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#21 CelticGypsy

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Posted 07 April 2011 - 05:08 PM

Though I've thought this was a children's movie, I went and read some of the 5 Star Reviews. I had some E-bay bucks left in my account from fabric shopping, so I thought what the hell, since I got a brand new copy w/ special additions for $ 1.67 including shipping, I bought it. I hope it's as good as all have been saying it is.

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Posted 07 April 2011 - 07:32 PM

Though I've thought this was a children's movie, I went and read some of the 5 Star Reviews. I had some E-bay bucks left in my account from fabric shopping, so I thought what the hell, since I got a brand new copy w/ special additions for $ 1.67 including shipping, I bought it. I hope it's as good as all have been saying it is.

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oh, I dont think you will be disappointed! Thats some bargin you picked up this little gem for! lol!

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Posted 14 April 2011 - 01:36 PM

oh, I dont think you will be disappointed! Thats some bargin you picked up this little gem for! lol!


You wont be dissapointed!

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Posted 14 April 2011 - 02:32 PM

You wont be dissapointed!



Good, it just came in the mail, we'll have a watch in a few days :crossfingers: I'll let ya know what I think, I'm no Lenard Maltin, but hey.. I appreciate a good flick like anybody else.
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Posted 15 April 2011 - 03:44 AM

Awesome movie! Somehow the spanish just made the movie all that much better. Perhaps a lack of hollywood blandness? In any case the thing at the feast is so creepy haha, especially at the beginning of the scene.Posted Image
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Posted 21 April 2011 - 09:09 PM

I thought the movie was superb. Thanks for the recommendation. When I have time, I'm going to watch the 2nd disc, of " The Making of the Movie " it seems to have alot of reference with it also.

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Posted 21 April 2011 - 10:23 PM

Though I've thought this was a children's movie, I went and read some of the 5 Star Reviews. I had some E-bay bucks left in my account from fabric shopping, so I thought what the hell, since I got a brand new copy w/ special additions for $ 1.67 including shipping, I bought it. I hope it's as good as all have been saying it is.

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If you have kids, don't let them watch this! There's a scene were the tyrannical captain interrogates a local, and literally bashes the guys face in with the bottom of a bottle, driving his nose into his skull and brutually killing him right in front of his father, who he then shoots dead. I couldn't wait until that Captain got his.
Great movie though, wonderfully dark and imaginative, especially perhaps the troll that eats children.

oh crap.. I just saw that you watched already, so you know.
Oh well. <_<

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Posted 21 April 2011 - 10:35 PM

If you have kids, don't let them watch this! There's a scene were the tyrannical captain interrogates a local, and literally bashes the guys face in with the bottom of a bottle, driving his nose into his skull and brutually killing him right in front of his father, who he then shoots dead. I couldn't wait until that Captain got his.
Great movie though, wonderfully dark and imaginative, especially perhaps the troll that eats children.

oh crap.. I just saw that you watched already, so you know.
Oh well. Posted Image


I agree 100 % ! Not for children, at all. I 'thought' it WAS a children's movie, boy was I wrong. And that scene you reference Grymdycche, I had to close my eyes, it was brutal and unexpected. All in all I liked it very much. Was that a troll ? With eyeballs in his palms? The nearest thing I've imagined were the trolls from LOTR, didn't know trolls could be skinny, gimpy, drag your leg type things. lol. I didn't like him snapping the heads off the fae, made my eyebrows furrow.
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Posted 22 April 2011 - 12:32 AM

I agree 100 % ! Not for children, at all. I 'thought' it WAS a children's movie, boy was I wrong. And that scene you reference Grymdycche, I had to close my eyes, it was brutal and unexpected. All in all I liked it very much. Was that a troll ? With eyeballs in his palms? The nearest thing I've imagined were the trolls from LOTR, didn't know trolls could be skinny, gimpy, drag your leg type things. lol. I didn't like him snapping the heads off the fae, made my eyebrows furrow.
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I found it frustrating that I couldn't let my eight-year-old granddaughter watch some of it. She'd have loved the way the insect transformed seamlessly into a fairy. (She totally believes in my garden fairies). But, of course, I couldn't risk her seeing other parts of it. I'm long past being a soppy person but I did find the ending very moving.

Sorry, I repeated myself from earlier in the thread. It's my age; I repeat things.

It's my age; I repeat things.

It's my age....you get the point.

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Posted 14 May 2011 - 06:36 PM

Definitely one of my favourites, I want to watch it again now.

I had to close my eyes for the bottle smashing scene, not one for the children which is a shame because there are some amazing bits in there.

It reminds me of Neil Gaiman's work actually, that mix of darkness and childlike fantasy.

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Posted 15 May 2011 - 03:40 AM

Pan's Labyrinth IS my favorite movie! The soundtrack is absolutely gorgeous, the cinematography is breathtaking, and the story really keeps you on edge. I actually bought the movie on impulse without seeing it first, so I wasn't sure what I was in for. I was pleasantly surprised.

The bottle scene is the only part I have problems with. I saw that the first time, and I was horrified. I still kind of close my eyes and plug my ears whenever that scene comes up, because it is both grotesque for the eyes and ears (*crunch*...*smash*...*thud*...*squish*).

The Pale Man was awesome, though! That whole scene was candy for my imagination. Posted Image



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Posted 16 May 2011 - 01:52 PM

I saw it at the store on the weekend... it was on one of those "double-feature" DVDs, but paired up with The Cell. This turned me off buying it for some reason...

Maybe I'll have to take a trip back to get it.

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Posted 16 May 2011 - 02:48 PM

Ooo, will have to watch out for this on Sky - I remember watching it ages ago and have just watched a couple of clips on youtube.
Full length trailer
Child eating pale man
Excellent film.

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Posted 16 July 2011 - 06:57 PM

One of my favorite films, and the devils backbone was just as beautiful... The way del toro uses color to bring you in to a new world is amazing...
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Posted 16 July 2011 - 10:40 PM

This one and The Orphanage are superb. I have them both and they do get watched again and again.
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Posted 27 March 2014 - 11:35 PM

Indeed it was a really good film. Totally enjoyed it. Haven't heard of the devils backbone shall try to find it
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Posted 01 April 2014 - 12:26 PM

'The Devil's Backbone' is showing on the Starz Channel today and tonight.


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Posted 01 April 2014 - 12:37 PM

Guillermo del Toro did an amazing job on this film. I thought his take on creatures was visually stunning. The story kept me quite entrapped for awhile. And with me movies are hit or miss, meaning if I don't like it within the first 30 minutes I usually fall asleep. From the very beginning to the end this film kept me entertained just wish I could find it on blu ray since my previous copy well it's no longer with us. As for The Devils Backbone never had a chance to watch it
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Posted 24 June 2015 - 08:15 PM

I watched this on the weekend..... I wish there was more of the magical though it was easy to loose yourself in it and yes the creatures were amazing......
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