Aside from The Walking Dead, I’d say Hellboy is one of the comic book franchises not hatched by either DC or Marvel to have caught on with mainstream audiences most. Sure, the recent reboot may have bombed at the box office, but let’s not forget how favorably the two flicks starring Ron Perlman have been viewed – not to mention the two animated movies spawned from those as well.
Well, get ready to revisit the one that started it all in style, as Guillermo Del Toro’s Hellboy film from 2004 is set to get the 4K Ultra HD treatment in celebration of its fifteenth anniversary. Furthermore, it’s worth mentioning that this souped-up home video release will include both the theatrical and director’s cuts, the latter of which happens to be ten minutes longer.
For those of you looking to get in on this, know that the party begins on October 15th when the remastered edition hits shelves in the form of a combo pack complete with 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray, Blu-ray and Digital HD formats. And if you’d like to see what the cover art reminiscent of Mike Mignola’s style looks like, then you can take a gander at it below.
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When it comes to bonus content, there’ll be enough on hand to keep you busy for hours. Here’s a full rundown of the supplemental material, including a couple new goodies:
Hellboy 4K Ultra HD Special Features:
• Includes Both Director’s Cut and Theatrical Versions of Hellboy
• ALL-NEW: Introduction by Guillermo del Toro
• ALL-NEW: “To Hell and Back” Retrospective Featurette
• Three Audio Commentaries Featuring Director Guillermo del Toro, Creator Mike Mignola and the Cast
• “The Seeds of Creation” Documentary
• Theatrical Trailers
Hellboy Blu-ray Special Features:
• Remastered Theatrical Version of Hellboy
• Deleted Scenes with Optional Commentary
• Makeup and Lighting Tests with Commentary
• VFX How To’s
• A Quick Guide to Understanding Comics with Scott McCloud
• “Right Hand of Doom” Set Visits and Factoids
• Q&A Archive: Comic-Con 2002
• Mike Mignola Pre-Production Art
• Multi-Angle Storyboard Comparisons
• TV Spots
• Photo Galleries
• AND MORE
Tell us, will you be picking up Hellboy in 4K format later this fall? Let us know in the usual place below!