"I was a cop. My wife was raped, I caught the guy who did it,
and I killed him. Two months later I died, and went to Hell. 113
of the most vile creature escaped."
The high concept of this story is that Detective Ezekial Stone
was sent to Hell for the murder of his wife's rapist. He spends
15 years in Hell, until 113 souls managed to escape. The Devil
needs someone to send them back to Hell, but can't do much on
the physical plane. So he sends Ezekial after them, with the
promise that if Stone recovers all 113, he'll win permanent
freedom from Hell. And if he fails, he's damned for good.
All of the escapees as well as Stone are supernaturally
indestructible, except they can inflict pain on each other. The
only way to send someone back to Hell is to destroy their eyes,
the "windows of the soul." Worse, some of the escapees spent
centuries, if not millennia, in Hell and have developed great
power - little of which Stone, a relatively recent prisoner, has
Each week, with a little help (and the occasional hindrance)
from the Devil, Stone typically tracks down another of the
escapees and sends them back to Hell. He is tattooed with the
names of each one, and when he sends them back the appropriate
tattoo burns itself off. Meanwhile, Stone's ex-wife still
believes him dead, but Stone can't resist checking in on her
from time to time.
Peter Horton - Ezekiel Stone
John Glover - The Devil
12. It's a Helluva Life
13. Mourning After
Complete 1-13; 3 DVD's
8 out of 10
Full Screen in English, no subtitles,
no commercials. Capped from Space Channel.