Van Helsing

Van Helsing

Director: Stephen Sommers Cast: Hugh Jackman, Kate Beckinsale, Richard Roxburgh


The greatest monster hunter of them all has his work cut out for him as he tracks down three deadly foes in this action-adventure saga. Gabriel Van Helsing (Hugh Jackman) is a man who has dedicated his life to battling evil forces who exist outside the bounds of nature; Van Helsing's work has not always made him friends, and a false accusation of murder still trails him. But when he's summoned to Transylvania at the behest of Anna Valerious (Kate Beckinsale), whose family has been fighting supernatural beings for generations, Van Helsing wastes no time answering her call. There, Van Helsing discovers that the undying vampire Count Dracula (Richard Roxburgh) has put a misshapen creature named Igor (Kevin J. O'Connor) under his spell, and, in turn, has forged an alliance with a hideous monster (Shuler Hensley) who was created by the misguided Dr. Victor Frankenstein (Samuel West). Adding to Anna's burden is her brother, Velkan (Will Kemp), a lycanthrope who becomes a bloodthirsty wolf under the light of the full moon. Van Helsing also co-stars Elena Anaya, Silvia Colloca, and Josie Maran as Dracula's vampire brides.

Product Details

Release Date: 10/19/2004
UPC: 0096896272737
Original Release: 2004
Rating: PG-13
Source: Universal Studios

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Hugh Jackman Gabriel Van Helsing
Kate Beckinsale Anna Valerious
Richard Roxburgh Count Vladislaus Dracula
David Wenham Carl
Shuler Hensley Frankenstein's Monster
Elena Anaya Aleera
Will Kemp Velkan Valerious/Wolf Man
Kevin J. O'Connor Igor
Alun Armstrong Cardinal Jinette
Silvia Colloca Verona
Josie Maran Marishka
Tom Fisher Top Hat
Samuel West Dr. Victor Frankenstein
Robbie Coltrane Mr. Hyde
Martin Klebba Dwerger
Stephen H. Fisher Dr. Jekyll
Dana Moravkova Barmaid
Zuzana Durdinova Opera Singer
Jaroslav Vizner Gendarme
Marek Vasut Villager
Samantha Sommers Vampire Child
Dorel Mois Dracula's Ball Performer
Marianna Mois Dracula's Ball Performer
Laurence Racine Dracula's Ball Performer
Patrice Wojciechowski Dracula's Ball Performer
Alan Silvestri Conductor

