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Now on Blu-ray: The Wishmaster Collection Arrives From Vestron Video

By 1997, the creature feature was all but dead in the horror world. Films like From Beyond, The Fly, The Beast Within, and dozens of others were very popular in the '80s and early '90s, but by the time Wes Craven upended the genre with Scream, people had already started getting cynical about horror and the lens had largely turned inward. However, the idea of the gruesome monster laying waste to guilty and innocent alike wasn't completely dead, and in '97 the Djinn was born. Wishmaster was written by Peter Atkins, best known for his work on the Hellraiser series, and directed by FX wizard Robert Kurtzman, then a part of the legendary Knb Efx Group with Greg Nicotero and Howard Berger. Kurtzman had years...

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March 28th Blu-ray & DVD Releases Include Wishmaster Collection, A Monster Calls

Well, March is definitely “going out like a lamb” (as the old saying goes) when it comes to horror and sci-fi home entertainment releases, as there are only several different titles coming home this Tuesday.

Universal Studios is releasing J.A. Bayona’s heartbreaking modern fable, A Monster Calls, to both Blu-ray and DVD this week, and if you're a cult film fan, then you have a few fun movies to look forward to adding to your home collections: Witchtrap, Venom, and the four-film collection for Wishmaster, a new addition to the Vestron Video Collector’s Series.

Other notable releases for March 28th include Mortuary Massacre, The Abduction of Jennifer Grayson, Park Chan-Wook's The Handmaiden (which finally gets the Blu-ray treatment), and for the little monster fans, Monster High: Electrified.

A Monster Calls (Universal Studios Home Entertainment, Blu/DVD/Digital HD & DVD)

Liam Neeson, Felicity Jones, and Sigourney Weaver
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Vestron Video’s ‘Wishmaster Collection’ Brings the Evil Djinn Into HD

The films are an example of diminishing returns, but the collection is more than the franchise’s fans could have wished for.

There are rumors that Lionsgate’s fantastic Vestron Video line of remastered, supplement-filled Blu-rays celebrating horror films from the ’80s and ’90s may be closing up shop. It’s unconfirmed, and LG themselves have been mum on the subject, but it would be an unfortunate turn of events for genre fans if true. They’re only nine releases in, but already they’ve done tremendous work with fantastic new editions of fun classics like Chopping Mall, Waxwork, and The Gate.

Their most recent release, and possibly their last if the rumor proves true, is the four-film Wishmaster Collection. As someone who had never seen the first film and was utterly unaware that three sequels even existed this set offered a first-time watch across the board. So of course I binge-watched all four across a single
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The Wishmaster Collection Available on Blu-ray March 28th – Vestron Horror Classics

“Listen to their screams, child, listen to the music of their agony!”

Your wish has come true with the Vestron Video Collector’s Series upcoming release of the Wishmaster Collection, a must-have for cult classic collectors, available for the first time on limited-edition Blu-ray™ on March 28 from Lionsgate. In the Wishmaster series, an evil djinn grants three wishes to the person who releases him, fulfilling a prophecy that will unleash his fellow djinn upon the earth. With brand-new illustration from renowned artist Thomas Hodge, the three-disc Wishmaster Collection limited-edition Blu-ray™ includes all four films, restored and remastered, plus never-before-seen special features, and will be available for the suggested retail price of $49.99.

Wishmaster Collection Official Synopsis

Magically powerful and supernaturally evil, the ancient entity known as the Djinn can grant your wildest dreams — and unleash your darkest nightmares. Follow the Wishmaster’s bloodcurdling quest to devour souls and plunge the world
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Vestron’s Wishmaster Collection Coming in March

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Your wish has come true with the Vestron Video Collector’s Series upcoming release of the Wishmaster Collection, a must-have for cult classic collectors, available for the first time on limited-edition Blu-ray™ on March 28 from Lionsgate. In the Wishmaster series, an evil djinn grants three wishes to the person who releases him, fulfilling a prophecy that will unleash his fellow djinn upon the earth. With brand-new illustration from renowned artist Thomas Hodge, the three-disc Wishmaster Collection limited-edition Blu-ray™ includes all four films, restored and remastered, plus never-before-seen special features, and will be available for the suggested retail price of $49.99.

