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Final specs announced for Scream Factory’s “NIGHTBREED” Blu-ray/DVD editions

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NIGHTBREED fans, the wait is almost over, and Shout! Factory has just revealed the complete details for its dual release of the Clive Barker film’s Director’s Cut on disc.

Barker’s monstrous epic about a young man (Craig Sheffer) discovering his connection to the mysterious world of Midian, based on his novel CABAL and co-starring Anne Bobby and David Cronenberg, will be released on the Scream Factory label October 28 in a 10,000-unit Limited Edition three-Blu-ray set and a Special Edition Blu-ray/DVD combo. Specs for each are as follows:

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

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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

A statement from Clive Barker’s office says, “The NIGHTBREED Director’s Cut is an entirely different film than the one which was released in theaters. It’s 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.”

Retail prices are $79.97 for the Limited Edition, $29.93 for the Special Edition. Pre-orders for the Limited Edition at Shout! Factory’s website will include an exclusive 18×24” poster of the newly commissioned artwork, while supplies last, and the same goes for pre-orders for $23.93 of the Blu-ray/DVD combo; both will be shipped two weeks early on October 14. NIGHTBREED is one of the 100-plus titles celebrated and reviewed in our upcoming special Scream Factory magazine—pre-order it here!

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