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Hellsing - Hellsing Series (Classic)


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  • Actors: Crispin Freeman, Victoria Harwood, Katharine Gray
  • Format: Multiple Formats, Animated, Box set, Color, NTSC, Widescreen
  • Language: Japanese, English
  • Subtitles: English
  • Dubbed: English
  • Region: Region 1 (U.S. and Canada only. Read more about DVD formats.)
  • Aspect Ratio: 1.78:1
  • Number of discs: 2
  • Rated: NR (Not Rated)
  • Studio: Funimation Prod
  • DVD Release Date: November 13, 2012
  • Run Time: 300 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (43 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: B008YRL6WM
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #49,172 in Movies & TV (See Top 100 in Movies & TV)

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Witness the blood-soaked roots of a legend in Hellsing, the original action-horror series that launched the careers of some of anime's brightest stars. The rogue vampire Alucard is the Hellsing Organization's deadliest instrument in its mission to protect the British Empire from undead ghouls and satanic freaks. He is not alone in his assault on the occult; the master has a servant. Policewoman Seras Victoria accepted Alucard's gift of dark salvation after falling in the line of duty, and now the remnants of her human soul struggle against her growing vampire urges. Together, they haunt the shadows as a sinister force of good - and tonight the foggy streets of England shall flow with the blood of their evil prey.

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50 of 60 people found the following review helpful By Blitzkrieger Man on November 2, 2012
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He's killing the franchise.

What he doesn't realize is that by writing that review and scarring off potential customers; (Unnecessarily I might add.) he is effectively killing the franchise...potentially ruining the future experience for others and existing fans such as myself. As an anime man who LOVES, not just this show, but also this FRANCHISE, I can not sit by and let that happen. (I'm going to avoid an offtopic lecture in this review about how important it is to buy and support the anime franchises you love in any way possible; since the industry is so brittle at the moment EVERY show is at risk...) However, I apologize in advance that this may mean I'm slightly biased but, you know what, **** it Hellsing is amazing. Moving on.

For those curious... This is an older adaptation of a manga (Japanese comic) called Hellsing. They made this show WHILE the manga was still being released and eventually the release of the tv series passed the release of the manga series. As such, they had to improvise. This means roughly half of the series doesn't follow the original story as found in the original source material.

Hellsing:Ultimate fixes that problem. It is a more faithful, and more accurate, OAV series (Instead of TV Series...This gave them higher budgets per episode and no restrictions in the gore, ect.) that, while the TV Series is good, is widely considered and hailed as a dark masterpiece.

However, with that said, while the remake would be a perfect 5 stars this show IS STILL (Probably for most) a 3.5 star show, but it's different for everybody. I actually know a few people that enjoyed it MORE then the remake because of how dark Hellsing:Ultimate is. (Also because the two shows go in relatively different directions.
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14 of 16 people found the following review helpful By A. B. Anderson on November 16, 2012
I came across the original Hellsing on late-night cable a number of years ago. I couldn't stop watching, and I am NOT a fan of anime. I do love 'supernatural' things like vampires, zombies, etc, so this was interesting and a lot cooler than I ever thought anime could be. It led me to other things like "Rin: Daughters of Mnemosyne", and I have been into anime ever since!

I'm surprised that the most critical reviews are from 'fanboys' who sound like my old girlfriend who dragged me to the f*****g Harry Potter movies, and then complained about things like, "In the book the tree is over there, they put the tree in the wrong place!" OMG, WHO CARES!

Anyway, please ignore the hyper-critical reviews, this series is so very cool. If you have any interest in vampires (not the girly EMO kind) then you really need to check this out. After this go to 'Hellsing Ultimate' and you will enjoy it that much more. And for those who are new to Hellsing here is a tip: The main character is named Alucard, which is Dracula backwards. You might call this a 'reinvention' of Dracula, but it has absolutely nothing to do with Bram Stoker's character OR story.

In short, 5 starts, watch this. Period.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Castillo on March 10, 2014
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good show a little slow geting in to the seires but im not about to stop now, anime fan for lofe
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Austin on July 3, 2013
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Not as good as Hellsing ultimate but it is nice to see the original story behind it. good for Hellsing fans, it has all the episodes and the cover looks awesome. Shipped really quick and arrived on time.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By J. Edwards on February 18, 2013
For those of us who are familiar with the various incarnations of "Hellsing" (this, the OVA, the manga, etc), this may seem too tame to really fit with the franchise. However, if you're new to the material, this is actually a really good starting point. It is milder than the OVA, true, but for someone just getting started into the series, it's perfect. It's also a good purchase for those of us who remember seeing it back in the early 2000s when the series first hit the US with these episodes.
The product is well packaged and contains all 13 episodes from the Funimation release. And honestly, for a "classic" anime, $18 isn't too much to ask. It's worth it to get into the series for the first time, with little commitment if you're not happy with what you see. The OVA standard price is over $50, which is a little steep if you're not sure you'll like it.
As for the actual content, I'm sure you could probably find much better descriptions of the series and the individual episodes than I could possibly give you here. This particular part of the franchise WAS designed to be an introduction into the mythos that is Hellsing. It is not designed to be a compendium, it is not designed to be the complete story, and it's true what others have said, it diverges from the "true" story quite a bit. But it's still a good anime, and still worth what Amazon has listed for the price.
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6 of 9 people found the following review helpful By J. Bookwalter on December 6, 2012
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This is the original Hellsing series before the Ultimate series begain (which is still on going). The art work is more life like and not as stylized as the Ultimate series (still good). The story is good (but ends with questions - see Hellsing Ultimate). The story deals more with the begining of the series (character development). This with Hellsing ultimate works together. It is still a great blu-ray to get. Enjoy it.
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4 of 6 people found the following review helpful By Chief5598 on December 19, 2012
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Hellsing is the story of a vampire, the Hellsing Organization and a police woman. The Police Woman that gets caught up in a war between two real vampires. Arucard and Incognito are the major vampires and with them is the British Empire's dry but always funny policewoman (Bloody Hell) all part of the Hellsing Organization's efforts to make a bleeding mess of things. If you Love early Anime without all the computer CGI that can be just a little to much. I have been watching anime since 1963 and other than Freezing this is hands down the best bloody anime.
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This vs Hellsing Ultimate
Ultimate follows the manga where the Classic series goes off on its own little tangent. Both are good but Ultimate is ultimatly better in my opinion, and once you get off this page youll see that pretty much everyone likes it more (people on this page are super defensive.)
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