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The Devil's Backbone (The Criterion Collection)(Blu-ray)(Region A)

The Devils Backbone (2001) | El espinazo del diablo | Criterion Blu-ray
 
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- US RELEASED DISC.
- (REGION A) PLAYS ON REGION A BLU-RAY PLAYERS ONLY.

Video
Codec: MPEG-4 AVC
Resolution: 1080p
Aspect ratio: 1.85:1
Original aspect ratio: 1.85:1

Audio
Spanish: DTS-HD Master Audio 5.1

Subtitles
English

Discs
50GB Blu-ray Disc
Single disc (1 BD)

The Devil's Backbone (2001)

It is 1939, the end of three years of bloody civil war in Spain, and General Franco's right-wing Nationalists are poised to defeat the left-wing Republican forces. A ten-year-old boy named Carlos, the son of a fallen Republican war hero, is left by his tutor in an orphanage in the middle of nowhere. The orphanage is run by a curt but considerate headmistress named Carmen and a kindly Professor Casares, both of whom are sympathetic to the doomed Republican cause. Despite their concern for him, and his gradual triumph over the usual schoolhouse bully, Carlos never feels completely comfortable in his new environment. First of all, there was that initial encounter with the orphanage's nasty caretaker, Jacinto, who reacts even more violently when anyone is caught looking around a particular storage room the one with the deep well.

Starring: Eduardo Noriega, Marisa Paredes, Federico Luppi, Fernando Tielve
Director: Guillermo del Toro

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