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Hellboy: Sword of Storms & Blood & Iron
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Sword of Storms
In the first animated feature from Director Tad Stones (Buzz Lightyear of Star Command), and Creative Producers Mike Mignola (creator of HELLBOY comics) and Guillermo del Toro (writer/director of the HELLBOY feature films), a folklore professor becomes unwittingly possessed by the ancient Japanese demons of Thunder and Lightning. But when The Bureau of Paranormal Research & Defense dispatches a team of agents to investigate, a cursed samurai sword sends Hellboy (Ron Perlman) to a supernatural dimension of ghosts, monsters and feudal mayhem. Now while pyrokinetic Liz Sherman (Selma Blair) and fishboy Abe Sapien (Doug Jones) battle one very pissed-off dragon, a lost and cranky Hellboy must find his way home. Even if he can survive the perilous journey, how much crap does a guy have to put up with from the two most vengeful and ferocious spirits of Japanese legend?
Blood and Iron
When Hellboy, Liz Sherman and Abe Sapien are assigned to investigate the ghostinfested mansion of a publicity-hound billionaire, they uncover a plot to resurrect a beautiful yet monstrous vampire from Professor Bruttenholm’s past. But before they can stop her bloodbath, Hellboy will have to battle harpies, hellhounds, a giant werewolf and even the ferocious goddess Hecate herself. How much crap does a guy have to take from a Hungarian Blood Countess before he and his surrogate father can avenge the souls of the damned? It’s going to take more than just a horde of very pissed-off demons for our heroes to see the light in this animated adventure from Creative Producers Guillermo Del Toro (writer/director of the HELLBOY feature films) and Mike Mignola (creator of HELLBOY comics).
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I don't want to go too in-depth with the synopsis of either film, but here's what I'll say: "Hellboy Animated: Sword of Storms" and "Hellboy Animated: Blood & Iron" are two fun little 70-ish minute animated films that premiered on television a few years back. Featuring cast-members from the two live-action films (including Ron Perlman, Selma Blair, Doug Jones and even John Hurt), these two adventures are fun, quirky, light-hearted "Hellboy" tales that are appropriate for pretty much all ages. (Though due to some minor frightening images, and the appearance of some blood, I wouldn't really recommend them to children under 10 years of age) They aren't sequels to the live-action movies (instead sort-of being "reboots" that take place in their own continuity and canon), but they do have a touch of the tone and style of the live-action films. In "Sword of Storms", Hellboy is transported to a dark, Asian-inspired "Wonderland" like world where he must confront various monsters, and in "Blood & Iron", Hellboy and the rest of the team must contend with a haunted mansion that may hold the spirits of an evil and ancient goddess, as well as a vile vampire queen.
I had already owned both films on DVD, but as I was re-buying the two live-action films on Blu-Ray for the High-Def treatment, I decided to buy this set. And I'm happy to report that it's a good upgrade. Both films are more crisp and vibrant on the Blu-Ray format, and they look a lot better than the DVD's when viewed on a larger screen. The sound is also a touch more clean and sharp. So all-in-all, while not the most dramatic upgrade in quality from DVD to Blu-Ray, it is noticeable enough to warrant serious consideration from fans who may already own them on DVD but want to see them in High-Definition.
However, don't throw out your DVD's, because this set does feature one major problem, and it's the reason this set is only getting a 3 out of 5 from me, instead of a 5 out of 5- this set contains no special features. Nope. None. Nada. Zilch. And it feels like a missed opportunity. The upgrade in video and audio quality is nice enough on its own to warrant a buy from hardcore "Hellboy" fans, but it feels like we got passed up when it came to the features. Both of the DVD releases included a handful of cool little features (commentaries, behind-the-scenes materials, an extra animated short, etc.), so for them to be taken out of this release feels like a betrayal.
However, as I knew this going in when I ordered this set, it wasn't that huge a deal for me. Like I said, this is a set more aimed towards big fans of the franchise who want to see these films in High-Def. And in that respect, it's worth it. However, if you like having special features, be sure to hang onto your old DVD copies (or order them alongside this release).
Worth buying, but only for big fans.
Hellboy in animation is able to delve deeper into the main character's abilities as well as the supporting cast members.
Hellboy is a "Wise Guy" and extremely sarcastic in the movie. Some would say, "He is Very Confident."
He says all the things we would like to say, aloud but that little voice inside of us provide restraint.
Great movie and entertaining.