[SDCC '13] Scream Factory releasing “NIGHTBREED: THE CABAL CUT” & more!
Shout! Factory’s boutique genre label has been big news this past year. Young, but adoring to cult classics and hidden gems ignored by good home video release, they’ve already unleashed proper editions of HALLOWEEN II & III, DEADLY BLESSING, THE FOG and THE NEST with titles like INCREDIBLE MELTING MAN and PRINCE OF DARKNESS on the way. Today, they’ve come to Comic-Con to celebrate their mission and announce something very, very big.
At a panel moderated by Scream Factory contributor and Horror’s Hallowed Grounds host Sean Clark and featuring Cliff MacMillan (Scream Factory DVD Producer), Jeff Nelson (Scream Factory Marketing Director) and special guest actress Adrienne Barbeau (CREEPSHOW, ESCAPE FROM NEW YORK), Scream Factory announced six titles.
John Carpenter’s ASSAULT ON PRECINCT 13, EVE OF DESTRUCTION, Stanley Donen’s Kirk Douglas, Farrah Fawcett sci-fi thriller SATURN 3 and Sam Raimi’s DARKMAN are all expected late this year/early 2014 according to multiple sources. Paul Schrader’s 1982 CAT PEOPLE remake starring Nastassja Kinski and Malcolm McDowell is looking at a 2014 release.
The biggest news however is that the label will be restoring and releasing the storied NIGHTBREED: THE CABAL CUT. A 144-minute director’s cut that reinstates a wealth of material deleted from the film’s theatrical release, adding a great deal of original vision back to Clive Barker’s monster movie. Scream Factory apparently made clear it would take some time to do right, but the much sought after version will hit Blu-ray!
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