VAN HELSING 2004

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Mega-budget action adventure starring Hugh Jackman as the eponymous Gabriel Van Helsing, monster hunter extraordinaire. Van Helsing is sent on a mission by the Vatican to Transylvania to hunt down the evil Count Dracula (Richard Roxburgh), accompanied only by the faithful friar Carl (David Wenham).

Starring:
Hugh Jackman, Kate Beckinsale
Runtime:
2 hours 11 minutes

Available in HD on supported devices

VAN HELSING

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Product Details

Genres Fantasy, Action & Adventure, Horror
Director Stephen Sommers
Starring Hugh Jackman, Kate Beckinsale
Supporting actors Richard Roxburgh, David Wenham, Will Kemp, Shuler Hensley, Samuel West, Elena Anaya
Studio NBC Universal
BBFC rating Suitable for 12 years and over
Rental rights 48 hour viewing period. Details
Purchase rights Stream instantly and download to 2 locations Details
Format Amazon Instant Video (streaming online video and digital download)

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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful By Connor Haigh on 16 Dec 2011
Format: Blu-ray
I don't realise why this film got so many negative reviews; it's not an awful movie. Story was okay, along with the acting, but it wasn't horrible. Picture and audio quality was superb for a 2003 film, and buying it on Blu-ray was worth it.

Would recommend!
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24 of 27 people found the following review helpful By PJ Rankine TOP 500 REVIEWERVINE VOICE on 27 May 2009
Format: Blu-ray Verified Purchase
Most people who buy this blu-ray will do so as an upgrade to the dvd especially as it has been on the television recently and if you like the movie it's a worthwhile upgrade. Picture quality is excellent and is presented full screen and the DTS-HD Master audio soundtrack fills your room with sound and music. Extras are very much the same as the dvd release with the addition of a 20 minute feature on the masked ball scene which is well worth watching. Most of the story is set in the dark and this benefits from the blu-ray transfer as everything is so much clearer.
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6 of 7 people found the following review helpful By F. Patel TOP 500 REVIEWER on 21 Jun 2009
Format: Blu-ray
Ok the story line isn't going to tax anybody with just the single brain cell. But lets not forget its not there to be cerebrally challenging . Its pop corn for the brain and you know what it does it very well. However Im not here to discuss the script but rather the Blue Ray version.

Well, as Blue Ray releases go, I have to admit this is one of the better ones. Colours, clarity are spot on. In fact having watched this on TV the other week the Blue Ray version is much better. Watching the title character riding across the snow capped mountains near the start of the film is something else, but the scene in the Romanian town centre halfway through the female vampire attack when the sun comes out really differentiates Blue Ray from normal DVD. Somebody else has already mentioned the Ball scene, but its worth just seeing that for how all the different colours are allowed to explode into view. . The rest of the film displays just as much as the few samples I mentioned above. Its also good to see that the same amount of attention has been paid to the sound.

While I'm not one for extras there is a picture in picture mode which brings up a small screen showing the same as the main picture but from the view of the camera man and a few other snippets.(As i said I'm not one for extras)

As I said one of the better Blue Ray releases

System
Panasonic TX-32LZD80 - 32" Widescreen
Sony BDPS350 Blu-Ray Disc Player
Yamaha HTY750 Digital Sound Projector
Yamaha YSTFSW100-BLACK 75 Watt Slimline Active Subwoofer
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5 of 6 people found the following review helpful By John in Dublin on 26 Sep 2011
Format: Blu-ray
This is a great movie with excellent animation. On Blu-ray it looks stunning in detail and this is helped by the format being 16:9 so it fills all of your HD TV screen with no wasted black bars on top and bottom. The extra bits on how they handled the animation etc. are fascinating to watch as well. Hugh Jackman acts really dramatically as Van Helsing and good part played by Kate Beckinsale too as the Transylvanian princess. My favourite animation scene was the aerial attack in the village by the flying brides of Dracula...truly powerful.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Mrs. Karen Hibberd on 12 Nov 2013
Format: DVD Verified Purchase
1.bought as a replacement for a fading video copy
2.not a bad film
3. Hugh Jackman-what more can i say.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By CAL EL on 29 Mar 2013
Format: Blu-ray Verified Purchase
may not happen to every copy-mine freezes in the middle and have to skip a chapter to pass it... films still good tho
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Mr. S. Storey TOP 500 REVIEWER on 20 Jun 2012
Format: DVD
There's a lot to like in this CGI action fest and I lapped it up. It's highly derivative stuff and even mirrors James Bond for a while but it's fun all the way with set pieces galore, great music and setting. I used to watch the old black and white "horror" films and this is just a modern day equivalent with a much better looking cast!
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Sam on 29 Jun 2011
Format: DVD
This movie is one of the best i have ever seen. Forget what the negative reviewers say this is a blast from beginning to end.
The director of the Mummy and The Mummy Returns delivers a top notch action adventure that makes you want to be Van Helsing and battle vampires and werewolves. Hugh Jackman is perfect as Van Helsing and Kate Beckinsale equally as perfect as Anna, other performances such as Richard Roxborough's Dracula and David Wenham as Carl.
The story is interesting and the action scenes are amazing, some of the stunts are brilliant and the special effects are very cool. If you like vampire, werewolf, frankenstein films then this is definitely one to consider buying.
Please do NOT listen to those who slate this film because it is action packed, funny, exciting, thrilling, amazing, awesome, cool (i can't think of any more adjectives) just buy it and enjoy.
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