Crimson Peak Blu Ray

A gothic horror story from Guillermo Del Toro. Examining the trade in culture, money and ideas between the new and old world and the awful legacy it hides. Edith Cushing (Mia Wasikowska) lives with her father in Buffalo. He is a major business figure in the region and an investor in new ideas. When an English land owner and inventor, Thomas Sharpe (Tom Hiddleston) and his sister (Jessica Chastain) visits to gain funding, it is met with indifference. However Edith is smitten. He says he is in love with her as well. But when Edith’s father is killed, something seems to be not right with Sharpe.

Del Toro won a best director oscar last year for The Shape Of Water. In that film, visual textures merged to create a stunning style. However narrative was secondary to the piece. In Crimson Peak, it meets the perfect mix of visual and narrative. This is a wholly better film than Shape of Water. To the Del Toro regular, it contains his best work but also mixes the Gothic with the historical (both things Del Toro loves). To the unschooled, it is a Gothic tale of sex, revenge and greed. It has the conventions of the genre. The haunted house, the Edwardian setting, for film its the lush costumes and even the harsh wilds (visually stunningly executed all of them are).

LIMITED EDITION CONTENTS

 

  • High Definition Blu-ray (1080p) presentation
  • Original 5.1 and 7.1 DTS-HD Master Audio and optional English 2.0 DTS Headphone:X Audio
  • Optional English subtitles for the deaf and hard of hearing
  • Optional Descriptive Video Service® (DVS®) for the visually impaired
  • Audio commentary by co-writer and director Guillermo Del Toro
  • The House is Alive: Constructing Crimson Peak, a newly edited, feature-length documentary with cast and crew interviews and extensive behind the scenes footage
  • Previously unseen Spanish language interview with Guillermo Del Toro
  • The Gothic Corridor, The Scullery, The Red Clay Mines, The Limbo Fog Set; four featurettes exploring different aspects of Allerdale Hall
  • A Primer on Gothic Romance, the director and stars talk about the key traits of Gothic romance.
  • The Light and Dark of Crimson Peak, the cast and crew talk about the film s use of colour
  • Hand Tailored Gothic, a featurette on the film s striking costumes
  • A Living Thing, a look at the design, modelling and construction of the Allerdale Hall sets
  • Beware of Crimson Peak, a walking tour around Allerdale Hall with Tom Hiddleston
  • Crimson Phantoms, a featurette on the film s amazing ghosts
  • Kim Newman on Crimson Peak and the Tradition of Gothic Romance, a newly filmed interview with author and critic
  • Violence and Beauty in Guillermo Del Toro s Gothic Fairy Tale Films, a new video essay by the writer Kat Ellinger
  • Deleted scenes
  • Original trailers and TV spots
  • Double-sided, fold-out poster
  • Six double-sided, postcard-sized lobby card reproductions
  • Limited edition packaging newly designed by Crimson Peak concept artist Guy Davis
  • Limited edition 80-page, hard-bound book featuring new writing by David Jenkins and Simon Abrams, an archival interview with Guillermo del Toro, and original conceptual design illustrations by artists Guy Davis and Oscar Chichoni

 

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