Horror fans were treated to great news last summer when Scream Factory revealed it was at work on restoring Clive Barker's original vision of his 1990 directorial effort Nightbreed on Blu-ray. The presumption was that this was going to be "The Cabal Cut," a 160-minute cut of the creature feature that has been making the film festival and convention circuit rounds.
But that is not the case. In John Nicol's Fangoria #330 interview with Seraphim Films' Barker and Mark Miller, it has been revealed that Scream Factory's presentation will be a "Director's Cut" – which is likely why you haven't seen that "Cabal Cut" moniker bandied about when talking about Scream Factory's release. Here's what Miller had to say:
He then added further clarification…
Miller goes on to say that the restoration process is well underway and that some scenes from "The Cabal Cut" are being cut or trimmed.
I'm happy to hear that what's coming is not "The Cabal Cut," to be honest. While I thought it was an interesting experiment, it was deeply flawed, in spite of having everything thrown back into the film.
No release date for "The Director's Cut" has been set.