Columbia Tri-Star has announced the release date for a 2-disc Special Edition of Hellboy on July 17th.We’ve got the info on the specs, extras and the cover art. Plus some details concerning a 3-disc Director’s Cut DVD.*Updated with a more detailed extras list* The Special Edition DVD will have Anamorphic Widescreen video and Dolby Digital 5.1 audio. The exta features are the following:Disc one:
Eight Branching DVD Comics by Mike Mignola – A never-been-done DVD feature containing eight Branching DVD comics by Mike Mignola – an onscreen look at Hellboy comic books with the creator when an image of a comic book page will appear on screen
Mignola will compare that page with that exact shot used in the film.
Eight Right Hand of Doom Set Visits – at key moments during the movie, viewers are given the option to branch out to a short featurette showing what life was like on the set during that day of shooting
Storyboards – picture-in-picture storyboard track plays simultaneously with the film
Four Short Films featuring the cartoons Hellboy himself recommends
Cast Commentary with Ron Perlman, Selma Blair, Rupert Evans and Jeffrey Tambor
Creator Commentary with director Guillermo del Toro and co-executive producer Mike Mignola
DVD-Rom – Director’s Notebook, Printable Script, Script Supervisor’s Book Disc two:
Four Animatics – computer-generated animated scene breakdowns. The next level in storyboarding. Directors use them to help visualize what some of the more complicated shots will look like.
Three deleted scenes with optional commentary
Scene deconstruction – director Guillermo del Toro walks us through the evolution of a scene from his sketches to the storyboards to the finished scene
Hellboy: The Seeds of Creation – This 2 1/2 hour documentary focuses on bringing Hellboy from script to screen
Kroenen’s Lair – four storyboard to film comparisons
Five Board-A-Matics – side-by-side comparison of scenes with the animated storyboards
Weblink – Hellboy merchandise
Nine theatrical TV spots
Poster Explorations for the Hellboy theatrical campaign
Filmographies According to director Guillermo del Toro he’s planning to release an even bigger badder version on DVD. A 3-disc director’s cut, which is expected to be out just in time for the holidays.