It’s Official: Criterion is Releasing Guillermo del Toro’s CRONOS on Blu-ray This December with Cover Art by Mike Mignola

     September 15, 2010

At this year’s Saturn Awards, Guillermo del Toro told me Criterion would be releasing his debut feature Cronos on both DVD and Blu-ray this December.  While I assumed he was telling me the truth, it’s always nice when you get the story officially confirmed.  And that’s what happened a few minutes ago as Criterion just sent over the info on their December releases and they’ve included all the details on their version of Cronos - including cover art by Mike Mignola!

Hit the jump for the front and back cover and all the details:

Here’s what they sent over.  Needless to say, this is a must own Blu-ray.

CRONOS – BD & DVD

Guillermo del Toro (Hellboy, Pan’s Labyrinth) made an auspicious, 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 possessor and victim of its sinister, addictive powers, as well as the target of a mysterious, crude American named Angel (a delightfully deranged Ron Perlman [Hellboy]). Featuring marvelous special makeup effects and the unforgettably haunting imagery for which del Toro has become world-renowned, Cronos is a visually rich and emotionally captivating dark fantasy.
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1993 • 92 minutes • Color • Stereo • 1.78:1 aspect ratio

DIRECTOR-APPROVED SPECIAL EDITION FEATURES
• New, restored high-definition digital transfer, supervised and approved by director Guillermo del Toro and cinematographer Guillermo Navarro, including optional audio with the film’s original Spanish-language voice-over introduction as well as DTS-HD Master Audio on the Blu-ray edition
• Two audio commentaries, one featuring del Toro and the other producers Arthur H. Gorson and Bertha Navarro and coproducer Alejandro Springall
Geometria, an unreleased 1987 short horror film by del Toro, finished by the director in 2010, plus a new video interview with him
Welcome to Bleak House, a video tour by del Toro of his office, featuring his collectibles and personal work
• New video interviews with del Toro, Navarro, and actor Ron Perlman
• Video interview with actor Federico Luppi
• Stills gallery
• Trailer
• New and improved English subtitle translation, approved by del Toro
• PLUS: A booklet featuring an essay by film critic Maitland McDonagh and excerpts from del Toro’s notes for the film

TITLE: Cronos (BLU-RAY EDITION)
CAT. NO: CC1945BD
UPC: 7-15515-04871-2
ISBN: 978-1-60465-184-3
SRP: $39.95
PREBOOK: 11/9/10
STREET: 12/7/10

TITLE: Cronos (DVD EDITION)
CAT. NO: CC1944D
UPC: 7-15515-04861-3
ISBN: 978-1-60465-183-6
SRP: $29.95
PREBOOK: 11/9/10
STREET: 12/7/10

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