History Film / Cronos

11th Jun '15 4:55:38 PM Morgenthaler
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1st Mar '15 6:19:25 AM SeptimusHeap
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The film was given a CriterionCollection (number 551) release on DVD and BluRay with updated subtitles and some nice cover and booklet art by del Toro's friend and frequent collaborator [[ComicBook/{{Hellboy}} Mike Mignola]].

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The film was given a CriterionCollection (number 551) release on DVD and BluRay UsefulNotes/BluRay with updated subtitles and some nice cover and booklet art by del Toro's friend and frequent collaborator [[ComicBook/{{Hellboy}} Mike Mignola]].
28th Feb '15 7:54:53 PM gfrequency
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The film was given a CriterionCollection (number 551) release on DVD and BluRay with updated subtitles and some nice cover and booklet art by del Toro's friend and frequent collaborator [[ComicBook/{{Hellboy}} Mike Mignola]].

Several elements from ''Cronos'' will be familiar to anyone reading/watching ''Literature/TheStrain'', and vice versa -- an elderly antique shop owner, unconventional vampires and an evil old man seeking immortality, for starters.


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* DyingAsYourself: [[spoiler: Jesús decides to smash the Cronos device while he still retains his humanity rather than feed on Aurora's blood, repeating "I am Jesús Gris" to stave off his HorrorHunger.]]
28th Jul '14 2:00:54 PM Black_Diesel
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2nd Mar '14 1:22:00 PM m8e
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The debut film of [[GuillermoDelToro Guillermo de Toro]]. An old antique dealer, Jesús Gris, and his granddaughter Aurora find a 450-year-old mechanical device shaped like a scarab in the base of a statue. Gris is pierced by the device's legs and stinger and finds himself growing younger but also plagued with cravings for blood. Meanwhile, a dying businessman sends his thuggish nephew (Creator/RonPerlman) to claim the device for himself.

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The debut film of [[GuillermoDelToro [[Creator/GuillermoDelToro Guillermo de Toro]]. An old antique dealer, Jesús Gris, and his granddaughter Aurora find a 450-year-old mechanical device shaped like a scarab in the base of a statue. Gris is pierced by the device's legs and stinger and finds himself growing younger but also plagued with cravings for blood. Meanwhile, a dying businessman sends his thuggish nephew (Creator/RonPerlman) to claim the device for himself.
24th Oct '13 7:27:39 PM Earnest
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* AmuletOfDependency: The Cronos Device, at least during the initial nights after infection. It slowly "purifies" the victim's blood and makes them a vampire in all but name. Failure to use it leads to pain and hunger, though it doesn't quell the eventual thirst for blood.


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* HorrorHunger: Jesus Gris gets this after the third "sting" from the Cronos Device, lusting after blood spilt from a nose bleed in a bathroom, and later once [[spoiler:he stabs Dieter.]]
* ImmortalityInducer: The Cronos Device by virtue of infecting the person with what is essentially a non-communicable form of vampirism.
5th Oct '13 11:29:30 AM vifetoile
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* HorrorDoesntSettleForSimpleTuesday: Though it's more subdued, "normalcy of family is gone" type of thing.

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* HorrorDoesntSettleForSimpleTuesday: Big events in the film take place during Christmas and New Year's. Though the holidays themselves aren't emphasized -- it's more subdued, "normalcy of family is gone" type of thing.
30th Aug '13 12:42:32 PM VPhantom
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The debut film of [[GuillermoDelToro Guillermo de Toro]]. An old antique dealer, Jesús Gris, and his granddaughter Aurora find a 450-year-old mechanical device shaped like a scarab in the base of a statue. Gris is pierced by the device's legs and stinger and finds himself growing younger but also plagued with cravings for blood. Meanwhile, a dying businessman sends his thuggish nephew (RonPerlman) to claim the device for himself.

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The debut film of [[GuillermoDelToro Guillermo de Toro]]. An old antique dealer, Jesús Gris, and his granddaughter Aurora find a 450-year-old mechanical device shaped like a scarab in the base of a statue. Gris is pierced by the device's legs and stinger and finds himself growing younger but also plagued with cravings for blood. Meanwhile, a dying businessman sends his thuggish nephew (RonPerlman) (Creator/RonPerlman) to claim the device for himself.
8th Jul '13 6:34:55 PM gfrequency
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* AuthorAppeal: Religious iconography and insects everywhere.


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* EvilOldFolks: Dieter.


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* ImmortalitySeeker: Dieter.
22nd Dec '12 10:40:37 PM CaptainCrawdad
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The debut film of [[GuillermoDelToro Guillermo de Toro]]. An old antique dealer, Jesús Gris, and his granddaughter Aurora find a 450-year-old mechanical device shaped like a scarab in the base of a statue. Gris is pierced by the device's legs and stinger and finds himself growing younger but also plagued with cravings for blood. Meanwhile, a dying businessman sends his thuggish nephew (future [[Film/{{Hellboy}} Hellboy]] RonPerlman) to claim the device for himself.

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The debut film of [[GuillermoDelToro Guillermo de Toro]]. An old antique dealer, Jesús Gris, and his granddaughter Aurora find a 450-year-old mechanical device shaped like a scarab in the base of a statue. Gris is pierced by the device's legs and stinger and finds himself growing younger but also plagued with cravings for blood. Meanwhile, a dying businessman sends his thuggish nephew (future [[Film/{{Hellboy}} Hellboy]] RonPerlman) (RonPerlman) to claim the device for himself.
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