I have been waiting years to see CRONOS, Guillermo Del Toro’s debut horror mexican bilingual film, which gave us the first indication of what he had in store for all of us back in 1993. Finally, the DVD and bluray edition are finally here, courtesy of Criterion, and also available for all to see on Netflix Streaming, which is where I’m going to see it today. FEAR.net scored an exclusive interview with Guillermo Del Toro about the buray edition which you can read in it’s entirety here.
Cronos is about an alchemist who in 1535 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 with an antiques dealer. 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 for old and sick Mr. De la Guardia (Brook). He and his nephew (Ron Perlman) will do anything to get the Chronos Invention.