Van Helsing


2h 12m 2004

Brief Synopsis

Gabriel Van Helsing is a man cursed with a past he cannot recall and driven by a mission he cannot deny. Charged by a secret organization to seek out and defeat evil the world over, his efforts to rid the world of its nightmareish creatures have been rewarded with the title that now follows him: murderer. Van Helsing roams the globe an outcast, a fugitive, a loner, himself hunted by those who don't understand the true nature of his calling. When dispatched to the shadowy world of Transylvania, Van Helsing finds a land stll mired inpast--where legendary creatures of darkness come to life--a place ruled over by the evil, seductive and unfeatable vampire, Count Dracula. And it is Dracula that Van Helsing has been sent to terminate. Anna Valerious is one of the last of a powerful royal family, now nearly annihilated by Dracula. A fearless hunter in her own right, Anna is bent on avenging her ancestors and ending an ancient curse by killing the vampire. Joined by a common foe, Van Helsing and Anna set out to destroy Dracula along with his empire of fear. But in challenging an enemy who never dies, Van Helsing uncovers a secret he never imagined and comes face-to-face with the unresolved mysteries of his own enshrouded past.

Film Details

MPAA Rating
PG-13
Genre
Action
Adventure
Horror
Release Date
2004
Production Company
Jan Skala; Rocky Quiroz
Distribution Company
Universal Pictures
Location
Paris, France; Los Angeles, California, USA; Prague, Czech Republic; Rome, Italy

Technical Specs

Duration
2h 12m

Synopsis

Gabriel Van Helsing is a man cursed with a past he cannot recall and driven by a mission he cannot deny. Charged by a secret organization to seek out and defeat evil the world over, his efforts to rid the world of its nightmareish creatures have been rewarded with the title that now follows him: murderer. Van Helsing roams the globe an outcast, a fugitive, a loner, himself hunted by those who don't understand the true nature of his calling. When dispatched to the shadowy world of Transylvania, Van Helsing finds a land stll mired inpast--where legendary creatures of darkness come to life--a place ruled over by the evil, seductive and unfeatable vampire, Count Dracula. And it is Dracula that Van Helsing has been sent to terminate. Anna Valerious is one of the last of a powerful royal family, now nearly annihilated by Dracula. A fearless hunter in her own right, Anna is bent on avenging her ancestors and ending an ancient curse by killing the vampire. Joined by a common foe, Van Helsing and Anna set out to destroy Dracula along with his empire of fear. But in challenging an enemy who never dies, Van Helsing uncovers a secret he never imagined and comes face-to-face with the unresolved mysteries of his own enshrouded past.

