Tomorrow we continue our collaboration with The Criterion Collection by celebrating two releases from one of our favorite filmmakers, Guillermo del Toro. CRONOS (spine #551) features artwork by the legendary Mike Mignola and separations made especially for this screenprint by multiple Eisner award-winning colorist, David Stewart. THE DEVIL’S BACKBONE (spine #666) features all-new artwork by the renowned comic illustrator Guy Davis in a beautiful 9-color screenprint.
“Guillermo del Toro made an auspicious and audacious feature debut with CRONOS, a highly unorthodox tale about the seductiveness of the idea of immortality. Kindly antiques dealer Jesús Gris (Federico Luppi) happens upon an ancient golden device in the shape of a scarab, and soon finds himself the possessor and victim of its sinister, addictive powers, as well as the target of a mysterious American named Angel (a delightfully crude and deranged Ron Perlman). Featuring marvelos special makeup effects and the haunting imagery for which del Toro has become world-renowned, CRONOS is a dark, visually rich, and emotionally captivating fantasy.”
About THE DEVIL’S BACKBONE:
“One of the most personal films by Guillermo del Toro, THE DEVIL’S BACKBONE is also among his most frightening and emotionally layered. Set during the final week of the Spanish Civil War, it tells the tale of a twelve-year-old boy who, after his freedom-fighting father is killed, is sent to a haunted rural orphanage full of terrible secrets. Del Toro expertly combines gothic ghost story, murder mystery, and historical melodrama in a stylish mélange that, like his later PAN’S LABYRINTH, reminds us the scariest monsters are often the human ones.”
The Criterion Collection has stunning Blu-ray and DVD editions of both THE DEVIL’S BACKBONE and CRONOS available now. Please check www.criterion.com for more information
by Mike Mignola
18″ x 24″
Edition of 185
The Devil’s Backbone
by Guy Davis
18″ x 24″
Edition of 210
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