NIGHTBREED: DIRECTOR’S CUT DVD/Blu-Ray Specs Announced

Nightbreed

The story of writer-turned-film director Clive Barker’s debut feature Nightbreed being hacked into pieces at the command of uncomprehending studio execs is well known to horror fans. And for decades there has been speculation as to what that original edit looked like, speculation that was recently somewhat answered in the last few years when VHS copies of two differing workprints were discovered and screened at a handful of horror conventions. The feedback was overwhelming enough that the go-ahead was given to Barker to finally restore the film to his original intended vision, which is now set for a home video release on October 28th. Scream Factory has just released the details of the various DVD and blu-ray iterations that they will be sending out to store shelves and fans –

Limited Edition Three-Blu-Ray Set

DISC 1: THE DIRECTOR’S CUT
• New “Director’s Cut” presentation of the film which contains over 40 minutes of new and altered footage, presented in 1:78 widescreen with DTS-HD Master Audio 5.1 and Dolby Digital 5.1
• Introduction by writer/director Barker and restoration producer Mark Alan Miller
• Audio commentary by Barker and Miller
• “Tribes of the Moon: The Making of NIGHTBREED” featuring interviews with Sheffer, Bobby, Doug Bradley and more (72 minutes)
• “Making Monsters”: Interviews with makeup FX 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

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 interpositive, in 1:78 widescreen with DTS-HD Master Audio 5.1

Special Edition Blu-ray/DVD Combo

• New “Director’s Cut” presentation of the film which contains over 40 minutes of new and altered footage, presented in 1:78 widescreen with DTS-HD Master Audio 5.1 and Dolby Digital 5.1
• Introduction by writer/director Barker and restoration producer Mark Alan Miller
• Audio commentary by Barker and Miller
• “Tribes of the Moon: The Making of NIGHTBREED” featuring interviews with Sheffer, Bobby, Doug Bradley and more (72 minutes)
• “Making Monsters”: Interviews with makeup FX 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

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Andrea Bartlett Smith
September 9, 2014 9:03 pm

I still have it on VHS

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