Guillermo del Toro’s “Pan’s Labyrinth” first premiered in 2006 to widespread critical acclaim and commercial success. Set in Spain five years after the Spanish Civil War, the film follows a young girl (Ivana Baquero) who escapes from her sadistic, fascist stepfather (Sergi López) into a fantasy world where she comes to believe that she’s the reincarnation of an underworld princess. The film had its world premiere at Cannes where it received a 22-minute standing ovation. It later went on to win three Oscars, including Best Cinematography. Now according to del Toro himself, the film will receive a Criterion release this fall, and he’s already shared the cover art, designed by Becky Cloonan, on Twitter. Check out the tweet in question below.
The Criterion Collection has committed to gathering and publishing the greatest classic and contemporary films from around the world in high-quality editions. Each film they release features pristine image and sound, in its original aspect ratio, just as the director intended. Criterion is also known for their original artwork that capture the eye and embody the film in question. Two years ago, Criterion published a coffee table book that collected their most impressive designs, including a gallery of every cover since 1984.
Guillermo del Toro already has two films in the Criterion Collection: “Cronos” and “The Devil’s Backbone.” ‘s latest film “Crimson Peak” was released last year to positive critical acclaim.
Criterion's Pan's Labyrinth 10th anniversary edition! And more news to come soon! pic.twitter.com/GWpToRoiqN
— Guillermo del Toro (@RealGDT) June 27, 2016