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Hellboy Animated: Blood and Iron (2007)

Hellboy and his team face off against a new supernatural threat while Professor Bruttenholm must investigate the possible reemergence of a vampire he had slain decades prior.

Directors:

Victor Cook, Tad Stones

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Kevin Hopps (screenplay), Mike Mignola (story) | 2 more credits »
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Cast

Cast overview:
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 Griffin ... Anna / Harpy-Hag #2 (voice) (as Grey DeLisle)
Rob Paulsen ... Sydney Leach / Anna's Fiance (voice)
DeeDee Rescher ... Harpy-Hag #1 (voice) (as Dee Dee Rescher)
Kath Soucie ... Erzsebet Ondrushko (voice)
Cree Summer ... Hecate (voice)
James Arnold Taylor ... Young Broom / Father Lupescu (voice)
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Storyline

In 1939, young Professor Bruttenholm destroyed Erzsebet Ondrushko, a female vampire who bathed in the blood of innocents to stay young. Now someone in upstate New York is trying to bring her back, and the elderly Professor Broom has decided to investigate it himself. He takes the top BPRD agents, Hellboy, Liz Sherman and Abe Sapien, who are more worried about his welfare than the return of any vampire. Their tune changes when they face a horde of ghosts, a phantom wolf pack, witches, harpies, a giant werewolf and Erzsebet herself. Hellboy ends up battling the Queen of Witches, the goddess Hecate, who wants him to embrace his true destiny, a destiny that includes the destruction of mankind. Written by IDT

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

10 March 2007 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

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Dolby Digital

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Color

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1.78 : 1
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Trivia

The villainess is based on Countess Erzsébet Báthory (Elizabeth Bathory in English) of Transylvania, who reportedly had three hundred young serving women put to death, in a human sacrifice cult in the early 1600s. See more »

Goofs

The wounds on Hellboy's chest disappear when he rips open Hecate's "iron maiden", then reappear. See more »

Quotes

Sydney Leach: Miss Sherman? You mind if I take a look at the assignment folder?
Liz Sherman: [chuckles] Call me Liz.
Abe Sapien: Call me Abe.
[everyone looks at Hellboy]
Hellboy: Call me... only if you really need me.
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Crazy Credits

After the credits you hear Tom Manning's voice briefing on a certain creature, then you see a figure firing several shots. See more »

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References Hellboy (2004) See more »

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Could be more, but still fun to watch.
19 June 2008 | by garlonussSee all my reviews

In the end, the main thrust of the story is largely dealt with by Professor Broom while the rest of his team fights off the other evils in the area. Hellboy himself gets a much more spectacular fight, but it is with a monster that almost seems added as an afterthought when they realized they didn't have enough for him to do.

Taking that into account, though, the story is fun enough to watch and Ron Perlman's wry delivery of Hellboy's lines is always fun. There is nobody who could give life to this character other than Perlman.

The animation is well done and the story moves along with efficient pacing. One thing that could prove confusing to some (though I found it an intriguing story device) is the use of flashback in this episode. The main story moves forward, but the flashbacks move progressively backward. It has the effect of putting both a beginning and an end at both the beginning and the end of the movie.


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