"Actor: Federico Luppi"

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  • The Devil's Backbone - Special Edition [Blu-ray]The Devil's Backbone - Special Edition | Blu Ray | (28/02/2011) from £9.99   |  Saving you £17.00 (212.77%)   |  RRP £24.99

    From acclaimed Mexican horror maestro Guillermo Del Toro comes The Devil's Backbone a truly terrifying spine-tingler combining state of the art special effects with towering performances from a combination of Latin legends (Federico Luppi and Marisa Paredes) and younger stars (Eduardo Noriega from Alejandro Amenabar's Open Your Eyes). A deliciously dark horror The Devil's Backbone tells the tale of a remote Spanish orphanage during the final days of The Spanish Civil War whose young inhabitants are brutally terrorised by Santi a decomposing spirit who stalks the building's dark decaying hallways. But as the film builds to a grisly explosive finale the children learn the true story of Santi's death and rise up to vow a deadly vengeance on his vicious murderer. Produced by Pedro Almodovar and brilliantly photographed for maximum suspence by leading cinematographer Guillermo Navarra The Devil's Backbone is a truly haunting memorable ghost story.

  • The Devil's Backbone [2001]The Devil's Backbone | DVD | (25/03/2002) from £5.69   |  Saving you £14.30 (71.50%)   |  RRP £19.99

    As Guillermo Del Toro films go The Devil’s Backbone is a defining moment in his career, breaching the gap between International Art House and mainstream Hollywood success, it being his last film before Blade 2. Based within an orphanage during the Spanish Civil War of the 1930s, the film is driven by its characters and, just like his previous films (Cronos and Mimic), it draws on the supernatural to outline and re-define exactly what it is that drives them. Although Del Toro insists that this is not a film about the Civil War, by trapping and threatening its inhabitants the orphanage inevitably becomes a mirror for the events outside. These four walls become a place of protection for boys who have been orphaned during the war, a place for them to lead a relatively normal existence full of school life, bullying and adventure. Their main source of the latter being Santi, a young ghost who haunts the halls looking for revenge for his recent murder. Yet the pivotal character who evokes real fear in the children is not the spirit, but the greedy, selfish Jacinto (Eduardo Noriega), a former orphan, whose experiences have left him with deep emotional scars. With a strong cast and even stronger imagery (created by cinematographer Guillermo Navarro) Del Toro whips up a hauntingly effective film about love, life and the afterlife. On the DVD: entering the extras literally through the keyhole, there are several opportunities to obtain a deeper understanding of this disturbing film. A "Behind the Scenes" featurette includes the cast’s own character profiles and interpretation of the story, as well as Del Toro explaining his thoughts about the film and how he achieved some shots. Two of the sequences—"Aerial Bombardment" and "The Ghost"--can be seen in further technical detail, with film footage and computer animation combined to make a whole scene. A selection of storyboards can also be viewed which run alongside the soundtrack to the scene, with the option to intercut between storyboard and finished film. A theatrical trailer, a picture gallery and written biographies are standard. The film and additional features are in Spanish with English subtitles and menu. With Dolby 5:1 sound and a widescreen picture, the film not only looks and sounds, but also feels fantastically chilling. --Nikki Disney

  • CronosCronos | DVD | (13/02/2006) from £21.58   |  Saving you £-5.59 (N/A%)   |  RRP £15.99

    A strange object the Cronos device has been found inside the statue of an angel in an antique store. While the dealer Jesus Gris is holding the device it springs open and its metallic legs pierces his flesh. Once bitten he develops a craving for human blood and his body grows more and more youthful with each drink. As the addiction spreads through his body he realizes he desires the blood of his innocent granddaughter... Winner of the Cannes Festival Critics' Week prize in 1992.

  • Cronos - Special Edition [Blu-ray]Cronos - Special Edition | Blu Ray | (28/02/2011) from £21.58   |  Saving you £3.41 (15.80%)   |  RRP £24.99

    A strange object the Cronos device has been found inside the statue of an angel in an antique store. While the dealer Jesus Gris is holding the device it springs open and its metallic legs pierces his flesh. Once bitten he develops a craving for human blood and his body grows more and more youthful with each drink. As the addiction spreads through his body he realizes he desires the blood of his innocent granddaughter. In horror he sacrifices himself and destroys the Cronos for love.

