Pan’s Labyrinth

If you see this box at your local video store, rent it. Yes, I know they’ll give you a warning that it’s subtitled, but if you explain to them that you’ve been able to read for quite a few years they’ll let you rent it. That’s what happened to me anyway.

This is a truly excellent film which fully explores the beauty in horror theme that has become popular recently. It never once flinches away from the true horror of the war during which it’s set. Nor does it sugar coat the fairy tales that inspired it. The result is a beautifully shot film with some scenes that will remain with you long after the film is over.

The story is simple yet exquisitely told. A fairy tale set in Spain towards the end of World War II. A young girl is drawn into a world of fauns, fairies and monsters. To find out why, you’ll have to watch the film. I promise it wont be the film you expect to see.

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6 thoughts on “Pan’s Labyrinth

  1. I wanted to see this film so badly but unfortunately my mind is a sieve and I completely forgot it existed. Thank you for the reminder…will promptly write it down in an obvious spot so as not to forget again. Thanks!

  2. No probs. I get the latest films every week so keep em peeled and ya may find other gems. I'll be working from the UK release dates though.

  3. A movie may have a longer run time depending on box office sales. The more rural areas get movies later as well so they are sometimes a bit behind particularly where independants and foreign films are concerned. Also the art theaters will hold on to really good films simply because there is a high demand for them and people like to see them in a theater rather than at home.

  4. Oh, over here it's way different. Most cinemas play movies for a coupla weeks tops. Then there's occasional replays on "special occasions" like the anniversary of the film for instance. Usually once it's out on dvd ya wont see it playing at any cinemas. It's funny how just because something is normal to you, you unthinkingly assume it's like that worldwide…

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