We're so excited to unveil our plans to release the vinyl soundtrack and striking new poster for HELLRAISER in celebration of the film's 30th Anniversary. These new releases will premiere at an anniversary screening at the Prince Charles Cinema in London on September 25th, where HELLRAISER showed audiences a nightmarish vision of the underworld at its first-ever screening 30 years ago! Additionally, Arrow Video will be releasing a new special anniversary edition Blu-ray SteelBook (featuring the same artwork) this fall! Check out all the details below.
Hellraiser 30th Anniversary Edition Soundtrack
Remixed & remastered from the original 2 inch analog reel to reel sessions
Overseen and approved by composer Christopher Young
All new artwork by Matt Ryan Tobin
"Even though the film was a low budget horror with a first-time director, HELLRAISER towers over just about every other horror score recorded in the '80s. Composer Christopher Young decided that instead of providing a typical '80s synth score, he would use a full orchestra to create a symphonic score that was epic is scope. It’s a phenomenal piece of work; huge strings, waltz-like time signatures, and suites that run from the ethereal to downright scary in a matter of moments. We are thrilled to be releasing HELLRAISER in congestion with Lakeshore Records for its 30th anniversary. This fully remastered sonic assault will tear your ears apart," said Mondo Record Label Manager Spencer Hickman.
Here's a breakdown of the different versions of the soundtrack and how you can get them:
180g vinyl housed inside an 425gsm gatefold sleeve featuring all new art by Matt Ryan Tobin and featuring liner notes from Clive Barker and a cardboard replica lament configuration box.
1) Screening Edition: Pressed on clear vinyl with black smoke and gold color in color effect available exclusively at The Prince Charles London screening and at Beyond Fest in Los Angeles on October 6th. 500 copies only. $30 / £30
2) Mondo Exclusive: Lament Configuration vinyl (Gold and Brown swirl) 2000 units. Online only. $30
Box Set Edition
6 x 7” singles each with a unique cover housed inside a 8" x 8" wooden lament configuration box replica with liner notes from Clive Barker. Strictly ltd to 1000 copies. On sale 10/6/2017 (online only). $80
Hellraiser by Matt Ryan Tobin
36"x24" Screen Print, Edition of 325
Printed by DL Screenprinting
Matt Ryan Tobin’s artwork will also be available as a poster (combined with the screening ticket purchase), which will go on sale Friday, September 1st at PrinceCharlesCinema.com.
HELLRAISER 30th Anniversary Screening at Prince Charles Cinema
Poster + Screening Ticket Bundle: £55.00
Poster + Screening Ticket Bundle (for PCC members): £52.50
ON SALE: Friday, September 1 at PrinceCharlesCinema.com
*the Screening Edition LP will be sold separately in the lobby before & after the screening
Commenting on the anniversary screening, Prince Charles Cinema said “HELLRAISER had its first ever public screening here at The Prince Charles Cinema way back in September 1987; the owner of the cinema still talks about the packed, raucous, late-night screening that blew the roof off the place. When Mondo reached out to us about launching the soundtrack re-release in celebration of the film's 30th anniversary, we jumped at the chance to take part. And just when we thought the evening couldn’t get any better, Arrow Films came in with a 35mm print of the film in hand to make this a perfect night at the movies!"
Arrow Video will also be releasing HELLRAISER on Blu-ray this fall! It'll be available on October 30th, just in time for Halloween.
Here's what they had to say about the release: "With the anniversary of HELLRAISER just around the corner we’re all giddy with excitement here at Arrow, so when Mondo and the Prince Charles spoke to us about being involved in this event, there was only one answer, a big fat YES! The event at Prince Charles will be one of a kind and the perfect launch for Mondo’s soundtrack release. If all of that wasn’t enough to get fans salivating, we’re excited to be announcing another special HELLRAISER goody on the way from us… In conjunction with Mondo Artist Matt Ryan Tobin we have created a new special anniversary edition Blu-ray SteelBook which perfectly complements the vinyl re-issue, so now for the first time ever you’ll be able to see the film in the cinema from an original 35mm release print, hear the soundtrack on a newly remastered vinyl, and take the film home to enjoy again and again.”