Van Helsing [Includes Digital Copy] [UltraViolet] [4K Ultra HD Blu-ray] [2 Discs] [2004]

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Ratings & Reviews


Overall Customer Rating:
94% of customers would recommend this product to a friend (109 out of 117)

Synopsis


Van Helsing
The greatest monster hunter of them all has his work cut out for him as he tracks down three deadly foes in this action-adventure saga. Gabriel Van Helsing (Hugh Jackman) is a man who has dedicated his life to battling evil forces who exist outside the bounds of nature; Van Helsing's work has not always made him friends, and a false accusation of murder still trails him. But when he's summoned to Transylvania at the behest of Anna Valerious (Kate Beckinsale), whose family has been fighting supernatural beings for generations, Van Helsing wastes no time answering her call. There, Van Helsing discovers that the undying vampire Count Dracula (Richard Roxburgh) has put a misshapen creature named Igor (Kevin J. O'Connor) under his spell, and, in turn, has forged an alliance with a hideous monster (Shuler Hensley) who was created by the misguided Dr. Victor Frankenstein (Samuel West). Adding to Anna's burden is her brother, Velkan (Will Kemp), a lycanthrope who becomes a bloodthirsty wolf under the light of the full moon. Van Helsing also co-stars Elena Anaya, Silvia Colloca, and Josie Maran as Dracula's vampire brides. ~ Mark Deming, Rovi

Cast & Crew


  • Hugh Jackman
    Hugh Jackman - Gabriel Van Helsing
  • Kate Beckinsale
    Kate Beckinsale - Anna Valerious
  • Richard Roxburgh
    Richard Roxburgh - Count Vladislaus Dracula
  • David Wenham
    David Wenham - Carl
  • Shuler Hensley
    Shuler Hensley - Frankenstein's Monster



Overall customer rating

4.5
94%
would recommend to a friend
  • Rating: 2 out of 5 stars

    Good visuals, lame script and acting/directing

    Posted
    Jewelsterdefro

    This movie has some great visuals including the special effects, not to mention Kate Beckinsale-who always provide good visuals herself if I do say so myself. The plot isn't bad either but the villains are just so over the top and cheesy you almost have to laugh and that really ruins everything. The stunts are also unrealistic, defying the laws of physics in some cases and are clearly cgi. They really need to get rid of cgi except for backdrops because using it for people and for ridiculous stunt shots just looks cartoony-like Wiley Cayote or somthing. The sad part is that this had the potential to be a good movie, I just wish they'd fixed the problems I mentioned above prior to releasing it. Anyway, unless you're a major Kate Beckinsale or Hugh Jackman fan or a die hard monster movie fanatic I recommend skipping this one. Unfortunately for me, I am a big Kate Beckinsale fan so I most likely will suffer through this film again but I'll probably fast forward through the cheesy and unrealistic parts next time.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    A Utterly Unspectacular Horror Romp

    Posted
    cribellate
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    On paper Van Helsing has A LOT of things going for it. It's a horror film that throws back to Universals roots with their horror classics starring the insanely talented Hugh Jackman. Unfortunately the sum of its parts do not add up to a strong Horror outing in this place. The quirky comedy that made Stephen Sommers' Mummy films a fun ride fall flat in this Vampire tale that also includes Werewolves, Frankenstein and even Dr Jeckyll/Mr. Hyde. The ideas of the film are too ambitious for the time the film was made so many of the visual effects feel half backed a decade after the films original release. Universal's hope was to create a homage to the Horror classics they made some 70 years prior but the inclusion of so many of these characters makes the film feel overcrowded. In the end if you are a die fan of classic horror this will be a fun ride but the casual fan just may not get what the filmmakers were trying to do.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Outstanding escapist entertainment

    Posted
    MrCreosote
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    The film “Van Helsing” (2008) with Hugh Jackman and Kate Beckinsale is an incredibly fast-paced, action-filled adventure, with vampires, werewolves, the Frankenstein monster and even Mr Hyde. The CGI effects are its main attraction and they are truly spectacular. The plot and the acting are also quite good, even riveting. I would definitely recommend this film to anyone interested in a non-stop escape into the realm of fantasy and adventure. The same director (Stephen Sommers) also directed the famous “mummy” movies with Brendan Fraser and Rachel Weisz. My only negative criticism is Dracula’s accent. The actor could have done a better job with the dialect coach. But this is a negligible, nit-picking criticism compared to the film’s overall appeal.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    One of the best movies ever!

    Posted
    jesusfreak284

    I loved this movie! It really surprised me the first time I saw it. I thought it was just another monster movie that would be seen and forgoten in a day, but it was awsome. One of the biggest flaws in movies is how predictable they are. This movie was finally different, never knew what was soming next. It was extreamly funny and very well made. Good acting and awsome FXs. I couldn't even believe it was a low budget movie! The endding could be concidered sad, but I really liked the way it wraps up. There aren't a lot of bonus features, but make sure you watch the gag reel! Overall it's one of my favorite movies!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Silly but Fun Movie, and BLU-RAY!

    Posted
    Preiso
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    I had no idea at the time who Hugh Jackman was, and never connected this movie w/ Wolverine, but after buying it, everything clicked. The graphx were amazing for the time, though they do look a little dated, now, but still, SO...MUCH...FUN! The characters are entertaining, the story is well-paced, and the action is well-done. This is one of my favorite silly movies. I can watch it again now and then and not feel like I'm completely wasting my life away...

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    Very unique movie

    Posted
    NotAFan
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    You have to be a big fan of this type of movies in order to remotely like it. Monsters galore - with all the monsters having incredible powers until the good guys have to win the battle.graphics made this movie tolerable to watch otherwise too far fetch for my taste. Mr Jackman played an interesting role and might have been upstaged by Richard Roxburgh in some scenes. If you like the Dracula type movies you'll need to see this version.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    Decent movie, decent 4K

    Posted
    Razzel
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    I had heard a lot of good things about the 4K for this movie, but I was not blown away. I also feel like I remember the movie to be better than it was. Skimmed through the movie when I first got it, haven’t watched it since. If you’re a fan of the movie it could be worth getting because it is a decent upgrade in 4K, but it wasn’t a big enough upgrade for me to feel really satisfied with my purchase.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    DECENT 4K!

    Posted
    COOLMOVIEGUY

    I LIKED THE MOVIE BACK IN THE DAY. WASNT SURE ABOUT WHETHER TO PICK UP THE 4K VERSION (UK HAS IT ALREADY) I HIGHLY RECOMMEND WASTCHING THIS YOUTUBERS REVIEW AS HES HILARIOUS AND IS MY GO-TO FOR ANYTHING 4K. HE IS ALWAYS SPOT ON 4K REVIEWS. HERES THE LINK FOR THIS REVIEW VAN HELSING 4K BLURAY REVIEW https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RhC7HSpH6lg&t=41s CHECK HIM OUT, HES AWESOME!

    I would recommend this to a friend



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