Subject: I have found a DVD that I think you would enjoy
|Hellraiser / Hellbound Hellraiser II - Limited Edition Tin|
Actors: Andrew Robinson, Clare Higgins, Doug Bradley, Ashley Laurence, Sean Chapman
Directors: Clive Barker, Tony Randel
Genres: Indie & Art House, Drama, Horror, Science Fiction & Fantasy, Mystery & Suspense
Hellraiser — Having made his reputation as one of the most prolific and gifted horror writers of his generation (prompting Stephen King to call him "the future of horror"), Clive Barker made a natural transition to movies w... more »
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Brad S. (Snibot) from DALLAS, TX
Reviewed on 8/29/2011...
This was my first film in the Hellraiser series (long story)
It was good enough that I wanted to watch Hellraiser. I must say that the story is involved and interesting, I am not sure it is 100% original but it is not a cookie cutter horror flick.
The acting is well done, and so is the writing, though the special effects are fairly laughable, as are some of the story points ... seriously, people are dead but they can be killed? Did I miss something? If hell was that easy to escape I'm pretty sure it would be empty.
Still if you can give it a little latitude with some of the ludicrous story, this is a good movie, I was entertained, and I will likely watch it again.
Is this true? I would give 6 stars but...
Mc.Duff | Berlin, Germany | 07/28/2000
(1 out of 5 stars)
"When I first read about the release of the Hellraiser/Hellbound: Hellraiser II - Special Edition I was very happy. I love the original movie and the sequel, I even would die to see DIRECTOR'S CUTS for the third and fourth part. And that's the point...I WANT TO GET MY HANDS ON DIRECTOR'S CUTS! But the problem with this Hellraiser release is that it might be the same lousy version they put in the limited LaserDisc Box which I bought for over $100 years ago. Will they ever learn? Who wants such highly CUT versions of the best horror movies of all times? I can't believe that people give this release 5 stars. Does anybody ever heard Clive Barker's Commentary? He comments on every scene the MPAA forced him to cut out of the movie. Why can't we get an UNRATED release with all scenes?Hellraiser 2 will hopefully be UNCUT but it won't be the Director's Cut which was released on LaserDisc a few years ago.Be very carefull with this release...Don't get me wrong. I would give 6 stars not if it would be possible but if AnchorBay would release the correct versions of the movies.Mc.Duff from Germany"
Perhaps one of the greatest horror movies of all time.
Vincent Maloy | Deutschland | 10/21/2000
(4 out of 5 stars)
"I've allways been a fan of Clive Barker's Masterpiece "Hellraiser" and its awsome sequel. Both are featured on this great DVD Box Set and after almost 15 years of age, "Hellraiser" has lost not a bit of its gothic art, frightening horror and gory cruelty.But I'm a little bit disappointed by the technally realisation of this DVD. Both Movies are presented in there theatrical ratio of 1.85:1 and in full frame. "Hellbound" ist in the widescreen mode exactly the same as in the full frame presentation, but matted with black bars. "Hellraiser" appears to be the 1.66:1 version also matted with black bars to show the 1.85:1 format. Compared to Anchor Bays "Halloween" Box, this is a leap back in the production of exclusive DVDs.Never the less, "Hellraiser" is always worth buying and if it was just for the bonus material like the commentary of Clive Barker, Peter Atkins, Ashley Lawrence etc. The Movies are still great classics and a creepy way to enjoy an gloomy autum's evening. Let's just hope the next Anchor Bay DVD Box is a bit more like "Halloween"."
Do not let the flesh murder the spirit.
OAKSHAMAN | Algoma, WI United States | 06/04/2006
(5 out of 5 stars)
"_For years I was at a loss to explain why I watched the entire Hellraiser series. As a general rule, I avoid horror movies and slasher flicks. Yet, I made it a point to watch this entire series- more than once.
_Then it hit me. All of these movies have a "message." Under all the gore is one central message: "Do not let your flesh murder your spirit." Think about it, every character that is butchered and torn to bits has pretty well deserved it- it was their weakness and ambition that led them to it. Otherwise the Box would have held no fascination for them.... A spiritually centered being , such as a saint or a shaman, can laugh as he is being flayed by demons (or Cenobites.)
_"Pinhead" ,you see, is a spiritual teacher- if you give too much importance to worldly matters and the flesh, then you deserve what you get...."