Guillermo del Toro knows what people want on DVDs, and this first two-disc edition of Hellboy is proof positive of just that. Designed with extravagant attention to detail, both discs are stuffed with enough bonus material to satiate any fan of the flick -- even if they're waiting for the upcoming three-disc Extended Edition. With stellar treatments given to both the anamorphic 1.85:1 widescreen picture and 5.1 English track, this release does a monumental job of preserving the theatrical cut of the film. With far too many extras to count, disc one presents the film plus multiple branching features and a storyboard track that'll give new meaning to repeated viewings. Also worth noting, Hellboy's creator Mike Mignola supplied some new animated comics that you can branch out or, just like the others, watch through a "Play All" feature as well. The movie also comes complete with two commentaries, the first with del Toro and Mignola, while the second features stars Ron Perlman, Selma Blair, Rupert Evans, and the always-hilarious Jeffrey Tambor. As an added bonus to the first disc, some classic UPA cartoons have been thrown in, with three Gerald McBoing Boing adventures awaiting the viewer, as well as the studio's 1953 Oscar-nominated short The Tell-Tale Heart, adapted through some highly expressionistic animation from Edgar Allan Poe's macabre tale. Disc two delves more into the nuts and bolts of the movie, with even more added extras to make one solid second half to one hot Special Edition. The two-and-a-half-hour "Hellboy: The Seeds of Creation" documentary starts things off, taking you chronologically through the shoot by the way of behind-the-scenes footage and cleverly inserted featurettes focused on individual aspects of the production. It's an interesting way to tackle a making-of, and the disc's producers go a long way to present all of it in a fresh and engaging way. More del Toro is rarely a bad thing, so his commentary on all three deleted scenes is more than welcome (and in one case, better than the actual clipped scene), as are the exclusive character bios that he wrote for the main actors when they signed onto the project. The rest of the immense disc includes sections on Animatics, Motion Board-a-matics (the technique of animating the storyboards on a somewhat crude, but effective level), Maquette 3-D sculptures of the film's creatures, a lengthy Poster Explorations gallery, and not just trailers, but nine TV spots as well! Add in some fairly stiff introductions by the director and Selma Blair (both reading off of obvious cue cards), along with an innovative menu design, and this is one immense DVD release that will officially kill anyone who attacks it in one day. With the Extended Edition adding both another disc and a new commentary for a director's cut of the film coming later in the year, there's even more goodness to be gleamed from the film, but any casual fan would be more than happy with this seriously packed release.