If you are on the fence about seeing this movie, let me recommend seeing this highly. I am an avid movie watcher, and comic book reader, however I have never read a hellboy comic in my life, so I went into this movie with no pre-conceived notions of what to expect. I was a little hesitant, because of the directors previous effort "Blade II". I enjoyed that movie somewhat, but it just wasn't great for me. So needless to say, I really didn't think this movie would be all that. But I was pleasantly surprised. The effects were amazing, the story was great and the actors did a superb job. Ron Perlman was fantastic. I was little hesitant about the fact of him having the lead role, I just didn't think he was that strong of an actor (sorry Ron), but he fit this character like a glove, he was awesome. The other characters were great and the casting was well done. The character interaction in this movie was interesting and fun. This was just a fun sci-fi/action flick that kept me 100% entertained the entire time. I doubt you'll come away thinking this movie is oscar-worthy or anything, but I think most people out there will find it quite enjoyable. You will hear over and over comic afficionados bashing this movie for not being true to the comic books, but I loved it. Not only is it a great movie, but this DVD supposedly has tons of little "goodies" and extra features, that definitely makes buying this DVD worthwhile.