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Ahoy, squirts! Quint here with today’s Behind the Scenes Pic!

Holy shit, I’m late! What’s wrong with me?!? I’d like to blame the recent server crash, but that’s only part of it. I’m in the midst of some filmmaking shenanigans that has kept me a tiny bit distracted (and more importantly, away from the computer for great lengths of the day), but I will make sure to catch up tonight and keep on ‘em through the next crazy week.

Pan’s Labyrinth is one of those theatrical experiences that fills me with hope enough to sit through a hundred Prince of Persias and Hall Passes. Of course seeing a Guillermo del Toro movie isn’t exactly as much of a gamble as a Peter and Bobby Farrelly movie, but you catch my drift.

del Toro's movie works on a creative level, an artistic level and, perhaps most importantly, as a piece of great entertainment. A year later I saw another film that blew my socks off in the theater, Children of Men, and it felt like the ol’ shitty-movie tolerance battery was filled up to full between those two flicks.

So, here’s the first of two pics I owe, featuring young Ivan Baquero and the not-as-young GDT holding a plate of eyeballs!

Thanks again to Pat Barnett for digging this one up! Click to embiggen! Enjoy!




The next Behind the Scenes Pic will be posted very soon and will be as fun as going to the Toshi Station to pick up some power converters!

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  • April 23, 2011, 12:07 a.m. CST


    by Manatee

    Continue to love this feature!

  • April 23, 2011, 12:13 a.m. CST

    Del Toro should...

    by Raggles Wimpole

    Do a Sandman movie. A Del Toro adaptation of one of the greatest graphic novels of all time would be awesome.

  • April 23, 2011, 12:27 a.m. CST

    Amazing movie. Also, can't complain about more Star Wars

    by starmin76

    never get tired of seeing BTS pics of those films, such a fascinating production

  • April 23, 2011, 1:11 a.m. CST

    I'm fuckin pissed at Universal.....

    by SobchakSecurity

    Why? Well, most of you know why. I mean, they can find the time and money to make 5th and 6th and not only terrible but completely unnecessary fast and the furios sequels, oh what?, the last fucking 4 weren't enough?!?!, but oh no,ah, they can't finance Del Toro's At The Mountains Of Madness, a project like many others, was thrilled to hear of it and couldn't wait to see what it would be like. Several fans shared that same enthusiasm,but, last month, it got the axe. I actually met GDT last year, great guy, and this was like a lil while after he wasn't going to do the hobbit and like right after At The Mountains Of Madness was announced, it was this q&a signing thing. Anyways, he talked briefly about ATMOM, saying he showed the creature designs to a mr.Dennis Murren, head effects guy at ilm,did star wars,indiana jones,terminator 2,jurassic park, so I think it's very safe to trust his judgement, and Murren told Del Toro that the creature desgins, had never been done before, no one's seen anything like this etc. Upon hearing that, my imagination flared with excitement about what this was going to be. But then, of course, it got axed. So, fuck you universal. Fuck you for not only taking a "risk" on a project like this,but also fuck you for not continuing on what you started,basically inventing the horror genre. I remember when it was announced the project was cancelled, Harry made some spot on points, that Universal really hasn't done anything ground breaking wise since The Thing, I'd also add in Videodrome and An American Werewolf In Londo, but that yeah, these guys pretty much invented the genre and got the ball rolling. So, I don't mean to steal the spotlight, just thought I'd share. Great pic. Love GDT,I mean, here's a guy who's visionary and I don't think anyone but him could do what he does. Hey,with the start of what will hopefully be a new alien series, how do you all feel about him directing one? I think it'd be great and he's one of 3 I would like to see put there mark on it. The other two being Cronenberg, and Cameron. I mean, imagine a David Cronenberg alien? Oh yeah. Plus, I would really,really like to see James Cameron throw his hat back into this ring and give us another kick ass alien(s) movie!

  • April 23, 2011, 1:13 a.m. CST

    The wine bottle bash scene

    by Fremen

    where the heavy caved in that one guy's face, it turned my stomach. I had to swallow and look away. It was just...very convincing. --- Very good movie, but it'll be a while before I'll want to watch it again.

  • April 23, 2011, 1:57 a.m. CST

    Del Toro's commentary for this...

    by caruso-stalker217 fucking great. I love how passionate he is about his craft. And plus there's the part where he goes on a rant about how horses are mean motherfuckers and he hates them.

  • April 23, 2011, 2:43 a.m. CST

    Del Toro's Photoshopped head...

    by WeakThirdAct

    that's all. I don't have a punchline.

  • April 23, 2011, 2:45 a.m. CST

    hey cool

    by CT1

    Harry's lost weight

  • April 23, 2011, 2:57 a.m. CST

    ya I think the movie would be better


    if they toned down the head bashing scene a bit.

