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  Van Helsing   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-25)
Van Helsing plays fast and loose with its inspirations, hewing closer to the early movie incarnations of the various creatures than to the original novels.
After nearly demolishing Notre Dame and getting his, er, man, Van Helsing returns to Rome, where he is given a new mission: travel to remote Transylvania to assist Anna Valerious (Beckinsale), a Gypsy princess who's the last survivor of a family sworn never to rest on earth or in heaven until Dracula is destroyed.
Van Helsing is accompanied by Carl (David Wenham), a friar and brilliant inventor who plays Q to Van Helsing's Bond.
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  Abraham Van Helsing - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Van Helsing is a Dutch doctor with a wide range of interests and accomplishments, partly attested by the string of letters that follows his name: "M.D. D.Ph.
In the novel, Van Helsing is called in by his former student, Dr. Seward, to assist with the mysterious illness of Lucy Westenra.
Van Helsing's friendship with Seward is based in part upon an unknown prior event in which Van Helsing suffered a grievous wound and Seward saved his life by sucking out the gangrene.
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Van Helsing, who comes from Amsterdam, is brought into the story through Dr John Seward who is attempting to solve the mystery of Lucyís illness.
Perhaps Van Helsingís greatest claim to fame is that it is through him that Stoker presents to the reader the details of vampire lore: what predisposes a person to become a vampire, what the strengths and limitations of vampires are, and how to destroy the creatures.
Since then, Van Helsing has been deconstructed in many forms both in fiction and in scholarly studies, represented from everything from a xenophobic reactionary to a peeping tom.
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 Van Helsing
A third consideration is Van Helmont, an ancient alchemist mentioned briefly in T J Pettigrew’s On Superstitions Connected with the History and Nature of Medicine and Surgery (1844), one of Stokers known source-texts for Dracula.
Others contend that Van Helsing was modeled loosely on Arminius Vambery, a learned Hungarian professor that Stoker met in London.
The first famous Van Helsing, Edward Van Sloan, opposed Bela Lugosi in the 1931 version of "Dracula" from Universal.
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 Van Helsing - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Van Helsing is sent on a mission to Transylvania to help the last of the Valerious clan defeat Count Dracula and escape a curse on their family, aided by the friar Carl.
Van Helsing and Anna can't stop the experiment, and Dracula's massive brood come alive and flock with their mothers to the village for their first feeding.
Beneath the ruins, Anna and Van Helsing awake to a presence in the cavern.
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 WORTHPLAYING - - All about games !
Van Helsing approaches the third-person shooter genre much in the same way as DMC did, as an attempt to seamlessly blend a cinematic sensibility with nonstop action and unmatched style.
Over the course of thirteen missions, Van Helsing must pit his reflexes and wits against twenty-two separate monsters -- such as cave trolls, animated statues, spirits, winged demons, and banshees -- and eight boss creatures; expect to see appearances by all the classic monsters of cinema, such as the Wolfman, Frankenstein’s Monster, and Dracula himself.
Another battle took place on the roof of a speeding carriage, as Van Helsing fought desperately against a trio of flying ghosts, jumping from horseback to the carriage and back again while he dodged the ghosts’ bolts of ectoplasm.
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 Abraham Van Helsing (Dracula foe)
(Van Helsing assumed that the Children of Judas were human, but mentally ill occultists.) He went there, and found Elizabeth bound on an altar with thirteen Children of Judas and Dracula present.
Van Helsing refused to allow Elizabeth’s corpse to be beheaded or staked.
I will presume that Abraham Van Helsing married again after the destruction of his vampirized wife Elisabeth, as the text story in Dracula Lives#3 noted that they were married for only a short while before Elizabeth became a vampire.
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 The Popkorn Junkie :: Van Helsing
Van Helsing works for the Catholic Church, vanquishing evil throughout the world, going wherever he is needed, all the while searching for the truth behind his past, for Van Helsing has no memory of his previous life other than nightmares involving ancient Roman battles.
When the church sends Van Helsing to Transylvania, they tell him very little of what he needs to know, other than that he is suppose to prevent Anna Valerious (Kate Beckinsale) from kicking the bucket before Dracula is killed, thus removing an existing curse preventing all of her ancestors from entering heaven.
Van Helsing is portrayed with flair, sarcasm, and machismo by Hugh Jackman, a fine actor, who knows just how to deliver lines that could have turned south in the hands of another, less talented actor.
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 Compare Prices and Read Reviews on Van Helsing at Epinions.com
Van Helsing, who was raised by wolves… oh wait, no he was raised by a very secret society of priests that have an even more secret base of operations directly below Vatican City, has grown up with the knowledge that he...
