REVIEW: CRIMSON PEAK
A sheltered young woman abandons the safe certainty of her upbringing for life with an alluring aristocrat on a remote English estate in Crimson Peak, a visually stunning and intensely disturbing thriller from writer and director Guillermo del Toro (Pan's Labyrinth, Hellboy), coming to Digital HD on January 26, 2016, and Blu-ray™ Combo Pack, DVD and On Demand on February 9, 2016, from Universal Pictures Home Entertainment and Legendary Pictures. Brilliantly unforgettable visuals and an atmosphere steeped in dread make Crimson Peak an elegant, gorgeously realized and completely original horror mystery that has been declared "a masterpiece" by Fox-TV. The Blu-ray™ Combo Pack comes with more than an hour of bonus features that reveal some of the terrifying secrets hidden behind the doors of sinister Allerdale Hall.
SYNOPSIS: When her heart is stolen by a seductive stranger, a young woman is swept away to a house atop a mountain of blood-red clay— a place filled with secrets that will haunt her forever. Between desire and darkness, between mystery and madness, lies the truth behind Crimson Peak. From the imagination of director Guillermo del Toro (Pan's Labyrinth) comes a terrifying, gothic romance masterpiece starring Tom Hiddleston, Jessica Chastain, Mia Wasikowska and Charlie Hunnam.
The film is
presented in widescreen in a 1.85:1 aspect ration preserving its
theatrical format. The picture is just flawless. Not only the
picture looks great in this release, also the sound it is good,
a 5.1 Dolby Digital in English that provides a good complement
to the picture. It also includes English,
and Spanish subtitles.
Widescreen (2.40:1) 16x9
DTS:X Immersive Audio, 2.0 DTS Headphone:X, 2.0 Dolby Digital,
French and Spanish DTS Digital Surround 5.1
English SDH, Spanish and French
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I Remember Crimson
Peak: A series of interviews with director
Guillermo del Toro and his standout cast, Mia Wasikowska,
Tom Hiddleston and Jessica Chastain.
A Living Thing:
An army of artisans was amassed to construct the Sharpe
mansion on North America's largest soundstage. Witness
first-hand and in great detail the construction of Del
Toro's most elaborate set to date.
A Primer on Gothic
Romance: Employing his encyclopedic knowledge and
passion for the genre, Guillermo del Toro traces the
lineage of Gothic Romance in cinema. Using Crimson Peak as
the basis, Del Toro outlines the history of cinematic
terror and illuminates the differences between traditional
scares and elevated horror.
Del Toro's approach to make-up effects is discussed by
award-winning effects house DDT. In this piece, they offer
an exclusive look inside their workshop, where they
deconstruct the creation of the film's most disturbing
prosthetic effects. The discussion delves into the
mythology of these elegant creatures and how Del Toro's
belief in the supernatural informed the design and
narrative of the ghosts.
Gothic: Costume designer Kate Hawley unravels her
collaboration with Del Toro and reveals the symbolism
constantly at play in the wardrobe's design.
The Light and Dark of
Crimson Peak: Crimson Peak offers a stylized
turn of the century with carefully crafted visuals that
provide the perfect backdrop for Del Toro's brand of
psychological horror. Follow the phases of production to
discover a booming America and a dark and removed England
portrayed with a multi-layered sophistication unlike any
seen in recent cinema.
Beware Of Crimson
Peak: Tom Hiddleston (Sir Thomas Sharpe) offers a
walking tour of the many secret spaces in Allerdale Hall.
with co-writer and Director Guillermo Del Toro