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L.A. Readers - get your new CRONOS dvd signed by Guillermo Del Toro... Click here to find out how!

Published at: Oct. 10, 2003, 5:29 a.m. CST by staff

Hey folks, Harry here... If you've never seen Guillermo Del Toro's CRONOS - then you really don't know what your missing. Like THE DEVIL'S BACKBONE, it is a very intimate tale of horror completely unlike in many ways his larger films like MIMIC and BLADE 2. It is haunting, tragic and melancholy... It also features my third favorite Ron Perlman performance, after CITY OF LOST CHILDREN and THE LAST SUPPER. Of course, that will all change with HELLBOY next year... ANYWAYS... This coming Tuesday, my clone will be signing copies of his CRONOS DVD which is finally coming out with tons of extras. Can't wait to get one of these for my own. All I have is the old Laserdisc from a billion years ago. Anyway, if you see Guillermo, tell him to hurry up and finish his treatment on COFFIN!

Here is the info on the Guillermo signing: He'll be in the store on Tuesday, October 14th to promote the release of Cronos and, being a fan of your website, it seemed like something you and your readers might be interested in. He'll be doing the signing at Laser Blazer which is located at 10587 W. Pico Blvd, in Los Angeles, from 6:30-8:30. I'll also include a link to a flyer with all of the information. If you could pass this along it would be greatly appreciated.

Thanks,

Jeff Roper

Laser Blazer Manager

CLICK HERE FOR THE FLYER!

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  • Oct. 10, 2003, 6:19 a.m. CST

    Hasn't Del Toro tortured me enough?

    by vikingkitty

    He already butchered the Blade series; can't he just leave me be? Seriously, Blade II is probably the worst sequel to a movie I've ever seen, with the possible exception to The Crow: City of Angels. It's the rare movie that is so bad, if someone tells me they liked it, I automatically invalidate their opinion on everything else.

  • Oct. 10, 2003, 6:53 a.m. CST

    Oh, fuck you.

    by Cash Bailey

    BLADE 2 ruled hard. Guillermo is the coolest fat guy on the planet and you are a whiny, trolling bitch.

  • Oct. 10, 2003, 7:08 a.m. CST

    oh come on

    by baL00

    Damn. There's ALWAYS gotta be some nay-sayer around here. I mean, you could have some news about Jesus coming down to earth and getting an XBOX to play a Panzer Dragoon tournament to raise money for the blind, and you can bet your ass some little bitch will whine about it. Anyway, Del Toro is awesome, he makes me proud to be a mexican, Cronos rocks, Blade 2 , and anything Del Toro related rocks. Can't wait for Hellboy!

  • Oct. 10, 2003, 7:13 a.m. CST

    You're kidding, right?

    by NaughtiusMaximus

    Blade II was a flat uninspiring convoluted mess of a movie. I know GDT is a capable film maker but whilst he's pumping out that trash he's doing himself no favours. All flashy shots and slow-mo action sequences mixed with unneccesarily long pauses whilst the actors walked about in the dark, not to mention an eyebrow-raising return of Whistler.

  • Oct. 10, 2003, 8:08 a.m. CST

    by farung_jeff

    "An aging antique dealer, Jesus Gris, happens upon an elegant mechanized scarab. When opened, it painfully stabs whomever is holding it" sounds just like blades sword, is this where David Goyer got his idea from?

  • Oct. 10, 2003, 10:46 a.m. CST

    Makin my Debut on the talkbacks

    by Supergeek65

    Cronos is the best del toro movie ever even better thn blade 2 thank sweet jesus were finally gettin it on dvd

  • Oct. 10, 2003, 11:22 a.m. CST

    Hellboy will suck

    by JackieJokeman

    And I will never forgive Fattie DelToofat for it. Or Harry either who constantly praises the hack just because they can share clothes.

  • Oct. 10, 2003, 12:01 p.m. CST

    Cronos! What a cool movie!

    by tbrosz

    Wow! I loved that movie! With that big old box thing stomping around Mexico on those telephone pole legs and the zapping and the bombing and the cool giant booger that came out of that guy on the floor! Yeah, I'm kidding. But hey, I did like that old movie.

  • Oct. 10, 2003, 2:34 p.m. CST

    Hey, lay off Blade 2.

    by JiggamanSpence

    Maybe it's not a cinema masterpiece, but its alot more fun than most action movies that come out. It wasn't amazing, but it was cool.

  • Oct. 10, 2003, 2:56 p.m. CST

    AT THE MOUNTAINS OF MADNESS

    by godoffireinhell

    COFFIN is fine and dandy but del Toro should not hurry up with it. That can wait. I hope and pray to the Old Gods that he'll be able to film Lovecraft's AT THE MOUNTAINS OF MADNESS after finishing HELLBOY. From what I've heard he has problems convincing Dreamworks of his take on the story, which would be faithful to Lovecraft. But this film has to happen! HELLBOY this, HELLBOY that ... I'm sure it will be a fun flick but if del Toro only makes one more film it should be ATMOM. He said it would be the biggest thing he'll ever do. A big-budget, big-studio adaptation of a Lovecraft novella would rule the cosmos!

