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Carl
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Ireland
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Posted - 09/01/2006 :  10:23:38  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
I'm looking forward to this Guillermo Del Toro movie-it's about a girl's escapades in an imaginary fantasy world she dreams up to escape the misery of living under a facist regime Spain during 1944. The teaser trailer has finally appeared online:

http://www.chud.com/demo/pantease.html

http://www.panslabyrinth.com/

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0457430/




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mr.biscuitdoughhead
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Posted - 09/01/2006 :  10:29:49  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Freaky! That's all I have to say.


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kathryn
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Posted - 09/01/2006 :  15:59:05  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Any relation to Benicio del Toro?


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Carl
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Ireland
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Posted - 09/01/2006 :  19:21:53  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Actually, no.

He's a lot bigger. And beardier!!

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ProverbialCereal
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Posted - 09/01/2006 :  19:58:59  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
That second creature... yeah... nightwares I will have of him.
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Homers_pet_monkey
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Posted - 09/02/2006 :  08:01:12  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Yeah it's got horrible saggy tits.


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mr.biscuitdoughhead
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Posted - 09/03/2006 :  11:09:55  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
That's the scariest part?


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Posted - 09/04/2006 :  04:31:28  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
No, it has terrible bingo wings too.


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mr.biscuitdoughhead
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Posted - 09/04/2006 :  09:49:36  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
It reminds me of Alice In Wonderland for some reason. Not the cartoon one, the one with that freaky baby, and Martin Short. The good one.


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Posted - 09/04/2006 :  10:05:09  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Yeah me too and also Labyrinth a little for some reason. Maybe that's just to do with the name.


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Daisy Girl
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Posted - 09/05/2006 :  19:55:05  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
i can take weird and creepy, but is if violent? i can't take violence.


the images look very cool though. does anyone know if they are computer generated or actual costumes? anyway they look brilliant.
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Posted - 09/05/2006 :  21:53:41  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
quote:
Originally posted by Homers_pet_monkey

Yeah me too and also Labyrinth a little for some reason. Maybe that's just to do with the name.





Or who knows, maybe David Bowie('s package) is in Pan's Labyrinth too.

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Posted - 09/06/2006 :  04:57:39  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
We can only hope.


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Carl
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Ireland
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Posted - 09/06/2006 :  05:10:49  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
quote:
Originally posted by Daisy Girl

the images look very cool though. does anyone know if they are computer generated or actual costumes?


Prosthetics and make-up, I think. Doug Jones plays both Pan and The Pale Man. He plays Abe Sapien in Hellboy (although Abe was actually voiced by Frasier's David Hyde-Pierce) and the forthcoming sequel, I'm sure. He's also rumoured to be playing the Silver Surfer in Fantasic Four: Rise Of The Silver Surfer.

[EDIT]Pan's Labyrinth Frightfest showing review:

http://www.aintitcool.com/display.cgi?id=24414

Panís Labyrinth

From the second Guillermo Del Toro and Alfonso Cuaron stepped on stage to introduce their film you could tell you were about to see something special. Their giddy enthusiasm was more in tune with a parentís presentation of a newborn child than a screening of a movie. And aptly so, as what unspooled was, by Del Toroís admission, an intensely personal film. As fans of Del Toroís movies will know, however, an intensely personal Del Toro film is not going to be your average coming-of-age tale. At least not the average part anyway.

A unique genre hybrid (part fantasy, part horror, part war movie), the film follows Ofelia, a young girl sent to live in the country with her motherís new husband, a Fascist Captain, in post Civil-war Spain. Unable to deal with the confusion and horrors of the reality that surrounds her, she withdraws into a self-imagined fantasy existence where she is set a series of tasks that she must complete, in order to redress the balance of both worlds, by a mysterious faun named Pan.

To elaborate further on the plot would be unfair as this is a movie best discovered for yourself. Like its companion piece, ĎThe Devilís Backboneí it is a complex allegorical narrative that can be interpreted in a number of different ways. What you take away from the film will not necessarily be the same as the person seated next to you, but whatever level you take it at Ď face-value escapist entertainment or moral political fable Ď you will undoubtedly leave the theater feeling deeply rewarded.

Tech and Thesp credits are all top notch too, although particular mention should go to Sergi Lopezís terrifying Captain Vidal, Guillermo Navarroís stunning cinematography, Javier Navarreteís beautiful score and CafeFXís amazing FX work. The latter being a particularly astonishing achievement, given the filmís limited budget and enormous number of FX shots (300, according to Del Toro).

