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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.

Director:

Kevin Yagher (as Alan Smithee)

Writer:

Peter Atkins
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Bruce Ramsay ... Phillip L'Merchant / John Merchant / Dr. Paul Merchant
Valentina Vargas ... Angelique / Peasant Girl
Doug Bradley ... Pinhead
Charlotte Chatton ... Genevieve L'Merchant
Adam Scott ... Jacques
Kim Myers ... Bobbi Merchant
Mickey Cottrell ... Duc de L'Isle
Louis Turenne Louis Turenne ... Auguste
Courtland Mead ... Jack Merchant
Louis Mustillo ... Sharpe
Jody St. Michael Jody St. Michael ... The Beast
Paul Perri ... Edwards / Skinless Parker
Pat Skipper ... Carducci
Christine Harnos ... Rimmer
Wren T. Brown ... 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

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

Taglines:

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

Genres:

Horror | Sci-Fi

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

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Details

Official Sites:

Official site

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

8 March 1996 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Hellraiser IV See more »

Filming Locations:

Culver City, California, USA

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Box Office

Budget:

$4,000,000 (estimated)

Gross USA:

$16,675,000
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

| (workprint)

Sound Mix:

Dolby

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Did You Know?

Trivia

The script describes the Chatterer Beast as pieced together from the remains of a dog and a man after a car accident. See more »

Goofs

When the Lament Configuration shoots chains out at Sharpe, and the gateway opens, look at the box in the wide shot and you will see that there are no chains coming from it. See more »

Quotes

Pinhead: Young... unformed... oh, what appetites I could teach him.
Bobbi Merchant: Just give him to me, please!
Pinhead: Aha ha, oh, you suffer beautifully. But I am here for business, not pleasure.
Bobbi Merchant: Just tell me what you want!
Pinhead: Oh, I want bait... live bait...
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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 »

Alternate Versions

Other alternate versions of the film that went before the studio ran for 82 minutes, 102 minutes and 112 minutes. The final version - after extensive re shoots and re-writes - came in at 85 minutes. See more »

Connections

Followed by Hellraiser: Inferno (2000) See more »

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bloodline is a superb film, top marks
3 July 2004 | by icon66See all my reviews

i am very surprised at some of the comments made towards this film, i am a big fan of the HELLRAISER series but must admit to only seeing the first four films. but i found bloodline to be very exciting and enjoyable, the films plot is original and helps to shape the series, Doug Bradley as the greatest horror movie creation pinhead is again on tip top form, his speeches may bore some but for most fans they bring the character to life and give him more added menace, in my own humble opinion rarely have sequels to horror movies been almost or better than the original, Elm streets and Halloween to name a few, but in the case of Hellraiser this has happened, in fact many feel the 3 sequels surpass the original i am in agreement with this, this film keeps up with the gore and horror of its predecessors and still manages to make you sit on the edge of your seat, i would highly recommend the Hellraiser series to all horror fans who have not yet see them, even if you are not a fan of the genre i would still urge you to give them a try you may be very surprised. WHATS YOUR PLEASURE SIR.


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