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Van Helsing

2004

Stephen Sommers
Director

Frenetic horror stew from Mummy director Sommers. Think theme park ride, then think disappointing theme park ride where your keys fell out of your pocket and you threw up when it finished. The Dr. Jekyll/Mr Hyde CGI thing is beyond awful - they'd have been better off with Shrek.

-The Sloth

Overblown slovenly attempt to revitalize Universal's old horror franchises instead ends up looking like what you'd expect a Monogram or PRC film would if they had access to CGI back in the Forties. This is not a good thing. Jackman and Beckinsale are cardboard cutouts waiting for their checks to clear, and Roxburgh is the most uncharismatic Count in cinema history. At least this film's lack of critical success let Sommers go ruin the G.I. Joe franchise instead. The only highlights are Anaya's sexy vampire bitch (ironic that one of the undead gives the only life to this dreary mess) and Wenham's clutzy monk assistant, who looks like he wandered in off the Captain Kronos set. In fact, go watch that film instead and don't waste your time with this piffling fart of a movie.

-Dave W.



11th October 2004
DVD



126 mins
1.85:1


19th October 2004
DVD



132 mins
1.85:1


23rd May 2006
HD



132 mins
1.85:1


4th December 2006
HD



126 mins
1.85:1




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
Dana Moravkova
Barmaid
Zuzana Durdinova
Opera Singer
Jaroslav Vizner
Gendarme
Marek Vasut
Villager
Dorel Mois
Dracula's Ball Performer
Marianna Mois
Dracula's Ball Performer
Laurence Racine
Dracula's Ball Performer
Patrice Wojciechowski
Dracula's Ball Performer
Ryan James
Villager
Martin Klebba
Dwerger