In 1535, an alchemist builds an extraordinary mechanism encapsulated into a small golden device. The invention, designed to convey eternal life to its owner, survives its maker until 1997, when it shows up with an antiques dealer. Fascinated with the strange device, Gris (Luppi) doesn't note that there's more than one person looking for it. The promise of eternal life has become an obsession for old and sick Mr. De la Guardia (Brook). He and his nephew (Perlman) will do anything to get the Chronos Invention. Written by
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In an interview included on the Criterion edition of this movie, Ron Perlman talks about how Angel was meant to speak Spanish fluently. Ron Perlman tried this, but Guillermo Del Toro found his reading to be completely unusable. So, the character was changed to an expatriated American who so hates being in Mexico, that what little Spanish he speaks is deliberately spoken poorly. See more »
When Jesús searches for Aurora after she has taken the Cronos, as he walks through two doors, he stops. Behind him, reflected in the glass of the door, is crew and equipment. See more »
[to Jesus, who is about to take the blood from her fingers]
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Dedicated to the memory of Josefina Camberos See more »
This is one of the best horror films of the 90's. It has an excellent plot, a great script, good acting, and masterful direction. The horror scenes were brilliantly executed, the humor well-balanced, the cinematography effective, and the make-up effects were stunning. Don't worry if you hate subtitles, this one will have you gripped until the last frame. 8.5/10.
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