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Mezco’s Stylized Pinhead… Is The Way!

Posted by Steve Barton on December 29, 2016

Based upon Pinhead’s look from Hellraiser III: Hell on Earth, Mezco Toyz is back with a new stylized figure whose cuteness will be legendary even in hell!

Via the Mezco website:

The Lament Configuration has been solved, and Pinhead has been summoned! The leader of the Cenobites ascends into our realm as an all-new, deluxe styled figure, in our signature super-deformed style.

Pinhead features his trademark pins in his head, crafted of real metal. Pinhead has eight points of articulation for an extra dimension of posability, making him one of our most articulated figures in this format.

Pinhead comes with two sets of arms and two interchangeable sets of hands (four hands total), enabling a multitude of poses and play options. He’s accessorized with the Lament Configuration (his infamous puzzle cube) and the unholy instruments of torture, which can either dangle from his corded waist or be held in his hands.

Deluxe Pinhead comes in a specially die-cut window box suitable for display in your collection of depraved treasures.

This bad boy ships early summer for just $29.99. Order yours NOW!

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Mezco Pinhead

Mezco Pinhead

Mezco Pinhead

Mezco Pinhead

Mezco Pinhead

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Arrow Video Brings Hellraiser: The Scarlet Box Collection to U.S. Shores!

Posted by Steve Barton on October 7, 2016

I don’t know about you guys, but I NEED me some Hellraiser just in time for the Christmas season and Arrow Video is bringing it home in grand fashion as their Scarlet Box is finally hitting U.S. shores!

NEW US TITLE ANNOUNCEMENT: Hellraiser: The Scarlet Box

Release Date: December 13th – Pre-order links should be live next week!
Region: A

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 realise 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.

4-DISC LIMITED EDITION CONTENTS

  • Brand 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 Hellbound: Hellraiser II
  • Lossless DTS-HD MA 2.0 sound for Hellraiser III: Hell on Earth
  • 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

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

Hellraiser: The Scarlet Box

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Mezco Unleashes Awesome Hellraiser 3 Pinhead Figure and More!

Posted by Steve Barton on March 29, 2016

Oh, the sweet suffering of our wallets. You built it… we came (in our pants)! On tap right now we have your first look at some truly sweet collectibles from Mezco and Hellraiser III: Hell on Earth. Check ’em out!

Both of these items are expected to ship this September/October.

Deep from within the dimension of eternal torments comes the High Priest of Hell himself: Pinhead.

Product Description:
We’re bringing the leader of the Cenobites into our realm with an exquisite 12″ figure, as the cries of the damned rage loudly with anticipation.

Pinhead’s detailed portrait sculpture captures each grid scar and nail of his infamous visage. Looking into the eyes of the figure, one can almost feel his insatiable craving for souls. Great care has been paid to each detail of Pinhead’s attire. His vestments perfectly capture the look from the legendary film. The flayed portions of Pinhead’s flesh bear witness to his suffering with a realistic wet-look finish. His sacred instruments, a trio of blades, dangle from his holy robes.

The figure comes complete with two sets of hands: one set to hold the included Lament Configuration for summoning the Cenobites, and a second set to wield his instruments of transformation. Pinhead features 7 points of articulation and is packaged in a specially die-cut collector-friendly window box that highlights his grotesque beauty. Are you prepared for the rapturous torments that await?

MSRP: $44.00

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Fans know it by many names: the puzzle cube, Lemarchand’s box, the Lament Configuration. Whatever the name, it is still the key to the gates of Hell itself. But who says the key to Hell can’t be soft and fuzzy?

Product Description:
Recreated for the first time ever as a squeezable plush collectible, the cubes feature artwork based on the designs of Philip Lemarchand. The film-accurate designs are carefully imprinted on the velvety fabric using a silkscreen process that captures the detail of the unearthly designs.

The pair of 3″ cubes are permanently affixed to each other with a sturdy black cord and come complete with an informative hang tag.

MSRP: $12.00

Mezco Hellraiser

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Exclusive: Get an Early Look at Sideshow’s Pinhead Premium Format Figure; Spooktacular Kicking Off Soon

Posted by Debi Moore on October 23, 2014

Few collectibles lines are as bad-ass as Sideshow’s Premium Format Figures, and fans of the Hellraiser franchise will want to read on for their first look at the upcoming Pinhead Premium Format Figure from Hellraiser III: Hell on Earth.

Product Description
Complete the pattern, solve the puzzle, turn the key…

The leader of the Cenobites can now fully be revealed!  Sideshow’s Pinhead Premium Format Figure from the Hellraiser franchise will be easier to obtain on pre-order in the future than opening up a mysterious puzzle box.

The official specs, release date, and more will be revealed in the coming days so be sure to keep your eyes here and on the official Sideshow Collectibles website.

Sideshow Collectibles' Pinhead Premium Format Figure
In addition, for five horror-ific days this October 27th-31st, Sideshow Collectibles’ website, Facebook page, and Twitter feed will dole out new product teases, pre-orders, contests, and discounts to make fans scream with delight! You can also keep up with the 2014 Spooktacular madness by clicking here.

2014 Sideshow Spooktacular

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Grimmfest 2013: Fans to Decide Which Hellraiser Film Will Screen This Year

Posted by The Woman In Black on August 12, 2013

Grimmfest 2013: Fans to Decide Which Hellraiser Film Will Screen This YearUK Clive Barker fans planning to attend Grimmfest 2013 in October have a tough choice ahead - which one of the first three Hellraiser films do you want to see on the big screen this year?

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B-Sides: Motorhead Raises Hell

Posted by Foywonder on March 2, 2013

Ozzy Osbourne may have originated the song “Hellraiser” on his 1991 No More Tears album, but it is probably more well known for Motorhead’s Hellraiser III: Hell on Earth cover version and subsequent music video in which Lemmy challenges Pinhead to a card game for his mortal soul.

Actually, the Motorhead “Hellraiser” is probably only slightly more well known because Ozzy never released his original version as a single; whereas Motorhead’s version was released as promotion for both their latest album at the time and the third Hellraiser flick. Hey, you never saw Ozzy Osbourne on “The Tonight Show” performing “Hellraiser” as Jay Leno provided ear plugs to the studio audience and guest Edie McClurg sat mortified on the couch.

Doug Bradley donned the make-up once more for the rather odd “Hellraiser” music video that bewilderingly intercuts footage from the film, Motorhead performing the song, Pinhead terrorizing a movie theater patron (Now there’s an anti-texting PSA that should play in cinemas!), and then engaging Lemmy in a card game where the Motorhead lead singer’s soul is no doubt at stake because, obviously, Pinhead doesn’t play for chips.

Lemmy clearly cheats to win and then he gets all big and bad by tossing over the card table, even taunting a visibly pissed off Pinhead on the way out the door. Should’ve sunk a metal hook right into that big fat mole on Lemmy’s face instead of just standing there sneering. Poor Pinhead…

B-Sides: Motorhead Raises Hell

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