'Hellboy II' Blu-ray to Include Exclusives, BD-Live

Posted Wed Sep 24, 2008 at 08:00 AM PDT by Peter Bracke

Universal has unveiled final specs for the two-disc Blu-ray release of 'Hellboy II: The Golden Army,' which will hit high-def with hours of exclusive content and DTS-MA 7.1 audio.

As previously announced, the $75 million-grossing fantasy sequel will make its Blu-ray debut on November 18 (day-and-date with the standard DVD) in two-disc special edition and 3-disc limited edition versions.

Now full specs are in for the two-disc version, which is sure to impress fans with its wealth of features. Confirmed extras include a pair of audio commentaries with director Guillermo del Toro, and cast Jeffrey Tambor, Selma Blair & Luke Gross, multiple featurettes ("Hellboy: In Service of the Demon," "Troll Market Tour with Guillermo del Toro," "Production Workshop"), deleted scenes (including an animated "Comic Zinco Epilogue" to the film), a "Comic Book Builder" interactive feature, multiple still galleries, the complete script, and Digital Copy.

Exclusive to the Blu-ray are numerous U-Control and BD-Live extras, including the "Scene Explorer: Schufftan Google View" mode, the "Director's Notebook" featurette, additional "Set Visits" footage, a conceptual art gallery, MyChat and MyScenes BD-Live functionality, and more exclusive content to be made available online with the disc launches.

Tech specs boast a BD-50 dual-layer presentation of the film in 1080p video and English DTS-HD Master Audio 7.1 Surround.

Though Universal has not yet confirmed details for the three-disc set, it is expected to contain all of the features of the two-disc plus additional extras and collectibles to be announced. We'll keep you posted.

Suggested list price for the two-disc Blu-ray has been set at $39.98, and $64.98 for the 3-disc edition.

You'll find the latest specs for 'Hellboy II: The Golden Army' linked from our Blu-ray Release Schedule, where it's indexed under November 18.

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Discs mentioned in this article: (Click for specs and reviews)
Hellboy II: The Golden Army (Blu-ray)
Hellboy II: The Golden Army (Collector's Set) (Blu-ray)
Tags: Universal, Exclusive HD Content (all tags)