Watch the exclusive trailer for Hellraiser: Quartet Of Torment
Hell has never looked better, as the first four Hellraiser movies are being released in 4K UHD by Arrow Video in a brand new box set: Quartet of Torment.
1987's Hellraiser, 1988's Hellbound: Hellraiser II, 1992's Hellraiser III: Hell of Earth, and 1996's Hellraiser: Bloodline have been remastered in 4K from the original camera negatives and collected together for a stunning new box set, full of special features, which is being released on 23 October, 2023. The films will also be streaming on Arrow.
To celebrate this collection and brand new restorations, a new trailer has been made and we're thrilled to share it exclusively above. Watch it if you dare.
In 1987, acclaimed author Clive Barker made his directorial debut, adapting his novella The Hellbound Heart as Hellraiser, and introducing the world to a new vision of hell.
The horror series — with Doug Bradley's Pinhead as the series' chief tormentor — would go on to spawn a franchise, with eleven films, countless books, comics and more released under the Hellraiser name.
The series focusses on a mysterious puzzle box — the Lament Configuration — which, when solved, opens a portal to a Hell-like realm, inhabited by the Cenobites: terrifying creatures who harvest human souls to torture.
The special four-disc 4K box set includes:
Brand new and exclusive 4K restorations of Hellraiser, Hellbound: Hellraiser II, Hellraiser III: Hell on Earth and Hellraiser: Bloodline by Arrow Films from the original camera negatives
4K (2160p) UHD Blu-ray presentations in Dolby Vision (HDR10 compatible) of all four films
Original lossless stereo audio plus DTS-HD MA 5.1 surround for all four films
Optional English subtitles for the deaf and hard of hearing
Brand new audio commentaries for all four films by film critic Kim Newman and Hellraiser unit publicist Stephen Jones, also joined by screenwriter Peter Atkins on Hellraiser: Bloodline
Power of Imagination, a brand new 60-minute discussion about Hellraiser and the work of Clive Barker by film scholars Sorcha Ní Fhlainn (editor of Clive Barker: Dark Imaginer) and Karmel Kniprath
Unboxing Hellraiser, a brand new visual essay celebrating the Lament Configuration by genre author Alexandra Benedict (The Beauty of Murder)
The Pursuit of Possibilities, a brand new 60-minute discussion between acclaimed horror authors Paula D. Ashe (We Are Here To Hurt Each Other) and Eric LaRocca (Everything the Dark Eats) celebrating the queerness of Hellraiser and the importance of Clive Barker as a queer writer
Flesh is a Trap, a brand new visual essay exploring body horror and transcendence in the work of Clive Barker by genre author Guy Adams (The World House)
Newly uncovered extended EPK interviews with writer/director Clive Barker and stars Andrew Robinson, Clare Higgins, Ashley Laurence, and effects artist Bob Keen shot during the making of Hellraiser
Hell Was What They Wanted!, a brand new 80-minute appreciation of Hellbound, the Hellraiser mythos and the work of Clive Barker by horror authors George Daniel Lea (Born in Blood) and Kit Power (The Finite)
That Rat-Slice Sound, a brand new appreciation of composer Christopher Young’s scores for Hellraiser and Hellbound: Hellraiser II by film critic and author Guy Adams
Unrated version of Hellraiser III: Hell on Earth (contains standard-definition inserts)
Newly uncovered workprint version of Hellraiser: Bloodline, with alternate music score and deleted scenes (standard-definition only)
The Beauty of Suffering, a brand new featurette exploring the Cenobites connection to goth, fetish cultures and BDSM
Plus a wealth of archive commentaries and featurettes, including interviews with Clive Barker, Doug Bradley, Tony Randel, Anthony Hickox, Sean Chapman, Paula Marshall and others
Limited edition packaging featuring newly commissioned artwork by Oink Creative
200-page hardbound collectors book featuring new writing by Clive Barker archivists Phil and Sarah Stokes