Theatrical Release Date: TBC
Home Ent. Release Date: 12 Feb 2006
The directorial debut from Guillermo Del Toro (Hellboy, Blade II, The Devil's Backbone), Cronos combines a surreal and distincitve take on the classic vampire yarn with an allegory about US/Mexican relations. Cronos concerns elderly antique dealer Jesus Gris who, with his eight-year-old granddaughter Aurora, discovers an ancient artifact that once belonged to a 16th century alchemist. Unbeknownst to Gris, the device - which resemble an ornate mechanical beetle- houses an immortal parasite that will grant eternal life to its host. The cost? An extreme aversion to daylight and an agonising thirst for human blood.