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Arrow’s HELLRAISER ‘Scarlet Box’ Blu-Ray Set Will Tear Your Soul Apart… With Joy!

Arrow Video has announced the details for their epic new “HELLRAISER Scarlet Box Limited Edition Trilogy,” a four-disc set which bundles all-new restored versions of HELLRAISER, HELLBOUND: HELLRAISER II, and HELLRAISER III: HELL ON EARTH on Region B Blu-ray with a mountain of special features and extras.

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Here come the details!

  • New 2K restorations of HELLRAISER, HELLBOUND: HELLRAISER II and HELLRAISER III: HELL ON EARTH
  • Uncompressed PCM Stereo 2.0 and Lossless DTS-HD MA 5.1 sound for HELLRAISER and HELLRAISER II
  • Lossless DTS-HD MA 2.0 sound for HELLRAISER III
  • English subtitles for the deaf and hard of hearing for all three films
  • Limited Edition Bonus Disc
  • Exclusive 200-page hardback book with new writing from Clive Barker archivists Phil and Sarah Stokes
  • 20-page booklet featuring never-before-seen original HELLRAISER concept art
  • Limited Edition packaging with new artwork from Gilles Vranckx
  • Set of 5 exclusive art cards
  • Fold-out reversible poster

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Here’s a breakdown of each disc in the set:

DISC 1 – HELLRAISER

  • Brand new 2K restoration approved by director of photography Robin Vidgeon
  • Audio commentary with writer/director Clive Barker
  • Audio commentary with Barker and actress Ashley Laurence
  • Leviathan: The Story of HELLRAISER – brand new version of the definitive documentary on the making of HELLRAISER, featuring interviews with key cast and crew members
  • Being Frank: Sean Chapman on HELLRAISER – actor Sean Chapman talks candidly about playing the character of Frank Cotton in Barker’s original
  • Soundtrack Hell: The Story of the Abandoned Coil Score – Coil member Stephen Thrower on the HELLRAISER score that almost was
  • HELLRAISER: Resurrection – vintage featurette including interviews with Clive Barker, actors Doug Bradley and Ashley Laurence, special make-up effects artist Bob Keen and others
  • Under the Skin: Doug Bradley on HELLRAISER
  • Original EPK featuring on-set interviews with cast and crew
  • Draft Screenplays [BD-ROM content]
  • Trailers and TV Spots
  • Image Gallery

DISC 2 – HELLBOUND: HELLRAISER II

  • Brand new 2K restoration approved by director of photography Robin Vidgeon
  • Audio Commentary with director Tony Randel and writer Peter Atkins
  • Audio Commentary with Randel, Atkins and actress Ashley Laurence
  • Leviathan: The Story of HELLBOUND: HELLRAISER II – brand new version of the definitive documentary on the making of HELLBOUND, featuring interviews with key cast and crew members
  • Being Frank: Sean Chapman on HELLBOUND – actor Sean Chapman talks about reprising the role of Frank Cotton in the first Hellraiser sequel
  • Surgeon Scene – the home video world premiere of this legendary, never before-seen excised sequence from HELLBOUND, sourced from a VHS workprint
  • Lost in the Labyrinth – vintage featurette including interviews with Barker, Randel, Keen, Atkins and others
  • Under the Skin: Doug Bradley on HELLBOUND: HELLRAISER II
  • On-set interview with Clive Barker
  • On-set interviews with cast and crew
  • Behind-the-Scenes Footage
  • Rare and unseen storyboards
  • Draft Screenplay [BD-ROM content]
  • Trailers and TV Spots
  • Image Gallery

DISC 3 – HELLRAISER III: HELL ON EARTH

  • Brand new 2K restoration of the Original Theatrical Version [93 mins]
  • Alternate Unrated Version [97 mins]
  • Brand new audio commentary with writer Peter Atkins
  • Audio commentary with director Anthony Hickox and Doug Bradley
  • Hell on Earth: The Story of HELLRAISER III – making-of documentary featuring interviews with Atkins, Keen and actor Ken Carpenter
  • Terri’s Tales – brand new interview with actress Paula Marshall
  • Under the Skin: Doug Bradley on HELLRAISER III: HELL ON EARTH
  • Raising Hell on Earth – archival interview with Hickox
  • On-set interviews with Barker and Bradley
  • Never-before-seen HELLRAISER III SFX dailies
  • Theatrical Trailer
  • Image Gallery
  • HELLRAISER III comic book adaptation [Disc gallery]

DISC 4 – THE CLIVE BARKER LEGACY – LIMITED EDITION EXCLUSIVE

  • Clive Barker short films Salomé and The Forbidden
  • Books of Blood & Beyond: The Literary Works of Clive Barker – horror author David Gatward provides a tour through Barker’s written work, from the first Books of Blood to the recent The Scarlet Gospels
  • Hellraiser: Evolutions – a brand new documentary looking at the evolution of the hit horror franchise and its enduring legacy, featuring interviews with Scott Derrickson (director, HELLRAISER: INFERNO), Rick Bota (director, HELLRAISER: HELLSEEKER, DEADER and HELLWORLD), Stuart Gordon (director, RE-ANIMATOR, FROM BEYOND) and others
  • The HELLRAISER Chronicles: A Question of Faith – short film

200-PAGE BOOK – ‘DAMNATION GAMES’ – LIMITED EDITION EXCLUSIVE

  • Exclusive 200-page hardback book with new writing on Hellraiser and the Barker universe from Barker archivists Phil and Sarah Stokes – including chapters looking at Barker’s early work, the genesis and production of the first 3 films in the HELLRAISER series and much more, all illustrated with stills and rare material from the Barker archive

The set is slated for release on October 26. Visit Arrow’s website for ordering info, and remember that these are (so far) Region B only, so make sure you have a compatible player before taking the plunge… and if you don’t yet, this thing might be worth the investment.

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