Van Helsing is one of those movies, as it takes its audience for a ride of nonstop sequences...
Van Helsing was the flavor of the week, and I was again whisked away to a more familiar place as the lights went down and the moon went up.
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 "Van Helsing" / a review and/or comments from Christian Spotlight on the Movies
Van Helsing is briefed on the Dracula situation and sent by his priestly dispatcher-along with a gadget-making friar named Carl (David Wenham)-to Transylvania, where he meets up with Anna and inevitably (1) saves her life and (2) teams up with her to fulfill her family’s quest to kill Dracula.
Van Helsing is the first “summer” movie of 2004, and as with many recent summer action films, it hits the ground running (there are no opening titles) and hardly pauses to breathe.
For instance, it becomes clear that Van Helsing is over 1800 years old, and he is referred to at one point as “the left hand of God.” That his name is Gabriel may be meant to suggest that he is an angel, although this is never clearly stated.
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 Van Helsing
Hyde (from Jekyll and Hyde) in a Parisian prologue, Van Helsing is sent by a secret order of Vatican cardinals to investigate recent events in darkest Transylvania.
To stop him Van Helsing teams up with Transylvanian aristocrat Anna Valerious (Kate Beckinsale), whose entire family was killed by Dracula, and who has sworn revenge so that she and her relatives will have peace in the afterlife.
Van Helsing is James Bond without the Martini, he’s Indiana Jones without the university, he’s Jack Sparrow without the Black Pearl.
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 Professor Abraham van Helsing, the famous vampire-hunter
Van Helsing from Amsterdam, specialist for obscure diseases, an intellectual, progressive scientist who uses religious symbols to defeat his unusual enemy.
The first movie Van Helsing was Edward Van Sloan (1882-1964) at the side of Bela Lugosi in "Dracula" (1930) and six years later in "Dracula`s Daughter" (1936).
After Peter Cushing the role of Van Helsing was played by Sir Laurence Olivier in Universal`s "Dracula" (1978) and by Anthony Hopkins in Coppola`s "Bram Stoker`s Dracula" (1992).
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 Van Helsing
Van Helsing is a rouge monster hunter for the Vatican.
Huh?) Van Helsing is sent to Romania to find and destroy the vampire king, Dracula, who is hatching an evil plot to populate the world with his own undead offspring.
Van Helsing is rather snubbed in the flick.
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 Gabriel Van Helsing
Van Helsing returned to the Vatican for his next assignment, and was sent to Transylvania to assist the Valerious family in vanquishing their old adversary, Count Dracula.
Van Helsing and Anna managed to escape Dracula's castle, but not before Van Helsing discovered two rather disturbing things about Dracula; he was totally unkillable by any normal vampire means...
She was cremated on a cliff overlooking the sea, Van Helsing remembering her mentioning to him that she had always wanted to see the ocean, and, as he watched, she and all her ancestors ascended into heaven, her spirit expressing her family's gratitude with a warm smile before their final departure.
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 AudioRevolution.com HD-DVD Review of "Van Helsing"
In the original “Dracula”; by Bram Stoker, Professor Abraham Van Helsing was a man of medicine, a physician, not a secret agent with memory loss who worked for the Roman Catholic Church.
One of the conceits in “Van Helsing” is that Dracula financed Dr. Frankenstein’s continued experimentation into the creation of life through the animation of dead flesh.
In a series of encounters, Van Helsing talks with Friar Carl (Wenham), the Roman Catholic Church version of Q. Several impossible gadgets are introduced and tossed into the bag Van Helsing carries.
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 Van Helsing guide
On every front, Van Helsing is engaged in a war against chaos: in himself, in his marriage, and in the world.
Van Helsing's character resonates because of his powerful opposition to the villain, which echoes some of the most compelling relationships in literature.
Because Van Helsing is timeless and iconic, he might be put into any place, during any period--past, present, or future--and provide fascinating insights about both his character and the human condition.
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 Van Helsing First Look - PlayStation 2 News at GameSpot
Van Helsing's gameplay follows a linear mission-based structure that relies heavily on well-known third-person action elements, such as those found in Capcom's original Devil May Cry.
Outside of his arsenal, Van Helsing cuts an impressive swath on the screen, thanks to a fairly robust set of acrobatic moves that come in handy when you're being attacked from all angles.
