Hellboy: According to Variety, Columbia TriStar Home Entertainment is rushing Guillermo Del Toro's Hellboy to DVD on July 20th, less than 16 weeks after it opened in theaters, where it generated $59 million.
The two-disc special edition DVD will include video introductions by del Toro and Selma Blair, plus a unique feature in which viewers can click during selected parts of the movie to comics drawn by Mike Mignola, on whose Dark Horse Entertainment series the movie is based.
Other bonus features include audio commentaries by del Toro, Blair, Mignola, Ron Perlman, Jeffrey Tambor and Rupert Evans, as well as visits to the "Right Hand of Doom" set and a two-hour documentary.
• DISC ONE - 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.
• DISC ONE - Eight Right Hand of Doom Set Visits - at key moments during the movie, viewers are given the option to branch out to a short featurette showing what life was like on the set during that day of shooting
• DISC ONE - Storyboards - picture-in-picture storyboard track plays simultaneously with the film
• DISC ONE - Four Short Films featuring the cartoons Hellboy himself recommends
• DISC ONE - Cast Commentary with Ron Perlman, Selma Blair, Rupert Evans and Jeffrey Tambor
• DISC ONE - Creator Commentary with director Guillermo del Toro and co-executive producer Mike Mignola
• DISC ONE - DVD-Rom - Director's Notebook, Printable Script, Script Supervisor's Book
• DISC TWO - Three deleted scenes with optional commentary
• DISC TWO - Four Animatics - computer-generated animated scene breakdowns. The next level in storyboarding. Directors use them to help visualize what some of the more complicated shots will look like.
• DISC TWO - Scene deconstruction - director Guillermo del Toro walks us through the evolution of a scene from his sketches to the storyboards to the finished scene
• DISC TWO - Hellboy: The Seeds of Creation - This 2 1/2 hour documentary focuses on bringing Hellboy from script to screen
• DISC TWO - Kroenen's Lair - four storyboard to film comparisons
• DISC TWO - Five Board-A-Matics - side-by-side comparison of scenes with the animated storyboards
• DISC TWO - Weblink - Hellboy merchandise
• DISC TWO - Nine theatrical TV spots
• DISC TWO - Poster Explorations for the Hellboy theatrical campaign
• DISC TWO - Filmographies and character biographies by Guillermo del Toro
• DISC TWO - Previews
• Audio: Dolby Digital 5.1 (English, French)
• Subtitles: English, French
• Closed Captioning
• Anamorphic Widescreen Presentation