Written by ZigZag
Published on Thursday, 03 July 2014 19:11
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Nightbreed: The Director's Cut Update
In collaboration with Morgan Creek Productions and Clive Barker’s Seraphim, Inc., the long-awaited Nightbreed: The Director's Cut is scheduled for a release of October 28th and will be available in two retail versions: A 5,000 Unit Limited-Edition 3-Disc Blu-ray set ($79.97) and a Special Edition DVD & Blu-ray Combo($23.93).
Scream Factory is reporting that 1,000 copies of the limited 5,000 piece set were sold within 24 hours of their title announcement... so act fast, kids!
Boone (Craig Sheffer) may be a troubled young man, but his troubles are just beginning. Set up as the fall guy in a string of slasher murders, he decides he'll hide by crossing the threshold that separates “us” from “them” and sneak into the forbidden subterranean realm of Midian. They are the Nightbreed, denizens of a world beyond death, beyond the imagination, perhaps beyond anything you've seen. Hellraiser creator Clive Barker writes (adapting his novel Cabal) and directs this vivid leap into horror that asks: in the battle of man vs. monster, who's really the monster? The answer supplies flesh-crawling suspense, sudden fear, a colorful Danny Elfman score and a creepy array of shape-shifting beings.
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 Barker’s disappointment. Since then, a fan-driven movement was created 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 something quite surprising and Clive Barker is already praising this long overdue edition!
If you order the limited-edition set directly from Shout!Factory, you'll receive one of the first 1,000 numbered copies, an exclusive 18"x24" poster featuring our newly commissioned artwork (available while supplies last), plus FREE standard U.S. shipping two weeks early (10/14)!
LIMITED EDITION SET INCLUDES:
- Only 5,000 numbered sets produced (first 1,000 numbered available from ShoutFactory.com)
- 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 approved by Clive Barker
The 2 disc set is a Blu-ray / DVD combo of the director's cut.
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