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Hellraiser: Hellworld
Genre: Horror

Reviewed In Issue 101 (Oct 2005) Of Widescreen Review®

Lance Henriksen, Katheryn Winnick, Christopher Jacot & Doug Bradley

WSR Review Scores
WSR Picture Rating: 4.5
DD Sound Rating: 4
DTS Sound Rating: NR
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Critics' Composite Score: 3
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Special Features
Special features include the 13-minute featurette "Ticket To Hellworld: A Behind-The-Scenes Look," feature commentary by director Rick Bota, writer Joel Soisson, special makeup effects designer Gary J. Tunnicliffe and executive producer Nick Phillips, sneak peeks, and upfront ads.

 DVD General Information

(Studio/Distributor): Dimension Home Video
(Catalog Number): 40387
(MPAA Rating): R
(Rating Reason):

For strong violence/gore, sexual content and language.
(Retail Price): $29.99
(DVD Type): Single Side, Dual Layer (DVD9)
(Widescreen Edition): Yes
(Full Screen Edition): No
(Anamorphic Widescreen): Yes
(Running Time In Minutes): 95
(Color Type): Color
(Chaptered/Scene Access): Yes
(Closed Captioned): Yes
(Regional Coding): 1
(Theatrical Year): 2003
(Theatrical Release): No
(Direct-To-Video Release): Yes
(DVD Release Date): 09/06/05
(THX® Digitally Mastered): No

 Credits Information

(Director): Rick Bota
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  WSR Narrative Review
Story Synopsis:
"Hellraiser"...what the "Hell"? What in the "world" were they thinking? Pinhead (Bradley) is back for more blood and more gore in this lastest installment in the series. They just keep getting better. (Tricia Spears)

DVD Picture:
The anamorphically enhanced DVD picture exhibits satisfying imagery, with colors that are nicely saturated. Fleshtones appear well balanced, colors are often rich, and blacks are deep and solid. The picture is sharp and often very clean, with little in the way of bothersome pixelization. Some scenes have a soft focus that appear to be stylized, although occasionally, the picture can appear plugged up or smeared. Still, darken your room, sit back, and prepare for a few good scares presented with pleasing picture quality. (Suzanne Hodges)

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