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Actors: Ron Perlman, Claudio Brook, Federico Luppi

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CRONOS is a movie written and directed by the Mexican director Guillermo del Toro (Blade 2) in 1993. This picture won numerous awards in European festivals.
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Jesús Gris, an antique dealer, discovers by chance a mechanical device hidden by an alchemist of the XVIth century in the pedestal of a statue. This device contains an insect that can regenerate the one who places it on his skin. Unfortunately for Jesús, Dieter and Angel de la Guardia are soon aware of his discovery. Dieter is suffering from a terminal disease and is searching for years now this device whose mechanism is described in an old manuscript he owns. Jesús, who hasn't been able to resist the temptation to use the device, understands that the regeneration can not be completed without feeding his body with new blood. Killed by Angel, Jesús will nevertheless come to life again and try to prevent the de la Guardias from stealing the precious device.
The review of this Movie prepared by Daniel Staebler




In the Rennaisance an alchemist discovers the secret to immortality. He encloses his invention, the Cronos device inside a clockwork spider-like machine. When he finally dies during a cave-in in 1937, the secret is lost.
The Cronos device is found by an antique dealer, who has no idea what it is, or how to use it. He starts becoming immortal, but also develops a thirst for blood and an aversion to sunlight.
Meanwhile, a millionare recluse is looking for the device to become immortal. A hired thug is responsible for finding it. He finds out the dealer has found the invention, but it all leads to tragedy.

The review of this Movie prepared by Herman the German



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Plot & Themes

Composition of Book Actual chase scenes or violence 20%Planning/preparing, gather info, debate puzzle 45%Feelings, relationships, character bio/development 35% **Fantasy or Science Fiction?**    -   science fiction story    -   fantasy story on present day Earth Technology/$$$$/Info hunt    -   Yes Stealing/recovering/destroying    -   magical artifact magical being/mental/magical powers    -   Yes kind of powers:    -   vampires

Main Character

Identity:    -   Male Profession/status:    -   small businessman    -   trader Age:    -   40's-50's    -   60's-90's Has special powers?    -   Yes Magical/mental powers of main character:    -   super strength    -   healing Ethnicity/Nationality    -   Hispanic/Latinic    -   Italian Unusual characteristics:    -   Physically sick

Setting

Earth setting:    -   20th century (1970's to Present)    -   middle ages Takes place on Earth?    -   Yes Big cities?    -   Yes Misc settings    -   mansion    -   small town Kind of city    -   Dirty, crime-ridden (like NY)

Writing Style

Accounts of torture and death?    -   very explicit references to deaths and torture Tone of movie    -   depressed/sad Sex/nudity in movie?    -   Yes What kind of sex:    -   kissing Kinds of F/X    -   nasty human transformations Is this movie based on a    -   book

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