Devil's backbone El espinazo del diablo


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Physical Desc
2 videodiscs (108 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in.


General Note
Originally released as a motion picture in 2001.
General Note
Special features: Disc 1: Guillermo del Toro introduction; Commentary featuring writer-director Guillermo del Toro; Trailer. Disc 2: Summoning spirits (interview with Guillermo del Toro); ¿Que es un fantasma? (2004 making-of documentary); Spanish gothic (2010 interview with writer-director Guillermo del Toro conducted by Javier Soto); Director's notebook (interactive gallery includes preparatory drawings and concepts); Designing The devil's backbone (interview with the filmmaker about the initial designs and prosthetics for the characters, effects, and art direction); Deleted scenes; Sketch, storyboard, screen (compares del Toro's thumbnail sketches and Carlos Giménez's storyboards with the final film); A war of values (new interview with Sebastiaan Faber about the film's depiction of the Spanish Civil War). Insert includes an essay by critic Mark Kermode.
Creation/Production Credits
Editor, Luis de la Madrid ; music, Javier Navarrete ; director of photography, Guillermo Navarro.
Marisa Paredes, Eduardo Noriega, Federico Luppi, Fernando Tielve, Íñigo Garcés, Irene Visedo, José Manuel Lorenzo, Paco Maestre.
"One of the most personal film by Guillermo del Toro,... is also among his most frightening and emotionally layered. Set during the final week of the Spanish Civil War, it tells the tale of a twelve-year-old boy who, after his freedom-fighting father is killed, is sent to a haunted rural orphanage full of terrible secrets. Del Toro expertly combines gothic ghost story, murder mystery, and historical melodrama in a stylish melange that, like his later Pan's Labyrinth, reminds us the scariest monsters are often the human ones"--Container.
Target Audience
MPAA rating: R; for violence, language and some sexuality.
System Details
DVD; NTSC; region 1; widescreen (16:9, 1.85:1) presentation; Dolby Digital 5.1.
Spanish dialogue, optional English subtitles.


APA Citation, 7th Edition (style guide)

Toro, G. d., Almodóvar, A., Almodóvar, P., Trashorras, A., Muñoz, D., Navarro, B., Paredes, M., Noriega, E., Luppi, F., Tielve, F., Garcés, I., Visedo, I., Lorenzo, J. M., Maestre, F., Madrid, L. d. l., Macarron, C., Navarrete, J., Navarro, G., Soto, J., Giménez, C., Faber, S., & Kermode, M. (2013). Devil's backbone: El espinazo del diablo (Director-approved two-DVD special ed.). Criterion Collection.

Chicago / Turabian - Author Date Citation, 17th Edition (style guide)

Guillermo del Toro et al.. 2013. Devil's Backbone: El Espinazo Del Diablo. Criterion Collection.

Chicago / Turabian - Humanities (Notes and Bibliography) Citation, 17th Edition (style guide)

Guillermo del Toro et al.. Devil's Backbone: El Espinazo Del Diablo Criterion Collection, 2013.

MLA Citation, 9th Edition (style guide)

Toro, Guillermo del, et al. Devil's Backbone: El Espinazo Del Diablo Director-approved two-DVD special ed., Criterion Collection, 2013.

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