Scream Factory Unleashes TWO AWESOME Versions of Clive Barker’s NIGHTBREED to Bluray This October , Pre-Orders up Now!!

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Hell to the yes. At last year’s Comic-Con, it was announced that the long-awaiting “Cabal Cut” (now retitled “Director’s Cut”) of Clive Barker’s 1990 monsters and Midian horror film NIGHTBREED was finally going to be released by Scream Factory. Since then, Scream Factory has released enough genre titles to fill up a vault, but word on NIGHTBREED‘s release date has been pretty slim,…until now.

On October 28th, not only is Scream Factory going release NIGHTBREED: THE DIRECTOR’S CUT in a 2-disc edition (details still unconfirmed), but are also going to be releasing it in a special 3-disc edition (limited to 5,000 numbered sets), featuring The Director’s Cut, Theatrical Cut, bonus features limited to the special edition, and a whole bunch of extra goodies. What makes it even sweeter, is the fact that pre-orders for both are available NOW via Scream Factory! I know for damn sure that I’ll be picking up the 3-disc immediately, what about you fright fiends? For the official details, read below.

In 1990, the film was released theatrically nationwide. However, the movie studio edited the film extensively and several scenes were excised or rearranged – much to Director Clive Barker’s disappointment. Since then, a fan-driven movement was created (www.OccupyMidian.com) to see the full version of the film restored and re-released.  Now, after 25 years, fans and horror enthusiasts can finally experience NIGHTBREED like never before! Scream Factory, in conjunction with Warner Bros., was able to find the long-thought-missing original film elements and combed through over 600 boxes to locate not only the lost scenes but a treasure trove of never-before-seen footage as well. With nearly an hour of lost footage meticulously restored, the result is not only a more faithful adaptation of Clive Barker’s book Cabal, but also what he originally intended NIGHTBREED to be.”

Official statement from Clive Barker: “This is film history and beyond my wildest dreams of realization. When Scream Factory told me that they found the NIGHTBREED film footage I was gob-smacked! This is the ultimate validation of choices made by myself and Mark Miller [of Seraphim Films] all the way back in 2008. As we embarked down the road of attempting to track down the lost footage, we looked at each other and said, ‘Maybe one day they’ll find it.’ It’s my pleasure to announce that the day has come. Speaking personally, I didn’t allow myself to believe that it would. Even if we did find some footage (which we did in 2009 in the form of heavily degraded VHS tapes) and even if we did find a company willing to release the film (which we did in 2013 with Scream Factory, God bless them) the prospect of finding the actual lost film materials was remoter than I’d wanted to admit out loud.  If the footage could not be found by those who had worked closest on it the same year it had been released, then what were the odds we’d be able to find anything 20 years on? But Scream Factory, in their commendable determination, kept up the search and thanks to them total reconstruction has been made a possibility. There’s never been a reconstruction that’s had as little chance of succeeding and yet has succeeded on as many fronts as this film has. It’s unprecedented. To now have a movie that we can put together in the way that I fully intended it to be seen when I first set out to make this film in 1989 is extraordinary.  The project has moved inexorably to this conclusion. Fate and the hard work of individuals such as Mark Miller, Russell Cherrington, Phil and Sarah Stokes, Occupy Midian, Morgan Creek, and ultimately, Scream Factory have made this a possibility and I could not be happier.”

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LIMITED EDITION SET (Limited to 5,000 numbered sets!)

  • Disc 1: Unrated Director’s Cut of the film on Blu-ray
  • Disc 2: The 1990 R-Rated theatrical version of the film on Blu-ray (through a special licensing agreement through Warner Bros.)
  • Disc 3: EXCLUSIVE-TO-THIS-SET Bonus Blu-ray disc packed with extras (details forthcoming)
  • Includes Collector’s Book with an essay and rare photos
  • Slipcase includes newly-designed artwork by Joel Robinson approved by Clive Barker

**NOTE: Those who order the Limited Edition set directly fromwww.ScreamfactoryDVD.com will also receive an exclusive 18”x24” poster of the newly designed artwork (available while supplies last)! The Scream Factory site will also receive the first 1,000 numbered copies.**

You can order the LIMITED EDITION SET here.

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SPECIAL EDITION version:

– Disc 1: Unrated Director’s Cut of the film on Blu-ray plus bonus features (details forthcoming)
– Disc 2: Unrated Director’s Cut of the film on DVD (details forthcoming)
– Slipcase includes artwork designed by Ralph McQuarrie approved by Clive Barker

You can order the SPECIAL EDITION here.

Will any of you fright fiends be picking up either version? More news on the special features, as we get it.

 

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