Hellraiser 1 & 2: DiviMax?

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  1. Jesse Blough

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    I was wondering if Anchor Bay plans on releasing DiviMax versions of Hellraiser 1 & 2. I've been holding out on buying the original DVDs for the longest time. Since AB has done new editions of the Halloween movies you would think HR 1 & 2 would be next. Anybody have any info? Thanks.
     
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    Since it's Anchor Bay, I'm betting it's almost certain at some point. [​IMG]

    The current releases are actually pretty nice. But I'm actually surprised that they haven't double-dipped the first two Hellraisers as much as they have Evil Dead or Halloween. Give em time. [​IMG]
     
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    If you can find the original 2-pack, I'd probably buy it. My Best Buy still has a couple copies at ~17 bucks. The transfers are pretty good if I recall.
     
  4. Jesse Blough

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    Interesting, I thought the 2-pack was long out of print. However, Best Buy and Amazon both carry it... I might just bite the bullet and go for it. The Divimax editions probably wouldn't be that much improved anyway.
     
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    I will only replace my copy of Hellraiser if the uncut version is released.
     
  6. Jesse Blough

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    I thought the region 1 DVD of Hellraiser was already uncut or are you talking about another region?
     
  7. robGray

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    As far as i know the region 1 DVD is the R rated version. I have the limited edition tin version that came with the unrated version of Hellraiser 2.
     
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    Yeah I know, I thought the R rated version was the uncut version. I could be wrong though.
     
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    That's my understanding as well but I could be wrong. Hellraiser II has had an uncut version since the VHS days but I thought that the original didn't need to cut anything for an R rating.
     
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    The original was trimmed a little bit to get an R rating as well. As far as I know, those several extra seconds of footage that were cut no longer exist, but a bigger fan may know the exact details of what they were, etc. I think the "Jesus wept" sequence was trimmed for the R.
     
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    Now that you mention it, I always felt the "Jesus wept" sequence was trimmed. It seems to cut away rather quickly.
     
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    From IMDB.com: At the time of the movie's release the MPAA had an agenda on "intensity of tone". As a result of this director Clive Barker had to make several cuts to his film: consecutive hammer blows, fingers entering flesh, S&M spanking between Julia and Frank, additional "thrusts" during the sex scene, all with the intention of watering down the overall impact of the piece.
     
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    There is only the R rated version available in Region 1 (I have no idea about any other region). This disc looks pretty good.

    I'm still waiting to see what direction Anchor Bay will take with hi-def. I can't seem to get a peep out of them.

    Mike
     

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