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Pan's Labyrinth (R2) in March

Optimum Home Entertainment have announced the UK Region 2 DVD release of Pan’s Labyrinth for 12th March 2007 priced at £17.99. From director Guillermo Del Toro, Pan's Labyrinth is a fanciful and chilling story set against the backdrop of a fascist regime in 1944 rural Spain. The film centres on Ofelia, a lonely and dreamy child living with her mother and adoptive father; a military officer tasked with ridding the area of rebels. In her loneliness, Ofelia creates a world filled with fantastical creatures and secret destinies. With post-war repression at its height, Ofelia must come to terms with her world through a fable of her own creation.

Features on this two-disc set are…

Disc 1:

  • Director’s Commentary
  • Director’s Prologue (35 secs)
  • Spanish Language Trailer (30 secs)
  • UK Theatrical Trailer (1 min 30)
  • International Trailers (2 mins)

Disc 2:
  • The Power of the Myth featurette on DVD comics (20 mins)
  • El Fauno Y Las Hadas featurette (32 mins)
  • The Colour & The Shape featurette (4 mins)
  • Director’s Notebook (20 mins)
  • Storyboard Video prologue (26 secs)
  • Notebook Video Prologue (33 secs)
  • Storyboard / Thumbnail Comparisons
  • Picture galleries

Also released on 12th March is The Guillermo Del Toro Collection. Priced at £29.99 this three-disc set bundles together the Optimum releases of Cronos, The Devil’s Backbone and Pan’s Labyrinth (equivalent of Disc 1 of the separate release, so the feature and director’s commentary only).

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