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We Have the Latest Details on Scream Factory’s Nightbreed Director’s Cut

Blu-ray art for Clive Barker's Night Breed.
Nightbreed blu-ray art.

Genre film sub-label Scream Factory has just reached out to us with the latest details from their upcoming re-release of Clive Barker’s Nightbreed. Details after the jump!

To clear up any confusion: This is not the Cabal Cut. That ship has sailed. The alternate version of the film was screened at festivals and will now be retired – at least for the time being. This director’s cut represents a cleaner and more streamlined version of the film than The Cabal Cut. Much of the footage from The Cabal Cut will be present in the director’s cut but this latest release will be fully representative of Barker’s original vision for the film.

Here is a statement from Clive Barker’s camp regarding the restoration of his 1990 film:

The Nightbreed Director’s Cut is an entirely different film than the one which was released in theaters. Its 20 minutes longer than the theatrical cut, but it contains over 40 minutes of new and altered footage. Clive oversaw the reconstruction and edit himself, personally ensuring that, at long last, he was able to tell the story he always wanted to tell, but until now, had never been given the chance. Once the scenes were reordered, and the original film footage restored, the entire film received a brand new sound mix and color pass. It is, in every way, a different movie. It contains more story, more monsters, and there’s even a musical number. Ultimately, what we’ve delivered is a love story 25 years in the making.

Here are the finalized details for the upcoming release:

DVD & BLU-RAY COMBO SPECIAL EDITION SET  

  • New “Director’s Cut” presentation of the film which contains over 40 minutes of new and altered footage
  • Introduction by writer/director Clive Barker and restoration producer Mark Alan Miller
  • Audio Commentary by writer/director Clive Barker and restoration producer Mark Alan Miller
  • Tribes of the Moon: The Making of Nightbreed featuring interviews with Craig Sheffer, Anne Bobby, Doug Bradley and more… (72 minutes)
  • Making Monsters  – interviews with makeup effects artists Bob Keen, Martin Mercer and Paul Jones (42 minutes)
  • Fire! Fights! Stunts! 2nd Unit Shooting –  an interview with Andy Armstrong (20 minutes)
  • Original Theatrical Trailer

1:78 Widescreen/DTS-HD Master Audio 5.1/Dolby Digital 5.1/English Subtitles

LIMITED EDITION 3-DISC BLU-RAY SET (10,000 Numbered Pieces)

DISC 1: THE DIRECTOR’S CUT

  • New “Director’s Cut” presentation of the film which contains over 40 minutes of new and altered footage
  • Introduction by writer/director Clive Barker and restoration producer Mark Alan Miller
  • Audio Commentary by writer/director Clive Barker and restoration producer Mark Alan Miller
  • Tribes of the Moon: The Making of Nightbreed featuring interviews with Craig Sheffer, Anne Bobby, Doug Bradley and more… (72 minutes)
  • Making Monsters  – interviews with makeup effects artists Bob Keen, Martin Mercer and Paul Jones (42 minutes)
  • Fire! Fights! Stunts! 2nd Unit Shooting –  an interview with Andy Armstrong (20 minutes)
  • Original Theatrical Trailer

1:78 Widescreen/DTS-HD Master Audio 5.1/Dolby Digital 5.1

DISC 2:  BONUS DISC

  • Deleted and Alternate Scenes (approx. 20 minutes)
  • Monster Prosthetics Master Class
  • Cutting Compromise – an interview with editor Mark Goldblatt
  • The Painted Landscape: The Concept Art of Ralph McQuarrie
  • Matte Painting Tests
  • Makeup Tests
  • Stop Motion Lost Footage
  • Extended Torture Scene
  • Rehearsal of Boone’s dream
  • Extensive Still Galleries – Early Sketches, Deleted Scene, Posters and Pre-Production art, On the Set, The Cast and Crew

DISC 3: THE THEATRICAL CUT  

  • New transfer from the inter-positive

1:78 Widescreen/DTS-HD Master Audio 5.1/English Subtitles

You can pre-order your copy here.

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Written by Tyler Doupé
Tyler Doupe' is the managing editor at Wicked Horror. He has previously penned for Fangoria Mag, Rue Morgue Mag, FEARnet, Fandango, ConTV, Ranker, Shock Till You Drop, ChillerTV, ComingSoon, and more. He lives with his husband, his dogs, and cat hat(s).
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