Director's cut of Clive Barker's 'Nightbreed' gets a Halloween release
Author, artist, and director Clive Barker seems to have few qualms about inflicting injury on characters, as those familiar with his Books of Blood short stories or the 1987 film Hellraiser know. But Barker himself had a painful experience with his 1990 fantasy-horror film Nightbreed. The tale of a suspected serial killer (Craig Sheffer) who joins a group of freakish-looking outcasts the film was, to Barker’s enduring dissatisfaction, re-cut before its release, and some of the movie’s original elements were subsequently lost forever…
… or were they? This week, the horror-oriented imprint Scream Factory confirmed the release details of Nightbreed: The Director’s Cut, which the company will put out on DVD and Blu-Ray, October 28. This new version of the film will be available in two formats, a special-edition DVD and Blu-ray collection with as-yet-unannounced bonus features and a limited-edition, three-disc Blu-ray release which will also include a booklet with essay and rare photos, a slipcase with Barker-approved artwork, and an exclusive-to-the-set disc of extras.
“This is film history and beyond my wildest dreams of realization,” Barker said in a statement. He continued:
Watch a vintage trailer for Nightbreed below.