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le 1 avril 2007
Si vous voulez UN Bluray permettant de vous montrez reellement ce qu'apporte la HD c'est bien celui ci. Contrairement à la plupart des premiers films sur ce support encodés piteusement en MPEG-2 (soit le même format que le DVD), celui-ci est en MPEG-4 (sur un disque double couche qui plus est) et la différence se voit de suite. Exit les artefacts de compression, ici tout est beau et lumineux. Voici clairement le BR parfait pour toute démonstration HD.

Le son n'est pas en reste avec un mixage PCM 5.1 en V.O. d'une profondeur epoustoufflante.

Ajoutez à ca un commentaire audio de Guillermo Del Torro interessant même si sans fioriture (il est seul au micro) et surtout l'excellent making of de 2h23 (oui, oui) extremement interessant pour les amateurs de decorticage.

Pour finir ce disque est exceptionel sur bien des points. Pour peu que l'on aime ce film et que l'on possède une platine Bluray c'est un "must have" en matière de cinema haute-définition. Avec cette galette le Bluray remonte sur le terrain de la qualité d'image où le HD-DVD avait auparavant une longueur d'avance.
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le 23 janvier 2015
"Hellboy", sorti en 2004 et réalisé par Guillermo Del Toro (Le réalisateur de "Blade 2", "Pacific Rim", "Mimic" et "Le labyrinthe de Pan" entre autres...), est un excellent film fantastique très réussi et dynamique, issu du Comics du même nom. Vu que je n'ai jamais lu la bande dessinée originelle je ne peux pas dire si ce film en respecte l'esprit mais en tous cas, on passe un agréable moment en le regardant. Malheureusement, ce film n'a pas rencontré le succès escompté lors de sa sortie au cinéma malgré ses évidentes qualités. Le film nous raconte les aventures de Hellboy, une créature née des flammes de l'enfer et invoquée par les Nazis lors de la seconde guerre mondiale. Il est recueilli par un scientifique, le docteur Broom et combat aujourd'hui les forces du mal avec à ses côtés d'autres créatures, Abe Sapien, un télépathe au physique particulier, et Liz Sherman, une charmante jeune femme, dont Hellboy est fou amoureux, qui peut contrôler le feu. Le scénario est très intéressant à suivre et ne manque pas d'humour ni de suspense. Le film possède des décors et costumes superbes ainsi qu'un rythme assez soutenu. Malgré quelques temps morts sans conséquences, on ne s'ennuie jamais. Les scènes d'action sont nerveuses et efficaces et les effets spéciaux sont très spectaculaires. Le casting est parfait, en particulier Ron Perlman à la fois drôle et touchant dans le rôle de Hellboy. Il campe un personnage très charismatique, c'est clairement lui l'atout majeur du film. Le reste du casting n'est pas mal non plus, on notera également la présence de la ravissante Selma Blair et de l'excellent John Hurt. Bref, sans être non plus un chef d’œuvre du genre, "Hellboy" est un film fantastique original, efficace et très prenant. Un divertissement drôle et spectaculaire qui va vous en mettre plein la vue! A voir absolument!

Le blu-ray offre une superbe qualité d'image, digne du support HD. Les couleurs sont belles et l'image est très propre et nette. Rien à dire, c'est bien mieux que le DVD et vraiment pas mal pour un film de 11 ans ! Au niveau du son, la VF est proposée en 5.1 DD, comme sur le DVD. Si ce son est de bonne qualité, on aurait quand même préféré avoir le 5.1 PCM de la VO et la version allemande.

En bref, "Hellboy" n'est certes pas un chef d’œuvre du genre mais il demeure malgré tout un film de super héros très réussi, beau et très prenant qui mérite bien mieux que son maigre succès qu'il a obtenu au Box-Office. Il contient tout ce qu'il faut pour passer un agréable moment devant la télévision : Une histoire très intéressante à suivre et riche en suspense, des décors et costumes superbes, un rythme assez soutenu, des scènes d'action nerveuses et bien menées, des effets spéciaux spectaculaires, un casting impeccable, de l'humour et de l'émotion. Un bon divertissement qui comblera les amateurs du genre. Le blu-ray est de bonne qualité. Un achat sûr.
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De prime abord, Hellboy pourrait être un navet. Quoi, encore une autre adaptation d'une BD, d'un comics avec des monstres et des super-héros. On croyait avoir tout vu. Cependant, ce genre d'adaptation a eu de bons antécédents, comme le prouve Spider-man ou la reprise de Batman. C'est donc finalement sans a priori que je me suis plongé dans ce film et je dois dire qu'il m'a bien plu. Bien entendu, il ne fait pas attendre de la psychologie bien subtile. Hellboy et ses comparses font plutôt dans le registre bulldozer, mais sans que ce soit lourd (c'est le cas de le dire) et avec un humour décalé. Hellboy ressemble a tous ces films bien proprets américains qui veulent plaire à tout public, dans un registre "adulescent", c'est à dire avec de bonnes grosses bagarres sans une goutte d'hémoglobine. D'ailleurs, il n'y a que les affreux nazis qui versent du sang, pas les gentils américains.

