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Release Date:
10 March 2007 (USA) See more »
Plot:
In 1939, young Professor Bruttenholm destroyed Erzsebet Ondrushko, a female vampire who bathed in the blood of innocents to stay young... See more » | Add synopsis »
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Starz/Anchor Bay doing animated Inferno game-to-film
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Cast

  (in credits order)

Ron Perlman ... Hellboy (voice)

Selma Blair ... Liz Sherman (voice)

John Hurt ... Professor Trevor 'Broom' Bruttenholm (voice)

Doug Jones ... Abe Sapien (voice)

Peri Gilpin ... Professor Kate Corrigan (voice)

J. Grant Albrecht ... Oliver Trombolt / Additional Voices (voice) (as Grant Albrecht)

Jim Cummings ... Tom Manning (voice)

Grey DeLisle ... Anna / Harpy-Hag #2 (voice)

Rob Paulsen ... Sydney Leach / Anna's Fiance (voice)

Dee Dee Rescher ... Harpy-Hag #1 (voice)

Kath Soucie ... Erzsebet Ondrushko (voice)

Cree Summer ... Hecate (voice)

James Arnold Taylor ... Young Broom / Father Lupescu (voice)

Directed by
Victor Cook 
Tad Stones (supervising)
 
Writing credits
Kevin Hopps (screenplay)

Mike Mignola (story) &
Tad Stones (story)

Mike Mignola (Dark Horse comic book "Hellboy")

Produced by
Sidney Clifton .... executive producer
Guillermo del Toro .... creative producer
Lawrence Gordon .... executive producer
Scott D. Greenberg .... executive producer
Scott Hemming .... executive producer
John W. Hyde .... executive producer
Lloyd Levin .... executive producer
Mike Mignola .... consulting producer
Mike Richardson .... executive producer
Tad Stones .... supervising producer
 
Original Music by
Christopher Drake 
 
Film Editing by
Matt Steinauer 
 
Art Department
Nathan Chew .... storyboard artist
Andy Chiang .... model designer
Thomas A. Nelson .... storyboard artist
Nir Paniry .... storyboard artist
Adam Van Wyk .... storyboard artist
 
Sound Department
Peter Cole .... sound re-recording mixer
Marti D. Humphrey .... sound re-recording mixer
Chris M. Jacobson .... sound re-recording mixer
Eric Lewis .... dialogue recording engineer
Jason Oliver .... supervising dialog editor
Carlos Sanches .... sound effects editor
Jeff Shiffman .... sound editor
Jody Thomas .... foley artist
Otis Van Osten .... supervising sound editor
 
Visual Effects by
Harry Eisenstein .... main title design
 
Animation Department
Andy Chiang .... model designer
Kirk Tingblad .... storyboard assistant
 
Other crew
Bradley Cooper .... information technology
Elaine De Mari .... information technology
Rafael Hurtado .... production coordinator
Steffie Lucchesi .... retake & media coordinator
Charles McCaskill .... information technology
Ginny McSwain .... voice director
Mike Medaris .... information technology
Anna Pagan .... production executive assistant
Janine Scalise .... production assistant
Steve Fisch .... business affairs (uncredited)
 

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Also Known As:
"Hellboy Animated: Blood & Iron" - USA (DVD box title)
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75 min
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Trivia:
The villainess is based on Countess Erzsébet Báthory (Elizabeth Bathory in English) of Transylvania, who reportedly had 300 young serving women put to death in a human sacrifice cult in the early 1600s.See more »
Goofs:
Incorrectly regarded as goofs: The goddess Hecate can be pronounced either 'heck-a-tee' or 'heck-ate'. The latter is used here. It probably originated among actors performing William Shakespeare plays (which often listed the Roman deities), when they saw the word in print and used their own judgment when speaking it. These mispronunciations then became standard Shakespearean theater convention, and have crossed from pop culture to the common language whenever ancient figures are discussed. Honored Shakespearean performers continue to pronounce Jacques and Marseilles as "Jakies" and "Marsellus" in the context of the play, and use the "ay" sound (rather than the classical "ah") for the a's in Cleopatra and Coriolanus, the latter being especially giggle-worthy.See more »
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Professor Trevor 'Broom' Bruttenholm:There are things in this world that modern man relegates to fairy tales and video games. But they are real, they are ugly, and they demand terrible payments for their "gifts."See more »
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15 out of 18 people found the following review useful.
Intelligent Cartoon Direction, 22 April 2007
Author: Alec W from Holland

