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Hellraiser III: Hell on Earth

3.4 out of 5 stars 192 customer reviews


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From horror legend Clive Barker comes "the ultimate in fear!" Dan Scapporotti, Cinefantastique. Some call him the Black Prince of Hell. Some call him the Angel of Suffering. The horror fans everywhere, he's Pinhead (Doug Bradley), the urbane, spike-faced minion of evil with a bloodlust for human souls. Now Pinhead's back in the most diabolical Hellraiser of them all - Hellraiser III: Hell On Earth! TV reporter Joey Summerskill (Terry Farrell, Back To School) is on assignment at a local hospital when a bloodied teenage boy is rushed into the emergency room. As Joey watches, the writhing boy is literally torn apart by chains impaling his body. Fleeing the carnage, Joey follows the victim's girlfriend to a downtown nightclub, the Boiler Room. In the apartment above the Boiler Room rests the owner's newly purchased sculpture: A pillar etched with distorted figures and faces. Among the frozen images is Pinhead. Tonight he shall be released.

Special Features

  • Featurette: Clive Barker: The Art of Horror
  • Theatrical trailer

Product Details

  • Actors: Terry Farrell, Doug Bradley, Kevin Bernhardt, Paula Marshall, Brent Bolthouse
  • Directors: Anthony Hickox
  • Format: Color, Dolby, Widescreen, NTSC
  • Language: English (Dolby Digital 2.0)
  • Region: Region 1 (U.S. and Canada only. Read more about DVD formats.)
  • Aspect Ratio: 1.85:1
  • Number of discs: 1
  • Rated:
    R
    Restricted
  • Studio: Paramount
  • DVD Release Date: August 8, 2006
  • Run Time: 93 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 3.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (192 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: B000FEBWV2
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #119,148 in Movies & TV (See Top 100 in Movies & TV)
  • Learn more about "Hellraiser III: Hell on Earth" on IMDb

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Format: DVD
Warning: minor spoilers ! ! !

I've been Jones'n for this movie for such a long time it just isn't funny anymore ! I've always known that "Hell on Earth" was not for everyone, but for me, it was a surreal experience since the first time I saw it originally in the theatre.

The night club featured was so much like the old Underground Goth Clubs I had used to frequent like the Torture Garden or the Velvet Dungeon or the Rubber Ball. I saw a special truth that other horror film makers tended to overlook; the restless wanderings of the darker urban club culture. While showcasing their gravity towards their self-loathing empty nomadic existence, they get slaughtered and remade by the Black Pope of Hell.

Pinhead, dose this one amazing mockery towards Golgotha Hillock, and in a church no less ! Also forcing the resident priest to eat-of-his-flesh in further sacrilege to God's son (from Pinhead's own tortured and ruined flesh, symbolically of where the Lancea Longini would of defiled Christ's side - "side" was of course originally translated as of the body, torso, or breast and not literally one's side in the English).

Also, Terry Farrell portrays a disillusioned media conduit of skepticism who is transformed by her witnessing of the seedy supernatural tendrils of precisely manipulated agony from beyond. Everyone from the cartoony news room producer to the needy ex-girlfriend was in perfect tone for this movie.

Where else would you see a movie where scenes of old war carnage are mirror bookend with scenes of modern massacre within the same movie ! If you watch for the near subliminal implications within this movie, you will have a blast at picking out the references to religion/spirituality, social sexual domination, and restless social ennui.
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Format: Audio CD
Randy Miller has pulled off the near impossible: emulating Chris Young's indelible Hellraiser music while keeping the notable action tendencies of the film in mind. Almost from the get go Miller infuses his opus with a spark of urgency and forward momentum. He does bring the tempo down from time to time and the results are equally enjoyable. Though not as through-composed as the scores for Hellraiser and Hellbound, Randy Miller provides the listener with over 45 minutes of wonderful symphonic fireworks. Bravo!

P.S. I'm not sure if 95% of the other reviewers on this page know it or not, but this is not the place to wax philosophical about the FILM Hellraiser 3. This is a page for the soundtrack and therefore the above cumulative star rating is null and void and unrepresentative of the quality of the SCORE.
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Format: DVD
"I have seen the future of horror and its name is Clive Barker" - Stephen King

Well maybe at the time, Stephen. Hellraiser creator/writer Clive Barker was the J.K. Rowling of Horror in the 80's and 90's. So like King his novels caught the eye of anxious filmakers, wanting to see if it would successfully translate to screen. It seemed like a good idea at the time, due to the huge success of Horror with the likes of Friday The 13th, Halloween, A Nightmare On Elm Street, and the like. But after two medicore attempts (Transmutations & Rawhead Rex), it was time for Barker himself to take the reins, and direct what most consider to be his greatest work: The Hellbound Heart, what would eventually be known to filmgoers as simply Hellraiser.

Hellraiser was a landmark film for it's time. Back in 1987, American 80's horror fans hadn't seen a film so graphically surreal, so deep in plot, so....well British. It was a monster hit, giving tired franchises like Friday & Nightmare a run for it's money. He quickly followed it up with Hellbound:Hellraiser II going even deeper and plot-heavy to basically the same success. So once the filmbug bit him real deep, he decided to adapt another best-selling novel of his "Cabal" into a film known as to 1990 audiences Nightbreed. But at the time it didn't work. And just like that Clive Barker went back to the writing board of novels, only returning to the chair five years later with the equally poorly received "Lord Of Illusions". So maybe he wasn't the next Stephen King of films (not that King's film track record was all that great to begin with), but that addition of the two Hellraiser films will forever mark him as one of Horror's greatest pop-icon creators.
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Format: DVD
The only reason I bought this DVD is to complete my Hellraiser DVD collection. Not that I don't like the movie, it's just that the DVD is pretty lame. First of all, this DVD is a special order from Canada. The cover dones a huge SPECIAL EDITION lable on the left side of the cover. Sadly to say, there is NOTHING special about this DVD. The movie itself isn't even in it's original theatrical ration (widescreen), which is a real bummer, and the picture itself is very gainy and not any better than the VHS edition. The only other feature it contains is chapter selection. Woopy (. . )! Every DVD has chapter selections; is this the feature that makes this DVD so SPECIAL! Again ONLY buy this DVD to complete your Hellraiser DVD collection. A real bummer compared to the special features on the Hellraiser 1 & 2 DVD's, but at least it's cheap.
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