del Toro Planning Two Hellboy DVD Editions

Hellboy writer and director Guillermo del Toro tells Video Store Magazine that he is planning two separate DVD editions for the film.

“The first edition is going to be a double disc hopefully, and the second edition is going to be a long cut of the movie, 20 minutes added, and you add a third disc to it,” del Toro said. “I think you have the chance of the more casual fan just buying the first one, and the guy who really is hardcore going for the second one.”

The extra scenes will develop subplots with one of the villains, Rasputin (Karel Roden), and a love triangle with Hellboy (Ron Perlman), Liz Sherman (Selma Blair) and Agent Myers (Rupert Evans). In the film, there is only one scene where Sherman and Myers seem to be developing a romantic relationship that makes Hellboy jealous.

“There is a little subplot that was taken from the movie that involved Rasputin’s eyes,” del Toro said. “That adds a layer of strangeness and beauty to him. There are more scenes between Selma and Rupert, and there’s a little bit more of being able to follow those subplots. I feel that they couldn’t be in the movie because the theatrical cut has to be a cut that moves to a pace that any casual fan or nonfan can enjoy, and the DVD is hardcore.”

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Source: Video Store Magazine