Directed By: Guillermo Del Toro Starring: Ron Perlman Selma Blair

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As dark forces gather to hasten the apocalypse, hellboy fights fire with fire in this mind-blasting supermatural action-adventure. Based on the celebrated dark horse comic book.


Studio Sony
SKU 40250411
UPC 043396074095
UPC 14 00043396074095
Format DVD
Release Date 1/22/2008
Rating UR
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Editors Note
Note Based 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.
Entertainment Weekly "HELLBOY is engaging." 04/09/2004 p.56
New York Times "Mr. del Toro lets loose with an all-American, vaudevillian rambunctiousness that makes the movie daffy, loose and lovable." 04/02/2004 p.E8
Los Angeles Times "There's no shortage of slick special effects and rampaging monsters here. Yet what catches the eye and captures the imagination is the lovingly hand-crafted feel of the design..." 04/02/2004 p.C1
USA Today "Guillermo del Toro has crafted a fiery action picture destined to please comics fans..." 04/09/2004 p.10E
Chicago Sun-Times "It's vibrating with energy, and you can sense the zeal and joy in its making." 04/02/2004 p.37
Box Office "[A]n engaging supernatural action film....It's easy to be captivated by del Toro's style and the film's overall panache." 05/01/2004 p.29
Sight and Sound "The bad guys have great looks....HELLBOY succeeds because it brings the visuals from the page to life with a beating red heart." 09/01/2004 p.50-1
Premiere "Perlman nails Hellboy's blue-collar ethos....[With] visual artistry and sly wit..." 07/01/2004 p.115-16
Uncut "Perlman is outstanding....Over-the-top fun..." 10/01/2004 p.144
Guillermo Del Toro
Ron Perlman
Selma Blair
Cast & Crew
Karel Roden - Star
Ron Perlman - Star
Rupert Evans - Star
Corey Johnson - Star
Jeffrey Tambor - Star
Doug Jones - Star
John Hurt - Star
Selma Blair - Star
Guillermo Del Toro - Screenwriter
Mike Mignola - Source Writer
David Hyde Pierce - Voice
Marco Beltrami - Composer
Guillermo Navarro - Director of Photography
Lloyd Levin - Producer
Patrick Palmer - Executive Producer
Lawrence Gordon - Producer
Peter Briggs - Story
Mike Richardson - Producer
Guillermo Del Toro - Director
Technical Info
Original Release Date 2004
Catalog ID 07409
UPC 00043396074095
Number of Discs 3
Running Time 132 minutes
Color Color
Original Language English
Available Audio Tracks English [CC], English
Aspect Ratio
Anamorphic Widescreen  1.85:1
ReviewSource James Berardinelli's ReelViews
Review My sense is that most comic book aficionados, regardless of whether or not they are familiar with Mi
ReviewRating 8
ReviewSource Slate
Review Guillermo del Toro is in a class with Peter Jackson as a fan-boy who gets it--a brilliant filmmaker
Reviewer David Edelstein
ReviewRating 9
ReviewSource Chicago Sun-Times
Review Hellboy is one of those rare movies that's not only based on a comic book, but also feels like
Reviewer Roger Ebert
ReviewRating 9
DVD, Director's Cut, Widescreen, Aspect Ratio 1.85:1, Dolby Digital (5.1), English, Subtitled, French
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