Crew

Ruben Abarca

On-Set Dresser

Lauren Abrams

Modelmaker

Sergio Acevedo

Foreman

Howard E Adams

Makeup Effects

Luke Adkins

Plasterer

Alia Agha

Cgi Artist

Joseph Akerman

Assistant Location Manager

Gregory P Alcus

Dresser

Jon Alexander

Digital Effects Artist

Faith Allbesson

Casting Assistant

Charles Alleneck

Animator

Jon Allitt

Digital Effects Supervisor

Alp Altiner

Matte Painter

Christian Alzmann

Art Director

Jeffrey Amaral

Electrician

Nic Anastassiou

Visual Effects Editor

Salvador Anaya

Plasterer

Andrew Anderson

Digital Effects

Howard A Anderson

Titles And Opticals

Lynn Andrews

Production Supervisor

Leah Anton

Digital Effects Artist

Steve Aplin

Animator

Charlie Araki

Accountant

Christopher Armstrong

Animator

Ondrej Arnautov

Gaffer

Ryan Arndt

Special Effects Foreman

Joakim Arnesson

Digital Effects

Dana Arnold

Rigging Gaffer

Lori Arnold

Visual Effects

Steve Arnold

Art Director

Joel Aron

Digital Effects

Richard Artman

Grip

James Ashwill

Foley Mixer

Christopher Assells

Sound Effects Editor

Martin Astles

Art Department

Steve Austin

Special Effects Technician

Carmen Y Avila

Photography

Paul Babin

Camera Operator

Dian D Bachar

Makeup Effects

Charles Bailey

Modelmaker

Kenneth Bailey

Digital Effects

Jeri Baker

Hair Stylist

Karen M. Baker

Supervising Sound Editor

Laura Baker

Set Costumer

David Balfour

Property Master

Ken Banks

Makeup Effects

Leigh Barbier

Digital Effects Artist

Anthony Barlow

Makeup Effects

Kevin Barnhill

Digital Effects

Bara Barova

Props

Bill Barr

Visual Effects

Ray Barrett

Construction Coordinator

Maria K. Battle

Assistant Director

Travis Baumann

Digital Effects Artist

Thomas M Baxa

Art Department

Chris Bayz

Digital Effects Artist

Ben Beaird

Key Grip

Gary A Beaird

Dolly Grip

Alex Beddow

Adr

Kathleen Beeler

Digital Effects

Joel Behrens

Digital Effects Artist

Jennifer C. Bell

Visual Effects Producer

Tori Belleci

Modelmaker

Jeffrey Benedict

Animation Supervisor

Linda Benevente-notaro

Makeup Effects

Hugh Bengs

Digital Effects Artist

Colin Benoit

Cgi Artist

Jakub Berdych

Painter

Jeffrey Bernstein

Digital Effects

Sandy Berumen

Stunts

Pavel Bezdek

Stunts

Don Bies

Modelmaker

David Bifano

Music Engineer

Andrea Biklian

Digital Effects Artist

Wayne Billheimer

Visual Effects

Nancy Bishop

Casting

Duncan Blackman

Cgi Artist

Matthew Blackwell

Digital Effects

Bryan Blair

Makeup Effects

Josh Bleibtreu

Director Of Photography

Terra Bliss-alvarez

Visual Effects Producer

David Blitstein

Special Effects Supervisor

Richard Bluff

Matte Painter

Ekkehard Boehnel

Rigging Grip

Rudolf Bok

Stunts

Jean Bolte

Digital Effects Supervisor

Aron Bonar

Digital Effects

John Bonnin

Camera Utility

Bryan Bowen

Sound Effects Editor

Bob Bowman

Assistant Sound Editor

Mike Boyle

Animal Wrangler

Petr Bozdech

Stunts

Richard Bradshaw

Stunt Double

Timothy Brakensiek

Digital Effects

Kristen Leigh Branan

Visual Effects Producer

Justin Brandstater

Matte Painter

Sam Breach

Digital Effects

Kevin Brennan

Art Department

Kevin Britton

Production Assistant

Gerald Brom

Concept Artist

Milos Brossinger

Special Effects Technician

Craig Brown

Grip

Debra Brown

Choreographer

Ron Brown

Art Department

Simon Brown

Digital Effects

Tripp Brown

Digital Effects

Troy Brown

Stunt Double

Troy Brown

Stunt Coordinator

Matt Brumit

Digital Effects Artist

Ken Bryan

Modelmaker

Bara Bucharova

Assistant Set Decorator

Andy Buecker

Animator

Sam Bui

3-D Artist

David Bullock

Researcher

Keith Bunting

Best Boy Grip

Carey Burens

Visual Effects Editor

Lucie Burianova

Set Production Assistant

David Burnce

Production

Tommy Burnette

Digital Effects Artist

Raymond Bushey

Assistant Editor

Lloyd Bushwell

Props

Colleen Callaghan

Hair Stylist

Sonia Calvert

Digital Effects Artist

Alex Cameron

Assistant Art Director

Allan Cameron

Production Designer

Josh Campbell

Assistant Editor

Luca Canfora

Wardrobe Assistant

Greg Cannom

Special Makeup Effects

Mario Capellari

Digital Effects

Kyle Carden

Best Boy Grip

Richard L Carden

Dolly Grip

Scott Carden

Grip

Derrick Carlin

Animator

Cindy Carr

Set Decorator

Debbie Lee Carrington

Stunts

Michael Carroll

Plasterer

Scott Carroll

Animator

Pavel Caslavsky

Rigging Gaffer

Christine Castellano

Production Assistant

Richard E. Castro

Accounting Assistant

Andrew Cawrse

Digital Effects Supervisor

Chris Cera

Makeup Effects

Lanny Cermak

Cgi Artist

Viktor Cervenka

Stunts

Milan Chadima

Camera Operator

Adam Chambers

Best Boy

Kai Chang

Production

Karel Charvat

Dolly Grip

Marie Charvatova

Set Costumer

David Cheesman

Props

Max Chen

Researcher

Jackie Cheng

Set Costumer

Sylvie Chesneau

Script Supervisor

Peter A Chevako

Makeup Effects

Terry Chostner

Cgi Artist

Lydia Choy

Cgi Artist

Pamela J. Choy

Modelmaker

Eric Christensen

Digital Effects Artist

Ian Christie

Animation Supervisor

Marc Chu

Animator

Martin Cigler

Office Assistant

Stuart Clarke

Painter

Robert Clot

Special Effects Foreman

Bill Cobb

Special Effects Technician

Grady Cofer

Animation Supervisor

Melissa Coggiola

Assistant

Alan B Cohen

Assistant Camera

Harry Cohen

Sound Effects Editor

Joanna Colbert

Casting

Dylan Cole

Matte Painter

Zachary Cole

Digital Effects

Jonathen Collins

Animator

Tom Connole

Camera Operator

Brian Connor

Digital Effects Artist

Jennifer Conroy

Production Coordinator

Jerry D Constantine

Special Effects Technician

Caitlin Content

Digital Effects Artist

Nick Conti

Production Assistant

Judy Cook

Extras Agent/Coordinator

Garry Cooper

Special Effects Technician

Anthony Cope

Plasterer

Frantisek Copf

Art Assistant

Catherine Craig

Digital Effects Artist

Christine Cram

Visual Effects

Barry Crane

Makeup Effects

Don Crawford

Digital Effects Artist

Steve Cremin

Special Effects Foreman

Lee Croft

Digital Effects Artist

John Cucci

Foley Artist

Ken Culver

Makeup Effects

Keith P. Cunningham

Art Director

Julie D'antoni

Animation Supervisor

Jon Danniells

Assistant Set Decorator

Laura Dash

Stunts

Allen Daviau

Director Of Photography

Scott David

Digital Effects Artist

Kathleen Davidson

Digital Effects

Zack Davis

Adr Editor

Sandy De Crescent

Music Contractor

Lindy De Quattro

Digital Effects

Film Details

MPAA Rating
PG-13
Genre
Action
Adventure
Horror
Release Date
2004
Production Company
Jan Skala; Rocky Quiroz
Distribution Company
Universal Pictures
Location
Paris, France; Los Angeles, California, USA; Prague, Czech Republic; Rome, Italy

Technical Specs

Duration
2h 12m

Quotes

Trivia

Miscellaneous Notes

Released in United States on Video October 19, 2004

Released in United States Spring May 7, 2004

Kodak

Released in United States Spring May 7, 2004

Released in United States on Video October 19, 2004