Hellboy Director's Cut in October

Columbia Tristar Home Entertainment have announced the Region 1 DVD release of Hellboy Director's Cut for 19th October 2004. The ultimate Hellboy DVD for the ultimate Hellboy fan takes you into the mind of visionary writer/director Guillermo del Toro in this 3-disc set ($34.95 SLP) complete with an unrated, extended cut of the film, all new special features and an exclusive collectible “Excerpt from the Journal of Grigori Rasputin” created by Mike Mignola. Also available will be the Limited Hellboy Director's Cut Gift Set ($59.95 SLP) which packages the 3-disc set with a Hellboy Figurine created exclusively for this release.

Guaranteed to calm even the most sinister forces, the Hellboy Director's Cut 3-disc DVD set includes an all-new cut of the movie with extended plot and action footage bringing the total runtime to 132mins. The set also includes an all new director’s commentary, new featurettes, photo gallery, conceptual art, production design, costume design, set photography, production workshops and comic book artists’ pin-ups. Also included are features from the Hellboy Special Edition DVD such as branching DVD comics drawn by Mike Mignola, “Right Hand of Doom” set visit feature, introductions by Guillermo del Toro and Selma Blair, audio commentaries, storyboard track, 2-Hour “Seeds of Creation” documentary, deleted scenes and much more.

Below are the full specs, disc by disc.

Disc 1

  • Director’s Commentary – new commentary from Guillermo del Toro, exclusively for the
    Director’s Cut DVD
  • Composer’s Commentary with isolated score
  • Video Introduction to Disc 1 by Guillermo del Toro
  • DVD ROM – Director’s Notebook, Printable Script and expanded Script Supervisor’s Book
  • Eight Branching DVD Comics by Mike Mignola – A never-been-done DVD feature containing eight Branching DVD comics by Mike Mignola – an onscreen look at Hellboy comic books with all new expanded text from Guillermo del Toro
  • “Right Hand of Doom” Set Visits and Factoids
  • Expanded Storyboards – picture-in-picture storyboard track plays simultaneously with the film
  • Anamorphic Widescreen Presentation (1.85:1)
  • Audio: English (Dolby Digital 5.1), French 5.1
  • Subtitles: English, French
  • Easter Eggs

    Disc 2 (Content as Special Edition Bonus Disc)
  • “Hellboy: The Seeds of Creation” – This 2 hour documentary focuses on bringing Hellboy from script to screen
  • Four Animatics - computer-generated animated scene breakdowns. The next level in storyboarding. Director's use them to help visualize what some of the more complicated shots will look like.
  • Five Board-A-Matics – side-by-side comparison of scenes with the animated storyboards
  • Weblink – Hellboy merchandise
  • Three deleted scenes with optional commentary
  • Scene deconstruction – director Guillermo del Toro walks us through the evolution of a scene from his sketches to the storyboards to the finished scene
  • Kroenen’s Lair – four storyboard to film comparisons
  • Maquette Rotations Gallery
  • Poster Explorations for the Hellboy theatrical campaign
  • Filmographies
  • Previews

    Disc 3 (ALL NEW)
  • Cast Video Commentary with Ron Perlman, Selma Blair, Jeffrey Tambor and Rupert Evans
  • Production Workshop featurettes
  • Q&A Archive: Comic Con 2002 featuring Guillermo del Toro, Ron Perlman and Mike Mignola
  • A Quick Guide to Understanding Comics with Scott McCloud
  • Video Introduction to Disc 3 by Ron Perlman
  • Production Design Photo Gallery
  • Mike Mignola Pre-Production Artwork
  • Conceptual Art Galleries

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