Hellboy 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray Review
Hellboy is back, and he’s on fire. From the pages of Mike Mignola’s seminal work, this action packed story sees the legendary half-demon superhero (David Harbour, “Stranger Things”) called to the English countryside to battle a trio of rampaging giants.
There he discovers The Blood Queen, Nimue (Milla Jovovich, Resident Evil series), a resurrected ancient sorceress thirsting to avenge a past betrayal. Suddenly caught in a clash between the supernatural and the human, Hellboy is now hell-bent on stopping Nimue without triggering the end of the world. Hellboy also features Ian McShane (John Wick), Daniel Dae Kim (“Hawaii Five-0” and “Lost”), and Sasha Lane (American Honey).
Release Date: July 23, 2019
Run time: 121 minutes
Audio: Dolby TrueHD 7.1 mix/Dolby Atmos
Aspect Ratio: 2.40:1
Disc Spec: 2 BD
I’m a huge Del Toro and Ron Perlman fan. Yes, it would have been great to see their trilogy come to fruition, but it wasn’t to be. It’s a bummer, but is what it is. What we do have, now, is the opportunity to see a new trilogy happen. After watching this, I truly hope it happens. Nobody can ever take away the great things that Perlman, Del Toro, and Doug Jones brought to the table, but David Harbour has brought his brilliant iteration of Hellboy in a big way. I thought he killed it!
I enjoyed this movie from start to finish! There was not a full or draggy moment, not did it feel rushed. The CGI looked great, the practical effects we’re beautiful and the acting from everyone was fantastic. Everyone is entitled to their opinion, and if some truly did not care for it, that is what it is, too. I feel like many crap on reboots because they feel it disrespects the originals they love. I don’t see why both can’t have their own merits. It’s like the endless DC vs Marvel debate. Some insist only one or the other is worthy of their time. Again, I’m a big fan of both. Seriously! This was such a fun movie.
Movie Quality: 9/10
The print is presented in 2160p with a 2.40:1 aspect ratio. Colors are very bold, with Reds and Blacks being vibrant. Once Hellboy gets to the underworld, colors just pop off the screen looking so ever beautiful. The CG is well balanced with the live action footage which makes the film look lifelike. The film looks absolutely stunning with details due to the strong color management. There is subtle grain throughout the film, but never gets intrusive.
Print Quality: 10/10
The audio is presented in a Dolby TrueHD 7.1/Dolby Atmos mix. This is demo material audio for ‘Hellboy’. I was very impressed on how dynamic the soundfield is with the rears getting a lot of usage during action sequences. Even more impressive was the use of the rears when there isn’t any ongoing action. There were scenes with the fairies where you could hear them swarming around as I was thinking one of them came into my living room. Dialogue is also well balanced coming through very clean and crisp.
Print Quality: 10/10
- Tales of the Wild Hunt: Hellboy Reborn [HD]
- Deleted Scenes [HD]
- Previsualization [HD]
Special Features: 8/10
I hope the negativity does not hurt the chances for a sequel or a possible trilogy, because I want to see more. I feel like this is a great one for anyone who loves brutally violent battles, strangely relatable dysfunctional characters
Overall Rating: 9/10