  • April 23, 2011, 3:54 a.m. CST

    Power converters are really just

    by DrunkyMcLush

    Luke's term for "Prostitutes".

  • April 23, 2011, 4 a.m. CST

    Violence does not exist in this dojo

    by Cobra--Kai

    I agree with you guys... normally i'm a fan of gore and ultra violence but in PAN'S LABYRINTH I personally think it was a mistake to make that scene so graphically violent. This could have been a dark childrens fantasy - that could have been watched by (older) children. Instead for the sake of a few seconds of film on the bottle attack Del Toro limited his audience v.much to adults only. (those that wanted the bottle to the face in all its glory could have been served by an unrated cut = more money for the studio. I think they missed a trick)

  • April 23, 2011, 4:05 a.m. CST

    by Cobra--Kai

    drunky, yeah last time Luke went to Toshi Station he picked up a nasty rash. Spent 3 days with his dick in a Bacta Tank. Hehe.

  • April 23, 2011, 4:48 a.m. CST

    Thor Review...


    Just got Empire magazine delivered earlier than usual. (MINOR SPOILERS) Thor gets 4 stars. Says it steers close to 'cheese' but is actually 'tremendous fun'. 30 minute set up on Asgard. Tonal shift with the fish out of water Thor meets humans. Humour (Thor fights of hospital orderlies with the line 'You DARE attack the son of Odin?!?' One pointless SHIELD setup scene with Hawkeye (Jeremy Renner) but all in all a return to form for Marvel. Stuff to look for: J. Michael Straczynski, (writer of acclaimed Thor comics) is the first person to try and pick up Thors hammer. Guy driving pick up truck is Stan Lee. Foo Fighters 'Walk' is the track playing over the end credits (bleh) Skarsgard's professor Selvig mentions a colleague who worked with gamma radiation. There is an end credit cameo.

  • April 23, 2011, 6:54 a.m. CST

    IVAN Baquero...?

    by Nasty In The Pasty

    The poor girl's name is IVANA Baquero. And kingofmilwaukee, she played Kevin Costner's daughter in a recent direct-to-Redbox movie I can't remember the title to. As for the bits of ultraviolence in the film...yeah, the "bottle" scene is kind of gratuitous (as is the "razor in the mouth" scene, which still makes me cringe to think about). This COULD have been a dark PG-13 and worked fine for more mature children, but I guess Del Toro chafed under the PG-13 studio filmmaking of Hellboy and wanted to cut loose.

  • April 23, 2011, 7:20 a.m. CST

    The "bottle" scene has its purpose, though...

    by Dr. Egon Spengler

    It's there to show just how fucked up, and deranged Vidal really is. Without that scene, I still don't think its a movie for kids. It doesn't need to be anyway. Kids have plenty of fairy tale movies to view. We adults need some of our own once in awhile.

  • April 23, 2011, 8:54 a.m. CST

    Del toro hates horses?!

    by louisse

    So do I. Keep it up Toro

  • April 23, 2011, 10:30 a.m. CST

    from your headline, i thought LOTR

    by mattforce7

    ya know, slow talking trees n shit, with names so old only the trees can speak them...are we getting the right movies here?

  • April 23, 2011, 10:40 a.m. CST

    I LOVE This Film... Easily In The Top 10 Of The '00s

    by NeonFrisbee

    I love this film as much as I *HATED* Zack "Hacktastic Douche" Snyder's retard misogynist version of it commonly referred to as Sucked Punch.

  • April 23, 2011, 10:41 a.m. CST

    CHILDREN OF MEN Also In The Top Ten of the 00s

    by NeonFrisbee

    Another amazing film.

  • April 23, 2011, 12:11 p.m. CST

    Terrible Film. Absolutely terrible. And truly meanigless ending.

    by Proman1984

    Pretty much loathed the entire fucking thing.

  • April 23, 2011, 12:12 p.m. CST

    I really mean it, PL is the one of the worst film's I've seen

    by Proman1984

  • April 23, 2011, 12:12 p.m. CST


    by MooseMalloy

    Let's get MOUNTAINS made, eh?!

  • Talk about a great double-feature...!

  • April 24, 2011, 10:22 a.m. CST

    Pan's Labrynth = crap.

    by manzoniman

    That is all.

  • April 25, 2011, 9:21 a.m. CST

    no no, the most disturbing scene

    by Arcadian Del Sol

    is when he kills the young kid from the woods by stabbing about 8 times in the face with a pen knife. And full credit goes to the actor for that scene - it was somehow equal parts of complete violence and measured strokes. He stabbed that kid's face like a conductor waves a baton.