  • Guillermo Del Toro Collection [Blu-ray]Guillermo Del Toro Collection | Blu Ray | (25/10/2010) from £103.93   |  Saving you £-28.94 (N/A%)   |  RRP £74.99

    A trio of films by the acclaimed Mexican director Guillermo del Toro. Cronos (1993): A strange object the Cronos device has been found inside the statue of an angel in an antique store. While the dealer Jesus Gris is holding the device it springs open and its metallic legs pierces his flesh. Once bitten he develops a craving for human blood and his body grows more and more youthful with each drink. As the addiction spreads through his body he realizes he desires the blood of his innocent granddaughter... The Devil's Backbone (2001): A deliciously dark horror The Devil's Backbone tells the tale of a remote Spanish orphanage during the final days of The Spanish Civil War whose young inhabitants are brutally terrorised by Santi a decomposing spirit who stalks the building's dark decaying hallways. But as the film builds to a grisly explosive finale the children learn the true story of Santi's death and rise up to vow a deadly vengeance on his vicious murderer. Produced by Pedro Almodovar and brilliantly photographed for maximum suspence by leading cinematographer Guillermo Navarra The Devil's Backbone is a truly haunting memorable ghost story. Pan's Labyrinth (2006): the story of a young girl that travels with her mother and adoptive father to a rural area up North in Spain 1944 - after Franco's victory. The girl lives in an imaginary world of her own creation and faces the real world with much chagrin. Post-war Fascist repression is at its height in rural Spain and the girl must come to terms with that through a fable of her own.

  • Autumn SunAutumn Sun | DVD | (31/10/2005) from £9.49   |  Saving you £6.50 (40.70%)   |  RRP £15.99

    A love story for the young at heart. Clara a middle aged Jewish woman feels the need to create a contrived relationship with a man of her own faith because her American brother is coming to visit her. Perfectly happy alone she knows it will please her brother if he finds her with someone. So she places an ad in the paper and meets Raul who though handsome and charming is also a Gentile. Clara decodes to give him a crash course in Judaism and soon an unexpected relations

  • Swindled [2004]Swindled | DVD | (04/12/2006) from £5.89   |  Saving you £9.10 (154.50%)   |  RRP £14.99

    There's a sucker born every minute. Director Miguel Bardem (Javier Bardem's brother) delivers a stylish Grifters-style crime thriller that would not only make David Mamet proud - it would have him second-guessing the plot twists right down to the final frame. The slick handsome Ernesto (Ernesto Alterio) has spent a lifetime in the small-racket crime world working the three-card monte on suckers on the streets of Madrid conning store owners and scouting the train stations for easy marks to rob. His pleasant but decidedly small-time lifestyle changes when he meets the elderly El Manco (Manuel Alexandre) a veteran of the trade who has close contacts to the mysterious and masterful Federico (Federico Luppi) the king of all con men. The three hook up and after ascending to the rarified world of elegant hotels and high living Federico proposes a real estate con that will net them millions. The only hitch is that they need the assistance of Federico's ex-lover Pilar (Victoria Abril). A former con artist herself Pilar (who cheated Federico on a scam years earlier) is now living in luxury with her new elderly husband. The chase is on as the team embarks on their new complicated con . . . but can everyone be trusted? Swindled is an elegant fun fast-moving film where the secrets treachery and twists will keep you on the edge of your seat until the final frame.

  • Cronos [1992]Cronos | DVD | (28/10/2002) from £N/A   |  Saving you £N/A (N/A%)   |  RRP £12.99

    A strange object the Cronos device has been found inside the statue of an angel in an antique store. While the dealer Jesus Gris is holding the device it springs open and its metallic legs pierces his flesh. Once bitten he develops a craving for human blood and his body grows more and more youthful with each drink. As the addiction spreads through his body he realizes he desires the blood of his innocent granddaughter. In horror he sacrifices himself and destroys the Cronos for love. Cannes Festival Critics' Week Winner.

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