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Title:
Hellboy
Author:
Gordon, Lawrence, 1936-
Edition:
[DVD version].
Publication Information:
Culver City, Calif. : Columbia TriStar Home Entertainment, [2004]

©2004
Physical Description:
2 videodiscs (122 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
Summary:
In the 1940s, the Third Reich has joined forces with the evil Grigori Rasputin, who has used his occult powers to summon up a demon from the depths of Hell. However, the demonic creature is captured by American forces, and put in the care of Professor Broom. Under Broom's care, Hellboy develops the desire to do good. Sixty years later he takes action as part of an elite secret defense team alongside Liz Sherman, and Abe Sapian, an aquatic humanoid with the power of telepathy. Hellboy finds himself facing the powerful Rasputin determined to bring the demon back to the forces of darkness.
General Note:
Special ed.

Based on the Dark Horse comic created by Mike Mignola.

Special features: Disc one: eight branching DVD comics by Mike Mignola; eight right hand of doom set visits; storyboards; four short films featuring the cartoons Hellboy himself recommends; cast commentary with Ron Perlman, Selma Blair, Rupert Evans and Jeffrey Tambor; creator commentary with director Guillermo del Toro and co-executive producer Mike Mignola; DVD-Rom: director's notebook, printable script, script supervisor's book; Disc two: four animatics; three deleted scenes with optional commentary; scene deconstruction; 'Hellboy': the seeds of creation; Kroenen's Lair; five board-a-matics; weblink; nine theatrical TV spots; poster explorations for the 'Hellboy' theatrical campaign; filmographies; previews.
Language:
English
Reading Level:
MPAA rating: PG-13; for sci-fi action violence and frightening images.
ISBN:
9781404935921
UPC:
043396013179
Format :
DVD

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Mike Mignola's acclaimed comic book series about a creature from Hades who joins the battle against evil arrives on the screen in vivid form in this adaptation directed by distinctive horror filmmaker Guillermo del Toro. During World War II, the Third Reich has joined forces with the evil Grigori Rasputin (Karel Roden), who has used his occult powers to summon up a young demon from the depth of Hell to be used as the ultimate Axis weapon. However, the demonic creature is captured by American forces, and put in the care of Professor Broom (John Hurt), the founder of a top-secret organization called the Bureau for Paranormal Research and Defense. Under Broom's tutelage, the creature develops empathy and a desire to do good while his physical powers and paranormal talents are honed to a fine point. Sixty years later, the demon, now known as Hellboy (Ron Perlman), is part of an elite secret defense team alongside Liz Sherman (Selma Blair), a beautiful young woman who can create fire with her mind, and Abe Sapian (Doug Jones), an aquatic humanoid with the power of telepathy. Despite his many years of fighting for right, Hellboy finds himself facing his greatest challenge when the powerful Rasputin returns, determined to bring the demon back to the forces of darkness so that evil may finally rule the world. Hellboy's supporting cast also includes Jeffrey Tambor, Rupert Evans, and Brian Steele. ~ Mark Deming, Rovi