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Del Toro Does Death | Trash Cookies

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Del Toro Does Death

Posted on 18 August 2008 by LoryGil

 

Cronos DVD Cover

 

Guillermo Del Toro has been making art-film fans froth at the mouth ever since he blew our minds with Pan’s Labyrinth in 2006. Remembering that Hellboy wasn’t that bad of a movie, and that Blade II was actually better than the first, we all went out an rented The Devil’s Backbone and wept with joy that someone finally figured out how to make a really artistic ghost movie. Then we “Netflixed” Mimic and gave ourselves paper cuts on our eyelids, just to feel better after sitting through that crap. But hey, at least those creepy bug dudes looked really cool.

The next step in the search for Del Toro’s gold was to track down a copy of Cronos, which proved to be pretty hard to find. Luckily for me, my friend Jason Alley is kind of a freak when it comes to movies, and he happened to have a VHS copy of this unknown gem.

Cronos is the story of a sweet old man and his deep love for his granddaughter. Now, most reviews will tell you this movie is a vampire flick, but in the style of Del Toro, it is so much more than the simple plot. Jesus Gris, played by Argentinean actor Frederico Luppi, struggles with his desire to become young again and his love for his granddaughter, Aurora. Aurora can tell from the beginning that there is something fishy about this cronos devise, but she stays silently by his side, no matter how disgusting he gets. His dedication to the girl is what fuels him throughout the film’s story.

bloodlickThe best scene in the movie is when Jesus lies on his belly on a bathroom floor and laps up a pool of blood as if it were his lover’s naughty bits (for realsies).

Ron Pearlman plays the nephew of a rich, dying man who is searching for the cronos device. Pearlman’s portrayal of Angel de la Guardia is disturbingly violent, and yet, he cowers in fear all at the sight of his uncle’s cane. His mix of rage and fear juxtapose well and give a tease of more than just the two-dimensional thug that most films would have.

Although Cronos is far from Del Toro’s best film, it certainly was a suspenseful story, told through the eyes of a loving grandfather with a dark heart.

The film is in English and Spanish with subtitles and is currently only available on VHS in the United States. It’s not easy to find, but worth the effort if you search for it. Oh, and don’t let the cover deceive you. There is no naked hot chick with a golden bug on her boob.perlman-pissed

 

 

 

 

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  1. msilver Says:

    Deceived by advertising again! I was totally looking for a naked-chicks-with-golden-bugs-on-boobs flick!

    sounds interesting. I will have to find it locally. And a VCR I guess.

  2. crystal Says:

    Hmpf. It’s really unfair to show boobs on the covers of thing when, in fact, there are no boobs at all.

    I’m going to have to start keeping my eye out for this one.

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