Technical Credits
Stephen Sommers Director,Producer,Screenwriter
Gregory P. Alcus Stunts
Charles Alleneck Animator
Steve Aplin Animator
Christopher Armstrong Animator
Steve Arnold Art Director
Artist Robinson Associate Producer,Asst. Director
Paul Babin Camera Operator
Sandy Berumen-Justus Stunts
Pavel Bezdek Stunts
Nancy Bishop Casting
David M. Blitstein Special Effects Supervisor
Rudolf Bok Stunts
Petr Bozdech Stunts
Richard Bradshaw Stunts
Troy Brown Stunts
Allan Cameron Production Designer
Greg Cannom Makeup Special Effects
Derrick Carlin Animator
Debbie Lee Carrington Stunts
Scott Carroll Animator
Viktor Cervenka Stunts
Milan Chadima Camera Operator
Marc Chu Animator
Joanna Colbert Casting
Jonathen Collins Animator
Tom Connole Camera Operator
Karin Silvestri Coye Stunts
Keith P. Cunningham Art Director
Laura Dash Stunts
Allen Daviau Cinematographer
Frantisek Deak Stunts
Debra Brown Choreography
Zuzana Drdacka Stunts
Petr Drozda Stunts
Bob Ducsay Editor,Producer
Zdenek Dvoracek Stunts
Hana Dvorska Stunts
Jann K. Engel Set Decoration/Design
Grant Fletcher Stunts
Christian Fletcher Stunts
Ian Fox Camera Operator
Luke Freeborn Set Decoration/Design
Ronald Friedman Animator
Klaus Fuxjager Camera Operator
David Gainey Animator
Robert Gianino Animator
Tad Griffith Stunts
Joseph S. Griffo Stunts
Michal Grun Stunts
Mike Gunther Stunts
Rene Hajek Stunts
Romana Hajkova Stunts
Antonin Hausknecht Stunts
Freddie Hice Stunts
Petr Hnetkovsky Stunts
Jan Holicek Stunts
Petr Horacek Stunts
Jiri Horky Stunts
Jana Hrbkova Production Manager
Eda Hubata Stunts
Blanka Jarosova Stunts
Priscilla John Casting
Mike Justus Stunts
Filip Kadlec Stunts
Maia Kayser Animator
Peter Kelly Animator
Mary Kim Production Manager
Jindrich Klaus Stunts
Ales Kosnar Stunts
Heather Kraft Stunts
Jiri Kraus Stunts
Robert Krejcik Stunts
Milos Kulhavy Stunts
Ladislav Lahoda Stunts
Robert "Robin" Lahoda Stunts
Leonid Larionov Animator
David Latour Animator
Alison Leaf Animator
Oakley Lehman Stunts
David Leitch Stunts
Ellen Lewis Casting
Miroslav Lhotka Stunts
Dimo Lipitkovsky Stunts
David Listvan Stunts
Victoria Livingstone Animator
Billy Lucas Stunts
David Luckenbach Camera Operator
Mirek Lux Asst. Director
Jonathan Lyons Animator
Wesley Mandell Animator
Ivan Mares Stunts
Robert Marrs Stunts
Kevin Martel Animator
Giles Masters Art Director
Kelly Matsumoto Editor,Production Designer
Jim May Editor
Matt McColm Stunts
Bob McDougall Stunts
Robert McIntosh Animator
Mark McKenzie Musical Arrangement
Phil McNally Animator
Jan Mensik Asst. Director
Sam Mercer Executive Producer
David Minkowski Associate Producer
Christopher Mitchell Animator
Heidi Moneymaker Stunts
Klara Moravkova Stunts
Philip Morris Animator
David Mottl Stunts
Michael Munoz Stunts
Mario Munoz Stunts
Mark Munoz Stunts
Pavel Myslik Stunts
Leo Napolitano Camera Operator
Miroslav Navratil Stunts
Douglas Neithercut Stunts
Larry Nicholas Stunts
Rick O'Connor Animator
Harry E. Otto Set Decoration/Design
Vaclav Pacal Stunts
David Parker Sound Mixer
Christian P. Della Penna Asst. Director
Loni Peristere Executive Producer
Gabriella Pescucci Costumes/Costume Designer
Tomas Peterac Stunts
Jaroslav Peterka Stunts
Jan Petrina Stunts
Carlo Poggioli Costumes/Costume Designer
Bob Porter Stunts
Mark Povinelli Stunts
Mark Powers Animator
Captive Audience Prods. Makeup Special Effects
Jaroslav Psenicka Stunts
Ales Putikk Stunts
Tony Reading Art Director
Jason Rennie Animator
Magali Rigaudias Animator
Tim Rigby Stunts
Debbie Rondell Stunts
Misty Rosas Stunts
Deep Roy Stunts
Ervin Sanders Camera Operator
Dennis S. Sands Sound Mixer
David Schultz Stunts
Petr Sekanina Stunts
Leslie Shatz Sound Mixer
Alan Silvestri Score Composer
Jiri Simbersky Stunts
Klara Slavikova Stunts
Milan Slepicka Stunts
Stephen Forrest Smith Consultant/advisor
Easton M. Smith Set Decoration/Design
Douglas Snively Stunts
Tom St. Amand Animator
Matthew Stillman Associate Producer
Monty Stuart Stunts
Eric P. Sundahl Set Decoration/Design
Jaromir Svarc Art Director
Vasilios Tanis Makeup
Carly Thomas Stunts
Tomas Tobola Stunts
Susumu Tokunow Sound Mixer
David Listvan Tomas Stunts
Delio Tramontozzi Animator
Tim Trella Stunts
Marjolaine Tremblay-Silva Animator
Miroslav Valka Stunts
Jan Van Buyten Animator
Keith Vanderlaan Makeup Special Effects
Karel Vavrovec Stunts
Petr Vlasak Stunts
Pavel Vokoun Stunts
Jan Vosmik Stunts
Aaron Walters Stunts
David Weinstein Animator
Mary Stuart Welch Executive Producer
Andy Wong Animator
Troy Wood Stunts
Dana Woods Stunts
Danny Wynands Stunts
Kamila Zenkerova Stunts
Daniel Zizmor Animator

