Echo Bridge | R – 85 min. – $19.99 | May 10, 2011
Directed by: Kevin Yagher, Joe Chappelle (uncredited)
Writer(s): Peter Atkins (written by)
Cast: Bruce Ramsay, Valentina Vargas, Doug Bradley
Theatrical Release Date: March 8, 1996
Number of Discs: 1
Audio: English (DTS-HD MA 2.0)
Video: 1080p/Widescreen 1.85
The fourth terrifying chapter of the wildly popular Hellraiser series chronicles the struggle of one family who unknowingly created the puzzle box that opened the doors of hell—setting the diabolical Pinhead free to spread evil on Earth. Now, the family must fight to slam those doors shut again…but not before Pinhead wages one of his fiercest and most frightening battles ever.
SPECIAL FEATURES – 0/5
Yep, nothing at all.
VIDEO – 3.5/5
Hellraiser: Bloodline is presented with a 1.78 aspect ratio and in 1080p high-definition. Like the others, it’s not a bad transfer but given most of it takes place in the dark, you do notice some pixilation at times. Color wise, as I said, it’s a lot of dark colors so nothing on this will really pop out, except a terrible movie.
AUDIO – 3.5/5
The DTS-HD MA 2.0 track has some force behind it but it’s held back with only 2 channels. However, I think that’s how it was mastered for home video so short of a complete overhaul, this is probably the best audio you will get from a movie like this.
OVERALL – 2/5
The fourth in the series, Hellraiser: Bloodline isn’t very good thanks in part to studio meddling which resulted in a director disowning the project and poor box office results and the last of the franchise that would be released in theaters. The Blu-ray itself is alright and I guess if you like the series then perhaps it’s worth spending the few bucks to pick it up, otherwise you can skip this release.