THE FANTASTIC AND GOTHIC MAGIC OF GUILLERMO DEL TORO
A s civil war tears Spain apart, young Carlos finds refuge in Santa Lucia, an orphanage lost in the countryside run by Mrs. Carmen. At nightfall, the boy is challenged by his comrades: he must cross the courtyard of the establishment to get to the kitchen, forcing him to pass in front of the house of the caretaker, the unfriendly Jacinto. Once there, Carlos hears strange sighs and discovers in the basement of the building the ghost of a mutilated child...
Precursor of the ghost films that would mark cinema in the early 2000s, Guillermo del Toro rose, with The Devil's Backbone , among the most important directors of his generation. Carried by a universe that is both gothic and fantastic, he signs with The Devil's Backbone a cruel tale about childhood imbued with history, nostalgia and poetry, where horror is not necessarily where it is 'waits. A masterpiece of its kind, available for the first time in its new 2K restoration.
THE DEVIL'S BACKBOARD by Guillermo del Toro
(2001 - Colors - 107 mins)
New 2K restoration
Original version with subtitles + French version
CUC (ULTRA COLLECTOR BOX) #21
THE BOX CONTAINS
// THE FILM ON BLU-RAY & DVD (NEW 2K RESTORATION)
// SUPPLEMENTS (IN HD)*
. AUDIO COMMENTARY BY GUILLERMO DEL TORO AND GUILLERMO NAVARRO (VOSTF)
. MARISA PAREDES AND THE GHOSTS OF FRANQUISM (24 mins) - Blu-ray Disc™ exclusive
The actress remembers the dark period of Francoism before returning in more detail to the character of Carmen.
. EDUARDO NORIEGA, EVIL IN THE "BRUTE" STATE (12 mins) - Blu-ray Disc™ exclusive
Chameleon actor, Eduardo Noriega talks about the role of Jacinto which could sometimes affect his behavior.
. DEMONS AND WONDERS BY GUILLERMO DEL TORO (30 mins)
The director talks about the symbolism of the ghost, his passion for monsters but also his desire to highlight the human being in the horror genre.
. THE MYSTERIES OF FILM (20 mins)
Through excerpts from the film and the shoot, the L'Échine du diable team talks about the influence of the script, the sets, the photography and the direction of the actors, especially the child actors.
. MAKING-OF (19 mins) - Blu-ray Disc™ exclusive
Actors and technical team lift the veil on their character and the making of the film.
. SPECIAL EFFECTS (17 mins)
The special effects of the bomb and the character of Santi explained by the journalist Julien Dupuy.
. 5 FILM / STORYBOARD COMPARISONS (17 mins) - Blu-ray Disc™ exclusive
. HOME CINEMA* (90 mins) - Exclusive to Blu-ray Disc™
A conversation between Guillermo del Toro and director Fabrice du Welz produced by BeTV.
. ORIGINAL TRAILER
. TRAILER 2021
* in HD on the Blu-ray Disc™ version
// A BOOK OF 200 PAGES
INCLUDED + THAN 70 RARE PHOTOS AND ARCHIVES ON THE SPECIAL EFFECTS " THE DEVIL'S BACKBOARD: GOTHIC RITOURNNEL IN HISPANIC LANDS"
BY GUY ASTIC AND CHARLOTTE LARGERON
"I am the ghost of war, "war ‒ without being close to the walls of the orphanage - permeates and colors everything with fear."
-Guillermo del Toro
A real immersion in the work of Guillermo del Toro, The Devil's Backbone: Gothic Ritournelle in Hispanic Lands explores its central place in his filmography: from the director's cultural references to the history of the Spanish Civil War, through his undeniable influence on fantastic cinema. An unpublished work by Guy Astic (director of Rouge Profond editions) and Charlotte Largeron (author of Guillermo del Toro. Of men, gods and monsters ), in collaboration with journalist Julien Dupuy and accompanied by numerous unpublished photos and archives on the special effects of the movie!
// AN EXCLUSIVE VISUAL CREATED BY TOMMYPOCKET
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BD 50 • HIGH DEFINITION MASTER • 1080/23.98p • AVC ENCODING
Original Version / French Version DTS-HD Master Audio 5.1 • French Subtitles
Format 1.85 respected • Colors • Duration of the Film: 107 mn
DVD 9 • NEW RESTORED MASTER • PAL • MPEG-2 ENCODING
Original Version / French Version Dolby Digital 5.1 • French Subtitles
1.85 format respected • 16/9 compatible 4/3 • Colors • Film length: 103 mins
Released November 24, 2021