We’ve recently received the news about the release of Lionsgate Films “Hellboy” on Digital and Blu-ray and there is a whole lot to digest about this exciting release. The film itself was a reboot of the franchise and was met with a solid approval from the comic book fans. Take a look down below and I will return at the close.
The Press Release:
It’s time to give evil some hell when Hellboy arrives on Digital July 9 and on 4K Ultra HD Combo Pack (plus Blu-ray and Digital), Blu-ray Combo Pack (plus DVD and Digital), DVD, and On Demand July 23 from Lionsgate. Based on Mike Mignola’s smash-hit comic book series from Dark Horse and written for the screen by Andrew Cosby (TV’s “Eureka”), the horrifying vision filled with monsters and mayhem is directed by Neil Marshall (The Descent, TV’s “Game of Thrones”) and stars Golden Globe® nominee David Harbour (2018, Best Supporting Actor – Drama Series, “Stranger Things”) as the iconic half-demon superhero, Hellboy. “A horrifyingly good time” (William Bibbiani, TheWrap), the film also stars Milla Jovovich (Resident Evil franchise, The Fourth Kind), Golden Globe® winner Ian McShane (2005, Best Actor – Drama, “Deadwood”), Sasha Lane (American Honey), Daniel Dae Kim (TV’s “Lost,” TV’s “Hawaii Five-O,” Insurgent), and Academy Award® nominee Thomas Haden Church (2004, Best Supporting Actor, Sideways). Additionally, the film features the talents of Academy Award®-winning special effects makeup artist Joel Harlow (2010, Best Makeup and Hairstyling, Star Trek) and world-renowned prosthetics artist Norman Cabrera (Planet of the Apes, TV’s “The Walking Dead”), bringing Mignola’s wise-cracking demon and other creepy creatures to life.
Hellboy is back, and he’s on fire. From the pages of Mike Mignola’s seminal work, this action-packed story sees the legendary half-demon superhero (David Harbour) called to the English countryside to battle a trio of rampaging giants. There he discovers The Blood Queen, Nimue (Milla Jovovich), a resurrected ancient sorceress thirsting to avenge a past betrayal. Suddenly caught in a clash between the supernatural and the human, Hellboy is now hell-bent on stopping Nimue without triggering the end of the world.
Take home Hellboy and delve into his world with exclusive special features, including a three-part documentary, never-before-seen deleted scenes, and more! Experience four times the resolution of full HD with the 4K Ultra HD Combo Pack, which includes Dolby Vision® HDR, bringing entertainment to life through ultra-vivid picture quality. When compared to a standard picture, Dolby Vision can deliver spectacular colors never before seen on a screen, highlights that are up to 40 times brighter, and blacks that are 10 times darker. Additionally, the 4K Ultra HD Combo Pack features Dolby Atmos® audio mixed specifically for the home, to place and move audio anywhere in the room, including overhead The Hellboy 4K Ultra HD Combo Pack, Blu-ray Combo Pack, and DVD will be available for the suggested retail price of $42.99, $39.99, and $29.95, respectively.
4K UHD / BLU-RAY / DIGITAL SPECIAL FEATURES:
• “Tales of the Wild Hunt: Hellboy Reborn” (3-Part Documentary)
• Deleted Scenes
DVD SPECIAL FEATURES:
• Deleted Scenes
Year of Production: 2018
Title Copyright: Hellboy © 2019 HB Productions, Inc. Artwork & Supplementary Materials © 2019 Summit Entertainment, LLC. All Rights Reserved.
Type: Theatrical Release
Rating: R for strong bloody violence and gore throughout, and language.
Genre: Action, Adventure, Fantasy
Subtitles: English, Spanish, French, English SDH
Feature Run Time: 121 Minutes
4K Ultra HD™ Format: 2160p Ultra High Definition, 16×9 (2.39:1) Presentation with Dolby Vision
BD Format: 1080p High Definition, 16×9 (2.39:1) Presentation
DVD Format: 16×9 (2.39:1) Presentation
4K Audio: English Dolby Atmos, Spanish and French 5.1 Dolby Audio™, English Descriptive Audio
BD Audio: English Dolby Atmos, Spanish and French 5.1 Dolby Audio, English Descriptive Audio
DVD Audio: English 5.1 Dolby Audio, Spanish and French 5.1 Dolby Audio, English Descriptive Audio
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PiercingMetal Thoughts: I was a fan of the original “Hellboy” features and while I was surprised that they decided to reboot the franchise, I still enjoyed it enough to sign on to any sequels that might come down the pike. I saw this in the theatre pretty close after the opening day and felt that Harbour was a great Hellboy. I think I might have preferred this be a continuation more than a reboot but I wasn’t in the plot planning meetings. Since I never got around to adding the original films to my video library I am not sure I am adding this one just yet. Perhaps I will only do the digital version or I will reach out to any friends who purchase it and don’t feel like keeping their digital copy code. I’ve been gifted those in the past so I am always game. That being said I wonder if you readers will be purchasing this one or if you will be fine with just watching it once it makes its way to the streaming services. Chime in down below.
Official Wiki: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hellboy_(2019_film)