Unsold TV pilot and a dark, violent and gory sword and sorcery spoof set in a postapocalyptic new dark age about a Conan-like barbarian warrior hired to steal a golden goblin from a dangerous wizard who lives in a tower in the sky.
Reporter Raymond "Ray" Terrill is investigating a group of government scientists who are developing a weapon using light, when he is attacked with a "genetic light bomb" that ends up bestowing him with light-based super powers.
At the behest of a priest, our crimson hero goes to an abandoned castle in Ireland, to fight a variation of a redcap. This is the shortest thing found on the DVD of Hellboy Animated: Blood and Iron, and I was surprised to find that something like that, literally only 3 and a half minutes long, was actually a story(heck, only about two minutes of it are made up by that, the rest is the introduction by Mike Mignola, and a little of it is credits), not a documentary. With it being that tiny, it really just barely has a chance to make an impression. Ron Perlman takes up the role yet again, and does great as always with it. Dan Castellaneta(nope, you read that right... don't know why he was chosen, though) portrays the man of the cloth, with the monologue providing background and details on the creature playing over Red's arrival and subsequent battle. You can hear a few of his Simpsons characters in it, at times. The visual style is about the same as B&I, and it doesn't really have anything outstanding in that regard. It's essentially a fight scene. I recommend this to big fans of the franchise. 7/10
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