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Hellboy II out on R1 DVD

Post by Lamont on Fri Nov 14, 2008 9:26 am

Hellboy II, the best film of the year, is out on R1 DVD. There's a very nice all-included blood-from-a-stone version, with a facsimile of del Toro's journal and a lovely Golden Army soldier figure.

http://www.amazon.com/Hellboy-II-Golden-Army-Collectors/dp/B001F7MSES/ref=sr_1_23?ie=UTF8&s=dvd&qid=1226683437&sr=8-23

Buy it. Smile Universal needs to see some cash if they're going to make the third movie. The Dark Knight eviscerated Hellboy at the box-office, for some unfathomable reason, so the DVD is where it's at.

Star Wars has been defiled, The Matrix went from the greatest movie ever to the crappiest trilogy ever in the space of six months, but everything, everything I've ever seen with the Hellboy logo on it has delivered. The original comics, the movies, the animated films, the novels, everything.

Rejoice, friends!
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Post by sheringham on Fri Nov 14, 2008 1:23 pm

You're really not joking about this are you? Is it scary?
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Post by Zoltar on Fri Nov 14, 2008 3:10 pm

Lamont wrote:Buy it. Smile
I ordered it last night, actually. The fancy version with the poster and all the other goodies. Very Happy

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Post by Lamont on Fri Nov 14, 2008 5:50 pm

sheringham wrote:You're really not joking about this are you? Is it scary?

A bit, for very little kids, and it's del Toro, so it's got that oniric, slightly nightmarish quality that can be disturbing, but it's mostly a very funny, and very romantic, film. It's a big love story -- between monsters. It's fascinating.

Some people might simply find it silly. I think it's deeper than lots of Real Artistic Cinema About the Human Condition.

And the action kicks ass.
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Post by sheringham on Sat Nov 15, 2008 8:39 am

Do I need to see Hellboy I first?
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Post by Lamont on Sat Nov 15, 2008 10:12 am

sheringham wrote:Do I need to see Hellboy I first?

Not really, though it helps. The first Hellboy is a terrific film in its own right, but it's more lovecraftian horror than high fantasy (which is what the second film really is). So the first movie is great, but is in fact much scarier than the second one (for kids, I mean). It does a great job of setting up the world, and has fantastic set pieces, and the relationship between Hellboy and his flame (haha, you'll see) is wonderfully done.

The only thing, as I say, is that these two movies, though about the same characters, are wildly different in tone.
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Post by Aspadistra on Sun Apr 26, 2009 2:18 pm

I've just spotted this thread. Must check whether Region 2 is available.

I saw the first film. I hadn't really known what to expect, but I thoroughly enjoyed that.
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Re: Hellboy II out on R1 DVD

Post by Lamont on Thu Jun 04, 2009 11:08 am

Aspadistra wrote:I've just spotted this thread. Must check whether Region 2 is available.

I saw the first film. I hadn't really known what to expect, but I thoroughly enjoyed that.

You're going to adore the second one.
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