COMMENTARYCAST: Hellboy

Posted: December 8, 2016 in CommentaryCast
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bprdI still cannot believe that this movie is 12 years old. Argh! Where does the time go?! Anyway, you’ve likely seen this movie. It’s awesome. I stand by my statements about both Ron Perlman and Doug Jones. Both are amazing actors and insanely cool people. Hellboy is a rare adaptation that doesn’t necessarily go with any particular story from the comic but absolutely nails the universe, tone and characterization of the comic series. Director Guillero Del Toro’s love for the source material is clear in every second of film and the personalities of all of the cast comes through wonderfully even when covered with layer upon layer of prosthetics and make-up. The follow-up film, Hellboy II: The Golden Army, continued that tradition and created an even richer world of fantasy. Sadly, at this point, there is no third film to complete the trilogy. Hopefully (but doubtfully) that’ll happen some day since this series is so much fun that a continuation seems both necessary and logical.

hbHellboy: The Director’s Cut (2004 DVD)
-Recorded in September 2016.
-I probably did have food poisoning. Don’t get curry from a mall food court, kids.
-FACT CHECK: I misidentify the video game, Hellboy: The Science of Evil as “Seeds of Destruction” which is actually the title of the first volume of the comic series.
-Yes, Von Klempt is an actual Hellboy villain.
-Yes,  Ilsa, She Wolf of the SS is a real thing. Yes, it’s just as horrifying as it sounds.
-FACT CHECK: At one point I refer to Manning as Meyers. In my defense, the names are pretty similar.
-FACT CHECK: Brian Steele played a Predator in Predators not in AVP, which is an infinitely more watchable film.

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