  • Oct. 10, 2003, 4:33 p.m. CST

    I've been to Lazer Blazer many times. Great place

    by beamish13

    John Woo, John Landis, and Robert Rodriguez have signed stuff there too.

  • Oct. 10, 2003, 7:39 p.m. CST

    and in other DVD news.....

    by Manaqua

    City of God fianlly has a R1 street date. Looks like Dec2. I can't tell you how happy that makes me. COG rules hard. You MUST see that film! M

  • Oct. 10, 2003, 9:02 p.m. CST

    Del Torro is the Emperor of Modern Horror...

    by Henry Fool

    The Devil's Backbone was a great movie. And Blade II showed that you could make a terrifically entertaining sequel to a film that really wasn't very good. I love Del Torro's films but one of the biggest treats of his DVD's are his commentaries which are full of wit and insight. Such as this Paraphrase from the Blade II commentary, "Notice the way the Reaper's back leaks fluid as it feeds on its victims. I got the idea for that from studying certain kinds of insects which extrete waste while they consume food. Bascially, the reapers shit and eat at the same time, which makes them the perfect guests at your Christmas dinner!

  • Oct. 10, 2003, 9:12 p.m. CST

    One More Thing...

    by Henry Fool

    I can understand if the above anti-Blade II posts were written by folks who didn't like the first film to begin with. That's just a distaste for a particular genre. But Blade II was a terrific entry in the action-horror genre. It wasn't supposed to provoke thought, it was simply a film which moved fast and offered some jolts and did it expertly well. However, if any of the above talk-backers actually thought Blade was a better film than its descendant picture then it's okay if I have lost credibility with you by expressing my fondness for the film. Because I assure you that you have absolutely no credibility with me either. Morovery, you might wish to recall that Harry himself absolutely loved Blade II and compared the experience of watching it to having an orgasm. So I ask you, if Blade II fans have no credibility then why do you peruse a site run by one? Why do you spend your precious time writing posts here if the person who founded the site has expressed a viewpoint that, in your opinion, negates his credibility? I should certainly hope it's not REALLY because you have nothing better to do because, if that's so, then you have not just negated your credibility as film goers but as participants of the human experience. It sounds to me like some folks in this forum could stand to get laid a lot more.

  • Oct. 11, 2003, 9:22 a.m. CST

    Well, Henry Fool, I feel the need to post because . . .

    by vikingkitty

    There are two reasons I choose to post my disgust with Blade 2. First, as a fan of the Tomb of Dracual and Nightstalkers comic series (featuring Blade), I was a fan long before the release of the first Blade movie. While the first movie certainly was no masterpiece, it at least took the subject matter seriously, and provided decent entertainment. Then, that fat talentless piece of shit Del Toro made the sequel. It looked like a bunch of mindless action sequences thrown together, with such nuisances as "plot" and "storyline" put in as an afterthought. It looked like something a person who has spent his whole life watching nothing but MTV would enjoy. Second, there might still be a few people out there that have been spared the misery of sitting through Blade 2, and I hope my warnings can help save ninety minutes of someone's life.

  • Oct. 11, 2003, 2:55 p.m. CST

    Well...

    by Henry Fool

    I maintain what I said. Everyone I know feels that Blade II was a better film that the original. The only place where I here otherwise is in the Talk Back forum. And if you felt such a passionate need to post again, you could at least address my main concern, which is that if Harry (a B2 proponent to the 10th degree) has negated his credibility by loving the film, then why do you spend so much time perusing his site? Blade II rocked as much as a genre movie can! Next you'll probably tell me that Aliens was the shittiest sequel ever.

  • Oct. 11, 2003, 11:38 p.m. CST

    Blade vs. Blade 2... one man's opinion

    by Nexus-6

    Blade and Blade 2 are both awesome in my book. they aren't the best movies ever made but they're both in my top five of comic based flicks.(the Crow being numero uno, then Batman Returns and Batman). here we go... Blade 1 was funnier, the humor felt more forced in the second. there's a lot of genuinly stupid dialogue in the first movie that totally works somehow because Blade is just a total badass. the "some motherfuckers are always trying to ice skate uphill" line comes to mind. Blade 1 was also underfunded, the special effects get downright poor towards the end. Blade 2's effects are all top notch, although the CGI Blade was overused. Blade 1 has one of the coolest beginning scenes i've seen in quite some time, the blood bath thing. after than scene, it seems to slowly go downhill. Blade 2 is the other way around, the beginning isn't all that great, but it builds quite a momentum. Blade is more of an action movie with some bloody moments, Blade 2 is a atmospheric bloody movie with some action moments. 2 has some creepy stuff in it too that the first one lacked. the sunglasses bit in the first movie worked, in the second it was just lame. i enjoy them both, but i'd have to say the first is more entertaining. Blade 2 is a better all around movie though, if that makes any sense. and to the person who said Blade 2 was too MTV, i think Norrington's movie was alot more MTV than the second(except the slo-mo walking to the club shot, that's a given), watch it again.

  • Oct. 12, 2003, 12:53 a.m. CST

    Laser Blazer?

    by frank da tank

    I used to go there and there was this old crazy man who loved to talk about lesbians and asked fabout a laser disc of "Let it Be" everyday. Laser Blazer is a good place and Mr. del Toro is a talented and funny mo-fo. Hellboy will rule.

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