Hellboy Revisited

Hellboy - Director’s CutThe day after I bought a used copy of Hellboy from Blockbuster, the three-disc uberhyperultramegaspecial platinum tiger edition was released. Naturally. This new edition contains added scenes, new commentaries, additional special features and is hand-delivered by Ron Perlman, Mike Mignola and Guillermo del Toro, who sit on your couch, drink beer, and trade amusing anecdotes as you watch the director’s cut of the movie, the running time of which is nearly eleven hours.The interviews and commentaries contained on this DVD are for entertainment purposes only. The views and opinions expressed therein are those of the individual speakers, and do not necessarily reflect those of Revolution Studios, Sony Pictures Entertainment or any of their affiliates.

Sounds like the perfect Christmas gift for me, doesn’t it? Boy, howdy, it sure does! Well, don’t reach for your wallet just yet, ’cause I already got it as part of a gift exchange. I am, as the Beat Farmers would surely assert, a happy boy. I watched the movie (again) over the weekend (or perhaps it was Monday night). I’m pleased to report that the added scenes flow quite nicely, and nicely flesh out some aspects of the story. I have yet to watch any of the commentaries, but Hellboy is one of those rare movies that I could watch three or four times in the space of a month without worrying that I’ll grow tired of it. It is simply fun to watch.

2 thoughts on “Hellboy Revisited”

  1. Finally got around to watching the flick. It was a free gallery title to go with the regularly priced recent release.

    I laughed.

    Out loud.

    More than once.

    My Favourite Canadian wasn’t going to watch it with me(mostly due to the title), but she found out it was rated PG-13, she relented. And enjoyed it enough that she requested we re-watch it the next evening. On the second watch she slept through over half of it.

    Didn’t have time to watch much of the extras in the five days we had it.

    And the recent release? High Tension, which I watched alone and skimmed over at least a third.

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