|release date||September 12 1993|
|studio||Lions Gate Films|
|director||Guillermo Del Toro|
|writer||Guillermo Del Toro|
|starring||Federico Luppi, Ron Perlman, Claudio Brook|
SynopsisIn 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 to an antiquarian. 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 to old and sick Mr. De la Guardia (Brook). He and his nephew (Perlman) will do anything to get the "Chronos Invention".
Beauty is often a requisite in vampire films: Set in gothic castles in Eastern Europe, flowing capes and beautiful brides, the blood-drenched sets usually intricately designed, each drop meant to be awed as much as feared. While no less beautiful, Guillermo Del Toro’s “Cronos” brings the Gothicism and high drama of the Dracula myth and carefully imposes it as an allegory of the overlap of addiction and religion on a kindly old man cursed/blessed with eternal life. …Read More