“Like the live action film, the animated version of Hellboy is a little different than the original comic, but faithful to the spirit of the comic and, most important, true to the spirit of the character.” –Mike Mignola (Creator of Hellboy)
PRESS RELEASEFOR IMMEDIATE RELEASEApril 13, 2007
When Fighting Your Destiny Will Save Your Future
STARZ HOME ENTERTAINMENT PRESENTS THE ANIMATED FEATUREHELLBOY ANIMATED: BLOOD & IRONFeaturing the voices of Ron Perlman, Selma Blair, John Hurt and Doug JonesSpilling Onto DVD June 12
BURBANK, CA – It is a decision that would test anyone’s mettle: Hellboy must choose between the destiny he accepted – the protection of mankind – and the destiny for which he was created – the destruction of mankind. On June 12, Starz Home Entertainment brings back the graphic novel hero in his newest Hellboy animated feature, Hellboy Animated: Blood & Iron. This latest feature from Mike Mignola and Oscar®-nominated Guillermo del Toro reunites Hellboy’s dramatic alumni: Ron Perlman, Selma Blair, John Hurt and Doug Jones. This DVD will be available at the SRP of $19.98 and pre-book is June 12. With Hellboy: Blood & Iron, the combined talents of Tad Stones (Buzz Lightyear of Star Command), Mike Mignola (creator of Hellboy) and Guillermo del Toro (writer/director, Hellboy, Oscar®-nominated for Best Original Screenplay: Pan’s Labyrinth) have created a bloody good adventure that both engages and excites.
Hellboy Animated: Blood & Iron is reminiscent of the classic ‘Hammer Horror’ films: an atmospheric tale of gothic thrills and chills – stunning to look at, terrifying in content. In 1939, the young Professor Broom destroyed the vampire Erzsebet Ondrusko. Now, decades later, it seems that someone is trying to bring her back and Professor Broom (John Hurt – Hellboy, V for Vendetta) wants to investigate this worrisome development himself.
The agents from the Bureau for Paranormal Research and Defense – Hellboy, Liz Sherman and Abe Sapien – go with him, far more worried about defending their top researcher than with anything paranormal! But their view is soon revised when they find themselves battling werewolves, ghosts, harpies…even Erzsebet herself.
Hellboy Animated: Blood & Iron strikes a rich vein of extras:
- Widescreen Presentation (1.78:1) Enhanced for 16×9 TVs
- ‘Reversal of Fortune’: Professor Broom’s Story
- Blood & Iron’s Alternate ‘Crappy’ ending
- ‘The Iron Shoes’: The Animated Debut
- ‘Pennangalan’: An E-Comic Exclusive from Mike Mignola
- Audio Commentary featuring Mike Mignola, Tad Stones and Vic Cook
- Exclusive 32-page HellboyAnimated: Blood & Iron comic book
This will be the time when Hellboy faces the irony of his creation. Hellboy Animated: Blood & Iron forges this confrontation with over-the-top battles against the underworld to create an unforgettable experience! About
Bay and Starz Home Entertainment
Bay Entertainment is a division of Starz Media. Starz Media is a programming production and distribution company operating worldwide. It includes the Film Roman, Anchor Bay Entertainment, and Manga Entertainment brands. Its units create animated and live-action programming – including theatrical films — and programming created under contract for other media companies. It distributes that programming, and programming acquired from outside producers, through home video retailers, theaters, broadcasters, ad supported and premium television channels, and Internet and wireless video distributors in the US and internationally. Starz Media is an operating unit of Starz, LLC, which is a wholly owned subsidiary of Liberty Media Corporation that is attributed to Liberty Capital Group, www.starz.com.# # #
Hellboy: Blood & IronStreet Date: June 12, 2007Pre-book: May 2, 2007P20770 1313 82077-8 4 SRP: $19.98Not Rated75 Minutes/Horror