Wishmaster Collection Official Synopsis

Magically powerful and supernaturally evil, the ancient entity known as the Djinn can grant your wildest dreams — and unleash your darkest nightmares. Follow the Wishmaster’s bloodcurdling quest to devour souls and plunge the world into eternal damnation in this fright-filled collection of all four horror-fantasy favorites.
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Special Features Revealed for Wishmaster Vestron Video Collector’s Series Blu-ray Collection

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When you’re making wishes with a Djinn instead of a genie, you better be careful what you wish for… Spanning four films and packed with horror genre stars, the Wishmaster franchise is coming out on a Blu-ray collection as the ninth entry in Lionsgate’s Vestron Video Collector’s Series, and the special features for the anticipated release have now been revealed.

The Wishmaster Collection Blu-ray is scheduled to come out on March 28th, and you can view the long list of the release’s bonus features below.

The Wishmaster franchise kicked off in 1997 with makeup effects legend Robert Kurtzman at the helm and Wes Craven on board as a producer, and it has featured a plethora of horror genre giants across its four-film run. Will you be adding the Wishmaster Blu-ray collection to your home media shelf?

Wishmaster Collection Blu-ray special features (via Blu-ray.com): “Wishmaster (1997)

Synopsis: Magically powerful.
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December 20th Blu-ray & DVD Releases Include Hellraiser: The Scarlet Box, Rob Zombie’s 31

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December 20th doesn’t boast a lot of home entertainment releases for horror and sci-fi fans, but what we are getting is an eclectic assortment of Blu-rays and DVDs all the same.

If you missed Rob Zombie’s latest film during its brief theatrical and VOD runs, 31 arrives on both Blu-ray and DVD this Tuesday for you to catch up on all the murderous mayhem just in time for the holidays.

Arrow Video is releasing their limited edition Hellraiser: The Scarlet Box trilogy, which is a must-own set for any Clive Barker fan out there, and also coming home December 20th is The Disappointments Room with Kate Beckinsale and Doctor Who: Series Eight, Part Two.

31 (Lionsgate, Blu/Digital HD & DVD)

From the visionary mind of Rob Zombie comes the horrific story of five carnival workers who are kidnapped on Halloween and held hostage in a large compound. At the mercy of their captors,
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Full Blu-ray Release Details for Arrow Video’s Hellraiser: The Scarlet Box, Creepshow 2, and The Driller Killer

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Arrow Video has a few items for horror fans to place under the tree and slip into stockings this holiday season, and we have full release details and cover art for their December Blu-ray releases of Hellraiser: The Scarlet Box Limited Edition Trilogy, Creepshow 2, and The Driller Killer (which is now slated for a December 13th release).

Press Release:Mvd Entertainment Group furthers the distribution of Arrow Video in the Us with three great new titles in December. The biggest release of the the month is Hellraiser: The Scarlet Box Limited Edition Trilogy, a limited edition run of 10,000 deluxe box-sets featuring Clive Barker's iconic and seminal horror classic Hellraiser. Arriving just in time for Christmas on December 13th, this exclusive box set will include the first three films in the Hellraiser saga alongside an abundance of bonus materials and never-before-seen footage.

The horror continues with the
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Arrow Video Releasing Hellraiser: The Scarlet Box in the Us

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Arrow Video just made Us Hellraiser fans Very happy. Just in time for Christmas, they're releasing Hellraiser: The Scarlet Box in December, bringing restored versions of the first three Hellraiser films to Blu-ray with an extensive set of bonus features:

New Us Title Announcement: Hellraiser: The Scarlet Box

Release Date: December 13th - Pre-order links should be live next week!

Region: A

It Will Tear Your Soul Apart

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
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Blu-ray Review – Hellraiser – The Scarlet Box Limited Edition Trilogy

Hellraiser – The Scarlet Box Limited Edition Trilogy

Directed by Clive Barker/Tony Randel/Anthony Hickox.

Starring Andrew Robinson, Clare Higgins, Doug Bradley , Ashley Laurence, Nicholas Vince, Simon Bamford, Barbie Wilde, Sean Chapman, Kenneth Cranham, Oliver Parker, Terry Farrell, Kevin Bernhardt, Oliver Smith, Grace Kirby, Paula Marshall, Ken Carpenter, Imogen Boorman, William Hope.

Synopsis:

The first three films in the Hellraiser series are given a new lease of life in an expansive Blu-ray box set, courtesy of Arrow Video.

