Hellraiser | The Scarlet Box Limited Edition Trilogy on Blu-ray is a Halloween treat

Hellraiser: The Scarlet Box Limited Edition Trilogy Stephen King was once quoted as saying: I have seen the future of horror… his name is Clive Barker. That future became reality when, in 1987, Barker unleashed his directorial debut Hellraiser launching a hit franchise and creating an instant horror icon in the formidable figure of Pinhead.

Barker’s original Hellraiser, based on his novella The Hellbound Heart, follows Kirsty Cotton (Ashley Laurence) as she comes head-to-head with the Cenobites demonic beings from another realm who are intent on reclaiming the soul of her deviant Uncle Frank.

Picking up immediately after the events of the original Hellraiser, Hellbound: Hellraiser II finds Kirsty detained at a psychiatric institute and under the care of Phillip Channard, a doctor who abuses his position to realise his own dark aims. In Hellraiser III: Hell on Earth, a reporter investigating a mysterious death at a nightclub finds herself in the way of Pinhead and the Cenobites, who plan to bring their horrifying world into our own.

Coming at a time when the genre was degenerating into self-parody, Hellraiser offered a fiercely unique vision that approached its horrors with a far greater degree of seriousness than many of its contemporaries. Along with its sequels, the Barker-produced Hellbound and Hell on Earth, Arrow Video presents all three films in brand new 2K transfers, from October 26.

LIMITED EDITION CONTENTS
• Brand new 2K restorations of Hellraiser, Hellbound: Hellraiser II, and Hellraiser III: Hell on Earth
Hellraiser: Evolutions – a brand new documentary looking at the evolution of the hit horror franchise, featuring interviews with numerous cast and crew, including Scott Derrickson (director, Hellraiser: Inferno), Rick Bota (director, Hellseeker, Deader and Hellworld), alongside Marcus Dunstan and Patrick Melton (writers Saw IV, Feast) and Stuart Gordon (director, Re-Animator, From Beyond)
• Audio commentaries for all 3 films
• Hours on archive material including cast/crew interviews, EPK material, storyboards, trailers, TV spots and more
• Clive Barker early short films Salome and The Forbidden
• 200-page collector’s book with new writing on Hellraiser and the Barker universe, illustrated with production stills and unseen material from the Barker archive
• Limited Edition packaging with new artwork from Gilles Vranckx

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About Peter Fuller

Peter Fuller is an award-winning print, radio and television journalist and producer, with over 30 years experience covering film and television, with a special interest in world cinema and popular culture. He is a leading expert on the life and career of Vincent Price and actively promotes the actor's legacy through publications, websites and special events.

Posted on October 26, 2015, in British Film, Horror, Must See, Must-See and tagged , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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