Irish Film Institute -Hellboy


Director: Guillermo del Toro

122 minutes, USA, 2004, Blu-ray

This film screened 5th May 2016.

Guillermo del Toro and Ron Perlman bring the hero of Mike Mignola’s graphic novels to life in Hellboy, a thoroughly entertaining, intelligent, and witty take on the superhero genre.

When Nazis enlist Rasputin to summon ancient entities to assist their war efforts, what arrives instead is an infant demon who is rescued by the Allies and raised by an occult expert (John Hurt). Resurrected by his disciples, Rasputin unleashes a hellhound which is hunted down by Hellboy and his colleagues at the Bureau of Paranormal Research and Defence, leading to a potentially apocalyptic showdown which reveals clues as to Hellboy’s ultimate destiny. (Notes by Kevin Coyne.)
In association with Sub-City Comics.


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