Pan's Labyrinth

Production year: 2006

Fantasy/Adventure R   Running time: 1:59

IMDB rating:   8.2     Aspect: Wide;  Languages: Spanish;  Subtitles: English, Spanish;  Audio: DD 5.1

Inspired by the Brothers Grimm, Jorge Luis Borges, and Guillermo del Toro's own unlimited imagination, Pan's Labyrinth is a fairytale for adults. Ofelia (Ivana Baquero) may only be 12, but the worlds she inhabits, both above and below ground, are dark as anything del Toro has conjured. Set in rural Spain, circa 1944, Ofelia and her widowed mother, Carmen (Ariadna Gil, Belle Epoque), have just moved into an abandoned mill with Carmen's new husband, Captain Vidal (Sergi LÛpez, With a Friend like Harry). Carmen is pregnant with his son. Other than her sickly mother and kindly housekeeper Mercedes (Maribel Verd˙, Y Tu Mam· TambiÈn), the dreamy Ofelia is on her own. Vidal, an exceedingly cruel man, couldn't be bothered. He has informers to torture. Ofelia soon finds that an entire universe exists below the mill. Her guide is the persuasive Faun (Doug Jones, Mimic). As her mother grows weaker, Ofelia spends more and more time in the satyr's labyrinth. He offers to help her out of her predicament if she'll complete three treacherous tasks. Ofelia is willing to try, but does this alternate reality really exist or is it all in her head? Del Toro leaves that up to the viewer to decide in a beautiful, yet brutal twin to The Devil's Backbone, which was also haunted by the ghost of Franco. Though it lacks the humor of Hellboy, Pan's Labyrinth represents Guillermo Del Toro at the top of his considerable game.


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Special features

Video Prologue by Director Guillermo Del Toro
Feature Audio Commentary by Director Guillermo del Toro
Marketing Campaign
The Power Of Myth featurette: A discourse on the use of fairy tale mythology in Pan's Labyrinth
Pan and The Fairies (El Fauno y Las Hadas) featurette: A comprehensive look at the prosthetic and visual effects crafted for the film
The Color and the Shape featurette: Del Toro unravels the intricate color and texture coding present in all his work
The Charlie Rose Show featuring filmmakers Del Toro, Alfonso Cuaron and Alejandro Gonzales Inarritu
DVD Comics: Animated plates present prequel stories for The Giant Toad, The Fairies, Pan and The Pale Man
Director's Notebook
Plate Compare: Guillermo Del Toro and The Green Fairy
Galleries: Production Design, DDT Creature Design & Production Scrapbook
Pan's Labyrinth