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Movie Renter's Guide - November, 2008

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"Hellboy II: The Golden Army" (Blu-ray)

movie-november-2008-hellboy-2.jpgSynopsis

There is a legend that an ancient warrior, Prince Nuada (Goss), went into hiding, ready to return someday and command a Golden Army that he will use to take over the world.

Well, that day has come. Unfortunately, Nuada does not know where the Golden Army has been stored.

Hellboy and his Paranormal pals must keep Prince Nuada from finding the secret map showing where the Golden Army is hidden, just waiting to be awakened.

Finally, Nuada locates the Golden Army, but Hellboy, having come from the netherworld himself, is allowed to challenge Nuada for the right to command the Golden Army. So, the movie location sets get pretty messy with the outcome.

 

 

Specifications

  • Universal Pictures
  • 2008, Color, Rated PG-13, 2 Hr
  • Aspect Ratio: 1.85:1
  • 1080p
  • Codec: Not Specified
  • English 7.1 DTS-HD Master Audio
  • Starring Ron Perlman, Selma Blair, Doug Jones, Jeffrey Tambour, Luke Goss, John Hurt
  • Directed by Guillermo del Toro
    Rating
  • Entertainment:
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  • Extras:
  • Violence: Yes
  • Sex: No
  • Language: Mild

Commentary

More comic book hero stuff, on the big screen. I like this Hellboy character though. He smokes cigars and cracks good jokes.

Technical

In the old days of Cinemascope, there were no shadows. Everything on the stage had bright lights shining on it. Those days are gone. Now, everything is dark and full of shadows. But Blu-ray looks good in the dark, just as it does in the light. Lots of subwoofer action here, so batten down the hatches.

Extras

These include Hellboy: In Service of the Demon, Production Workshop Puppet Theater, and other things.