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Hellraiser: Bloodline (1996)

R | | Horror, Sci-Fi | 8 March 1996 (USA)
In the 22nd century, a scientist attempts to right the wrong his ancestor created: the puzzle box that opens the gates of Hell and unleashes Pinhead and his Cenobite legions.

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Genevieve L'Merchant
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Duc de L'Isle
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Auguste
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Jack Merchant
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Sharpe
Jody St. Michael ...
The Beast
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Carducci
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Rimmer
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Parker (as Wren Brown)
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Storyline

It's the year 2127. Pinhead, the evil cenobite of the series, has found himself on board a space station in outer space, run by scientist Dr.Merchant. Dr. Merchant's mission is to close the gates to hell forever. Because his ancestor, a toymaker in the 18th century, built the evil puzzlebox that opens the gates to hell. And through the generations, the family of the bloodline has tried to stop it. But now, Dr.Merchant has built the reverse box. The box that will close the gates to hell instead of opening it. Written by Jason Mechalek

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This year, the past, the present and the future will all meet at the crossroads of hell.

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Rated R for strong horror violence and gore, and for some sexuality and language | See all certifications »

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8 March 1996 (USA)  »

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Hellraiser IV  »

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Budget:

$4,000,000 (estimated)

Gross:

$16,675,000 (USA)
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Trivia

Kim Myers (Bobbi Merchant) was written to mirror Larry from the first film, both of them suspect their spouses of infidelity. See more »

Goofs

As Bobbi sends the Chatter Beast back to Hell, she holds up the puzzle box and shouts "Does this pathway work both ways!?". As she says this, the shot zooms in and then back out and as it does the puzzle box changes position in her hand. In the wide shot, she is holding it with the large gold dial pointed at the Chatter Beast, but in the close up shot, it is a small brown circle pointed at the Chatter Beast . See more »

Quotes

[the Angelique and Twins Cenobites appear behind Edwards]
Edwards: Oh, no. He told me it could protect me. He told me what to do!
Angelique Cenobite: Please, go ahead.
[Edwards tries to solve it, but can't]
Edwards: It's a box! It's just a box!
[Angelique summons the box to her]
Angelique Cenobite: Thank God for men of reason.
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Crazy Credits

The end credits have the "Filmed in Panavision" moniker, suggesting the film was shot in cinema-scope (2.35:1), however the film was shot in flat (1.85:1) ratio. The end credit was more than likely meant to read "Filmed with Panavision cameras and lenses". See more »

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Alan Smithee does NOT mean BAD MOVIE
7 February 2007 | by (Pawtucket, RI) – See all my reviews

I wanted to clear something up here.

When a movie uses the name Alan Smithee instead of the real director, it doesn't mean he wishes to disassociate him/herself from the movie because it's bad. In fact, that CANNOT do that.

The only way a director can do it, is to prove that they no longer have creative direction over the film, due to one reason or another - usually political reasons within the film's money suppliers. Too much interference.

The change has to be approved by the Directors Guild of America (DGA) and Association of Motion Picture and Television Producers.

See the wikipedia article: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Alan_Smithee Now, this doesn't mean the movie is bad. In fact, it's possible that the original director was making such a bad movie that people had to intervene, and he/she didn't want to hear it. It's possible that the movie may have been much worse. Or better. We can't know.


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