DVD and Blu-ray Releases: December 20, 2016
There are only three releases this week to speak of, my friends; therefore, I am keeping this article short so everyone can continue through their holiday season with minimal banter from me. I can say that every release this week is pretty decent so check them out, and I will see you all next week as you make your preparations to usher in 2017.
Malcolm McDowell, Richard Brake, Jeff Daniel Phillips
From the visionary mind of Rob Zombie comes the horrific story of five carnival workers who are kidnapped on Halloween and held hostage in a large compound. At the mercy of their captors, they are forced to play a twisted game of life or death called 31. For the next 12 hours they must fight for their lives against an endless parade of homicidal maniacs.
The Disappointments Room (2016)
Kate Beckinsale, Gerald McRaney, Duncan Joiner, Lucas Till
A mother and her young son release unimaginable horrors from the attic of their rural dream home.
Hellraiser: The Scarlet Box Limited Edition Trilogy
Doug Bradley, Clare Higgins, Ashley Laurence, Andrew Robinson, Sean Chapman
IT WILL TEAR YOUR SOUL APART
Stephen King was once quoted as saying: “I have seen the future of horror… his name is Clive Barker.” That future became reality when, in 1987, Barker unleashed his directorial debut, Hellraiser, launching a hit franchise and creating an instant horror icon in the formidable figure of Pinhead.
Barker’s original Hellraiser, based on his novella The Hellbound Heart, follows Kirsty Cotton (Ashley Laurence) as she comes head-to-head with the Cenobites demonic beings from another realm who are intent on reclaiming the soul of her deviant Uncle Frank.
Picking up immediately after the events of the original Hellraiser, Hellbound: Hellraiser II finds Kirsty detained at a psychiatric institute and under the care of Phillip Channard, a doctor who abuses his position to realize his own dark aims.
In Hellraiser III: Hell on Earth, a reporter investigating a mysterious death at a nightclub finds herself in the way of Pinhead and the Cenobites, who plan to bring their horrifying world into our own.
Coming at a time when the genre was degenerating into self-parody, Hellraiser offered a fiercely unique vision that approached its horrors with a far greater degree of seriousness than many of its contemporaries.. Along with its sequels, the Barker-produced Hellbound and Hell on Earth, Arrow Video is proud to present some of the most terrifyingly original films in the history of horror in brand new 2K transfers.