Hellboy gets the animated treatment again with Blood & Iron
By Patrick Luce May 2, 2007, 0:05 GMT
It is a decision that would test anyone’s mettle. On June 12th, Hellboy must choose between the destiny he accepted – the protection of mankind – and the destiny for which he was created – the destruction of mankind.
Starz Home Entertainment brings back the graphic novel hero with its newest Hellboy animated feature, Hellboy Animated: Blood & Iron for the suggested retail price of 19.98.
This newest feature from Mike Mignola and Oscar-nominated Guillermo del Toro reunites Hellboy’s dramatic alumni: Ron Perlman, Selma Blair, John Hurt and Doug Jones.
With Hellboy: Blood & Iron, the combined talents of Tad Stones (Buzz Lightyear of Star Command), Mike Mignola (creator of Hellboy) and Guillermo del Toro (writer/director, Hellboy, Oscar-nominated for Best Original Screenplay: Pan’s Labyrinth) have created a bloody good adventure that both engages and excites.
Hellboy Animated: Blood & Iron is reminiscent of the classic ‘Hammer Horror’ films: an atmospheric tale of gothic thrills and chills – stunning to look at, terrifying in content. In 1939, the young Professor Broom destroyed the vampire Erzsebet Ondrusko. Now, decades later, it seems that someone is trying to bring her back and Professor Broom (John Hurt – Hellboy, V for Vendetta) wants to investigate this worrisome development himself.
The agents from the Bureau for Paranormal Research and Defense – Hellboy, Liz Sherman and Abe Sapien – go with him, far more worried about defending their top researcher than with anything paranormal! But their view is soon revised when they find themselves battling werewolves, ghosts, harpies…even Erzsebet herself.
"Like the live action film, the animated version of Hellboy is a little different than the original comic, but faithful to the spirit of the comic and, most important, true to the spirit of the character,” commented Hellboy creator Mignola.
Hellboy Animated: Blood & Iron strikes a rich vein of extras:
Widescreen Presentation (1.78:1) Enhanced for 16x9 TVs
‘Reversal of Fortune’: Professor Broom’s Story
Blood & Iron’s Alternate ‘Crappy’ ending
‘The Iron Shoes’: The Animated Debut
‘Pennangalan’: An E-Comic Exclusive from Mike Mignola
Audio Commentary featuring Mike Mignola, Tad Stones and Vic Cook
Exclusive 32-page HellboyAnimated: Blood & Iron comic book
This will be the time when Hellboy faces the irony of his creation. Hellboy Animated: Blood & Iron forges this confrontation with over-the-top battles against the underworld to create an unforgettable experience!
Hellboy Animated: Blood & Iron is now available for pre-order at Amazon. It is also available for pre-order at AmazonUK for a June 25th release. Visit the DVD database for more information. Visit the DVD Clips and Trailers section for a peek at what to expect from the film.