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Episode 550: Nerdist Podcast
Guillermo del Toro Returns
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Nerdist Podcast: Guillermo del Toro Returns

The immensely talented Guillermo del Toro sits down with Chris, Matt and Jonah to talk about what he thinks is the real magic of film, the importance of letting movies develop naturally, the story of his father being kidnapped when he was young, and the current movies he produced, Crimson Peak, The Book of Life, and FX’s The Strain!

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  1. Jim S says:

    I found a copy of Judgement Day (1988) as mentioned during the podcast. There is apparently one available at

  2. Greg Joyner says:

    Guillermo del Toro talked about his father’s kidnapping during this 2007 interview with Terry Gross.

  3. Ghost Boy says:

    Dude, you’ve seriously gotta stop calling it PacRim. 

  4. The film Jonah is talking about appears to be Judgment Day (1988).

  5. Jaime G. says:

    Guillermo Del Toro is a wonderfully creative story teller and look forward to the third interview on Nerdist.

  6. Tom Bosley says:

    Isn’t weird Chris did not really talk about the strain which makes me think he hates to show. 

  7. Anthony says:

    first part of judgement day, Jonah

  8. Veronica says:

    Love him! He’s so great!

  9. frankie says:

    i’ve not even listened yet and i already love this !

  10. Wildride says:

    Totally popped for the Penanggalan mention.

  11. Mo says:

    Charming delightful man. I love how he’s now a “friend of the show” so just pops to say hello and talk to the guys.
    Great episode!

  12. Reez says:

    This was a freakin’ amazing interview!  One of my favorite directors.  It was really interesting to hear about the experience his family went through.  

  13. I’d really like a gothic western version of “The Count of Monte Cristo”.  Really, really.  Really.