Hellboy

Overview

This hard hitting release from the Hellboy franchise offers two full length animated feature films, Sword of Storms and Blood & Iron.
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Overview

This hard hitting release from the Hellboy franchise offers two full length animated feature films, Sword of Storms and Blood & Iron.
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Editorial Reviews

Barnes & Noble - Ed Hulse
The stylish direction of Guillermo del Toro makes this colorful adaptation of Mike Mignola's graphic novel a lot more entertaining than it might have been in less capable hands. The principal character, after all, isn't just some costumed do-gooder; he's a supernatural being whose origin is considerably less benign than that of the average comic-book crime fighter. Hellboy portrayed by Ron Perlman, a genuine spawn of the netherworld, is found in the waning days of World War II by Professor Trevor Bruttenholm John Hurt, who also looks after other mutants kept safe from prying eyes in a secret compound. When the reincarnated Grigori Rasputin -- yes, that Rasputin -- unleashes long-suppressed demonic forces against America, the FBI enlists Hellboy's aid in combating the inhuman creatures doing the evil mesmerist's bidding. Perlman, having played bestial characters before, brings much-needed warmth and humor to Hellboy. He's well supported by Hurt and Selma Blair, properly enigmatic and more than a little wistful as Liz Sherman, whose pyro-kinetic abilities make her dangerous to be around. Doug Jones, totally unrecognizable in makeup and prosthetics, turns in a fine performance as Abe Sapien voiced by David Hyde Pierce, the half-man/half-fish who aids Hellboy when the FBI comes calling. Very much like the comic books it brings to life, Hellboy pulsates with energy and teems with dynamic visual effects. While the film has wry, humorous moments, it never condescends to its audience. That's more than can be said for many comic-book movies; and for that, del Toro deserves considerable credit.
Washington Post - Richard Harrington
Del Toro moves his story along with unrelenting energy and wit while introducing the opposing parties with admirable efficiency.
Chicago Sun-Times - Roger Ebert
One of those rare movies that's not only based on a comic book, but also feels like a comic book. It's vibrating with energy, and you can sense the zeal and joy in its making.
Boston Globe - Ty Burr
So forget about taking anyone under 12. But if you want to see what a benign demon looks like when he's eating nachos and unwinding to Al Green, this is the movie for you.
Slate - David Edelstein
Guillermo del Toro is in a class with Peter Jackson as a fan-boy who gets it--a brilliant filmmaker who has a kind of metabolic connection to horror and sci-fi that helps him transform secondhand genre material into something deep and nourishing.

One of those rare movies that's not only based on a comic book, but also feels like a comic book. It's vibrating with energy, and you can sense the zeal and joy in its making.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 5/13/2014
  • UPC: 013132619637
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  • Source: Starz / Anchor Bay
  • Presentation: Anniversary Edition
  • Format: Blu-ray
  • Sales rank: 21,908

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