Full Hellboy II DVD Special Features

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Three packages coming this November

Hellboy II: The Golden Army will be available in a 3-disc special edition DVD and 2-disc Blu-ray Hi-Def on November 11, 2008 from Universal Studios Home Entertainment.

With picture perfect visuals and flawless DTS-HD Master Audio 7.1 sound, the high definition version of Hellboy II: The Golden Army can be viewed on any Blu-ray player or PlayStation 3.

And only on Blu-ray Hi-Def, fans can create their own downloadable comic book built using scenes from the movie and via the power of BD Live, host a text chat with friends while watching the movie in synchronization.

With bigger muscle, badder weapons and more ungodly villains than ever before, Hellboy II: The Golden Army is available in multiple home entertainment versions.

In standard definition DVD, fans can purchase either a widescreen or full frame single disc version for $29.98 SRP. For a limited time only, fans can take home a widescreen 3-disc special edition DVD ($34.98 SRP) or 2-disc Blu-ray Hi-Def ($39.98 SRP), featuring a digital copy of the film and hours of additional in-depth bonus features that take fans deep inside the movie’s extraordinary creative process – all encased in 3-D packaging.

Just in time for the holidays, Hellboy II: The Golden Army is also available in a limited edition collector’s set featuring all of the bonus features of the 3-disc special edition plus a collectible Golden Army statuette, limited edition poster, director’s production journal and certificate of authenticity. This set is priced for collecting and gift giving at $64.98 SRP for standard definition DVD and $69.98 SRP for Blu-ray Hi-Def.

The Blu-ray, single- and 3-disc DVDs all feature the following bonus content:

• Feature Commentary with Director Guillermo del Toro

• Feature Commentary with Cast Members Jeffrey Tambor, Selma Blair and Luke Goss

• Set Visits: Seven mini documentaries provide viewers with unlimited access to the Hellboy II: The Golden Army set.

• Troll Market Tour with Guillermo del Toro: Using sketches and backstage video, del Toro walks the audience through the creation of one of the film’s most distinctive sets, the legendary Troll Market.

• Animated Zinco Epilogue Comic

• Deleted Scenes With Optional Commentary by Director Guillermo del Toro

In addition, the Blu-ray and 3-disc special edition DVD also include the following in-depth features:

• Prologue: A special introduction to the DVD from director Guillermo del Toro.

• Pre-Production Vault:

o Director’s Notebook: Exclusive interviews, image scans and text from Guillermo del Toro’s personal notebook.

o Concept Art Gallery: Original designs and concepts for Hellboy II: The Golden Army’s costumes and sets.

• Hellboy: In Service Of The Demon: Over two hours of footage that takes fans into the creation of this film.

• Production Workshop: Professor Broom’s Puppet Theatre: A special look inside the opening sequence of the film including storyboards and animatics.

• Image Gallery Featuring Teaser Banners, One-Sheets and Poster Explorations

• DVD Rom: Hellboy II: The Golden Army Script

EXCLUSIVE BLU-RAY HI-DEF BONUS FEATURES

Only on the Hellboy II: The Golden Army Blu-ray Hi-Def can viewers enjoy the following interactive features:

• BD-Live

• My Chat: Using your internet-connected player, host a text chat with your friends who also own Hellboy II: The Golden Army on Blu-ray(TM) Hi-Def while you watch the movie in synchronization!

• Sneak Peek of Wanted: Watch never-before seen footage from the explosive action movie Wanted, starring Angelina Jolie and James McAvoy.

• My Scenes Sharing: Show your friends your favorite scenes from Hellboy II: The Golden Army via BD-Live.

• Comic Book Builder: Create an original downloadable Hellboy adventure by selecting still images from the movie, dropping them into comic book layouts and adding text. The result can be e-mailed to friends or published via BD-Live buddy lists.

• U-Control: Universal’s exclusive signature feature U-Control allows viewers to delve into the making of the film with the click of the remote without ever leaving the movie.

• Scene Explorer: Schufften Goggle View: View scenes from the film as it progresses from storyboards and early renderings of the visual effects to the final film.

• Director’s Notebook: Fans will get an interactive glimpse at the director’s personal journal and view how early thematic concepts evolved into the final film. Includes an introduction by Guillermo Del Toro.

• Set Visits: Interactive vignettes provide information about key moments in the film.

• Comic Book Back-Story Interactive Feature: Clickable motion pages provide backstories of the film’s characters.

Source: Universal Studios Home Entertainment