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Crimson Peak, Blu-ray (2016)

Crimson Peak, Blu-ray (2016)

A Gothic romance masterpiece from Guillermo del Toro, set in the early 20th century. Crimson Peak, Blu-ray (2016) Cast: Mia Wasikowska, Hessican Chastain, Tom Hiddleston, Charlie Hunnam Director: Guillermo del Toro Studio: Universal Home Entertainment 61163118 (2/9/16) [2 discs] Video: 1.85:1 for 16:9 1080p HD color Audio: English DTS-HD MA 7.1, DTS Headphone 2.0, English DD 5.1 & 2.0, French or Spanish DTS-HD 5.1, Spanish DD 5.1 Subtitles: French, Spanish, English SDH All Regions Extras: On Blu-ray only: “I Remember Crimson Peak,” Primer on Gothic romance, Hand-tailored Gothic, A Living Thing, Crimson phantoms; On DVD disc: Commentary track with del Toro, Deleted scenes, “Beware of Crimson Peak,” “The Light and Dark of Crimson Peak” Length: 238 min. Rating: **** This del Toro effort is full of his usual clockwork gadgets, blood, ghosts and strange little insects. The latter are often moths which constantly flutter all over the place. However the complications of turn-of-the-century costuming and life keeps the director on course for most of the film. The preview pegs it as a horror film, but it’s really more of a Gothic romance/mystery. Edith is an aspiring novelist, sheltered by an older wealthy industrialist/widower. She falls for a seductive stranger, Thomas […]