Puisque l'imagination est au pouvoir dans ce type de registre, les mains libres ont été données au réalisateur pour joncher les séquences d'effets spéciaux tous plus étonnants les uns que les autres. Ce n'est d'ailleurs pas par eux que ce film se démarque mais par le jeu d'acteur et l'intrigue secondaire qui se noue entre Hellboy et Liz. Le réalisateur avait eu d'abord l'intention de créer un personnage entièrement numérique mais pour faire marcher une histoire d'amour au cinéma, pas de chance, il faut des êtres de chair. C'est donc l'acteur Ron Perlman (La guerre du feu,Le Nom de la Rose,Alien IV), à la gueule très caractéristique, qui s'y colle. Et qui s'y colle avec talent car malgré le costume qui lui pèse sur le corps, il réussit à donner une très grande expressivité et impact physique à son personnage. Le film tient par cette performance qu'il convient de saluer.

Saluons aussi l'excellent travail sur les décors et la lumière, travaillés pour coller le plus possible à une atmosphère de BD.

Hellboy est un film pour toute la famille, à partir de 8 ans, voire un peu moins et on se prend d'affection pour cette espèce de grande bringue rouge un peu empotée qui adore les barres chocolatées, les chats, les cigares et se lime les cornes à la meuleuse électrique !

Les bonus de ce DVD (édition simple), ne sont pas franchement intéressants.
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le 5 octobre 2015
Un classique autant pour les fans de Guillermo Del Toro que pour ceux de comics et de super héros. Hyper badass Hellboy est le super héros dans lequel on ne se reconnaît pas (enfin pas de manière évidentes d'où la présence du "nouveaux" ds l'équipe) mais qui nous procure une énergie qui donne tout son charisme au film. Même si le scénar déchire et que les perso hyper recherché de par leurs pouvoirs ou par leurs capacité sont très bien fait, Hellboy déchire, il s'en prend plein la gueule et il s'énerve parce que son cigare est cassé ! Plus badass tu meurs ! Un P.T... de film avec une ptite ambiance Lovecraftienne (je sais j'invente des mots) qui fait de cette ovni un sacré film qui hélas n'a pas eu le succès mériter comparer a Blade 2 du même réal, idem pour sa suite plus tourné vers l'héroic fantasy version comics toujours du même réal et plus réussie que celui-ci, pouvant se regarder sans avoir vue l'original mais une suite quand même pour plusieurs détails et changement de "Rouge" comprennent qui pourra !
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Dans la vaste gamme des adaptations de comics, « Hellboy » se rapproche un peu de « X-Men ».
C'est à dire qu'on a affaire à un film sympathique, bien filmé, assez respectueux des personnages ... et du public.

Certes, on a droit aux classiques scènes explosives de tout bon blockbuster "comics", mais le film tente aussi d'approfondir la personnalité, les sentiments et les relations des personnages.
Bon ce n'est pas du Shakespeare évidemment, mais c'est suffisant pour rendre les personnages attachants.
Né démon, Hellboy nous démontre que le bien et le mal est avant tout une question de libre-arbitre et non de fatalité ni de déterminisme.

Ron Perlman est également très bon dans le rôle-titre et sa performance est clairement l'un des points forts du film.

Par contre, l'univers visuel reste assez classique.
Depuis, Guillermo Del Toro nous a habitués à des films nettement plus "imaginatifs" à ce niveau (je pense notamment au "Labyrinthe de Pan").
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le 4 septembre 2015
HELLBOY II: THE GOLDEN ARMY [2008] [Limited Edition SteelBook] [Blu-ray] [UK Release] Believe It Or Not He's The Good Guy!