This is that rare breed of movie that caters for all the demands of the fantasy and arthouse crowd but also remains accessible enough to be enjoyed by a wider mainstream audience. Following the screening, the amiable Del Toro asked the audience to go out and publicise the movie if they liked it, as the promotional budget is next to nothing. Coming from a man who is prepared to sink all his fee and back-end points into the movie, itís hard not to answer that call. The fact that the film is Del Toroís masterpiece just makes the deal sweeter.


Edited by - Carl on 09/07/2006 12:02:50
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Daisy Girl
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Posted - 09/07/2006 :  12:29:43  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
it sounds really cool. i think these days it's almost cooler b/c it's not computer generated.
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Carl
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Ireland
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Posted - 09/08/2006 :  05:24:01  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Yeah, you can still achieve a great effect with prostethics/animatronics, it's an art itself. Guys like Rick Baker and Stan Winston are amazing. Those effects are still used extensively, even in CGI-heavy films.

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Daisy Girl
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Posted - 09/08/2006 :  13:11:39  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
so when does it come out in the us??
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Carl
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Ireland
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Posted - 09/10/2006 :  09:24:28  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
The 29th of December. According to IMDB, it's out in the UK on the 24th of November. The teaser trailer is also now up on the official site.

[EDIT]Some reviews, which I haven't read because of *SPOILERS*:

http://www.aintitcool.com/node/30021

http://www.aintitcool.com/node/30033

http://filmforce.ign.com/articles/732/732094p1.html

http://www.aintitcool.com/node/30058

http://www.aintitcool.com/node/30063

http://www.aintitcool.com/node/30113

http://www.aintitcool.com/node/30167


Edited by - Carl on 09/24/2006 20:26:43
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Posted - 09/15/2006 :  17:31:22  Show Profile  Visit Doog's Homepage  Click to see Doog's MSN Messenger address  Reply with Quote
quote:
Originally posted by Homers_pet_monkey

No, it has terrible bingo wings too.


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Daisy Girl
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Posted - 09/15/2006 :  20:22:16  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
cool...i look forward to checking it out in a few months.... :)
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Carl
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Ireland
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Posted - 09/27/2006 :  21:04:33  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
It's Mexico's Oscar submisson for Best Foreign Language Film:

http://www.chud.com/index.php?type=news&id=7733





*Spoiler Alert*Another AICN Pan's review:

http://www.aintitcool.com/node/30221

Pan's Labyrinth

By now, word is probably out that the not-so-super-secret screening (as opposed to the super-secret-screening of Apocalypto) tonight was Pan's Labyrinth. I like to be surprised, so I managed to avoid any rumors regarding this identity, and as it happens, I had no exposure to trailers, rumors, etc regarding this film beyond the poster hanging in the Drafthouse. A poster, I might add, that led me to think this was just another kids movie along the lines of the little David Bowie flick with which you are familiar. BOY was I in for a surprise... This one begins like a children's fantasy, complete with magical statue puzzles in a forest, and of course, an early introduction to the labyrinth, itself. In fact, the beginning in several ways draws on Narnia, including the original Spanish, which translated literally is "The Labyrinth of the Faun". Very shortly after the labyrinth is introduced, however, things get extremely ugly and nasty, R-rated nasty. So, this is then more of a fairy tale for adults, where Ofelia, the heroine, must navigate a world frought with danger, where everything good is counterbalanced by bad and ugly. We are treated to a WWII-era drama set in a rural outpost of Franco-controlled Spain with a magical labyrinth to which Ofelia journeys to escape the horrors around her. This was a visually stunning work both in the real and magical worlds. The action jumps between Ofelia's daytime surroundings and her nightly magical tasks, but unfortunately with too much of the harsh real-world and too little of the wonderful, magical settings. Two thematic elements are presented: the dichotomy of strict, authoritarian rule vs. questioning authority and doing the right thing and reality vs. fantasy. The film leaves the question open to the viewer whether the magical world is real, or just a flight of fancy inspired by children's books Ofelia loves to read. This is a common element of fantasy stories, and plays very heavily in Narnia, but the viewer/reader is always in on the secret that the magical world is, in fact, real. At most, a good fantasy story leaves a hint of doubt, as in the end of the Wizard of Oz, when Dorothy wakes up to find her friends look like the characters of Oz. Was it just a dream? It's left to the viewer to decide. Perhaps I lost all credibility last year when I trashed Werner Herzog's film, but I must call it like I see it in order to provide a fair review. I must be honest if I dislike something, or if I like it, regardless who the director is. There is one shot, perhaps a quarter of a second at the very end of this movie I feel breaks that spell. In the interest of remaining spoiler-free, I won't say what it is, but for me, it cements the story to the confines of the real world and is the only thing I would absolutely, positively change about this film. As it is now shot, there is no question the magic wold is just a figment of Ofelia's fancy, something entirely in her head. If you don't notice it, you'll really enjoy this film. If you do notice it, you'll have to decide for yourself if it carries the same weight for you as for me.

