'Cronos' and 'Videodrome' Announced for Blu-ray

Posted Thu Sep 16, 2010 at 01:00 PM PDT by

Two great films by Del Toro and Cronenberg are coming to Blu-ray in December!

Criterion has revealed Guillermo Del Toro's 1993 horror film 'Cronos' for Blu-ray on December 7.

The Blu-ray will feature a newly restored 1080p transfer (supervised by Del Toro), a DTS-HD Master Audio 2.0 soundtrack, and supplements include: Audio commentary with Guillermo del Toro; Audio commentary with Producers Arthur H. Gorson and Bertha Navarro and coproducer Alejandro Springall; Geometría: 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; and a booklet featuring an essay by film critic Maitland McDonagh and excerpts from Del Toro's notes for the film.

Criterion will also be bringing David Cronenberg's 1982 film 'Videodrome' starring James Woods and Deborah Harry on the same date.

The Blu-ray will feature 1080p video and supplements will include: Audio commentary with David Cronenberg and director of photography Mark Irwin; Audio commentary with Actors James Woods and Deborah Harry; Camera (2000): a short film starring Videodrome's Les Carlson, written and directed by Cronenberg; Forging the New Flesh: a new half-hour documentary featurette by filmmaker Michael Lennick about the creation of Videodrome's video and prosthetic makeup effects; Effects Men: a new audio interview with special makeup effects creator Baker and video effects supervisor Lennick; Bootleg Video: the complete footage of Samurai Dreams and seven minutes of transmissions from Videodrome, presented in their original, unedited form with filmmaker commentary; Fear on Film: a 26-minute roundtable discussion from 1982 between filmmakers Cronenberg, John Carpenter, John Landis, and Mick Garris; Original theatrical trailers and promotional featurette; Stills galleries featuring hundreds of rare behind-the-scenes production photos, special effects makeup tests, and publicity photos; and a booklet featuring essays by writers Carrie Rickey, Tim Lucas, and Gary Indiana.

Suggested list price for each Blu-ray is $39.95.

You can find the latest specs for 'Cronos' and 'Videodrome' linked from our Blu-ray Release Schedule, where they are indexed under December 7.

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Discs mentioned in this article: (Click for specs and reviews)
Cronos (Blu-ray)
Videodrome (Blu-ray)
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