The fate of mankind hangs in the balance when a ruthless Prince awakens an unstoppable army of creatures and wages war with the human world. It's up to Hellboy and his team of paranormal outcasts to face off with the forces of darkness in the ultimate battle of good versus evil.

From the visionary director Guillermo del Toro of `Pan's Labyrinth,' 'HELLBOY II: The Golden Army' takes you into fantastical worlds with imaginative creatures and thrilling fight sequences unlike anything you've ever seen before.

FILM FACT: Awards and Nominations: Academy Award®: Nominated: Best Makeup and Hairstyling for Mike Elizalde and Thomas Floutz. Screen Actors Guild Awards: Nominated: Outstanding Performance by a Stunt Ensemble in a Motion Picture for Bradley James Allan, Mark Chapmanm, Bonnie Morgan, Andrew Owen, Michael Weis and Peng Zhang. Saturn Award: Won: Best Horror Film for Universal Studios. Nominated: Best Make-Up for Mike Elizalde. Nominated: Best Special Effects for Mike Wassel, Adrian De Wet, Andrew Chapman and Eamonn Butler. Empire Award: Nominated: Best Sci-Fi Fantasy Superhero for Universal Studios.

Cast: Ron Perlman, Selma Blair, Doug Jones, John Alexander, James Dodd, Seth MacFarlane, Luke Goss, Anna Walton, Jeffrey Tambor, John Hurt, Brian Steele, Andrew Hefler, Iván Kamarás, Mike Kelly, Jeremy Zimmermann, Santiago Segura, Roy Dotrice, Aidan Cook, Montse Ribé, Matthew O'Toole, Jamie Wilson, Clive Llewellyn, Sándor Svigelj, Brian Herring, Pálma Pásztor, Szonja Oroszlán, Michael Mehlmann, Todd Williams, Beatrice Zentai, Richard Rifkin, Guillermo del Toro (uncredited), Tim Larsen (uncredited), Gavin McKenzie (uncredited) and Julia Papp (uncredited)

Director: Guillermo del Toro

Producers: Chris Symes, John Swallow, Lawrence Gordon, Lloyd Levin, Mike Mignola and Mike Richardson

Screenplay: Guillermo del Toro and Mike Mignola (story)

Composer: Danny Elfman

Cinematography: Guillermo Navarro

Video Resolution: 1080p

Aspect Ratio: 1.85:1

Audio: English: 7.1 DTS-HD Master Audio, English: Dolby Digital, French: DTS-HD, Italian: DTS-HD, German: DTS-HD and Japanese: 5.1 DTS-HD

Subtitles: English, French, Italian, German, Spanish and Japanese

Running Time: 114 minutes

Region: All Regions

Number of discs: 1

Studio: Universal Pictures

Andrew's Blu-ray Review: Throughout his career, Guillermo del Toro has regularly alternated between small, personal projects and big studio pictures. He followed his debut feature 'CRONOS' (a strange, intimate twist on vampire mythology) with the horror thriller 'MIMIC.' From there, he travelled to Spain for 'The Devil's Backbone' and then returned to Hollywood for 'Blade II.' The director's obsessions with dark fairy tales, fantastical monsters, and clockwork mechanical gizmos were a perfect fit for Mike Mignola's cult comic book about a grumpy demon hell spawn with a fondness for candy bars and big guns. The 2004 film adaptation of 'HELLBOY' was witty, inventive, action-packed, and very entertaining.

Unfortunately, the studio SONY found it difficult to market a film in which the hero basically looks like the bastard son of Satan. The picture did only mediocre box office business, but found more of an audience on the DVD format. Cut to a few years later and Guillermo del Toro was riding high on the success of 'Pan's Labyrinth.' A new studio Universal, decided to pick up the 'HELLBOY' rights and capitalise on the director's ascending fortunes, tailoring the promotional campaign for 'HELLBOY II: The Golden Army' almost exclusively around Guillermo del Toro's reputation.

Most of the major players from the original have returned for the sequel, including Ron Perlman as the big red demon, Selma Blair as his hot-tempered girlfriend, and Jeffrey Tambor as their dim-witted boss at the Bureau for Paranormal Research and Defence. Even John Hurt makes a cameo flashback as Hellboy's kindly adopted father. Doug Jones continues in the fish-man suit as Abe Sapien, this time providing the voice himself (David Hyde Pierce performed vocal duties with the first film). Missing entirely is Rupert Evans as Agent Myers, his character dismissed in a single line of dialogue. Newly introduced is by-the-book Agent Johann Krauss [Seth MacFarlane], a vaporous apparition, contained in a walking pressurised suit.

