Hellraiser

Hellraiser

Director: Clive Barker Cast: Andrew Robinson, Clare Higgins, Ashley Laurence
4.3 16

DVD (Wide Screen / Pan & Scan / Dolby 5.1 / Stereo)

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Hellraiser

This is the one that started it all -- creator/director Clive Barker's sadistic, horrific Hellraiser. Anchor Bay has done a great job at making this 1.85:1 anamorphic widescreen transfer look good as new. While some imperfections abound, including a small amount of grain and dirt, overall this is a slick-looking transfer that sports crisp color patterns and dark black levels. Also available on this disc is a full-frame presentation of the movie. The audio is presented in a newly remixed Dolby Digital 5.1 Surround track, and both the range and fidelity of this track is impressive. The directional sounds utilized on this mix are very expansive, featuring much use of the front and rear speakers. Except for a few cases of distortion, the soundtrack is generally clear of excessive hiss. No subtitles are included on this disc. This second release of Hellraiser on DVD includes a substantial amount of extra materials. Starting off the disc is an audio commentary by writer/director Clive Barker, star Ashley Laurence, and moderator/writer Pete Atkins. This is a very jovial track with all the participants indulging in stories about the production and the story. "Resurrection" is a retrospective featurette that includes more interviews with the cast and crew discussing Hellraiser's production, as well as its place in modern horror history. Finally, there is a still gallery featuring a fair amount of pictures, as well as a theatrical trailer for the film. Those looking for a gory good time will be apt to pick up this superior DVD edition of Hellraiser.

Product Details

Release Date: 09/19/2000
UPC: 0013131123296
Original Release: 1987
Rating: R
Source: Starz / Anchor Bay
Region Code: 1
Presentation: [Full Frame, Wide Screen]
Sound: [Dolby Digital, stereo]
Time: 1:33:00

Special Features

Closed Caption, movie trailer, commentary, featurette

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Andrew Robinson Larry Cotton
Clare Higgins Julia Cotton
Ashley Laurence Kirsty Cotton
Sean Chapman Frank Cotton
Oliver Smith Frank the Monster
Robert Hines Steve
Antony Allen 1st Victim
Leon Davis Second Victim
Michael Cassidy Third Victim
Frank Baker Derelict
Kenneth Nelson Bill
Gay Baynes Evelyn
Niall Buggy Dinner Guest
Sharon Bower Nurse
Dave Atkins Moving Man
Oliver Parker Moving Man 2
Pamela Sholto Complaining Customer
Doug Bradley Lead Cenobite
Nicholas Vince Chattering Cenobite
Simon Bamford Butterball Cenobite
Grace Kirby Female Cenobite
Raul Newney Doctor

Technical Credits
Clive Barker Director,Screenwriter
Mark Armstrong Executive Producer
Michael Buchanan Production Designer
Jim Dowdall Stunts
Christopher Figg Producer
Jocelyn James Art Director
Joanna Johnston Costumes/Costume Designer
Bob Keen Special Effects
Richard Marden Editor
Selwyn Roberts Asst. Director
David Saunders Executive Producer
Sally Sutton Makeup
Robin Vidgeon Cinematographer
Christopher Webster Executive Producer
Francis Witt Musical Direction/Supervision
David Worley Cinematographer
Christopher Young Score Composer

Scene Index

Side #1 --
0. Chapter Selections
1. Program Start/Main Titles [1:54]
2. The Puzzle Box [1:49]
3. Pinhead & The Cenobites [1:46]
4. Home, Sweet Home [5:38]
5. Moving Day [3:05]
6. Love Thy Brother [4:46]
7. Blood And Rebirth [3:41]
8. Noises In The Attic [6:06]
9. Desire [2:18]
10. Dream Of Death [2:34]
11. Fatal Tempatation [5:28]
12. Flesh And Bones [4:42]
13. An Unwelcome Visitor [2:40]
14. Heaven Or Hell [1:50]
15. Close Shave [4:48]
16. Family Matters [1:15]
17. "It's Uncle Frank" [:25]
18. Opening The Portal [2:15]
19. Demon [3:29]
20. From Hell They Came [3:40]
21. Unholy Betrayal [1:19]
22. The Awful Truth [3:00]
23. Cat And Mouse [1:57]
24. Ripped To Shreds [6:00]
25. Masters Of Pleasure & Pain [3:46]
26. Wrath Of The Demon [2:34]
27. Satan Revealed [2:51]
28. End Credits [1:54]

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Hellraiser 4.3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 16 reviews.
SleepDreamWrite More than 1 year ago
If you're a horror movie fan, then you'll like this. The character design and make up are probably the best part of the movie. The story is also really good. Heard there's a book too. Might read it.
BreakingDawnSucksForever More than 1 year ago
amazing movie!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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a-b-a-n-k-s-c-a-l-e-b More than 1 year ago
what i wrote above this review pretty much spells out what i thought about it.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This is one of the greatest movies of the eighties and is a horror classic. Pinhead is a villain legend. Almost just as great as the book. Clive Barker is a genius.
Guest More than 1 year ago
hellraiser was one of the best classic horror movies of it's time
Guest More than 1 year ago
This movie is so awesome and so are the other movies. And since I love horror films I just loved it even more.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This is a classic horror flick. And the concept is one that is unique and grossly entertaining. I read the Hellbound Heart first, wich I recommend doing. A nice amount of gore for the horror fans, and a unique story for the movie buffs.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I thought this movie was good. it really entertained me. But I like part 2 out of them all. and I think this movie was for us horror fanatics. so I suggest non horror fanatics don't watch.
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I thought this movie was so gross and stupid.Who ever wrote this absurd movie must have been on drugs.I did not know what the hell was going on.It did not make any sense. And did I mention very gross?