Cronos 1993 Criterion Collection
Guillermo del Toro made an auspicious and audacious feature debut with Cronos, a highly unorthodox tale about the seductiveness of the idea of immortality.

Faced with his own mortality, an ingenious alchemist tried to perfect an invention that would provide him with the key to eternal life. It was called the Cronos device. When he died more than 400 years later, he took the secrets of this remarkable device to the grave with him. Now, an elderly antiques dealer has found the hellish machine hidden in a statue and learns about its incredible powers. The more he uses the device, the younger he becomes...but nothing comes without a price. Life after death is just the beginning as this nerve-shattering thriller unfolds and the fountain of youth turns bloody.

BD50 + DVD9 | 1080p AVC, NTSC | 01:32:28 | 43.8 Gb + 7.65 Gb
Language: Espanol
Subtitles: English
Genre: Horror, Thriller

Director: Guillermo del Toro
Cast: Federico Luppi, Ron Perlman, Claudio Brook
Country: Mexico


--- an audio commentary with director Guillermo del Toro recorded in 2002. In English, not subtitled.
--- an audio commentary with producers Arthur H. Gorson and Bertha Navarro and coproducer Alejandro Springall. In English and Spanish, with optional English subtitles.

Geometria (1987) - a short film by Guillermo del Toro about a young man who pays dearly to have his dreams come true. A short interview with Guillermo del Toro accompanies the film. In Spanish, with optional English subtitles. (7 min).

Welcome to the Bleak House - a fascinating trip of Guillermo del Toro's house, filled with memorabilia, countless books, films, etc. In English, not subtitled. (11 min).

Interviews - a gallery of interviews with Guillermo del Toro, Oscar-winning cinematographer Guillermo Navarro, actors Ron Perlman and Federico Luppi. Each of the interviewees discusses the production history of Cronos, the technical and logistical difficulties that had to be overcome while shooting the film, the film's reception, the friendships the film created, etc. (18 min, 13 min, 8 min, 6 min).

Stills Gallery - a collection of rare photos and stills taken by Guillermo del Toro.

Trailer - the original theatrical trailer for Cronos. Music only. (2 min).

• Optional original Spanish-language voice-over introduction