Devils Backbone: Espinazo Del Diablo (Guillermo Del Toro) £3.99 + Free Delivery/Quidco @ HMV - HotUKDeals
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During the Spanish Civil War, newly orphaned Carlos (Fernando Tielve) 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 constant 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 lover--the impotent but benevolent school doctor (Frederico Luppi)--sits by passively. After Santi's ghost repeatedly reveals itself to Carlos, another student spooks him 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.
Special Features
Special Effect Sequence Breakdown
Storyboard To Screen Sequences
Behind The Scenes Featurette
Theatrical Trailer
Optimum Trailer Showreel
Dolby Digtal 5.1
Languages- Spanish
Subtitles- English
Region 2/PAL/Colour
Running Time 106 Minutes
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That reminds me, I've had this for about 6 years and never watched it yet.
That reminds me, I've had this for about 6 years and never watched it yet.

Good film, almost on a par with Pans Labyrinth imho. I'd recommend watching it with the lights off, it genuinely creeped me out - the ghost is very effective.
Good price, heated up...
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