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Van Helsing 3.9 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 59 reviews.
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loved it!
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Guest More than 1 year ago
What can I say, its not the cinematic landmark that all films will be measured against but it definately satisfies a night of vegging out with a large coke and bowl of popcorn. The plot is simple, in fact you'll figure out the obvious twist in the movie before it has a chance to shock you. Still its filled with action, and humor. If you're looking for in depth story watch something else like "Gattica" otherwise this is as entertaining as reading a classic comic book from the 60s.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Keeps you riveted to the edge of your seat. litarally. This movie rocks my world.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Superb writing and directing revealing insights of characters exciting acting and use of talent. Where is Van Helsing 2?
Guest More than 1 year ago
Amazing. This movie is superb. I never got board for a moment. it's worth seeing 1 million times.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This movie is so cool!!!! I love it!!!!!
Guest More than 1 year ago
I liked the movie and was somewhat impressed with it, although the previews show most of the really cool stuff. Terrific actors and good special effects. Sadly, it wasn't quite what it was cracked up to be.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Imagine: three of hollywood's greatest horror characters all thrown into one amazing movie. 'Van Helsing' features the wolfman, Frankenstien's monster and Dracula. The main character, Van Helsing (Hugh Jackman) travels to Transyvania for his ultimate assignment yet; to take out the infamous Dracula who has been terroizing towns people for ages along with his three beautiful and deadly brides. Helsing is also on a personal quest, to discover his past. Along the way he meets Anna an independant, strong woman who is also trying to bring Dracula to an end after he killed her family. The catch: Dracula can't be killed. And he has a horrific plan; to bring to life hundreds of years worth of baby vampires. Now, with many complecations, Helsing and Anna team up with Frankenstien and try to bring an end to Dracula. Many people may think that with so many famous monsters, it is just a horrible plot but acctually the plot all works out wonderfully. Every aspect of this movie is nice. The soundtrack is excellent, the special effects are first-class, there is something for everybody from the ultamite wolfman-dracula clash down to the love story between Helsing and Anna to the homor installed by the monk. This is a great movie and will have you sitting on the edge of your seat the entire time!
Guest More than 1 year ago
I LOVE this movie. It is a action, have-you-at-the-edge-of-your-seat adventure film! Congrats Stephen Sommers!!!!!!
Guest More than 1 year ago
I went to see this movie not expecting much, but I still found myself cringing throughout. Sommers takes excellent raw materials (cool source material, excellent cinematagraphy, a huge budget, and three terrific actors in the lead roles and failed to devilver a viewable product. The plot is trite with many gimmicks,and many of the elements meant to pay "tribute" to the classic Universal horror films come off as more mocking in tone then anyything else. This is one of those sad cases where a good movie is burried by a ham-fisted production team. This may entertain those in the 8-12 crowd but mature vieweres will feel insulted by the baseness of this film.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Fantastic Cast and the storyline was awesome, it filled my every expectation that the previews built you up for! Special effects were too cool! We sat on the edge of our seats through the whole movie. I think it's great that you can have an action/horror film without all that slice 'em up gore that some people think has to be in a movie to make it worthwhile. Great job cast and crew!!! Looking forward to the sequels!
Guest More than 1 year ago
I loved this movie! It was so exciting that I can't wait to see it again. Hugh jackman was also really hott in this movie!
Guest More than 1 year ago
