. Clive Barker‘s unique and terrifying vision of Hell on Earth, HELLRAISER, is coming to DVD as a stunning four-disc boxed set from Anchor Bay UK. Featuring the first three films in the Hellraiser series: HELLRAISER; HELLBOUND: HELLRAISER II and HELLRAISER III: HELL ON EARTH ?all uncut and loaded with Special Features ?the set also includes a bonus disc containing Clive Barker’s first two short films and comes complete with a full colour booklet written by Clive Barker‘s Revelations website team, with a personal foreword written by Clive Barker himself. The HELLRAISER BOX SET will be available in two versions, as a standard DVD digipack and as an exclusive, highly collectable limited edition, lavishly packaged in a stunning, eye-catching replica of the Lament Configuration Puzzle Box.
Adapted from his novella The Hellbound Heart, Clive Barker‘s stunning debut feature HELLRAISER is a landmark in horror cinema. When Frank Cotton (Sean Chapman) solves the mystery of the Lament Configuration puzzle box, he inadvertently opens a doorway to Hell and, in death, enters the world of the Cenobites, a race of sadistic supernatural beings led by Pinhead (Doug Bradley). Brought back from the edge of damnation by the blood of his brother, Larry (Andrew Robinson), Frank rises to feed on the souls of others.
In HELLBOUND: HELLRAISER II, Frank’s niece, Kirsty (Ashley Laurence) has been committed to a psychiatric hospital, haunted by the unspeakable events that destroyed her family. But the nightmare begins anew when an obsessive psychiatrist, Dr. Channard (Kenneth Cranham), raises the skinless corpse of Kirsty’s murderous stepmother Julia (Clare Higgins) from the dead and conspires with her to reopen the world of the Cenobites.
When TV reporter Joanne?oey’ Summerskill (Terry Farrell) witnesses the horrific death of a young man, her investigations eventually lead her to the Lament Configuration in HELLRAISER III: HELL ON EARTH. It’s not long before Pinhead is once again walking the earth and creating a new legion of Cenobites. His only desire is to reclaim the mystical puzzle box and free himself from Hell forever.
The fourth disc in the HELLRAISER BOX SET includes Clive Barker‘s first two short films, 1973’s Salome, based on the Oscar Wilde play and starring Doug Bradley, and 1978’s The Forbidden, written and directed by Clive Barker and starring Barker, Doug Bradley and Peter Atkins (writer of the three Hellraiser sequels and the Wishmaster series of films).
The four-disc HELLRAISER BOX SET (cert. 18) will be released in both a Limited Edition Lament Configuration Puzzle Box (?4.99) and as a standard Digipack (?9.99) by Anchor Bay UK on 27th September 2004. The three films, HELLRAISER, HELLBOUND: HELLRAISER II and HELLRAISER III: HELL ON EARTH, will also be available as individual DVDs, priced ?4.99. . ]]>