To say that this release has been highly anticipated in the horror community since it was first announced several months ago would be something of an understatement; in fact, it would be a total lie as once it was announced that Clive Barker’s classic Hellraiser and its two immediate sequels were getting a 2K restoration then October 26th 2015 became judgement day for anybody with an appreciation for Barker’s masterpiece and the mythology it spawned,
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Review: "Hellraiser: The Scarlet Box Limited Edition Trilogy 1987-1992", UK Blu-ray Release From Arrow Films

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By Darren Allison

Hellraiser: The Scarlet Box Limited Edition Trilogy 1987-1992 Directed by Clive Barker, Tony Randel, Anthony Hickox, Starring Doug Bradley, Andy Robinson, Ashley Laurence, Claire Higgins, Kenneth Cranham, Terry Farrell, Kevin Bernhardt. Arrow Blu-ray 4 Disc, Released on 26th October 2015.

Stephen King was once quoted as saying: “I have seen the future of horror… his name is Clive Barker.” The future became a 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.

Arrow’s beautifully produced Hellraiser: The Scarlet Box, has arguably for the first time, been afforded the prestige it fully deserves. The collection works very nicely in deed, mainly because its focus revolves around creator Clive Barker’s involvement in the franchise. Whilst Barker had a small interest in the fourth instalment Hellraiser IV: Bloodline, it would be the
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Arrow releases details of Hellraiser: The Scarlet Box Limited Edition Trilogy set

Arrow Films has released details of its upcoming Hellraiser: The Scarlet Box Limited Edition Trilogy set, which includes brand new 2K restorations of Hellraiser, Hellbound: Hellraiser II, and Hellraiser III: Hell on Earth, as well as a wealth of extras.

You Can Pre-order The Hellraiser: The Scarlet Box Limited Edition Trilogy Via Amazon

4-disc Limited Edition Contents

Brand new 2K restorations of Hellraiser, Hellbound: Hellraiser II, and Hellraiser III: Hell on Earth Uncompressed Pcm Stereo 2.0 and Lossless DTS-hd Ma 5.1 sound for Hellraiser and Hellbound: Hellraiser II Lossless DTS-hd Ma 2.0 sound for Hellraiser III: Hell on Earth English subtitles for the deaf and hard of hearing for all three films Limited Edition bonus disc Exclusive 200-page hardback book with new writing from Clive Barker archivists Phil and Sarah Stokes 20-page booklet featuring never-before-seen original Hellraiser concept art Limited Edition packaging with new artwork from Gilles Vranckx Set of 5 exclusive
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*Updated* Hellraiser: The Scarlet Box UK Blu-ray Set Release Details & Cover Art

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*Updated with full list of bonus features and new photos.* Just in time for Halloween, Arrow Video will release fresh 2k restorations of Hellraiser, Hellbound: Hellraiser II, and Hellraiser III: Hell on Earth, complete with plenty of bonus feature goodies in the Hellraiser: The Scarlet Box UK Blu-ray set.

Slated for an October 26th release in the UK, Hellraiser: The Scarlet Box includes the Hellraiser: Evolutions documentary, a 200-page hardcover book examining Clive Barker's Hellraiser universe, and much more.

From Arrow Video: "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
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Revoltin’ Reviews: Shocker, Hellions, The Curse Of Downers Grove, and more!

Revoltin’ Reviews: Shocker, Hellions, The Curse Of Downers Grove, and more!
Didn’t get enough red-hot reviewin’ action in my last mega-column, creeps? Well e’en if ya did—too bad! Here comes another crapload of monsters, madmen and my patented high-larious wiseass ass-wisery!

Clive Barker’S Origins: Salome/The Forbidden

• Release Date: Available Now on DVD

• Written By: Clive Barker

• Directed By: Clive Barker

• Starring: Doug Bradley, Clive Barker, Peter Atkins, Anne Taylor, Graham Bickley

Here are a couple of flicks that I have a real history with! Way back in the distant past, a gaggle of my ghoulish gang would huddle around the ol’ cathode ray tube and blast our eyeballs with all manner of vicious visuals that were contained in these magical black rectangles called VHS tapes. Now, a lot of what some of you fiends take for granted these days (Italian gore, splatter flicks, etc.) could be damn hard to get unless you dipped yer toes in some pretty grey waters.
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Hellbound: Hellraiser II (1988) review

Reviewed by Grace Fontaine, MoreHorror.com

Hellbound: Hellraiser II (1988)

Director: Tony Randel

Writers: Clive Barker (story), Peter Atkins (screenplay)

Starring: Clare Higgins as Julia Cotton

Ashley Laurence as Kirsty Cotton

Kenneth Cranham as Dr. Philip Channard/Channard Cenobite

William Hope as Kyle MacRae

Imogen Boorman as Tiffany

Doug Bradley as Pinhead/Captain Elliot Spencer

Nicholas Vince as Chatterer/Chatterer II

Simon Bamford as Butterball Cenobite

Barbie Wilde as Female Cenobite

Sean Chapman as Frank Cotton

Hellbound: Hellraiser II could have been an unquestionably inferior sequel to the amazing first film if it had been placed into the hands of a director who had a conflicting visionary approach to material that had been strongly established by Clive Barker, but wouldn’t you know it, director Tony Randel delivers one of those few follow ups that manages to stand on its own merits and follow suit to its predecessor.

