NIGHTBREED Director's Cut Coming To Blu-ray This October

Here's a Halloween treat for fans of Clive Barker's underrated flick: On October 28, Scream Factory, in collaboration with Morgan Creek Productions will finally release the highly sought after director's cut of Nightbreed. Covers and details past the jump.

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By Mark "RorMachine" Cassidy - 7/1/2014
If you haven't heard of Nightbreed, it's Clive Barker's ambitious adaptation of his novel Cabal. It stars David Cronenberg as serial killing psychiatrist Dekker, and Craig Sheffer as his patient Boon, framed for his murders. Shot down by the cops, Boon is resurrected in the secret mythical city of Midian - "where the monsters go" - and joins its denizens as they defend the gates of the city against the "real monsters". It's a decent, underrated, but admittedly uneven movie, spawned from a far superior novel and Epic (remember them?) comic series. Apparently the film was drastically interfered with by its studio (they cut it down to under 90 minutes) and has always been the subject of controversy, and rabid fan speculation as to "what may have been". Now the full 145 minute director's cut (or, "Cabal Cut") will be released on DVD and Blu-ray for the very first time.




Details on the special edition set: 

- 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 approved by Clive Barker

Details on the limited edition set:

- Only 5,000 numbered sets produced
- 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.

Here's a statement from Clive Barker himself:

"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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JoeMomma29 - 7/1/2014, 1:08 PM
YESSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSS! I love this movie!!!!!!!!!
JoeMomma29 - 7/1/2014, 1:09 PM
JoeMomma29 - 7/1/2014, 1:10 PM
Some of the best characters, reminds me of X Men in a way!

Pasto - 7/1/2014, 1:10 PM
What in the flying [frick] is Nightbreed?
Alien - 7/1/2014, 1:12 PM
Ah, Nightbredd a gem in its own right, and perhaps best known for the debut of actress Sarah Jessica Parker who required no makeup for the feature.



JoeMomma29 - 7/1/2014, 1:12 PM










JoeMomma29 - 7/1/2014, 1:13 PM
@ Pasto

Do yourself a favor and watch this movie it is awesome!!!!

JoeMomma29 - 7/1/2014, 1:15 PM
Man I need to stop.......but some of the characters were just awesome and they all had a unique power or gift.

Alien - 7/1/2014, 1:16 PM
^
JoeMomma29 - 7/1/2014, 1:17 PM
@ Alien

I stopped..........this movie brings back a lot of memories from when I was a teenager.
SuperCat - 7/1/2014, 1:23 PM
I still have this on VHS :)
JoeMomma29 - 7/1/2014, 1:24 PM
@ SuperCat

I have always held out hope for a sequel, but in reality I know that will never happen.
SuperCat - 7/1/2014, 1:25 PM
@ Joe

I know what you mean. I really thought there would be a follow up to this. Great characters!
AsgardianHobo - 7/1/2014, 1:25 PM
Goddamn kids don't know the awesome stuff!

This movie was epic, and like SuperCat, I still have the VHS!

CLASSIC!
Alien - 7/1/2014, 1:26 PM
you guys ain't readin' the new comic?
Gusto - 7/1/2014, 1:27 PM
That Craig Sheffer's career really skyrocketed after A River Runs Through It.
Gusto - 7/1/2014, 1:28 PM
Oh, wait...that was...umm...the other guy.
JoeMomma29 - 7/1/2014, 1:30 PM
Who let Gusto out of the nursing home again?
Gusto - 7/1/2014, 1:32 PM
I jousted my way out!

YoungThanos - 7/1/2014, 1:33 PM
Bought on sight!!!

I hope Marvel uses this film for insight when the eventually bring The Inhumans into the MCU.
JoeMomma29 - 7/1/2014, 1:33 PM
@ McGee

McGee - 7/1/2014, 1:36 PM
I'm thinking about giving 50 bucks to anyone who can tell me where that pic I posted is from.....I just....I need to know why a family dressed up in furry "naked" pajamas, complete with plush genitals.
McGee - 7/1/2014, 1:37 PM
Ror.....on behalf of everyone here in the comment section....we apologize for the images we've posted.
Alien - 7/1/2014, 1:37 PM
mcgee

Dunejedi - 7/1/2014, 1:39 PM
OUTFUKCINGSTANDING!!! This movie kicks more ass than a three-legged Bruce Lee!! This is fantastic news. I can't wait to see/own this mofo.
JoeMomma29 - 7/1/2014, 1:40 PM
@ Alien

Ummmm that dude knows McGee and Gusto very well..........

RorMachine - 7/1/2014, 1:40 PM
Post anything you like as long as it's either on subject, or not too sleazy/gross
Mercwitham0uth - 7/1/2014, 1:41 PM
[frick]ing awesome. A true underrated Clive Barker classic. Can't wait to see this 2hr and 25 minute film the way it was meant to be seen.
JoeMomma29 - 7/1/2014, 1:41 PM
@ Dunejedi

LMAO! I could not find a three legged Bruce Lee but does this work?

JoeMomma29 - 7/1/2014, 1:42 PM
@ Ror

Wait a minute the pic of the nude family is a go but the hogs with big balls is not?!?!?!?!?
McGee - 7/1/2014, 1:43 PM
Hear that Joe? That's why Ror deleted your pic of a Hippo's hymen.

Was it on topic? Yes. It did look like the creature from this film and was also sexy. Point taken...but it was just too much.
JoeMomma29 - 7/1/2014, 1:45 PM
@ McGee

Plus it was on topic regarding YoungThanos comment........oh well life goes on.
McGee - 7/1/2014, 1:45 PM
They're not exactly nude...but...you know what? I'll take it down. What that daughter is doing is a bit much. She's gonna grow up being a congresswoman for sure.
JoeMomma29 - 7/1/2014, 1:46 PM
@ McGee

Leave it.............do not delete!
Alien - 7/1/2014, 1:46 PM
Joe, not to worry

sKeemAn - 7/1/2014, 1:47 PM
I have never seen this. It looks disturbingly interesting. I'm have to check it out.
JoeMomma29 - 7/1/2014, 1:49 PM
@ Alien

Alien - 7/1/2014, 1:51 PM
bruce lee animated GIF
Humperdink - 7/1/2014, 2:24 PM
I loved Nightbreed.
I did some Nightbreed sketches a few months ago:







AdamX - 7/1/2014, 2:31 PM
This and Lord of Illusions both deserve sequals of some sort.
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