DVD 132 mins IMDB 5.3 (26,700 votes)
PG-13
Van Helsing
Universal Studios (2004)
In Collection
#138

My Rating:
7

Seen It:
Yes
(2004 )
Action, Adventure, Fantasy, Horror, Thriller
USA  /  English

Hugh Jackman Van Helsing
Kate Beckinsale Anna Valerious
Richard Roxburgh Count Vladislaus Dracula
David Wenham Carl
Shuler Hensley Frankenstein's Monster
Elena Anaya Aleera
Will Kemp Velkan
Kevin J. O'Connor Igor
Alun Armstrong Cardinal Jinette
Silvia Colloca Verona
Josie Maran Marishka
Tom Fisher Top Hat
Samuel West Dr. Victor Frankenstein
Robbie Coltrane Mr. Hyde
Stephen Fisher Dr. Jekyll (as Stephen H. Fisher)

Director Stephen Sommers
Producer Bob Ducsay; Stephen Sommers
Writer Stephen Sommers
Cinematography Allen Daviau
Musician Alan Silvestri
User Credit 1 Ray Bushey III; Bob Ducsay; Kelly Matsumoto; Jim May
User Credit 2 Gabriella Pescucci; Carlo Poggioli

The greatest monster hunter of them all has his work cut out for him as he tracks down three deadly foes in this action-adventure saga. Gabriel Van Helsing (Hugh Jackman) is a man who has dedicated his life to battling evil forces who exist outside the bounds of nature; Van Helsing's work has not always made him friends, and a false accusation of murder still trails him. But when he's summoned to Transylvania at the behest of Anna Valerious (Kate Beckinsale), whose family has been fighting supernatural beings for generations, Van Helsing wastes no time answering her call. There, Van Helsing discovers that the undying vampire Count Dracula (Richard Roxburgh) has put a misshapen creature named Igor (Kevin J. O'Connor) under his spell, and, in turn, has forged an alliance with a hideous monster (Shuler Hensley) who was created by the misguided Dr. Victor Frankenstein (Samuel West). Adding to Anna's burden is her brother, Velkan (Will Kemp), a lycanthrope who becomes a bloodthirsty wolf under the light of the full moon. Van Helsing also co-stars Elena Anaya, Silvia Colloca, and Josie Maran as Dracula's vampire brides. — Mark Deming

Edition Details
Barcode 025192326622
Region Region 1
Release Date 2/8/2005
Packaging Keep Case
Screen Ratio Widescreen 1.85:1 Color (Anamorphic)
Subtitles French; Spanish
Audio Tracks ENGLISH: Dolby Digital 5.1 [CC]
FRENCH: Dolby Digital Stereo
SPANISH: Dolby Digital Stereo
Layers Single Side, Dual Layer
No. of Disks/Tapes 1

Features
Color Closed-captioned Widescreen Dolby
Personal Details
User Lookup 1 DVD Copy
User Text 1 Nonstop creature action violence and frightening images, and for sensuality.
User Text 2 The One Name They All Fear
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Notes
Trivia: Originally planned in 1994 as a direct sequel to Dracula (1992) with Anthony Hopkins to reprise the title role. After it was pushed back, many story elements were changed. (more)

Goofs: Continuity: During the black and white opening, Dr. Frankenstein is packing a trunk. When the scene cuts to the villagers and then back to Dracula and the Doctor, the trunk has disappeared. (more)

Quotes:
[first lines]
Dr. Victor Frankenstein: It's alive. It's alive. It's alive!
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Awards: 2 wins & 13 nominations (more)