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Hellraiser VI: Hellseeker
     

Hellraiser VI: Hellseeker

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Director: Rick Bota, Doug Bradley, Ashley Laurence, Dean Winters

Cast: Rick Bota, Doug Bradley, Ashley Laurence, Dean Winters

 

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Rick Bota directs the sixth entry in the Hellraiser series, Hellseeker, which comes to DVD with a widescreen anamorphic transfer that preserves the original theatrical aspect ratio of 1.85:1. The English soundtrack is impressively rendered in Dolby Digital 5.1. There are no subtitles, but the soundtrack is closed-captioned. Supplemental materials include

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Rick Bota directs the sixth entry in the Hellraiser series, Hellseeker, which comes to DVD with a widescreen anamorphic transfer that preserves the original theatrical aspect ratio of 1.85:1. The English soundtrack is impressively rendered in Dolby Digital 5.1. There are no subtitles, but the soundtrack is closed-captioned. Supplemental materials include a commentary track recorded by the director, deleted scenes with optional director commentary, and a featurette on the film's special effects. This is a high quality release from Disney/Buena Vista that should appeal to both fans of Pinhead and genre enthusiasts.

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Poor Kirsty Cotton (Ashley Laurence): just as she's about to get her life together after escaping the pain-obsessed Cenobites from hell, her husband, Trevor (Dean Winters), drives her into a river in a traffic accident. Trevor recovers but begins having bizarre hallucinations that turn out to be real, and he's a suspect in several murders. Kirsty's body, meanwhile, has vanished. And at this point, the Hellraiser faithful know what's going on, while newcomers may be mystified -- at least briefly. This sixth entry in the 15-year-old franchise is a solid enough genre offering with a few suspenseful surprises, but Pinhead fans will be disappointed by how seldom the Cenobites appear. Veteran director of photography Rick Bota, making his feature-length debut, delivers striking visuals, with a haunting blue wash tinting much of the spooky footage, and he somehow keeps the back-and-forth story coherent. The grotesque finale is borrowed from the first film, but newcomers to the series won't mind. Future installments will want to focus on the franchise's strengths -- Pinhead and his pals -- to keep new fans intrigued and to draw back veteran devotees who were let down by hardly worthy previous installments.

Product Details

Release Date:
10/22/2002
UPC:
0786936198720
Original Release:
2001
Rating:
R
Source:
Dimension
Region Code:
1
Presentation:
[Wide Screen]
Sound:
[Dolby Digital 5.1 Surround]
Time:
1:29:00

Special Features

Closed Caption; Feature commentary with director Rick Bota ; Alternate scenes with director commentary; Visual effects walkthrough with Jamison Goei; Specifications:; Dolby Digital 5.1 Surround Sound; Widescreen (1.85:1) - enhanced for 16x9 Televisions

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Scene Index

Side #1 --
1. Opening Credits: "Help Me!" [4:43]
2. Pin-Pointing Headaches [5:36]
3. "All Problems Solved" [6:11]
4. "See Anything You Like?" [5:25]
5. Digesting Dreams [4:20]
6. Confounding Footage [6:22]
7. "I Can See Into Your Soul" [4:27]
8. A Loud Subconscious [7:25]
9. "We're All Here For You" [2:57]
10. Stifling Madness [5:05]
11. "The Killer Is Amongst Us" [6:28]
12. "A Little Heavy on the Evil" [6:35]
13. "Pay the Price" [6:09]
14. One Final Token [9:34]
15. End Credits [4:03]

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3.7 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 3 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Welcome to the new era of hellraiser movies. no longer are we trapped with the action/slasher horror genre of yesteryear,(and the 4th installment...ugh)... instead, we are given a psychological, emotional great with a cool twist for an ending. Much better than the previous installment (but i liked that one too...) enjoy... deadboy
Guest More than 1 year ago
I've just read the script for this new movie, and it sounds pretty cool. I don't think that it amounts to hellraiser 1 and 2, but it's pretty good none the less. I still can't believe that Ashley Laurance is in another hellraiser movie.
Guest More than 1 year ago
While I wouldn't say this is the worst of the Hellraiser series, it is definitely thin to say the least. I love the first two movies, but some of the after attempts just seem to be relatively dull stories with a few shots of pinhead or the cenobits here and there. Worth a watch...sure....worth a buy...i would say no.