Edited by - Carl on 09/30/2006 14:47:13
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whoreatthedoor
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Spain
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Posted - 10/03/2006 :  13:30:17  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Ahhhhhhhhh............. It's good to be spanish:

Release dates for Laberinto del Fauno, El (2006)

Country Date

Spain 13 October 2006
Mexico 21 October 2006
France 1 November 2006
Finland 17 November 2006
Belgium 22 November 2006
Russia 23 November 2006
UK 24 November 2006
Australia 30 November 2006 (limited)
Singapore 30 November 2006
Canada 29 December 2006
USA 29 December 2006



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Carl
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Ireland
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Posted - 10/03/2006 :  17:36:11  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Don't forget to post a review in a week or so!!



Del Toro interviewed:

http://www.scifi.com/scifiwire/index.php?category=3&id=38496

Also, he's developing a horror show called The Strain for TV:

http://www.scifi.com/scifiwire/index.php?category=1&id=38487

Pan's Labyrinth music score:

http://www.aintitcool.com/node/30285

One of the supreme musical highlights for me during Fantastic Fest was PANíS LABYRINTH (2006) directed by Guillermo del Toro. Throughout his career, del Toro has paired with two different composers; Marco Beltrami and Javier Navarette. Beltrami collaborates with del Toro on his Hollywood popcorn flicks like MIMIC (1997), BLADE II (2002) and HELLBOY (2004) while the Spanish born Navarette has been called on for del Toroís more personally intimate and artistic films like THE DEVILíS BACKBONE (2001) and PANíS LABYRINTH.

The music for PANíS LABYRINTH captured the characters and tone superbly while propelling the story through each crooked turn of its maze. This is also a score that is not melodramatic nor saturating the narrative. Itís simple and pure with just enough glitter to make it unique and interesting.

Ofeliaís theme is expressed as an uncomplicated childlike melody on the piano. Although innocent and naÔve in tone, its scope is spacious and majestic as is Ofeliaís own daring imagination. Much of the score is in triple meter giving a dance-like character to the music. As Ofelia enters and proceeds deeper into the labyrinth for the first time, falling melodic fragments of her theme echo like specters in the darkness while slithering chromatic phrases weave themselves throughout the accompanying orchestration. A more complete sonic representation of Ofelia entering the labyrinth, I could not imagine.

However, the music is not all fairies and snowflakes. When The Pale Man awakens from his statuesque slumber and inserts his eyes into his hands, the music grunts and wheezes accenting each animated appendage. Navarette scores this grisly moment as effortlessly as he scores the beautiful moments throughout the picture.




Both the first trailer and the new one can be watched online and downloaded here:

http://media.filmforce.ign.com/media/840/840477/vids_1.html

Edited by - Carl on 10/10/2006 13:38:05
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whoreatthedoor
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Spain
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Posted - 10/12/2006 :  14:30:58  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
It was released yesterday here, got to see it just an hour ago.

It was great, I'm not good writing reviews, but it was great. My sister absolutely felt in love with the movie, I found sometimes hard to concentrate in it with all the people in the room (and specially a stupid girl two seats away from me). It was harder and less fantastic than I thought it was going to be, in the same style as "The Devil's Backbone" but with a bigger budget. Sergi Lopez performance is amazing, the guy matches the perfect "facha". Ivana is great as well.

Perhaps I'll take a second session. You'll like it, Carl.


