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Van Helsing (Widescreen Edition) DVD

Van Helsing (Widescreen Edition) DVD

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Like a roller coaster ready to fly off its rails, Van Helsing rockets to maximum velocity and never slows down. Having earned blockbuster clout with The Mummy and The Mummy Returns, writer-director Stephen Sommers once again plunders Universal's monster vault and pulls out all the stops for this mammoth $148-million action-adventure-horror-comedy, which opens (sans credits) with a terrific black-and-white prologue that pays homage to the Universal horror classics that inspired it. The plot pits legendary vampire hunter Van Helsing (Hugh Jackman) against Dracula (the deliciously campy Richard Roxburgh), his deadly blood-sucking brides, and the Wolfman (Will Kemp) in a two-hour parade of outstanding special effects (980 in all) that turn Sommers' juvenile plot into a triple-overtime bonus for CGI animators. In alliance with a Transylvanian princess (Kate Beckinsale) and the Frankenstein monster (Shuler Hensley), Van Helsing must prevent Dracula from hatching his bat-winged progeny, and there's so much good-humored action that you're guaranteed to be thrilled and exhausted by the time the 10-minute end-credits roll. It's loud, obnoxious, filled with revisionist horror folklore, and aimed at addicted gamers and eight-year-olds, but this colossal monster mash (including Mr. Hyde, just for kicks) will never, ever bore you. A sequel is virtually guaranteed. --Jeff Shannon

Product Details

  • Starring: Hugh Jackman, Kate Beckinsale
  • Director: Stephen Sommers
  • Encoding: Region 1 (U.S. and Canada only. This DVD will probably NOT be viewable in other countries. Read more about DVD formats.)
  • Format: Color, Closed-captioned, Widescreen, Dolby
  • Aspect Ratio(s): 1.85:1
  • Audio Encoding: Dolby Digital 5.1, Dolby Digital 2.0 Surround
  • Rated: PG-13 \
  • Studio: Universal Studios
  • DVD Release Date: October 19, 2005
  • Run Time: 132
  • DVD Features:
    • Available subtitles: Spanish, French
    • Available Audio Tracks: English (Dolby Digital 5.1), French (Dolby Digital 2.0 Surround), Spanish (Dolby Digital 2.0 Surround)
    • Commentary by director Stephen Sommers and Editor/Producer Bob Duscay
    • Commentary by actors Richard Roxburgh, Shuler Hensley and Will Kemp
    • 360° Tour of Dracula's Castle
    • "Bringing the Monsters to Life" featurette
    • Outtakes
    • "You Are in the Movie" (miniature cameras on-set)
    • The Legend of "Van Helsing"
    • Play the first level of the Van Helsing Xbox game
  • From IMDb: Quotes & Trivia
  • ASIN: B0002KVUKM

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