Tuesday, April 23, 2013
Dork Art: The Devil's Backbone by Guy Davis
A little while ago Criterion announced the titles of their July releases: The Life of Oharu, Lord of the Flies, Babbette's Feast, The Ice Storm, and spine # 666 The Devil's Backbone. Special Features include new & old documentaries, the typical commentary track (no word yet if this is the same one from the previous release), some deleted scenes, & the essay booklet. But, personally, the most exciting speical feature is Guy Davis' cover art. I really loved monster-mentor Mike Mignola's cover for the Cronos disc, but this is just an absolute killer piece. The Devil's Backbone remains my all time favorite ghost story - to the point where I really have no patience for other interpretations. This style of spook story cannot be done better. Bold words? Nah. Fact.