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Hellboy II: The Golden Army

4K Ultra HD

Blu Ray

  • Score
    77
    from 3 reviewers
  • Hellboy II: The Golden Army
    2008
    120 min
    PG-13
    2K Upscale
    HDR10
    DTS:X

    Director: Guillermo del Toro

    Actors: Ron Perlman, Selma Blair, Doug Jones, John Alexander

    Plot: The mythical world starts a rebellion against humanity in order to rule the Earth, so Hellboy (Ron Perlman) and his team must save the world from the rebellious creatures.

    Disc Release Date: 7 May 2019

    • Video
      77
    • Audio
      87
    • Extra
      74
    • Movie
      82

    all scores

    avforums review by Simon Crust
    • Video
      60
    • Hellboy II was shot using Arriflex 235 and Moviecam Compact cameras on 35mm film and was finished as a 2K DI which has used for this Ultra HD Blu-ray release. The disc presents an up-scaled 3840 x 2160p...

    • Audio
      100
    • The already reference quality, albeit loud, DTS-HD MA 7.1 track has been replaced with an equally impressive, though not quite so loud, DTS: X surround track, which makes full use of the 3D surround environment....

    • Extra
      60
    • UHDAudio Commentary - With Director Guillermo del Toro giving a very informative, if a little scene specific, commentary and going to great pains to explain his ideas, conception and look for the film....

    • Movie
      90
    • We die and the world will be poorer for it After a quick title card reprise into who and how he came to be, the film opens up on Christmas eve and to an eleven year old Hellboy watching TV, overexcited...

    • Total
      60
    • Hellboy 2 originally hit our cinema screens during a summer of bigger, at least in terms of budget, superhero movies. Whilst it may be smaller in scale, in terms of bang for your buck, Hellboy 2 more than...

    Blu-ray.com review by Martin Liebman
    • Video
      90
    • It's not always the case these days where decade-plus-old transfers that rated very highly back then still hold up today and hold strong against new, shiny UHD releases, but that's certainly the case with...

    • Audio
      100
    • The DTS:X track is certainly impressive and while not a fundamental transformation compared to the previously issued 5.1 lossless track, it is a more finessed and expansive experience by configuration...

    • Extra
      70
    • Hellboy II: The Golden Army's UHD disc includes a pair of audio commentary tracks recorded for the film's original home theater release. The bundled Blu-ray is identical to that which released in 2008,...

    • Movie
      80
    • Universal has released the 2008 Guillermo del Toro sequel film 'Hellboy II: The Golden Army' to the UHD format. This new disc includes 2160p/HDR-enhanced video and a new DTS:X Master Audio soundtrack....

    • Total
      80
    • Hellboy II: The Golden Army's UHD is excellent but it's not a drastic improvement over the Blu-ray, which even at 11 years old is still quite the looker (and it sounds great, too). If one is looking for...

    High-Def Digest review by Michael S. Palmer
    • Video
      70
    • Hellboy II: The Golden Army returns to home video with a 2160p HEVC encode, HDR10 grading, and a 1.85:1 aspect ratio. It's a gorgeous movie to watch for all of its wondrous production design and creatures,...

    • Audio
      80
    • While Hellboy II boasts an aggressive, bass-heavy DTS:X sound mix that's sure to please fans and surround enthusiasts, the track lacks the articulation and refinement of the format's best mixes.In general,...

    • Extra
      70
    • While the Hellboy II Ultra HD Blu-ray only includes the two audio commentaries, you can find the rest of the bonus materials on the Blu-ray disc. Universal has ported over everything that was on the Blu-ray...

    • Movie
      80
    • When an exiled Elven prince returns to steal his father's crown and resurrect the fiercest army the world has ever known, it's up to Hellboy, Liz, Abe, and the rest of the Bureau for Paranormal Research...

    • Total
      80
    • Guillermo del Toro's Hellboy II: The Golden Compass is big-budget studio filmmaking that feels handcrafted, where every square inch of it oozes with imagination. As a story, it feels a bit plotty at times,...