Del Toro gives fair warning

5. "This is an incredibly brutal fable, and those of you expecting 'Harry Potter' are going to have an aneurysm," Guillermo del Toro, with glasses, cautioned at the Dec. 18 premiere of his film "Pan's Labyrinth." "For anyone seeking a gentler type of film there's still time to catch 'Eragon.' " No one left. And at the Cafe des Artistes after-party, everyone raved about his visually stunning tale and its 12-year-old star, Ivana Baquero, in red.

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