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Hellraiser Trilogy Boxset – Product Review “We Have Such Sights To Show You!”

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Hellraiser Blu-ray Trilogy BoxsetOVERVIEW

I recently obtained the Hellraiser Trilogy Blu-ray this is a Region B  Italian Release (By Koch Media) and both an Italian dubbed  and original soundtrack.

Some fans of the series consider the first three instalments to be the better movies in the franchise which has racked up many sequels and prequels (to the events of Hellraiser: Bloodline) in its own anthology although sometime in the future I will review the stories and plot – here I review both the audio and video presentations on the discs.

VIDEO

Video is presented in widescreen 16:9 and formatted in HD (BD-25) single layer discs (one for each movie) with Full 1080p and also at 24fps. These to me are the best all three movies have ever looked the colours are balanced and correct, less flickering due to the enhanced frame rate and also bold, detail and colours. The first movie is flawless (or close to) with minimal specks and grain. The second movie is a big improvement other previous DVD releases with colours being sharper and more bold and less soft although it is still apparent – it is clear in this movie that the lighting is very different in tone to what was wanted in the first this dues ping out at you during the latter half of the movie. The third movie (in which production was taken to the the USA) has well balanced tones and a clear distinct sharpness due to the HD mastering of the picture.

AUDIO

All movies have an amazing 5.1 DTS mastered soundtrack and it is the best I have heard all three movies benefit from this with enhanced bass, pitch and over atmospheric detail  which is again a vast improvement on all three movies. They have never sounded so good.

CONCLUSION

Despite having no special features the audio and visual presentation alone is enough for me to recommend these movies as well as the sturdy and interesting packaging. Overall highly recommended.

Paul Isaacs 2015

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Author: Paul Isaacs

Paul was branded as a “naughty & difficult child” at school. He was classically autistic and non-verbal due to speech articulation difficulties. He had complex sensory issues and appeared both deaf and blind. He gained functional speech around the age of 7 or 8 years old. He went through the mainstream school system with no additional help or recognition of his autism. Consequently, he did not achieve his academic or his social potential and had very low self-esteem. At age 11, Paul was referred to the children’s mental health service with childhood depression where he was regarded as “developmentally underage” and having speech problems. As an adult, Paul had a string of unsuccessful jobs, and his mental health suffered. He developed both Borderline and Schizotypal Personality Disorders in early 2007. He was referred to mental health services and misdiagnosed with “Asperger traits with a complex personality”, which did not satisfy Paul or his family. A local autism organisation put Paul in touch with an experienced psychiatrist, who diagnosed him with Autism at 24 years old. In 2012 Paul was also diagnosed with Scotopic Sensitivity Syndrome by an Irlen Consultant who confirmed that he also had face, object and meaning blindness – conditions which Paul describes eloquently in his speeches and training sessions. He also has dyslexia, dyscalculia and also a dissociative disorder. Having started working as an local autism organisation as a public speaker in 2010, Paul joined their mission to promote autism awareness. His hope is that others will not have to suffer as he did. Now also a core member of our Training Team, Paul continues to enhance true understanding of autism at every opportunity. Paul has released and published 5 books on the subject of autism published by Chipmunka publishing and has contributed to other books too. Having overcome many challenges to achieve the success that he now enjoys, Paul’s message is that Autism is a complex mix of ability and disability. He firmly believes that every Autistic person should have the opportunity to reach their potential and be regarded as a valued member of society. Apart from autism related blogs Paul also write about movies, fashion, art and anything that is of interest. As of August 2015 Paul now works as a freelance speaker, training and consultant in and around the Oxfordshire & Buckinghamshire area. If you are interested please contact him via email at staypuft12@yahoo.co.uk

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