I loved this film by the same director that made The Mummy and its sequel The Mummy Returns. He includes from the very begining Dr.Jekyl and Mr.Hyde and as the film rolls on the caste of ghouls includes Dracula, The Wolf Man, Frankenstein, and the 3 Brides of Dracula. For fans of horror this is awesome to see the classic creatures of literature and cinema brought to life and fully reimagined. Id recommend getting this special edition and the two special edition Mummy films.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Kate Beckinsale is sooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo oooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo oooooooooooooooooooooooooooo beautiful, and this has probably been her best performance. This movie is also a lot better than the Mummy and the Mummy Returns, I think that it is horrible that it didn't do so well in the box office, it diserved a lot lot lot lot lot lot lot lot lot lot lot lot lot lot lot lot lot lot lot lot more, so did POTC,(wich I think is the best. This movie and Potc do have a lot in comen though: best directing, best score, best all around this summer.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I didn't know that CGIs were actors who could work with other films! The same shape and voice that did DAX from Star Wars II is Mr. Hyde in Van Helsing!? P-U suh!! I didn't have any issue with the effects but it should have had more blood and been a rated R film. I can't stand these horror/action films giving in the core group of critics to tone down the violence so you can get into a larger audience. it could have been more than what it was.
Guest More than 1 year ago
i love vampires, werewolves and anything supernatural. plus loved hugh jackman after x-men and kate beckingsale in underworld. after watching van helsing i thought it was an okay but not great great kind of movie. i'll admit there were some moments that seriously could of been done a bit better like the story and tone down the cgi. anyway this is one of those movies that you can watch on tv and enjoy for what it is. same goes for league of extraordinary gentleman. I couldn't help but watch it again and thought it was a pretty good movie. you have the hunter who goes after dracula &amp quot played by the kinda cute richard roxburgh&amp quot with help from a woman who's avenging her family that was killed by the vampire. didn't recognize wenham as carl who i found out later was the dashing faramir in lotr two towers and return of the king. so yeah give this one a chance.
Guest More than 1 year ago
A mess thrown up on screen. The violence is incredible, maimings, burnings, numerous shootings. All there is is a overwelming amounth of explosions and CGI monsters fighting each other, interposed with awful dialogue and turgid romance. Jackson has his charisma sucked right out of him by the millions of dollars of special effects whirling around him. The director continously insults the intelligence of the viewer, dumbing down everything in sight. Realism on even the most rudimentary level is sacrificed. A 'dead' lost. MediaMale
Guest More than 1 year ago
I thought this was one of the most thought out terrific action movie ever. I knew the original story of Dracula, The Wolfman, and the Franfenstein monster, this puts a whole knew spin on it. It's actioned packed, smart, and the special effects are incredible. I do not see how anybody could not like this movie. I was literally at the edge of my seet. The acting is superb and the story line is perfect. Van Helsing is a ten out of ten. Out of all the action movies this one leaves them all behind.
Guest More than 1 year ago
My headline about sums it up... this movie is entertaining at times but delves much to far into the world of 'camp' for my taste. A typical Stephen Sommers movie that counts on computer graphics way too much and ends up on the cheesy side of things because of it. Still fun at times but 5 stars? Get real! This film would have benefited greatly by being more serious and dark... still... not a bad rental... just don't expect too much.
Guest More than 1 year ago
this movie wasn't bad, but it wasn't great. hugh and kate played their parts well. the plot was really out there. recommened for people who like hugh jackman
Guest More than 1 year ago
I tried to like this movie...I really did, but the sheer crappiness of it got in the way. It could have been awesome! They had a great cast, but not a great story line. I guess I'd have to say it was like LXG only worse. Perhaps it was because the movie was more in your face and less psychological. Too bad...
Guest More than 1 year ago
I wish this movie would die, bury itself and then decompose. This movie was a nightmare to sit through and the only reason I did is because my nephew just had to see it. I was so angry that this movie stole $7 and 2 hours from me. I cannot believe that I am even taking the time to write this review. The CG was terrible, I mean just ridiculously bad. The acting was bad, the direction was bad, the casting was bad. It was all bad.Bad. Bad. Bad.