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Carl
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Ireland
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Posted - 10/12/2006 :  17:55:59  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Thanks for the review, Xavier. It's showing at the annual Horrorthon is in the Irish Film Center, soon:

http://horrorthon.com/

I might go and see The Departed tomorrow, to tide me over!! Here's another positive review:

http://www.aintitcool.com/node/30377

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whoreatthedoor
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Spain
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Posted - 10/13/2006 :  04:57:16  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
As my sister's friend said, this is the first movie that I've seen where Maribel Verdķ doesn't get laid or naked.


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Carl
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Ireland
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Posted - 10/26/2006 :  06:28:59  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
The teaser and trailer are now on Apple, HD viewable:

http://www.apple.com/trailers/picturehouse/panslabyrinth/

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whoreatthedoor
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Spain
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Posted - 10/28/2006 :  02:59:46  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Watched it again two days ago and enjoyed it more than the first time, with less people and no stupid girls.


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Carl
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Ireland
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Posted - 10/29/2006 :  09:11:06  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
It's on tonight in the Irish Film Institute. It seems to be getting fantastic reviews right across the board.

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Posted - 10/30/2006 :  10:51:55  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
I've watched this movie about 4 times (dvd screener), dang it's good.

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cassandra is
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France
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Posted - 11/22/2006 :  06:50:00  Show Profile  Visit cassandra is's Homepage  Reply with Quote
I went to see it yesterday and I liked it a lot. As good as I expected.
Ivana Baquero and Sergi Lopez are great. The directing is almost perfect. Maybe I wish there was more "fantastic" scenes, but it's still really great. As good as The Devil's Backbone IMO.




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Homers_pet_monkey
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Posted - 11/23/2006 :  05:07:17  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
I am going to go in the next couple of weeks I think. I hope.


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Carl
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Ireland
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Posted - 11/23/2006 :  13:13:49  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
A few interviews with director Guillermo Del Toro:

The Guardian:

http://film.guardian.co.uk/interview/interviewpages/0,,1955212,00.html

The Independent:

http://enjoyment.independent.co.uk/film/features/article1996752.ece

The Daily Telegraph:

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/arts/main.jhtml?xml=/arts/2006/11/24/bftoro23.xml

Empire:

http://www.empireonline.com/interviews_and_events/interview.asp?IID=605




Some new reviews:

Empire:

http://www.empireonline.com/reviews/reviewcomplete.asp?FID=134190

Total Film:

http://www.totalfilm.com/cinema_reviews/films_out_this_week/pans_labyrinth

The Times:

http://entertainment.timesonline.co.uk/article/0,,14931-2466093,00.html

The Guardian:

http://film.guardian.co.uk/News_Story/Critic_Review/Guardian_review/0,,1955249,00.html

The Independent:

http://enjoyment.independent.co.uk/film/reviews/article2008032.ece

The Daily Telegraph:

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/arts/main.jhtml?view=DETAILS&grid=&xml=/arts/2006/11/24/nosplit/bfpan23.xml




A couple of clips:

http://www.bloody-disgusting.com/news/7692

Edited by - Carl on 11/27/2006 19:19:13
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whoreatthedoor
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Spain
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Posted - 11/28/2006 :  01:19:30  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
That must be your new record of links in a post, Carl.


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Carl
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Ireland
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Posted - 11/28/2006 :  09:43:32  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Hehe, but have you seen the LoudQUIETloud thread?!




A couple more Del Toro interviews:

Sight & Sound:

http://www.bfi.org.uk/sightandsound/feature/49337

The Evening Class:

http://theeveningclass.blogspot.com/2006/12/pans-labyrinthlandmark-embarcadero-qa.html

IESB Video interview with Del Toro:

http://www.iesb.net/index.php?option=com_d4j_ezine&task=read&page=1&category=1&article=1102&Itemid=28




IESB video interview with Doug Jones, who plays Pan and The Pale Man:

http://www.iesb.net/index.php?option=com_d4j_ezine&task=read&page=1&category=1&article=1103&Itemid=28



http://www.chud.com/index.php?type=news&id=8302

Win Tickets To See Panís Labyrinth with Doug Jones!:

http://www.iesb.net/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=1169&Itemid=99

Three Film Clips From Pan's Labyrinth:

http://www.iesb.net/index.php?option=com_d4j_ezine&task=read&page=1&category=3&article=1108&Itemid=30

Edited by - Carl on 12/23/2006 20:02:31
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Posted - 12/26/2006 :  14:06:25  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
want to see this
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