PG-13 | | Action, Fantasy, Horror
A demon, raised from infancy after being conjured by and rescued from the Nazis, grows up to become a defender against the forces of darkness.
When Professor Bruttenholm (Sir John Hurt) is showing Agent Myers (Rupert Evans) through the B.P.R.D. when he first arrives, a greyish male humanoid statue with a large ring on its groin is momentarily seen. This is Roger the Homunculus, a supporting character introduced late in the Hellboy comics (in the story arc "Almost Colossus"), who often goes through periods of dormancy. When active, he is a Special B.P.R.D. Agent, much like Abe. Roger did not make it into the movie script as a character, but made it into the film as a piece of set decoration instead. Another comic book prop reference in the same scene is the large set of metal boots sitting in one of the glass display cases. These belonged to a supernatural creature called "The Iron Shoes" from the short story of the same name.
Professor Trevor 'Broom' Bruttenholm:
What is it that makes a man a man? Is it his origins, the way things start? Or is it something else, something harder to describe? For me it all began in 1944, a classified mission off the coast of Scotland. The Nazis were desperate. Combining ...
Ilsa has blood on the left side of her face after John kicks her. The blood disappears when she bends to kiss Grigory Rasputin, and then reappears after she withdraws.
There is a scene in the closing credits: Dr. Manning tries to contact his team, while a shadow passes by.
The Hellboy 3-disc director's cut DVD is ten minutes longer. (132 minute director's cut versus 122 minute regular version). Restores a few deleted/extended scenes back into the movie.
$23,172,440 (USA) (4 April 2004)
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