Picture from Hellboy 2 The Golden Army
Overall C

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.

Violence D+
Sexual Content B+
Profanity C-
Substance Use C

MPAA Rating: PG-13 for sequences of sci-fi action and violence, and some language.

Hellboy 2 The Golden Army

The most recent home video release of this movie is November 11, 2008. Here are some details…

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.

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