Guillermo del Toro knows what people want on their DVDs, and this three-disc second edition of Hellboy is proof positive of just that. Designed with extravagant attention to detail, all three discs are stuffed with enough bonus material to satiate any fan of the flick. 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 presenting the director's 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 a new lone commentary with del Toro as he opts against a screen-specific commentary and delves into the whole filmmaking process of realizing his vision of Mignola's world, while the second track features both an isolated score and a commentary from composer Marco Beltrami. The director's cut itself adds in ten or so minutes of cut scenes, mostly character moments that add a bit more feeling into the film, while another subplot involving Rasputin's eyes finally sees the light of day here. 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 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! Disc three makes its debut with this set and its explorations of the production are expansive to say the least. First off is the cast commentary from the previous edition, though here it is presented as a video commentary, with footage of stars Ron Perlman, Selma Blair, Rupert Evans, and the always hilarious Jeffrey Tambor sitting in a recording studio as they view the film. For those interested in a more in-depth look at the movie magic in the film, look no further than the "Production Workshops" section. Including features on pre-production makeup and lighting tests, along with a few visual-effects how-to sections on some of the more complicated effects in the film, this area provides great insight to how the fantastical comic book designs were translated to the big screen. Speaking of comics, one of the set's greatest inclusions is the "Quick Guide to Understanding Comics" feature, hosted by none other than self-proclaimed comic scholar Scott McCloud. Taking many of the ideas from his acclaimed series of books on the subject, McCloud brings the viewers through history, showing how the comic art form has changed and developed as its social acceptance has broadened throughout the years. Also included is a 23-minute Q & A session at a 2002 Comic-Con, along with an expanded gallery section that holds an immense Mignola pre-production art section (complete with a 40-minute artist commentary) and a Comic-Book Artist Pinup area, where such comic legends as Frank Miller and others submit their versions of the big red guy. With incredible menu design and even more hidden features, this three-disc is the ultimate release of the film and should prove to be the one that most hardcore fans end up with when all is said and done. Also included in this Gift Set is a collectible Hellboy bust, modeled after Ron Perlman in the film.