Hellbound: Hellraiser II

Trivia: The horn sound that is continually made by Leviathan is Morse code for "God".

Trivia: Dr. Channard's name in the script was Dr. Malahide. "Channard" is derived from Christiaan Bernard, who performed the world's first successful heart transplant.

Trivia: If you pay attention, the Cenobite "Chatterer" first appears eyeless, then has eyes later in the film. This is because the actor underneath the makeup (Nicholas Vince) hated performing blind and requested the makeup be redesigned to give the character eyes. A scene was filmed that showed Pinhead giving Chatterer eyes as a sort-of gift, but the scene was cut, leading to the continuity error.

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Trivia: During the filming of the cenobite's death scene, Nicholas Vince, who plays Chatterer, accidentally had the top of his mouth punctured by the one the hanging chains and hooks.

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Trivia: As originally intended, Julia was meant to become the new primary antagonist of the series after this film, with Pinhead and the other cenobites remaining dead. However, the Pinhead character became incredibly popular, and Julia's actress Clare Higgins decided she didn't want to do another sequel. So Pinhead was resurrected in the following movie and became the central figure of the series.

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Trivia: This sequel was greenlit before the first movie was even released, as the studio suspected the first film would be a success.

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Trivia: The film was originally meant to co-star Andrew Robinson as Larry Cotton, who would be found in hell and would accompany Kirsty and Tiffany throughout the remainder of the movie. However, Robinson turned down the chance to reprise his role for unknown reasons. This forced last-minute script rewrites as a great deal of the film had to be restructured due to his absence.

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Revealing mistake: Any time when the two girls are in hell's corridors and running around, you see these corridors as stone walls, yet whenever they back up against one of these walls, you can clearly see they are merely rubber sheeting overlayed on a framework as the rubber sheeting bends and contracts very clearly.

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Question: I haven't been able to find a proper answer elsewhere, so I figured I'd give it a go here: The Arrow Video Blu-Ray version of "Hellbound: Hellraiser II" is getting a re-release in the US soon. (It's the same disc from the 2013/2014-era "Scarlet Box" Blu-Ray set.) Does anyone know if the version of the film on that particular release is the unrated cut? Amazon only says "Rated R" in the description... but at the same time, Amazon also isn't always super-reliable with its information. I'm very interested in picking up the disc since I don't own the film on Blu-Ray, but only want to buy it if it includes the proper unrated cut.

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Answer: I jumped the gun and bought it, so I'll answer my own question. Yes, it does have the uncut, unrated version of the film. For some reason, the packaging says "Rated R," but it's definitely the uncut version.

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