This two-disc set is one hell of a good time! Disc One includes a brief introduction by director Guillermo del Toro, a creator commentary track featuring Guillermo del Toro and Hellboy creator Mike Mignola; a cast commentary featuring Ron Perlman, Selma Blair, Jeffrey Tambor, and Rupert Evans; four cartoon recommendations in the
A creature from Hades has emerged from the darkness to join the battle against evil. Conjured by the evil Grigory Rasputin (Roden), Hellboy (Perlman) had been rescued by Professor Trevor Broom (Hurt) and molded into an empathetic superhero with the benefit of physical and paranormal powers. Also part of Broom
The anamorphically enhanced 1.85:1 DVD can have extremely dark, moody visuals that are perfectly complementary to the storytelling. Still, viewing in a completely blackened room is recommended to appreciate the perfectly capable shadow delineation of this DVD. Images appear sharp and detailed, with excellent textures and clarity at times. The cool blue and gray overtones of the color palette are chromatically contrasted with the warm fiery reds when Hellboy enters the story. Blacks are deep and solid, and the gradation of visual information as creatures lurk in the darkness allow for heightened suspense. While edge enhancement isn
The soundtrack for Hellboy is extremely well-done, and can transcend a plain-old home theatre listening experience into a full-blown journey where the listener is transported effortlessly into the on-screen world. Hellboy is certainly a superlative and state-of-the-art soundtrack. Everything you would want in a soundtrack is present here in this Dolby
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