Hellboy (Blu-ray) (2004)
Format: Blu-Ray DVD
UPC 14: 00043396191723
Category Keywords: Action Adventure Adventurers Demons Fathers And Sons Good Vs. Evil Monsters Mutants Nazis Paranormal Secret Agents Supernatural Theatrical Release World War II
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Give Evil Hell.
|From visionary writer/director Guillermo del Toro (Blade II, The Devil's Backbone) comes Hellboy, a supernatural action adventure based on Mike Mignola's popular Dark Horse Comics series of the same name. Born in the flames of hell and brought to Earth as an infant to perpetrate evil, Hellboy (Ron Perlman) was rescued from sinister forces by the benevolent Dr. Broom (John Hurt), who raised him to be a hero. In Dr. Broom's secret Bureau of Paranormal Research and Defense, Hellboy creates an unlikely family consisting of the telepathic "Mer-Man" Abe Sapien (Doug Jones) and Liz Sherman (Selma Blair), the woman he loves who can control fire. Hidden from the very society that they protect, they stand as the key line of defense against an evil madman who seeks to reclaim Hellboy to the dark side and use his powers to destroy mankind.|
"Guillermo del Toro is in a class with Peter Jackson as a fan-boy who gets it...[he is] a brilliant filmmaker... David Edelstein, Slate
"Played by Ron Perlman, he's the most magnetic action hero I've come across in a long while. J.R. Jones, Chicago Reader
"Bursting the bonds of its genre, Hellboy fills the screen with gorgeous imagery, vertiginous action and a surprising depth of feeling. Joe Morgenstern, The Wall Street Journal
"...on fire with scares and laughs and del Toro's visionary dazzle. It's the tenderness that comes as an unexpected bonus. Peter Travers, Rolling Stone
Editor's NoteBased on the comic book series by Mike Mignola, Guillermo del Toro's gleefully eccentric film follows the supernatural adventures of Hellboy (Ron Perlman), a cigar-chomping, horn-filing demonic hero enlisted by an occult scholar (John Hurt) to fight evil in the Bureau of Paranormal Research and Defense. Along with the fire-throwing Liz Sherman (Selma Blair) and the amphibious psychic Abe Sapien (Doug Jones, with the voice of David Hyde Pierce), Hellboy is joined by new recruit John Myers (Rupert Evans), a squeaky-clean FBI agent assigned to keep the big red devil's exploits in check. Things get out of hand, however, when a vicious monster is unleashed by the villainous Rasputin (Karl Roden), leading to events that may set off an apocalyptic nightmare for humanity.Echoing Peter Jackson's passion for THE LORD OF THE RINGS trilogy, HELLBOY is a labor of love from del Toro, a longtime fan of the comic and its creator. The director's enthusiasm shows, since HELLBOY is a wondrously strange slice of pulpy adventure, mixed with horror and humor, and enhanced by stunning visual effects. In the title role (and lots of red makeup), Perlman is pitch-perfect, giving the good-natured misfit a powerful--yet surprisingly sensitive--presence. Blair, Evans, Hurt, and other actors are similarly well cast, rounding out an ensemble intent on retaining the movie's dark yet superbly entertaining tone.
Cast & Crew
|Guillermo del Toro - Director|
|Guillermo del Toro - Screenplay|
|Guillermo Navarro - Cinematographer|
|Lawrence Gordon - Producer|
|Marco Beltrami - Original Music By|
|Marco Bittner Rosser, et. al. - Art Director|
|Mike Mignola - Based On Comic Books By|
|Patrick J. Palmer - Executive Producer|
|Peter Amundson - Editor|
|Stephen Scott - Production Designer|
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