNote
Federico Luppi, Ron Perlman, Claudio Brook, Margarita Isabel, Tamara Shanath
Runtime
92
Series statement
The Criterion collection
Series volume
551
Target audience
adult
Technique
live action
Label
Cronos, Consejo Nacional para la Cultura y las Artes, Instituto Mexicano de Cinematográfia, Fondo de Fomento a la Calidad Cinematográfica, Universidad de Guadalajara, Grupo del Toro, S.A. de C.V., Guillermo Springall Caram, Arturo Whaley Martinez, Servicios Filmicos A.H.C., Larson Sound Center, S.T.P.C. de la R.M. presentan ; una producción de Producciones Iguana en asociación con Ventana Films ; productor, Arthur H. Gorson ; productora, Bertha Navarro ; escrita y dirigida por Guillermo del Toro
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Note
  • Title from title frame
  • Originally produced as a motion picture in 1992
  • Special features: Commentaries [optional audio] by writer-director Guillermo del Toro or producers, Arthur H. Gorson, Bertha Navarro, and Alejandro Springall [English and Spanish]; Featurettes Geometria [short film] (7 min.); Geometria: Interview [with Guillermo del Toro] (7 min.); Welcome to Bleak House (10 min.); Interviews: Guillermo del Toro (18 min.); Guillermo Navarro (13 min.); Ron Perlman (8 min.); Federico Luppi (6 min.) [Spanish with English subtitles]; Stills gallery [slide show]; Trailer (2 min.); Optional Spanish theatrical voice-over introduction [audio feature]; booklet includes essay "Beautiful Dark Things" by Maitland McDonagh, and excerpts from the director's notes for "Cronos."
Accompanying material
1 booklet (37 pages : illustrations ; 19 cm).
Carrier category
videodisc
Carrier category code
vf
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Configuration of playback channels
unknown
Content category
two-dimensional moving image
Content type code
tdi
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. +
Dimensions
  • 4 3/4 in.
  • other
Edition
Director-approved DVD special edition.
Extent
1 videodisc (92 min.)
Isbn
9781604651836
Media category
video
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
v
Medium for sound
videodisc
Other control number
715515048613
Other physical details
DVD video, sound, color
Physical substance
DVD video
Publisher number
CC1944D
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
videodisc
System control number
  • (OCoLC)678625740
  • (OCoLC)ocn678625740
  • 365259
System details
DVD; region 1, NTSC; widescreen presentation (1.78:1 aspect ratio); Dolby digital stereo
Terms governing use
For private home use only.
Video recording format
DVD
Label
Cronos, Consejo Nacional para la Cultura y las Artes, Instituto Mexicano de Cinematográfia, Fondo de Fomento a la Calidad Cinematográfica, Universidad de Guadalajara, Grupo del Toro, S.A. de C.V., Guillermo Springall Caram, Arturo Whaley Martinez, Servicios Filmicos A.H.C., Larson Sound Center, S.T.P.C. de la R.M. presentan ; una producción de Producciones Iguana en asociación con Ventana Films ; productor, Arthur H. Gorson ; productora, Bertha Navarro ; escrita y dirigida por Guillermo del Toro
Publication
Copyright
Note
  • Title from title frame
  • Originally produced as a motion picture in 1992
  • Special features: Commentaries [optional audio] by writer-director Guillermo del Toro or producers, Arthur H. Gorson, Bertha Navarro, and Alejandro Springall [English and Spanish]; Featurettes Geometria [short film] (7 min.); Geometria: Interview [with Guillermo del Toro] (7 min.); Welcome to Bleak House (10 min.); Interviews: Guillermo del Toro (18 min.); Guillermo Navarro (13 min.); Ron Perlman (8 min.); Federico Luppi (6 min.) [Spanish with English subtitles]; Stills gallery [slide show]; Trailer (2 min.); Optional Spanish theatrical voice-over introduction [audio feature]; booklet includes essay "Beautiful Dark Things" by Maitland McDonagh, and excerpts from the director's notes for "Cronos."
Accompanying material
1 booklet (37 pages : illustrations ; 19 cm).
Carrier category
videodisc
Carrier category code
vf
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Configuration of playback channels
unknown
Content category
two-dimensional moving image
Content type code
tdi
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. +
Dimensions
  • 4 3/4 in.
  • other
Edition
Director-approved DVD special edition.
Extent
1 videodisc (92 min.)
Isbn
9781604651836
Media category
video
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
v
Medium for sound
videodisc
Other control number
715515048613
Other physical details
DVD video, sound, color
Physical substance
DVD video
Publisher number
CC1944D
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
videodisc
System control number
  • (OCoLC)678625740
  • (OCoLC)ocn678625740
  • 365259
System details
DVD; region 1, NTSC; widescreen presentation (1.78:1 aspect ratio); Dolby digital stereo
Terms governing use
For private home use only.
Video recording format
DVD

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