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Blood & Iron

Hellboy: Blood and Iron is the second in the Hellboy Animated series (the first being Hellboy: Sword of Storms), written by Tad Stones and Mike Mignola. The movie features Hellboy, Liz Sherman, Abe Sapien, and introducing Sidney Leach (here called Sydney Leach). The film's storyline is based in part upon the Hellboy: Wake the Devil storyline from the original comics.

It first aired on March 17, 2007 on Cartoon Network, and aired again on July 19, 2008 to promote the release of Hellboy II: The Golden Army, and was scheduled on DVD by Anchor Bay Entertainment in March 10, 2007.

Plot Edit

In 1939, young Professor Bruttenholm (aka Professor Broom) fights against Erzsebet Ondrushko, a vampiress who bathed in the blood of innocents to stay young after selling her soul to the Queen of Witches, the goddess Hecate. During his encounters, he was too late to save a girl's from Erzsebet and the priest who accompanied him was corrupted as Erzsebet questioned his belief in God. Eventually, she was exposed to the sun, but her ashes returned to her mansion, right to a statue of Hecate. Broom leaves for Germany, for his eventual encounter of Hellboy.

Years later, a haunted mansion in the Hamptons, on Long Island, bought by a friend of an important Senator who provides the B.P.R.D. with funds, is brought to the B.P.R.D.'s attention. The elderly Professor Bruttenholm decides to investigate it himself, taking top BPRD agents, Hellboy, Liz Sherman, Abe Sapien and a new B.P.R.D. member named Sydney Leach who is a human metal detector who has never seen any action in the field.

Much to Bruttenholm's horror, it turns out that the ghosts are the victims of Erzsebet Ondrushko, who is soon going to be resurrected by her two harpy/hag servants. While the others deal with her hag minions, phantom wolf packs, and a werewolf transformed from one of Bruttenholm's old friends, Bruttenholm settles his affairs with Erzsebet once and for all. He mixes her bath with holy water and stabs her with a stake destroying her permanently. Hellboy ends up battling Hecate herself, who has been watching him for some time and desires him to embrace his true destiny: one that includes the destruction of mankind. However, Hellboy has no interest in his destiny and prefers protecting Earth. A fight then ensures, resulting in each blow to Hecate causing her to grow in size before Hellboy discovers her weakness: sunlight and she reverts back into a statue.

Cast Edit

Actor RoleEdit

Ron Perlman- Hellboy

Selma Blair- Liz Sherman

Doug Jones- Abe Sapien

Peri Gilpin- Professor Kate Corrigan

John Hurt- Professor Trevor Bruttenholm

Jim Cummings- Tom Manning

Rob Paulsen- Sydney Leach

J. Grant Albrecht- Oliver Trumbolt

Cree Summer- Hecate

James Arnold Taylor- Young Trevor, Father Lupescu

Grey DeLisle- Anna

Kath Soucie -Erzsebet Ondrushko

Dee Dee Rescher -Harpy-Hags

DVD FeaturesEdit

The DVD contains a number of special features including;

  • The short film Iron Shoes, which is based on the Hellboy story of the same name. The Iron Shoes demon is voiced by Dan Castellaneta.
  • A digital version of the comic "The Penanggalan"

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