“HELLRAISER”/”HELLBOUND” Doc “LEVIATHAN” Now Available for DVD Pre-Order!Movies/TV,News Fangoria Staff
With the recent wave of documentaries in the horror world, some of the darkest corners of the industry have been unearthed, especially in regards to the genre’s most beloved properties. But there’s few shock docs that have caught FANGORIA’s eye more than LEVIATHAN: THE STORY OF HELLRAISER AND HELLRAISER II: HELLBOUND, a comprehensive look at the first two entries of horror’s most depraved franchise. And now, fans of the doc and of HELLRAISER history will be able to ensure that their pleasure comes in the form of a limited edition LEVIATHAN 3-Disc DVD set, which you can now pre-order at their official site.
For those unfamiliar, here’s the official synopsis for LEVIATHAN: THE STORY OF HELLRAISER AND HELLRAISER II: HELLBOUND…
The rich tapestry of Clive Barker’s HELLRAISER mythology has captivated horror fans for nearly thirty years. From its initial conception as a novella entitled THE HELLBOUND HEART to its ultimate release in 1987 by first-time director Barker, ‘Hellraiser’, ‘Pinhead’ and the ‘Cenobites’ have cemented themselves in movie history and gained a unique cult following. Spawning six sequels, comics, action figures, memorabilia, costumes and much more, HELLRAISER is as strong now as it ever was. Following the story of Barker’s early days with the theatre group ‘The Dog Company’ through to the production of HELLRAISER and HELLBOUND: HELLRAISER II to their release and growing cult status, LEVIATHAN showcases the technical skills, creative ideas, the fascinating interwoven symbolism and the enduring legacy of these ground breaking movies.
With interviews from over forty of the original cast and crew of both HELLRAISER and HELLBOUND: HELLRAISER 2. including Doug Bradley, Kenneth Cranham, Clare Higgins, Andrew Robinson, Simon Bamford, Oliver Parker, Nicholas Vince, Barbie Wilde, Tony Randel, Peter Atkins, Bob Keen, Oliver Smith, Geoff Portass, Robin Vidgeon and many more, LEVIATHAN gives a comprehensive, all access, view to the behind the scenes of these classic cult movies.
“We hope that this documentary is the ultimate love letter to Clive Barker and all the cast and crew involved in making these cult classic movies,” said producer Gary Smart.
With over 7 hours of tantalizing footage narrated by ‘Frank the Monster’ himself, Oliver Smith and hours of bonus features, LEVIATHAN is the ultimate retrospective documentary dedicated to the making of two of the most successful British-made horror movies ever made and a must-see for the ever-growing HELLRAISER fan base.
After nearly two years in production, Dead Mouse Productions’ LEVIATHAN: THE STORY OF HELLRAISER AND HELLRAISER II: HELLBOUND is finally available for pre-order from the film’s official website HERE, with a shipping date in late May 2015. But hurry; this limited edition set is bound to sell out quick!
For more information on LEVIATHAN, you can check out the film’s official Facebook page and Twitter feed. You can also check out a still gallery from the set below! So what are you waiting for, HELLRAISER fans? LEVIATHAN has such sights to show you!