The plot of 'HELLBOY II: The Golden Army' posits that numerous races of mystical creatures, like fairies, trolls, goblins, and more, have been living beneath the human world for millennia, abiding by an ancient truce to stay out of our way. Fed up with this complacency, the exiled Prince Nuada returns to seize his Elven father's throne and reactivate the long-dormant Golden Army, a fearsome force of thousands of indestructible mechanical warriors. To do that, he needs the three pieces of the Golden Crown. The first piece is easily stolen from a human auction house, and the second can be wrested from his father's hands. However, his twin sister Princess Nuala absconds with the final piece to the protection of Hellboy and the instantly-smitten Abe.

As a film, 'HELLBOY: The Golden Army' has a much grander scale than the first 'HELLBOY.' Although modestly budgeted by summer blockbuster standards, the film features some astoundingly elaborate production design that would make even Terry Gilliam blush, and countless mind-bending monstrous creations ripped from the deepest recesses of Mike Mignola's and Guillermo del Toro's imaginations. The action scenes are well choreographed and the film has no shortage of visual effects, highlighted by an impressive city street battle between HB and a giant "Elemental" forest god.

Plenty of Guillermo del Toro's visual genius is on display in 'HELLBOY II: The Golden Army,' but the story doesn't support it adequately. The film performed about the same as the first theatrically, not quite earning back its entire budget. As before, it will probably fare better on home video. There's much of interest to watch and savour in the film, but on the whole the picture is frankly a little dull and is certainly not one of the director's stronger works.

Blu-ray Video Quality ' Back when SONY produced the first 'HELLBOY' on Blu-ray in 2007, it had razor sharp details and rich colours were near-reference quality for the format. Universal's release of the sequel is very similar in most regards, if slightly less impressive in direct comparison. The 1080p encoded transfer is presented in the films theatrical 1.85:1 aspect ratio, just like the original. The robust colours, including Guillermo del Toro's use of amber hues, vibrant blues, and deep red tones, are reproduced vividly. The contrast range extends to inky blacks, though shadow detail is at times a bit obscure. At its best, the picture has extraordinary sharpness and detail. Close-up shots of HB's skin reveal exemplary texture. However, image clarity is not always consistent. Medium and wide shots are generally less impressive and look a little filtered. The film also has an abundance of CGI effects that are disappointingly soft and blurry for a film of this budget, especially the Golden Army robots themselves. Make no mistake 'HELLBOY: The Golden Army' is a fine-looking Blu-ray disc. It just doesn't quite hit the same heights as its predecessor. I re-watched the original 'HELLBOY' immediately afterwards and found it noticeably sharper and more consistent in appearance. On the other hand, the sequel has no problems with colour banding, which is an improvement in its favour.

Blu-ray Audio Quality ' The 7.1 DTS-HD Master Audio soundtrack, it might seem deserving of our highest possible score. Certainly, the sound mix has hyper-aggressive surround activity from all four discrete rear channels and some punishing bass. Sound effects are sharply recorded and dialogue is always perfectly intelligible. But that doesn't really tell the whole story. It's a very good audio track, but something is missing. The soundtrack starts loud and just gets louder as it goes but unlike the outstanding sound design of Guillermo del Toro's 'Pan's Labyrinth,' but 'HELLBOY: The Golden Army' lacks some finesse. The mix is all about power, with little room for subtlety or nuance. The surprisingly bland score by Danny Elfman rarely exhibits much warmth. While the channels throb almost constantly, the low end is not very refined. Perhaps most distractingly, the dubbing is poorly integrated into the sound mix. Lip sync may be adequate, but voices sound very disconnected from the visuals. Overall 'HELLBOY: The Golden Army' has a really excellent good audio soundtrack that most viewers will find very satisfying.

Blu-ray Special Features and Extras:

Beautiful designed Artwork inside the Limited Edition SteelBook case.

Audio Commentary: Commentary with Director Guillermo del Toro: The director is well versed in the art of the audio commentary. He delivers an intelligent, engaging discussion of his artistic intentions, his influences, his fetishes, and the themes and symbolism in the film.

