In their line of Scream Factory titles, Shout! Factory will release Clive Barker’s Nightbreed on DVD and Blu-Ray Disc this October, finally unleashing the highly sought-after Director’s Cut of the film.
Boone (Craig Sheffer) may be a troubled young man, but his troubles are just beginning. Set up as the fall guy in a string of slasher murders, he decides he’ll hide by crossing the threshold that separates “us” from “them” and sneak into the forbidden subterranean realm of Midian. Boone will live among the monsters. Hellraiser creator Clive Barker writes (adapting his novel Cabal) and directs this vivid leap into horror that asks: in the battle of man vs. monster, who’s really the monster? The answer supplies flesh-crawling suspense, sudden fear, a colorful Danny Elfman score and a creepy array of shape-shifting beings. They are the Nightbreed, denizens of a world beyond death, beyond the imagination, perhaps beyond anything you’ve seen.
Featuring a newly designed cover artwork, the release will be available as a Limited Edition Blu-Ray version, as well as a Special Edition Blu-Ray and DVD version.
Only 5,000 of the numbered Limited Edition sets will be available, containing the Unrated Director’s Cut, and the 1990 R-Rated Theatrical Version of the film on Blu-ray. It will also include an Exclusive Bonus Disc available only in this Limited Edition, packed with extras. It will also come with a Collector’s Book with an essay and rare photos.
The Special Edition of the release will feature the Unrated Director’s Cut of the film on a Blu-Ray Disc, accompanied by yet-to-be-announced bonus features, as well as the Unrated Director’s Cut of the film on DVD.
“Nightbreed: Director’s Cut” will be available on October 28 for $79.95 as a Limited Edition set and for $29.93 as the Blu-Ray/DVD combo.