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An item that is used but still in very good condition. No damage to the jewel case or item cover, no scuffs, scratches, cracks, or holes. The cover art and liner notes are included. The VHS or DVD box is included. The video game instructions and box are included. The teeth of disk holder are undamaged. Minimal wear on the exterior of item. No skipping on CD/DVD. No fuzzy/snowy frames on VHS tape. See the seller’s listing for full details and description of any imperfections. See all condition definitions- opens in a new window or tab
|Seller Notes:||“Normal Wear, Very Good Condition”|
|Director:||Guillermo Del Toro||UPC:||0043396082830|
|During the Spanish Civil War, newly orphaned Carlos is taken to a school for the children of those who died fighting against fascism. He is given the bed that formerly belonged to Santi, a boy who recently died during an attack in which a bomb dropped, landing in the school's courtyard undetonated, a reminder of impending danger. As the amputee headmistress (Marisa Paredes, ALL ABOUT MY MOTHER) and the embittered caretaker, Jacinto (Eduardo Noriega), engage in a love affair, the headmistress' cuckolded husband, the impotent but benevolent school doctor (Frederico Luppi) sits by passively. Meanwhile, after Santi's ghost repeatedly reveals itself to Carlos, another student spooks Carlos with a dark secret about the boy's death. War surrounds the school, violence infests it from within, and Carlos sets out to avenge the death of Santi.Taking on themes such as the brutality of war and the loss of innocence, Guillermo del Toro's (MIMIC) film skillfully combines elements of war, gothic horror, melodrama, and adventure to create a work that functions as both a genre film and a politically resonant piece of nostalgia. THE DEVIL'S BACKBONE uses history as a means of transforming what would otherwise be a routine ghost story into a powerful and affecting statement.|
|eBay Product ID (ePID)||3388973|
|Product Key Features|
|Director||Guillermo Del Toro|
|Additional Product Features|
|Leading Role||Marisa Paredes, Fernando Tielve, Federico Luppi, Irene Visedo, Eduardo Noriega|
|Number of Discs||1|
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I purchased this movie expecting it to be a ghost-horror film, something like "The Sixth Sense". But after watching it I would describe this movie as a story of a boy in an orphanage during the Spanish war - with a side of ghost story and the two somehow meet at the end. In fact, I was more scared of the people who were alive than the people who were dead. However, I was not dissappointed becasue it was all very well done and kept me interested.