Audio Commentary: Commentary with Cast Members Jeffrey Tambor, Selma Blair and Luke Goss: In stark contrast to the director's commentary is this superficial chat between members of the supporting cast. Ron Perlman is conspicuously absent. Selma Blair is particularly annoying. She actually starts the track by recommending that viewers listen to Guillermo del Toro's commentary instead. I wholeheartedly and totally agree.

Special Feature: Comic Book Builder: Create your own 'HELLBOY II' comic book! Just select your favourite frames from the move. The Comic Book Builder will take the image and transform it into comic book art. Add text from a list of 'HELLBOY II' phrases, select cover, and BLAM! Your comic is complete.

U-Control: I found Universal Pictures U-Control interface very irritating. In this one, you can watch the film with four possible options: pop-up Concept Art, a picture-in-picture scene.

Finally, 'HELLBOY II: The Golden Army' is a very entertaining film that accomplishes everything a good sequel requires. It enhances the characters on a psychological level, introduces one or two new primaries, features bigger and bolder sets, more intense action, and introduces a formidable opponent for the heroes to battle. Most importantly, the film sees the return of director Guillermo del Toro, whose impressive vision and eye-catching directorial style once again lend vigour, vitality, beauty, and grace of the 'HELLBOY' film franchise. It should come as no surprise that Universal Pictures Blu-ray release of 'HELLBOY II: The Golden Army' is phenomenal. With an incredibly detailed and film-like transfer that shows just what Blu-ray video is capable of presenting, and the 7.1 DTS-HD Master Audio track is awesome. 'HELLBOY II: The Golden Army' is a fine representation of what Blu-ray is all about. Fans of the film and/or its director will not be disappointed and home theatre enthusiasts looking to add the latest and greatest in video and audio presentations to their collections need pick this one up immediately. 'HELLBOY II: The Golden Army' and this of course a great companion to the first 'HELLBOY' Limited Edition SteelBook Blu-ray and is totally brilliant and it has gone pride of place in my ever increasing Limited Edition SteelBook Blu-ray Collections. Highly Recommended!

Andrew C. Miller ' Your Ultimate No.1 Film Fan
Le Cinema Paradiso
WARE, United Kingdom
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le 4 septembre 2015
HELLBOY [2004] [Limited Edition SteelBook] [Blu-ray + UV Copy] [UK Release] Here To Protect! Sent To Destroy!

From visionary writer/director Guillermo del Toro (director of ‘Blade II’ and ‘The Devil's Backbone’) comes Hellboy, a supernatural action adventure based on Mike Mignola's popular Dark Horse Comics series of the same name. Born in the flames of hell and brought to Earth as an infant to perpetrate evil, Hellboy [Ron Perlman] was rescued from sinister forces by the benevolent Dr. Broom [John Hurt], who raised him to be a hero. In Dr. Broom's secret Bureau of Paranormal Research and Defence, `Hellboy' creates an unlikely family consisting of the telepathic "Mer-Man" Abe Sapien [Doug Jones] and Liz Sherman [Selma Blair], the woman he loves who can control fire. Hidden from the very society that they protect, they stand as the key line of defence against an evil madman who seeks to reclaim ‘HELLBOY' to the dark side and use his powers to destroy mankind.

FILM FACT: Awards and Nominations: 2005 Saturn Awards: Win: Best Make-Up. Nominated: Best Fantasy Film. Nominated: Best Special Edition DVD Release.

Cast: Ron Perlman, John Hurt, Selma Blair, Rupert Evans, Karel Roden, Jeffrey Tambor, Doug Jones, Brian Steele, Ladislav Beran, Biddy Hodson, Corey Johnson, Corey Johnson, Kevin Trainor, Brian Caspe, James Babson, Stephen Fisher, Garth Cooper, Angus MacInnes, Jim Howick, Mark Taylor, Tara Hugo, Richard Haas, Andrea Miltner, Jo Eastwood, Charles Grisham, Jan Holicek, Jeremy Zimmermann, Monty L. Simons, Pavel Cajzl, William Hoyland, Bob Sherman, Ellen Savaria, Petr Sekanina, Ales Kosnar, Winter Ave Zoli, Santiago Segura, Albert Moy, Guillermo del Toro (uncredited), David Hyde Pierce (uncredited), Todd Kramer (uncredited), Michael Lindsay (uncredited), Mike Mignola (uncredited) and Helene Wilson (uncredited)

Director: Guillermo del Toro

Producers: Lawrence Gordon, Lloyd Levin, Mike Richardson and Patrick J. Palmer

Screenplay: Guillermo del Toro, Peter Briggs and Mike Mignola (comic books)

