- Rated: R
- Run Time: 1 hours, 48 minutes
- Video: Color
- Released: July 27, 2004
- Originally Released: 2001
- Label: Sony Pictures
- Encoding: Region 0 (Worldwide)
- Packaging: Keep Case
- Aspect Ratio: Widescreen - 1.85
- Dolby Digital Stereo - Spanish
- Additional Release Material:
- Deleted Scenes With Optional Commentary
- Featurettes (8)
- Audio Commentary: Guillermo Del Toro - Director, Guillermo Navarro -
- Storyboard Comparisons
- Text/Photo Galleries:
- Excerpts From Guillermo Del Toro's Notebook
Performers, Cast and Crew:
Total Film - 12/01/2001
"...Del Toro keeps things tense and, most importantly, keeps you guessing....Del Toro has crafted a creepy, lyrical movie that surges between unspeakable brutality and heart-bruising sentiment..."
Sight and Sound - 12/01/2001
"...THE DEVIL'S BACKBONE remains the work of a great stylist with a uniquely disturbing attraction to, and vision of, the frontier between life and death..."
Box Office - 12/01/2001
"...Throughout, Del Toro has composed vivid and riveting images that he has combined with an engrossing story, and the impressive performances of the entire cast keep DEVIL'S BACKBONE unabatingly compelling..."
Entertainment Weekly - 12/07/2001
"...Richly atmospheric....Del Toro builds excitement, dread, and melodrama in equal layers..."
New York Times - 11/21/2001
"...Mr. Del Toro takes an almost sensuous delight in weaving aural and visual textures of fear....Mr. Del Toro provokes your screams and shudders, but he also earns your tears..."
Chicago Sun-Times - 01/20/2002
"...The movie is richly atmospheric in its telling of a ghost story..."
Wall Street Journal - 01/17/2013
"This is a horror flick that also functions as an allegory of the war that still haunts Spain eight decades later."
Theatrical Release |
- Theatrical Release: November 21, 2001 (NY)