Hellboy Animated: Blood & Iron (2007)
Friday 25th May 2007
Following the success of Hellboy Animated: Sword Of Storms on DVD, creative producers Guillermo del Toro (Pan's Labyrinth; Blade II; The Devil's Backbone) and award-winning comic book writer and illustrator Mike Mignola (Daredevil; Batman; Wolverine) have reunited with Sword Of Storms director Tad Stones for another brand new, feature-length Hellboy adventure, Hellboy Animated: Blood & Iron, coming to DVD on 25th June 2007 from Platform Entertainment.
Featuring the key creative talents from Guillermo del Toro's live-action Hellboy movie - including actors Ron Perlman (Star Trek: Nemesis; Blade II), Selma Blair (Pretty Persuasion; Cruel Intentions), Doug Jones (Pan's Labyrinth) and triple BAFTA award winner and two-time Oscar nominee John Hurt (V For Vendetta) - Hellboy Animated: Blood & Iron also boasts a story written by Stones and Mignola that incorporates many elements from Mignola's Hellboy comic book mini-series, Wake The Devil.
If that wasn't enough, Hellboy Animated: Blood & Iron comes complete with some amazing extras, including The Penanggalan, an exclusive Hellboy E-comic by Mike Mignola, the debut of Iron Shoes, a brand-new Hellboy animated short written by Mignola and featuring the vocal talents of Ron Perlman and Dan Castellaneta (the voice of Homer Simpson), and a "making of" featurette that includes interviews with Mignola, Stones and del Toro, amongst others.
In 1939, young Professor Broom managed to destroy Erzsebet Ondrushko, a female vampire rumoured to have drank and bathed in the blood of innocent young women in order to survive and retain her looks. Now someone in upstate New York is trying to bring her back from the dead and the elderly Professor Broom has decided to investigate the case himself. He takes along with him the top BPRD agents, Hellboy, Liz Sherman, Abe Sapien, and new agent, Sydney Leach, all of whom are more worried about Broom's welfare than the return of any vampire. Their concern soon changes, however, when they face a horde of ghosts, a phantom wolf pack, witches, harpies, a giant werewolf and the newly risen Erzsebet herself. But that's not all. Hellboy also ends up having to slug it out with the goddess Hecate, Queen of Witches, who wants him to embrace his true destiny, one that includes the destruction of mankind.
Capturing the spirit of Mike Mignola's original vision more accurately and faithfully than any movie or animated version of Hellboy to date, Hellboy Animated: Blood & Iron is a must-see for all comic book and sci-fi/horror movie fans.
- Audio commentary by creative producer Mike Mignola, supervising producer Tad Stones and director Victor Cook
- Iron Shoes - the animated debut
- The Penanggalan - an E-comic exclusive from Mike Mignola
- Reversal Of Fortune - Professor Broom's Story
- Tales From The Tomb - A Look Inside Blood & Iron