After the unusual
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On VOD Today! The 50 Best Horror Movies You’ve Never Seen, Check Out A New Clip!

Our latest release in our distribution partnership with The Orchard, The 50 Best Horror Movies You've Never Seen, has hit VOD today! It's now available to rent or to buy on iTunes, Amazon, YouTube/Google Play, Sony Playstation and Xbox. To celebrate, we have a new clip to share with you, below, in addition to the clip we released earlier this month. Directed by Anthony Masi - and featuring P.J. Soles, Peter Atkins, Paul Solet, Linnea Quigley, Brinke Stevens, John Gulager, Brea Grant, Paul Clemens and many others...

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Revisit Wishmaster 1 & 2 Right Now Here On FEARnet

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Revisit Wishmaster 1 & 2 Right Now Here On FEARnet
If you’re like me, you probably spent a good chunk of your October revisiting a hell of a lot of horror films in prep for Halloween. Now, that’s not to say that I don’t watch horror flicks all year round, it’s just that the holidays tend to inspire me to break out some of the more obscure titles I own or just things that I haven’t seen in years. On this year’s queue for me were the Wishmaster movies. (They’ve made 4 if you’re counting, but I’m just talking about the first two for now.) Seeing them again recently reminded me just how much fun they are.

The first Wishmaster was presented by Wes Craven; it was one of the first films directed by Robert Kurtzman, the FX guru who made up one third of the Oscar winning team at Knb Efx Group,
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March Madness: What Culture’s Horror Movie Villains Tournament

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The Ncaa College Basketball Tournament (aka March Madness) has kicked off in the United States, sparking a rage of illegal gambling rings nationwide. Personally, I find college basketball un-watchable and boring.

Whoopy-doo.

So I say to hell with that. Let’s do a real tournament. I’ve gathered the best movie madmen, slashers, and whack-jobs from cinematic history and seeded them in a 16-man (or creature?), single elimination tournament. Each week you, the loyal What Culture reader, will vote for your favorite horror icon and determine who advances to the sequel and who gets his head stuck in a wood chipper.

This week we’re voting for the Regional #1 vs. #4 match-ups:

#1 Jason Voorhees vs. #4 Pumpkinhead #1 Freddy Krueger vs. #4 Wishmaster #1 Michael Myers vs. #1 The Tall Man #1 Leatherface vs. #1 Leprechaun Next week (March 20th), you’ll vote for the #2 vs. #3 match-ups. The following weeks, you will decide the Round of 8 (March 27th
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Jimmy Sangster obituary

Screenwriter behind Hammer films such as Dracula and The Curse of Frankenstein

In 1957, Hammer Films revived gothic horror – in abeyance in a decade that offered nuclear or cosmic horrors which made the classic monsters seem tame – with The Curse of Frankenstein, directed by Terence Fisher and starring Peter Cushing and Christopher Lee. To hear him tell it, Jimmy Sangster, who has died aged 83, wrote the script because no one else would, and simply typed it out and turned it in.

Yet Sangster came up with a new story – owing as little to Mary Shelley's novel as to James Whale's earlier film – and a radical depiction of Frankenstein as a determined, charming yet corrupt dandy who could still chill in an era of nuclear proliferation. Sexually amoral (he uses his monster to murder the maid he has impregnated), rigidly dividing his life (making a bloody hash in the laboratory
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Jimmy Sangster obituary

Screenwriter behind Hammer films such as Dracula and The Curse of Frankenstein

In 1957, Hammer Films revived gothic horror – in abeyance in a decade that offered nuclear or cosmic horrors which made the classic monsters seem tame – with The Curse of Frankenstein, directed by Terence Fisher and starring Peter Cushing and Christopher Lee. To hear him tell it, Jimmy Sangster, who has died aged 83, wrote the script because no one else would, and simply typed it out and turned it in.

Yet Sangster came up with a new story – owing as little to Mary Shelley's novel as to James Whale's earlier film – and a radical depiction of Frankenstein as a determined, charming yet corrupt dandy who could still chill in an era of nuclear proliferation. Sexually amoral (he uses his monster to murder the maid he has impregnated), rigidly dividing his life (making a bloody hash in the laboratory
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