Thursday, October 11, 2018

Candyman Haunts Your Home Again in New Collector's Edition


Candyman was one of those films I saw growing up that totally freaked me out. Just like in the movie, kids at school would dare each other to say his name in front of a mirror three times. I never had the nerve to do it. Scream Factory brings the uncut version of Candyman home on Blu-ray in a new restored Collector's Edition on November 20th.

You can check out the official press release and Blu-ray cover after the jump.

CANDYMAN COLLECTOR’S EDITION BLU-RAY UNLEASHES NOVEMBER 20, 2018 FROM SCREAM FACTORY

The myth of Candyman has endured for generations. He legacy is eternal rage. This November, we dare you to look into a mirror and say his name five times when terrifying 90’s cult classic thriller, CANDYMAN Collector’s Edition 2-Disc Blu-ray arrives on home entertainment shelves November 20, 2018. Written and directed by Bernard Rose (Frankenstein), executive produced by Clive Barker (Nightbreed), and music by Philip Glass, CANDYMAN stars Virginia Madsen (Sideways, Dune), Tony Todd (Night of the Living Dead, The Crow), Xander Berkeley (The Walking Dead, Gattaca), and Kasi Lemmon (Eve’s Bayou, The Silence of the Lambs). A must-have for loyal fans, movie collectors and horror enthusiasts, this definitive collector’s edition Blu-ray contains new 2K restoration from a new 4K scan of the original film elements, a payload of bonus content, including new audio commentary with writer/director Bernard Rose, actor Tony Todd, and authors Stephen Jones and Kim Newman, new interviews with cast and crew, special featurettes, and much more!

This gut-wrenching thriller follows a graduate student whose research summons the spirit of the dead! When Helen Lyle hears about Candyman, a slave spirit with a hook hand who is said to haunt a notorious housing project, she thinks she has a new twist for her thesis. Braving the gang-ridden territory to visit the site, Helen arrogantly assumes Candyman can't really exist ... until he appears, igniting a string of terrifying, grisly slayings. But the police don't believe in monsters, and charge Helen with the crimes. And the only one who can set her free is Candyman.


DISC 1 – Theatrical Cut:
NEW 2K restoration from a new 4K scan of the original negative, supervised and approve by writer/director Bernard Rose and director of photography Anthony B. Richmond
NEW audio commentary with writer-director Bernard Rose and actor Tony Todd
NEW audio commentary with Stephen Jones and Kim Newman
Audio Commentary with director Bernard Rose, author Clive Barker, producer Alan Poul and actors Tony Todd, Virginia Madsen and Kasi Lemmons
Audio Commentary with director Bernard Rose, from The Movie Crypt Podcast hosted by filmmakers Adam Green and Joe Lynch
Sweets to the Sweet: The Candyman Mythos featuring interviews with director Bernard Rose, producer Alan Poul, executive producer Clive Barker, actors Virginia Madsen, Tony Todd and Kasi Lemmons
Clive Barker: Raising Hell – an interview with author/artist/filmmaker Clive Barker
Interview with actor Tony Todd (2014)
Bernard Rose’s Storyboards
Theatrical Trailer
TV Spots
Still Gallery
Screenplay (BD-Rom)

DISC 2 – Unrated Cut:
NEW 2K restoration from a new 4K scan of the original negative with high definition inserts for the uncut footage from an archival film print
NEW Be My Victim – an interview with Tony Todd
NEW It Was Always You, Helen – an interview with Virginia Madsen
NEW Reflection in the Mirror – an interview with Kasi Lemmons
NEW A Kid in Candyman – an interview with actor DeJuan Guy
NEW The Writing on the Wall: The Production Design of Candyman – an interview with production designer Jane Ann Stewart
NEW Forbidden Flesh: The Makeup FX of Candyman – including interviews with special makeup effects artists Bob Keen, Gary J. Tunnicliffe and Mark Coulier
NEW A Story to Tell: Clive Barker’s “The Forbidden” – writer Douglas E. Winter on Clive Barker’s seminal Books of Blood and Candyman’s source story, “The Forbidden”
NEW "Urban Legend: Unwrapping Candyman" – A Critical Analysis Of The Film With Writers Tananarive Due And Steven Barnes


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