Van Helsing is currently slated to ship for the PlayStation 2 and Xbox this May. Look for more on the game in the coming months.
www.gamespot.com /ps2/action/vanhelsing/preview_6087287.html   (956 words)

 Van Helsing: The London Assignment DVD Review.  DVD VISION JAPAN (DVD VISION)
Their best agent is Gabriel Van Helsing, brother of the famous vampire hunter, Abraham Van Helsing.
Van Helsing and his "partner" Carl must travel to London and find the killer before he strikes again.
As a prequel to the popular "Van Helsing" movie, "The London Assignment" is more of an introduction into the world of Van Helsing than a separate story.
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 Children of Judas (Vampires, agents of Dracula, enemies of Abraham van Helsing)
Nonetheless, van Helsing continued to fire his gun, then to use it as a club in a vain effort to rescue his wife, who disappeared under the fangs of the coven.
Van Helsing would have died himself, but then a group of soldiers and priests arrived, using crosses and whitethorn pikes to slaughter several of the Children of Judas, and to drive off the rest.
Van Helsing waited the three days to see his wife rise again, now a vampire, and then destroyed her in the appropriate manner.
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 Van Helsing review for the XBOX
Van Helsing's most immediately noticeable feature is its stylistic similarity to Devil May Cry.
But Van Helsing is also a much simpler, shallower game; the controls are extremely basic and the game is very easy and short.
After a little more fighting, Van Helsing himself gets knocked off the roof only to break out his trusty grappling cannon and launch the hook deep into Hyde's abdomen.
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 Amazon.co.uk: Van Helsing: Video: Hugh Jackman,Kate Beckinsale,Richard Roxburgh,David Wenham,Will Kemp,Shuler ...   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-25)
Destined to fight the world's evil, Van Helsing (played by Hugh Jackman) is a warrior in a cowboy hat and a trench coat, heavily armed with a rapid-fire multi-arrow crossbow.
"Van Helsing" is a kitchen sink monster movie, so it is a question of how far it can go before things fall apart, which for me was pretty far.
Fortunately, Van Helsing has a new sidekick, Carl (David Wenham), a friar who is clearly the Vatican equivalent of James Bonds' Q. Carl main creation is basically a mechanical crossbow that shoots like a machine gun.
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 Van Helsing   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-25)
Hugh Jackman as Van Helsing; Kate Beckinsale as Anna Valerious; David Wenham as Carl; Richard Roxburgh as Count Vladislaus Dracula; Elena Anaya, Silvia Colloca and Josie Maran as Dracula's Brides; Samuel West as Dr. Victor Frankenstein; Shuler Hensley as Frankenstein's Monster; Stephen Fisher as Dr. Jekyll; Robbie Coltrane as Mr.
Van Helsing mourns the people who have been turned into monsters, regretting that they must be killed.
Van Helsing goes on to steal not only from horror flicks Blade, Blade II, Interview With the Vampire, Underworld and An American Werewolf in Paris, it also cribs from The Hulk, Stargate, Raiders of the Lost Ark, Batman, the James Bond franchise and the Alien series, as well as Sommers' own Mummy movies.
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The film a "Van Helsing" wants to live too, but like the monster, it's patchwork of so many different things that it can be uneven, and often, quite ugly.
"Van Helsing" is an homage to the universal horror films of yesteryear, complete with the monster, the Wolfman, and Count Dracula.
If you're not familiar with the character of Van Helsing, he was introduced in the original "Dracula" novel as Abraham Van Helsing, a professor who had a knowledge of vampirism and helps defeat the evil Count.
www.independentcritics.com /reviews/vanhelsing.htm   (1278 words)

 Rachel Van Helsing
In gratitude to Van Helsing and in order to take vengeance for the death of his son, who himself became a vampire, Taj Nital joined Harker's band of vampire hunters and often accompanied Van Helsing on her missions.
Van Helsing introduced Drake to Harker, and Drake became a full-fledged member of Harker's organization of vampire hunters.
The love between Drake and Van Helsing continued over these years, but their relationship was an uneasy one, complicated by Drake's feelings of inadequacy as a vampire hunter and Van Helsing's emotional inhibitions.
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 Van Helsing Movie Review at Hollywood Video
The chief assassin of a secret society dedicated to eradicating evil, Van Helsing is a man without a past, haunted by memories of ancient battles.
Van Helsing himself is armed with a lot of high-tech 1800s gadgetry, like a rapid-fire crossbow machine-gun, a pair of handheld circular saws, a pistol that shoots grappling hooks, and plenty of nasty guns, knives and swords.
Unfortunately many of the latter-day Van Helsing renditions (such as the 1960s Hammer Studios versions) are given short shrift or completely ignored, but at least there's lip service given to the monster-hunter's roots.
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