Review: Nightbreed – The Director’s Cut Lends Deeper Insight into the…

Nightbreed’s production and release history is well-known. The rumors of a “director’s cut” well chronicled. So I won’t dish you a history lesson, after all, that’s what Scream Factory’s deluxe Blu-ray edition is here for and it does it very well. But, I am here to tell you that after long last, it appears we finally have a cut of Nightbreed that feels more satisfying and cohesive. The theatrical cut was a choppy and hurried. Totally satisfactory, but far from being a home run.

The Director’s Cut smooths things out, adds more significance to protagonist Boone, places more emotional weight on his relationship with Lori and injects extra dramatic layers to make the denizens of Midian more sympathetic.

Gallery: A Detailed Look at the Nightbreed Director’s Cut Limited Edition Set

Scream Factory chose Shock Till You Drop to be one of the first to receive the anticipated Nightbreed: The Director’s Cut limited edition set. And similar to what we did with the Halloween collection, I figured you guys would want a more detailed look at the packaging (you can see Scream Factory’s unboxing video here). It’s a beautiful package, without a doubt. Stay tuned for my review, now…pardon me while I dig into this beast!

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More Details About Scream Factory’s Nightbreed Special Edition

Scream Factory’s reps have sent over an updated press release that gets into some of the specifics of what you’ll find on their Nightbreed special edition when it streets October 28th. The film will arrive on both DVD and Blu-ray. You’ll find the complete breakdown of specs below, but first, a statement from Barker’s office.

Full SpectreFest Line-Up for Los Angeles Revealed

SpectreVision and Cinefamily in Los Angeles are teaming up once again for another SpectreFest this fall and the full line-up has been revealed.

It was announced by SpectreVision partners Elijah Wood, Daniel Noah and Josh C. Waller.

Nightbreed Television Series Scribe Offers Update

A little over two years ago, Clive Barker revealed plans for a television series based on his feature film Nightbreed. At the time, he said, “We are also actively in conversation about doing a Nightbreed television series which will be for cable, so it will have a chance to be as sexy or as graphic in terms of the violence as we need it to be.”

This has certainly been a week of good news for fans of the film – with Scream Factory unveiling Blu-ray plans for a director’s cut – so Empire sought out more details on the proposed show to see where things were at.

Full Nightbreed Special Edition Specs & Art Are Here!

Scream Factory, Morgan Creek Productions and Clive Barker’s Seraphim, Inc. have set an October 28th release date for its long-mooted Nightbreed: The Director’s Cut.

Nightbreed will be available in two retail versions: A 5,000 Unit Limited-Edition 3-Disc Blu-ray set and a Special Edition DVD & Blu-ray Combo.

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 nearly an hour of lost footage meticulously restored, the result is not only a more faithful adaptation of Clive Barker

Clive Barker’s Nightbreed Getting Its Own Comic Series Again

Fresh off the heels of the release of Nightbreed: The Cabal Cut, Boom! Studios have announced (via Multiveristy Comics) that the cult classic property Clive Barker’s Nightbreed will be getting its very own comic series later this year. Written by Marc Andreyko with art by Piotr Kowalski, the series is described as a re-imaging of the concept which will draw influence from both the original novella and the 1990 film.

Fantastic Fest Review: Nightbreed – The Cabal Cut

As the theatrical cut of Nightbreed was my introduction to Clive Barker in my youth, I’ll always have a soft spot in my heart for it. The film’s themes of living as an outsider and misfit monsters – which echoed many of Universal’s “classic monster” films I love – spoke to me in my early teens. Plus, I really responded to the creatures as well as the maniac Decker (played by David Cronenberg).
Of course, as I got older, I began seeing the film’s sundry flaws (and there are many), yet I accepted the film for what it was. Also, I was always curious to see what writer-director Barker originally had in mind, since my awareness of an existing “director’s cut” was kept alive by magazines like Fangoria.