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Hellraiser: Bloodline (1996)

R | | Horror, Sci-Fi | 8 March 1996 (USA)
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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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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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Horror | Sci-Fi

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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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$4,000,000 (estimated)

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$16,675,000 (USA)
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Trivia

Walt Disney Pictures came under fire in the media when they purchased the then controversial and hip Miramax Films. The initial slate of films that Miramax would be releasing under the Disney deal included Hellraiser: Bloodline, Scream, The Prophecy, Halloween: The Curse of Michael Myers and Mother's Boys. The outcry was due to the fact that the House of Mouse would be directly involved in the marketing and release of horror movies. See more »

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After the chain goes through Merchant's throat, in the shot where the blades open up, the wires used to open the blades are visible. Just before the chain is pulled back there is another shot of the blades and the wires are gone. See more »

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Bobbi Merchant: [to Pinhead] You go play with your dog, you bastard!
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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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Possibly the best of the series to date
27 January 1999 | by (Aberystwyth, Wales) – See all my reviews

Although there has been much stick of this film as being more of the same, for me it does it with bells on.

For starters, Doug Bradley pulls of his best performance as Pinhead without question. He delivers his lines with conviction. Rimmer is a strong addition to the story line, and I hope the next film creates a connection between her and the toy maker.

The effects were impressive considering the budget. Spacial shots were created with much detail, and the dog scared the wits out of me!!

All round as a film it was the exact length, the suspense was maintained throughout, and it retained the horror of Clive Barker's original masterpiece.

Shame its not available to buy on video in the UK.


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