Hellraiser - Inferno details
|Formats:||18 DVD, LOVEFiLM Instant|
|Starring:||James Remar, Doug Bradley, Nicholas Turturro, Craig Sheffer|
|Genre:||Horror - Ghosts/Supernatural|
|Studio:||WALT DISNEY STUDIOS HOME ENTERTAINMENT|
|Original title||Hellraiser V|
|Collections:||Blockbuster Franchises, Enter at your own peril, HD Films, What the?!|
Hellraiser - Inferno
|1hr 35 mins||18|
LOVEFiLM Instant Information
|Run time:||1 hour 35 minutes|
|Rental release:||To be confirmed|
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Surprisingly effectiveBy Lawrence Conquest from siberia , 23 Feb 2005
[Highly rated reviewer]The signs dont look good for Hellraiser: Inferno - although not titled as such this straight to video release is effectively Hellraiser 5, and now the only remaining link to the original films is Doug Bradley as Pinhead. Rather suprisingly then, this actually turns out to be the best Hellraiser film since Hellraiser 2:Hellbound. Wisely the film is very continuity light, so can be enjoyed without knowing the ins and outs of the previous 4 films. The basic storyline concerns a morally dubious detective investigating a murder, and his quest to save the life of a child takes him on a trail from the Lament Configuration puzzle box to a mysterious entity known as 'The Engineer'. The first half of the film is well shot but rather slow for series regulars, as the detectives investigations only uncover material about the Cenobites that we already know. The second half is better though, as the story gradually turns from a run of the mill serial killer investigation into a character study of the detective himself: this film is less about Pinhead and co slicing through a bunch of teens, and more an examination of one man's journey into hell - a cautionary tale that cuts to the heart of the Cenobites philosophy of physical gratification at the expense of humanity. It's not perfect, but it's refreshingly un-formulaic for a low budget horror sequel, has some great cinematography, effective new Cenobites, and a distinctly David Lynch (notably Lost Highway) feel. A worthy sequel.
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I would rather stick pins in my face than watch this againBy willowloveshorror (11 reviews) , 25 Apr 2013Why oh why didn't they just leave Pinhead in peace in Hell? Watching this film was like being in my own personal hell. I'm a massive Hellraiser fan and now I feel like I have soiled the legacy by watching this drivel. A ridiculous plot where the director suddenly remembered the title and threw Pinhead in a couple of times as an after thought. The only good thing about this pile of poop is; Clive Barker's name appears nowhere in the credits!
strange weirdBy anwenwright (7 reviews) , 20 Apr 2013the strangest hellraiser ive seen don't quite get the story very weird. and confusing wont want to endure watching this again
Absolutely dreadfulBy KateRox (2 reviews) , 28 Feb 2013Im a big fan of Hellraiser but Dimension have killed it. Its just become a franchise and a way to cash in on the brilliance of Clive Barker's original
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Gone to HellBy Novisiblemarx (37 reviews) from London , 24 Feb 2013One beer only. Starts promisingly as Hellraiser meets Bad Lieutenant but wanders off into an incoherent mess. Do yourself a favour and rewatch the first two of the series instead.
Not the bestBy knightgremlin (1 review) , 05 Dec 2012It was not the best of the Hellraisers and to tell the truth a little boring in one word DISAPPOINTED !