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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 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:

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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)

Opening Weekend USA:

$4,505,036, 10 March 1996

Gross USA:

$9,336,886

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$9,336,886
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

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Sound Mix:

Dolby

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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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

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 »

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

Just before release, Miramax had some scenes deleted and other re-shot, causing director Kevin Yagher to disown the film (the theatrical release has a director credited for 'Alan Smithee'). A new director, Joe Chappelle, was brought in to shoot the additional material. See more »

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Followed by Hellraiser: Hellworld (2005) See more »

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Pinhead...in...spaaaaaaaaace
26 March 2009 | by JoeB131See all my reviews

Yes, all lame horror franchises eventually go to space to die, where they re-enact the second Aliens Movie.

the plot line here is that an eccentric scientist has hijacked a space station of his own design, and relates to the authorities that in fact, his ancestor created the puzzle box that releases the Cenobites, and that they have spent the last few hundred years tormenting his family.

There are three stories within the movie, on in 18th century France, another in Modern America, and the last in space. In this film, Doug Bradley's character of Pinhead starts to take an increasingly subordinate role. (He doesn't actually appear until the second modern story, which is probably accurate, since he was a WWI human before becoming a demon.)

Instead, the focus is on a female demon named Angelique, who inhabits the body of a dead prostitute after a foolish nobleman releases her. Except halfway through the movie, she is forgotten and we have the Scientist trapping Pinhead in a dimension where he can only phone it in for the Direct to DVD sequels.


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