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Hellboy

Discussion in 'General Gun Discussions' started by Lightsped, Mar 15, 2004.

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  1. Lightsped

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    Anyone here planning to see the new Hellboy movie? It looks to be very action packed!

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  2. Snowdog

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    That must be Webley's new .500 Nitro Express magnum I've been hearing about.

    Yes, I plan to watch the movie... I watch just about every sci-fi, adventure and action movie to hit the silver screen. Dawn of the Dead is planned for this weekend I believe.
     
  3. AJ Dual

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    What's the backstory?

    I'm guessing this is some kind of comic book franchise. Between the appearance of "Hellboy", and the commercials I've seen on TV, I'm extrapolating that:

    "Hellboy" is some kind of "good-guy" from hell, a-la "Spawn", a de-frocked or kicked-out demon. Or so I'm guessing because he appears to have horns that are cut off. He works for some kind of paranormal agency that fights evil and monsters.

    Am I close?
     
  4. J Jones

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    This looks like a contender for "dumbest movie ever," so I think I won't be wasting my $8.
     
  5. Lightsped

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    Yeah, from what I understand, this movie is based on a Comic Book character. I did see the previews and the previews had ALOT of shooting in it. Dumb movie? Maybe. Alot of shooting/guns? Definately.
     
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    From what I've read, Hellboy is a demon that was summoned by Rasputin (yes, that mad monk) to help out the Nazis. Well, the U.S. interfered, got Hellboy, vanquished Rasputin, etc.

    Now, there is a paranormal bureau that Hellboy and others work for...but the bad guys are back.

    http://www.hellboy.com/
     
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    Quite a few interesting movies coming out this year, even before the start of the summer movie season (Memorial Day). Between now and April there's Hellboy, The Alamo, The Punisher, Man On Fire, and Jersey Girl (I'm a Kevin Smith fan).

    I really want to see Man On Fire. The trailers on Quicktime.com look really good.
     
  9. J Jones

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    Didn't Rasputin die in 1916? Pretty hard to help the Nazis when they didn't even exist then.
     
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    Don't see The Alamo! I live quite near to San Antonio, and I won't see that PC revisionist POS movie. This one isn't a remake of the 1960 movie starring The Duke, but a remake of history that looks at things quite a bit from the Mexican point of view. See it if you will, but my money will go elsewhere (like to shooting more).
     
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    It is a movie about a pistol packing demon from hell who teams up with a fish-man to fight some kind of squid-werewolf and you are pointing out historical inaccuracies regarding Rasputin's time of death?

    :D

    Also, I wanted to point out that yes, his finger IS off the trigger in that first picture!
     
  12. J Jones

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    The best sci-fi has a good basis in fact/historical consistency when setting up its premise. You'd think that they would check their facts a little better before cooking up their cover story on the origins of this stuff.

    Give me "Dune" any day of the week (non-David Lynch please).
     
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    From earlier discussions at the Revolver forum, I thought this was a Webley .455 modified by the prop guys. Now that second photo makes it look like a whole new construction.

    It's interesting. Two barrels, spitzer bullets. The cartridges look like cut-down .45-70's(??) Can anyone read the back of the cartridge cases?

    Not sure I'd want a break-top for that level of pressure, though :D
     
  15. Flying V

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    I think the enormous gaps in the chamber walls would be an even greater problem with high-pressure loads, or any loads whatsoever.
    On the up side, the goth-babe model at the website selling these things is using proper trigger finger discipline.

    For $300, I'd rather have a real gun.

    There appear to be two different headstamps.
    Two read
    BPRD
    22 (something..."dvm" perhaps)
    (something which looks like "DR" or "DF")

    The other two read
    BPRD
    32 mm
    ("DR" or "DF"?)
     
  16. AJ Dual

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    I'm not sure she can reach it... LOL.
     
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    LOL. I just noticed those! Not a good idea at all. But I have to say I'm happy to see any revolver in an action film these days, no matter how funkified and twisted. There was a day and age when the toughest tough guys had wheelguns (Dirty Harry, for example). Now it's all Desert Eagles and weird full auto pistoles.

    note: "BPRD" on the cartridge head stands for Bureau of Paranormal Research and Defense. The mm can't be right. That's not over 30mms, is it? The bullets look like the chopped-off tops of BMG .50 Cal. ball.
     
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    Hmmm . . . looking at the unsupported case, it must be a large caliber revolver by . . . wait for it . . . GLOCK.

    :neener:
    No choice - from the photo, I doubt she could REACH the trigger.
     
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    C'mon Mortal Kombat ended up being alright.... :D

    Heckboy--what happens when you don't believe in Gosh :neener:
     
  20. WhoKnowsWho

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    I will be going to see it, hopefully, when time allows. I always say I will go see something, then I wait for the cheap theatre, then I wait for DVD... since I pay for me and my wife, if I go see it at the regular showing, I might as well have paid to take it home!
     
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    She CAN reach the trigger.

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  22. Cosmoline

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    Also ten bonus points to these guys for being the first prop makers in ages to include a LANYARD on a movie handgun! That made me happy
     
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    Two words: Dollar movie


    Looks kinda cool, though
     
  24. Sean Smith

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    These kind of movies can either be really fun, or like gouging your eyes out with rusty nails. But not usually anything in-between. Might be good goofy fun, but I'd watch it at the half-price matinee.
     
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    Ron Pearlman is a king amongst B movie actors. I'm going to go see it. :)

    And you only think Rasputin died in 1916. He was summoning demons in the 1940s. Hitler survived the war as well, and in his new cyborg body tried to take over the world from his secret base in Argentina in the 1950s. A young Hellboy defeated Hitler when he tore Hitler's new cyborg leg off and beat him to death with it.

    Yep, I'm a geek. Going to go see Dawn of the Dead next week, and then this the week after. 2004 Year of the Nerd! :p
     
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