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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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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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Hellraiser IV  »

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$4,000,000 (estimated)

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$16,675,000 (USA)
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Stuart Gordon was attached at one point to direct this film, but left before filming began. See more »

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As Angelique says to Pinhead "Things seem to have changed" she is standing in front of him. Then as Pinhead responds "Hell is more ordered..." she is now standing closer and to his side. This is because the original filmed line was "Things seem to have changed, I was expecting my clowns" in reference to Demon Clowns that were cut from the past segment of the film. Cutting "I was expecting my clowns" means her position 'jumps' closer to Pinhead and creates this continuity error. See more »

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John Merchant: For God's sake!
Pinhead: Do I look like someone who cares what God thinks?
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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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Bloodlines compliments the first 3
2 January 2006 | by (Ireland) – See all my reviews

I've read the comments of this movie and I agree in most of the observations made. I consider Bloodlines an explanation or "origin" of the puzzle box. The first 3 talk about the Cenobites, PinHead and the pleasures and torments the box and the cenobites bring. For me Bloodlines tells the story of the puzzle box and for me as a huge Clive Barker fan it resolves the questions: Where was the puzzle build?, Why was it build? and Who made it?

The true Hellraiser movies are 1 and 2, the third one comes like a baseball player sliding in to home plate just inches from being struck out...but it works. And bloodlines totally compliments these, because it's not just about Pinhead, the main character in this one is the Puzzle Box.

That's my 2 cents.


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