I am a resounding fan of Guillermo del Toro's work and style, and was quite intrigued when I found out that he produced several Hellboy Animated features. It was not without a due sense of skepticism that I decided to pick up Blood and Iron as well as its 2006 predecessor, Sword of Storms. When I learned that these features aired on Cartoon Network, I even feared that the core of what made the Hellboy universe so interesting to me, the many invariant monstrosities that lurk within the caverns, ruins and precipices of a seemingly mundane world, would be diluted by censorship. Fortunately, I was wrong in these regards, and Blood and Iron may be considered a very worthwhile addition to the Hellboy universe as first put to film by Guillermo del Toro.

In Blood and Iron, Hellboy and the other key members of the BPRD set out under the personal lead of Professor Trevor Broom - as he was first introduced in the live-action movie - in order to investigate a haunted house. At the same time, you are let known how in the past, the Professor had tasked himself with hunting an old and powerful vampiress, Erzsebet (very well voiced by Kath Soucie). At first, the film sprouts a rather nonspecific battle scene that does not tell you much about the characters or the plot that is yet to come, but after this you will be exposed to the touch of surprisingly intelligent cartoon direction. As you are coasting through the story in a linear, chronological fashion, the plot and the true nature of the mission is explained in a backdrop of flashbacks that start at a pivotal event in the past, and then proceed anti-chronologically. In this method, the viewer is gradually let known the intentions and motives of the people and creatures both at current time and in times past. It is a clever method of character development, and serves to give a sense of wholeness to the entire feature; Blood and Iron has both a beginning and an end at both its start and its finish, and it works brilliantly.

The praise that I give is somewhat tempered however, by several characters that seemed entirely unnecessary, or simply did not fit into the well rounded equation that tops the experience. The presence of the Goddess Hecate serves as little more than a plot device to facilitate the antagonist's return and her presence in the film may serve to deter you from the wholeness of the experience. The only reason for her presence then is to give Hellboy something to do, while the professor continues with the real important stuff. She is the reason for a long, and enormously drawn out fight sequence that does not fit well with the movie and destroys its pace. Make no mistake, the real villain of this movie is Erzsebet, and that is how it should have remained. They could have gone much deeper with the story, and in light of what we are treated to in return and excess, I really wish they had.

Character design and voice acting is generally of high quality; we are treated to the same cast that played in the original Hellboy movie; Ron Perlman's Hellboy, Selma Blair's Liz Sherman, Doug Jones' Abe and John Hurt's Professor are easily recognizable, the first three often the center of sardonic and sarcastic wit that is worth quite a few laughs. Kate Corrigan, which you may know from the somewhat inferior Sword of Storms is back also, and we are given a new character in the form of human metal detector Sydney Leach, whose innocence and naiveté is a welcome addition to most of the rest of the BPRD, which seems to consist of people mentally hardened by frequent encounters with crazy things. Over all, his presence is solely meant to give the movie a lighter note at certain times.

The reason why the flaws of this movie persist can be found in the title; the real story does not revolve around Hellboy at all, as he takes a side seat to an experience in which Professor Trevor Bruttenholm is center point. Now, I really like the professor. He's sharp, he's kicking bottom, even when he's old. If just they could have found something for Hellboy to do without tarnishing the plot with, dare I say it, a Greek Goddess. Despite this little problem, though, Blood and Iron is still a very enjoyable movie. Cinematography grade; *** out of 5, but personally, I'd give it 8 out of 10

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