Hellboy: Sword of Storms/Blood & Iron [20th Anniversary] [Blu-ray]

  • SKU: 5161091
  • Release Date: 05/13/2014
This hard hitting release from the Hellboy franchise offers two full length animated feature films, Sword of Storms and Blood & Iron.
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Overall Customer Rating:
97% of customers would recommend this product to a friend (64 out of 66)


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4.5
97%
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  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    This Is What DVD Is All About

    Posted
    cygnadu

    This movie is just shy of "awesome". My problem with it is the dialogue. A lot of the time the conversation and one-liner jokes just don't work. I am guessing that since Guillermo del Toro wrote the script and he speaks primarily Spanish the translation didn't quite come across. But whatever. Visually and stylistically this movie is superb. The colors that you see on the screen are bright and the lighting of different sets is done in a moody way and it all combines to make this film a visual treat. Not to mention the special effects, imaginative creatures, huge fight scenes, elaborate set and costume designs... I could go on and on. This particular edition of the DVD allows you to explore every nuance that went in to making the film. From the original four-issue comic book series that it sprang from to the finishing touches done in post-production. There are so many extras in this three-disc version that you could be stuck on your couch for at least a week to see all of them. del Toro makes far better use of the DVD medium than most filmmakers. And this is one of the best out there.

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  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Awesome Animation And Value Times Two!

    Posted
    Fluid
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    As a longtime fan of Hellboy and comic books in general, I first purchased Blood and Iron several years ago on DVD. I had always meant to try and find the second Animated feature "Sword Of Storms" but unfortunately I never got around to it. I was delighted to find both movies in Blu-Ray format collected on one disc in this Anniversary set. The price was very good for a two movie set and even the packaging looked great. Being able to get both films for the price of one is a great benefit to owning this Anniversary Edition. The voice acting, animations, story lines, and character designs were awesome in both features making them a must have for Hellboy fans and/or comic fans in general. Overall a great value for two excellent animated films.

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  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Toro cuts the Bull & serves up the meat!

    Posted
    Bassett

    Hellboy, as the extreme ratings show, is an acquired taste. I acquired it by being someone subjected to daily senseless violence in the community where I live. In Hellboy's SciFi world violence maintains a higher moral ground. As a Director Del Toro consistently has respect for his audience. Showing this by delivering consistently educational and entertaining commentary. Lastly, Del Toro is the master of cinematic expressions. Moments when dialogue, however sparse, visual design and action come together in one heightened memorable moment. These are universal moments where a character reaches that higher moral ground, however temporary...What makes a man a man...

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  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    2 in 1

    Posted
    hulkwolf
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    Just in time for the 20th anniversary of the character's first appearance (way back in John Byrne's Next Men #21… unless you count San Diego Comic-Con Comics #2, which was Dark Horse Comics' comic con exclusive released in August 1993), Anchor Bay has reissued the two animated features that were first unleased on Blu-ray in 2007. This seems, however, to basically be the same disc just dolled up with some new packaging and a mini-comic tucked away in the case. Regardless, here's what to expect with these two animated adventures which originally premiered on the Cartoon Network

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  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Definitely an interesting movie.

    Posted
    Brightside

    I recently saw the previews for Hellboy 2 in theaters and thought that it was interesting enough to take a look. Haven't exactly seen the 1st movie though, so I figured why not see the first movie to see whether or not the upcoming sequel is worth paying the price of admission. Thankfully for me this was part of Best Buy's 2 for $30 Blu-Ray sale. The special effects on the movie was great and the movie had a good storyline backing to it. Overall, I have high expectations for the sequel since the original set a high bar.

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  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Hellboy is awesome

    Posted
    Sparky
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    I've always loved the Hellboy movies. It's my favorite of Del Toro's movies. If your not familiar with his work, be warned it is a little out there, but if you like his other movies you will like this. It's more of an action movie than a horror movie, but it borrows elements from both genres. Definitely worth a watch if you like action-fantasy movies.

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  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Its a good kinda scary movie

    Posted
    Dragonlove

    It starts as Hellboy is just getting back from a mission and now has to go out again and investigate ghosts in a house that are starting to become mad. Hellboy and the others quickly find out that their is more to the place then meets the eye when they start finding blood and warnings. All in all its a good short movie with vampires and lots of fighting.

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  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Guillermo del Toro At His Best

    Posted
    cribellate
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    Hellboy is some of Guillermo del Toro's best work. If you liked Pacific Rim check this out. This is del Toro paying homage to another one of this personal obsessions, the comic series Hellboy. The story is fun, the effects are amazing as is the acting. The disc looks and sounds great too. Definitely give this one a chance.

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