Composer: Marco Beltrami

Cinematography: Guillermo Navarro

Video Resolution: 1080p

Aspect Ratio: 1.85:1

Audio: English: 5.1 LPCM [uncompressed], English: 5.1 DTS-HD, Spanish: 5.1 LPCM [uncompressed] and Spanish: 5.1 DTS-HD

Subtitles: English, English SDH, Spanish and Hindi

Running Time: 122 minutes

Region: All Regions

Number of discs: 1

Studio: SONY Pictures Home Entertainment

Andrew's Blu-ray Review: Marvel Comics and DC Comics have been in a war for superhero dominance in the comics industry for decades, crushing every other company that's sprouted in their shadow and every company, that is, except for Dark Horse Comics. Born into the world of independent publishing in 1986, Dark Horse focused exclusively on fantasy and science fiction, offering an appealing alternative to fans of the superhero genre. But it was the stark art and tales of Mike Mignola's ‘HELLBOY' that first helped the publisher gain critical strength and legitimacy in the world of comics.

In 2004, Academy Award-winning Mexican director Guillermo del Toro of 'Blade II' and 'Pan's Labyrinth,' released his filmed adaptation of 'HELLBOY' to theatres worldwide. Great timing and the director's widely publicised love of Mike Mignola's work made the film possible. ‘HELLBOY' was considered to be totally “unfilmable” property. But showcasing an incredible practical makeup and prosthetics application on its two lead characters, the film impressed with its visual impact and surprisingly won the support of mainstream film critics.

The film's plot sounds way more complicated than it ends up being. A young demon is accidentally summoned to Earth during a bizarre Nazi ritual at the height of World War II. When the Allies intervene and stop the Nazis' bid for world destruction, the creature is "adopted" by Professor Trevor Bruttenholm [John Hurt] and raised in the United States. Years later, the red-skinned demon is full grown and answers to the name Hellboy [Ron Perlman]. He and the professor are agents of the B.P.R.D. a secret government taskforce that combats dark forces across the world, along with an aquatic genius named Abe Sapien [Doug Jones] and a reclusive fire starter named Liz Sherman [Selma Blair].

This supernatural strike-team is called to arms to combat the recently-resurrected Rasputin [Karel Roden] a sorcerer who was killed during the ritual that brought Hellboy to Earth decades ago. The evil madman is determined to finish the ceremony started by the Nazis and wake ancient and dangerous beings from a deep slumber. Using his enormous stone hand, carved with mysterious runes, Hellboy must combat an assassin named Kronen, stop an army of creepy beasties, and bring an end to Rasputin's bid for world domination.

Sure the story sounds campy when you write it down, but the beauty of Guillermo del Toro's 'HELLBOY' is that it actually feels quite grounded in the real world. Hellboy is a working class stiff with a blue collar swagger and as a hero, he genuinely feels fresh and different. His banter and dissatisfaction with life is endearing, making it all the more easily to sympathise and root for a giant red guy with a tail. Film fans will appreciate the witty dialogue, exciting action beats, and dark humour sprinkled throughout the story. Comic fans, meanwhile, will appreciate the faithful representation of Mike Mignola's character, the darkness of the imagery, and the folklore weaved throughout the film.

There are some problems, but most of them can be chalked up to taste. Comic fans will certainly have an easier time navigating the strange world of 'HELLBOY' it has its own rules and a system of reality that may make it slightly daunting to newcomers. The story is packed with subplots, side characters, and minor details that some will love and others will find tiresome and convoluted. Luckily, Guillermo del Toro handles potentially laughable imagery with such realism and weight that it keeps unintentional snickers to a minimum. The performances, especially Ron Perlman's droll delivery. are stellar and everyone is clearly invested in their character. The only weak spot is Selma Blair who seems unable to convincingly emote, but at least it matches her character's reclusive nature.

This Blu-ray edition presents the unrated Director's Cut of the, which includes more than ten minutes of scenes that were removed from the theatrical version. This additional footage gives 'HELLBOY' a bit more room to breathe, but it doesn't add anything of significance other than some amusing character interactions. All in all, 'HELLBOY' isn't the greatest comic-to-film adaptation out there, but it may well be the most unique. A fun romp through a sinister underbelly of the occult, most people will probably have a good time giving this one a shot.

