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When a maniacal prince (Luke Goss) from an unseen realm sets his sights on ruling the planet, it will take an equally unearthly superhero, like Hellboy (Ron Perlman), to save the world.
Why Is Hellboy 2 The Golden Army Rated PG-13?
Hellboy 2 The Golden Army is rated PG-13 for sequences of sci-fi action and violence, and some language.
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The film begins with scenes of animated battles that include impaling and killing. Later a Manhattan museum is swarmed by spiders that attack and eat the patrons and FBI agents before defecating all over the room. During confrontations, characters engage in hand-to-hand combat, sword fighting and martial arts. Men are beheaded, impaled and repeatedly beaten. An old woman is hit across a room and a creature is crushed between two spiked rollers. One character dies from a self-inflicted stabbing. Car crashes, explosions and property damage are also shown. A couple throws objects during a domestic fight. Pregnancy is discussed and brief kissing is portrayed. Two main characters are drunk and another smokes infrequently. Profanities, vulgarities and two uses of a term meant to sound like a sexual expletive are used in the script.
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Canadian Home Video Rating: 14A
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Hellboy II: The Golden Army takes home video by force with its DVD release. Presented in either a wide or full screen version, the disc offers audio commentaries with writer/director Guillermo del Toro, and actors Jeffrey Tambor, Selma Blair and Luke Goss. Get a glimpse behind the scenes with a Troll Market Tour (with Guillermo del Toro), a visit to seven sets and the Production Workshop. Other extras include Zinco Epilogue Animated Comic, a Comic Book Builder and deleted scenes (with optional commentary by Director Guillermo del Toro). Audio tracks are available in Dolby Digital 5.1 Surround (English, French and Spanish) and DVS Dolby Digital 2.0 Stereo (English), with subtitles in English, French and Spanish).
Hellboy II: The Golden Army also comes in a 3-Disc Special Edition (widescreen). Along with the previously mentioned bonus materials, this package provides a digital copy of the movie and more special features (Prologue, Director’s Notebook, Concept Art Gallery, Hellboy: In Service of the Demon, Professor Broom’s Puppet Theatre, an Image Gallery and on DVD Rom—Hellboy II: The Golden Army Script). Audio tracks are available in Dolby Digital 5.1 Surround (English, French and Spanish) and DVS Dolby Digital 2.0 Stereo (English), with subtitles in English, French and Spanish).
The 2-disc Blu-ray edition of Hellboy II: The Golden Army comes with all of the above (in a widescreen presentation), plus BD-Live: My Chat, My Scenes Sharing, U-Control, Scene Explorer: Schufften Goggle View, and interactive versions of Comic Book Builder, Director’s Notebook, Set Visits, and Comic Book Back-Story. Audio tracks are available in DTS-HD Master Audio 7.1 (English) and DTS 5.1 Surround (French and Spanish), with subtitles in English, French and Spanish).
Fans of the film should also be aware that both the Blu-ray and 3-Disc editions may be purchased as a Collector’s Set. This option comes with a Golden Army statue, limited edition poster, and an excerpt from the journal of director Guillermo Del Toro with a certificate of authenticity.