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Blu Ray Review: Pan’s Labrynth

Far from the swords and sorcery that typify modern fantasy movies, Guillermo Del Toro’s best work presents a fairy tale for modern audiences, complete with the darkness, mystery, and wonder that once typified that genre. The mystical realm is connected to the Spanish Civil War through the eyes of Ofelia (Ivana Baquero), a curious and willful young girl grappling with a monstrous stepfather. Themes of identity and obedience tie the two worlds together while the strong characters will keep you engaged throughout.  Continue reading