Blu-ray Video Quality – ‘HELLBOY' is, quite simply, a fantastic addition to the Blu-ray format. Like most of the recent Sony's 1080p brilliant encoded image, this is yet another first-class example of how a film transfer should be done. The wonderfully saturated colour palette of the film is vivid and never blooms, fine detail is exceptional and the picture is completely free of any distracting artefacts. Many of the scenes in the latter half of the film occur in snowy conditions and feature a character that is soaked, from head to toe, in blood. I was amazed at how this Blu-ray encode handled the extremes of bright crimson without ever blooming or bleeding into the white areas of the picture. This is another prime example of how high definition content that is well encoded can display extremely challenging material with relative ease. ‘HELLBOY' qualifies not only as absolute demo material, but also as being extremely faithful to its theatrical presentation.

Blu-ray Audio Quality – In addition to the fantastic video presentation, ‘HELLBOY' features an immaculate 5.1 LPCM [uncompressed] soundtrack. This really is an outstanding track with an immensely enveloping special ambience and impressive surround usage. While I've never been in an actual gunfight, I can only imagine that bullets flying past my head would sound pretty much like they do in ‘HELLBOY.' There are many diverse settings in the film, from subway tunnels, museums and city streets to cemeteries and giant aquariums, that all spring to life with wonderful expressiveness. I was particularly impressed and awed by the ‘HELLBOY' huge soundstage and its tight, accurate and deep bass. Once again, Sony displays their industry leading commitment to presenting outstanding uncompressed sound on Blu-ray.

Blu-ray Special Features and Extras:

Audio Commentary: Commentary with Guillermo del Toro: Guillermo Del Toro gives a scene-specific commentary that's exclusive to the director's cut. I could listen to this guy all day. A good portion of the commentary is spent discussing all the influences that led Guillermo del Toro to `Hellboy' with things as far ranging as pulp comics, Jorge Luis Borges, and Sherlock Holmes. He talks at length about Mike Mignola and his work, and how it was to work with Mike Mignola. Of course he also talks about Ron Perlman, Tambor, and the rest of the cast. He speaks nonstop from opening credits to the beginning of the end credits, and he is endlessly interesting.

Special Feature: Hellboy: Seeds of Creation [2:23:08] This documentary is about everything ‘HELLBOY.' Starts with Mike Mignola talking about the genesis of the comic, and goes all the way through to the theatrical premiere. On the way, we see make-up tests, creature designs and models, on the set footage, and more. The documentary goes into almost every detail of the production, although there isn't much rhyme or reason to the way the information is delivered. One minute they may be talking about doing wire work, and the next about CGI effects, and the next about how great it is to work with John Hurt. Still, the lack of segmentation keeps things interesting, because you don't know what you'll be seeing next. Essential viewing for any Hellboy fan.

Special Feature: Deleted Scenes with Director Commentary: Three scenes, two of which appear in a shortened form in the director's cut. There is a very short sequence showing Ilsa and Kroenen's trek to revive Rasputin, then a scene where Meyers brings Liza back, and finally the scene where Rasputin receives the stone that features in the film's climax. Del Toro provides optional commentary for all three. The scenes include Breaking the Ice Wall [0:30]; Cab Ride [1:24]; Russian Warehouse [2:33], Rasputin and Isla meet the Russian general at the Topockba Military Base.

Special Feature: Visual Effects How-To's [2:54] A look at several of the larger visual effects shots. Slightly redundant after we got a lot of this information from "Seeds of Creation," but there are still things here not shown in the other documentary.

Special Feature: Make-Up and Lighting Tests with Audio Commentary with Guillermo del Toro [7:21] Guillermo del Toro gives commentary to several make-up tests done to figure out how to best light ‘HELLBOY’ for maximum effect. Many of the tests were shown in "Seeds of Creation," but Del Toro's commentary sheds new light on them.

Special Feature: A Quick Guide To Understanding Comics with Scott McCloud [12:00] Probably the pre-eminent scholar in the comic book field, Scott McCloud gives a crash course on comics as an art form. Scott McCloud imparts a lot of interesting information without becoming boring or feeling rushed. Definitely essential viewing here.

Coming To Blu-ray: Trailers for what is coming out on the Blu-ray Format

Trailer: Ghost Rider: I suppose Sony figured promoting ‘Ghost Rider’ made sense, seeing as how it's another movie made from a comic, but the big difference is that ‘HELLBOY' is a study in how to adapt comics well, whereas ‘Ghost Rider’ is an embarrassment in every possible way.

