As pre­vi­ous­ly announced at Schlockmania, Scream Factory has been at work with author/filmmaker Clive Barker to pro­duce a defin­i­tive director’s cut of his film Nightbreed, which suf­fered heavy-hand­ed stu­dio edits dur­ing its orig­i­nal release.  Scream Factory will release this director’s cut in two ver­sions, a three blu-ray set for col­lec­tors and a two-disc blu-ray/DVD ver­sion for reg­u­lar release.  Read on for all the Cabal-col­lect­ing details, includ­ing a run­down of fea­tures for both sets and pre-order links…

EXPERIENCE CLIVE BARKER’S CLASSIC MASTERPIECE IN TERROR 

LIKE YOU’VE NEVER SEEN IT BEFORE!

SCREAM FACTORY™ PRESENTS

NIGHTBREED: THE DIRECTOR’S CUT

ON BLU-RAY™ & DVD EVERYWHERE OCTOBER 28, 2014

 

This is film history and beyond my wildest dreams of realization.” Clive Barker

 

NightBr-blu1On October 28, 2014, the hor­ror home enter­tain­ment brand SCREAM FACTORY™, in col­lab­o­ra­tion with Morgan Creek Productions and Clive Barker’s Seraphim, Inc., will final­ly unleash the high­ly sought-after Director’s Cut of Clive Barker’s clas­sic tale of ter­ror, NIGHTBREED! Perfectly timed for Halloween, NIGHTBREED will be avail­able in two retail ver­sions: A 10,000 Unit Limited-Edition 3-Disc Blu-ray™ set and a Special Edition DVD & Blu-ray™ Combo.  Written and direct­ed by vision­ary film­mak­er Clive Barker (cre­ator of Hellraiser) and based on his pop­u­lar nov­el Cabal, the cult-clas­sic film, NIGHTBREED, stars Craig Sheffer (Hellraiser: Inferno), Anne Bobby (Born on the Fourth of July), David Cronenberg (Director, Eastern Promises) Charles Haid (Hill Street Blues) and fea­tures a sound­track by award-win­ning com­poser Danny Elfman. Morgan Creek Television is active­ly devel­op­ing a tele­vi­sion series based on this film.

 

 

Pre-order now at:

Limited-Edition

http://www.shoutfactory.com/product/nightbreed-directors-cut-deluxe-edition

Special Edition

http://www.shoutfactory.com/product/nightbreed-directors-cut

 

NightBr-blu2In 1990, the film was released the­atri­cal­ly nation­wide. However, the movie stu­dio edit­ed the film exten­sive­ly and sev­er­al sce­nes were excised or rearranged – much to 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 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 Director 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.”

 

New state­ment from Clive Barker’s Office: 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 umber. Ultimately, what we’ve deliv­ered is a love sto­ry 25 years in the mak­ing.

 

 

 

Final details on the two retail sets are as fol­lows:

 

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

**NOTE: Those who order the Special Edition and the Limited-Edition sets direct­ly from www.ScreamfactoryDVD.com  will also receive an exclu­sive 18”x24” poster of the new­ly designed art­works (avail­able while sup­plies last)!

 

Film Synopsis

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.  Boone will live among the mon­sters. 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. They are the Nightbreed, denizens of a world beyond death, beyond the imag­i­na­tion, per­haps beyond any­thing you’ve seen.

 

 

JAMES G. ROBINSON and JOE ROTH present A MORGAN CREEK Production of CLIVE BARKER’S “NIGHTBREED”

CRAIG SHEFFER, ANNE BOBBY, DAVID CRONENBERG, CHARLES HAID

Music by DANNY ELFMAN, Special Make-Up and Visual Effects by IMAGE ANIMATION, Sound Design by BRUCE NYZNIK,

Edited by RICHARD MARDEN and MARK GOLDBLATT, Production Designer STEVE HARDIE,

Director of Photography ROBIN VIDGEON B.S.C.,

Executive Producers JAMES G. ROBINSON and JOE ROTH, Screenplay by CLIVE BARKER Based on his nov­el CABAL

Produced by GABRIELLA MARTINELLI, Directed by CLIVE BARKER

 

 

Shout! Factory will con­tin­ue to present the on-going SCREAM FACTORY™ home enter­tain­ment series in 2014 with speci­fic release dates, extras and key art.  Meanwhile, fans  are encour­aged to vis­it the Scream Factory main web­site (www.screamfactorydvd.com), fol­low them on Facebook (www.facebook.com/ScreamFactoryDVD) and Twitter (www.Twitter.com/@Scream_Factory) or to view exclu­sive video con­tent on YouTube (http://www.youtube.com/user/ScreamFactoryTV/Home).