Well, we over in the UK will get our first chance to catch this film at London's upcoming FrightFest when it plays on Sat August 28th (with an introuction and Q+A with the director Guillermo del Toro, so go buy your tickets now!), but now we hear news that the US DVD Special Edition will go on sale on October 19th.
Around twenty minutes wil be added to the film (making it 132 mins in total) plus bonus extras. The film is going on general release in the UK in early-September, so it's perfect timing to catch the (by all accounts) amazing original release, followed by the extended cut only a month or so later.
Stay tuned for the Eatmybrains review.
DVD Answers reports, "Columbia has announced Hellboy: The Director's Cut, which is the latest film from director Guillermo del Toro. This new three-disc release will be available to own from the 19th October this year, and should be priced at around $34.95.
The director has decided to introduce around twenty-minutes of additional and extended scenes for this new cut, bringing the total runtime to around 132 minutes. The set will include all of the features of the original two-disc set, with the exception of a new director's commentary replacing the old.
Also new to the set will be over three hours of all-new bonus material, including the Comic Con 2002 Panel Discussion with Guillermo del Toro, Ron Perlman and Mike Mignola, a Mike Mignola Artwork Gallery with Commentary and much more.
Completing the package will be an exclusive, limited edition 'Excerpt from the Diary of Grigori Rasputin' created by Mike Mignola. '
Available from the same day will be a limited edition giftset that includes the three-disc director's cut along with a cool Sideshow Collectibles Hellboy statue. This will retail at around $59.95."