Finally, I was convinced, before seeing the film, that ‘HELLBOY' would be wasted on me. I didn't know the story and though it all looked a bit silly. I couldn't have been more wrong! This is an inventive and exciting film that is deliciously entertaining. The Blu-ray edition is remarkable with reference picture quality and a soundtrack that is every bit as impressive. The supplementary section of the disc is nicely presented in standard definition, with plenty of features to satisfy the needs of the most ardent fan and the most clueless newcomer. ‘HELLBOY' is one hell of a great addition to the ever-growing library of must-own Blu-ray releases. Even though I have not been a big comic book fan, this ‘HELLBOY' franchise really shows why this comic book hero is so popular and this film really brings this comic book character to fruition and now I am a massive fan of this genre and I wonder if there will be any more of these ‘HELLBOY' films in the future, I hope so, especially with the very imaginative director Guillermo del Toro who certainly knows how to make the comic book hero come to life and it has been a great honour to add this beautiful designed Limited Edition SteelBook to my ever increasing SteeBook Blu-ray Collection. Highly Recommended!

Andrew C. Miller – Your Ultimate No.1 Film Fan
Le Cinema Paradiso
WARE, United Kingdom
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le 9 août 2011
Je ne vais pas parler du film qui est déjà un classique du genre et un pur chef d'oeuvre! Le coffret est vraiment sympa avec une présentation soignée et une figurine vraiment bien finie superbement réalisée. L'édition dvd est ultra complète avec des bonus super intéressant. Bref une édition qui fait honneur au bijou de G del toro et qui doir figurer dans toutes bonnes dvd thèque!
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Guillermo De Toro réussit avec son HellBoy le parfait divertissement. Un détonnant cocktail d'action, d'effets spéciaux et d'humour tout en respectant son héros et son univers. Les personnages ont une réelle profondeur ce qui n'est pas courant dans ce type de production et Hellboy, héros désabusé à l'humour caustique déchire à chacune de ses réflexions. Une vraie réussite.
Apport HD : Parfait. Voici ce que l'on peut appeler un transfert HD parfait. L'image est excessivement belle, tout y est. L'image est parfaitement définie et très précise. Malgré la forte prédominance des images sombres éclairées artificiellement, le piqué est pointu sur tous les plans permettant d'admirer les matières, décors et textures de peau. La palette colorimétrique vive de la photographie jouit également de cet excellent transfert HD. Les contrastes sont forts et les noirs intenses ne souffrent d'aucun flottement. Le grain argentique n'est que très sporadiquement visible et reste de toute manière très discret. Un exemple de bonne image HD. La bande son VO en PCM détruit tout sur son passage mais la VF en 5.1 dégage tout de même pas mal de puissance malgré tout. Quelques bonus techniques, la génèse (plus de deux heures tout de même), le com du réalisateur, un guide sur les comics agrémentent cette édition même si tous ceux de l'édition ultimate 3DVD n'ont pas été repris. Une excellente édition bluray.
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NB: Amazon met souvent sur la même page "Produit" des commentaires de Films en mêlant les éditions DVD et Blu-Ray sans tenir compte des différences de contenu et de support de ces différentes éditions. Difficile de comprendre les raisons de ce mélange...

L'édition DVD de Hellboy était excellente mais la qualité technique de ce Blu-Ray est irréprochable. Le film est sublimé sur ce support grâce à une image splendide où l'on ne trouve comme seul défaut que 2 ou 3 plans très brefs sur lesquels on peut remarquer un léger fourmillement. Les pistes Son font bien leur travail.

Les Pistes Audio Anglais sont en PCM 5.1 Non Compressé et Dolby Digital 5.1. La Piste Audio Français est en Dolby Digital 5.1.

Bonus:

"Commentaire Audio du Réalisateur." Sous-Titré.

"Making Of Chapitré: Hellboy la genèse." Sous-Titré. (2H 23 mn)

"Scènes Supplémentaires." Sous-Titré.

"Les Effets Visuels." Sous-Titré.

"Tests Maquillage et Lumière. Avec Commentaire de Guillermo Del Toro." Sous-Titré. (7 mn 20 s)

"Petit Guide sur les Comics, avec Scott McCloud." Sous-Titré. (12 mn 10 s)

Hellboy est une référence en matière de Blu-Ray, de ceux qui montrent la différence étonnante qu'il y a entre un DVD et un bon Blu-Ray.
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