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Full details for Scream Factory’s “CANDYMAN” Blu-ray will hook you

Wednesday, October 10, 2018 | Blu-ray/DVD, News

By MICHAEL GINGOLD

The classic Clive Barker adaptation is coming in a two-disc Blu-ray set in November, and now the complete, extensive details have been announced.

Shout! Factory releases CANDYMAN, written and directed by Bernard Rose, as a Scream Factory Collector’s Edition November 20. The set will include a new 2K restoration from a new 4K scan of the original negative, supervised and approved by Rose and director of photography Anthony B. Richmond, plus an unrated cut including high-definition inserts of additional footage from an archival film print, presented in 1.85:1 widescreen with DTS-HD 5.1 Master Audio. CANDYMAN stars Virginia Madsen as a grad student researching the urban legend of Candyman (Tony Todd), a hook-handed phantom who manifests to bloodily assert his existence. Special features are:

DISC 1: Theatrical Cut

  • New audio commentary by writer/director Bernard Rose and actor Tony Todd
  • New audio commentary by Stephen Jones and Kim Newman
  • Audio commentary by director Bernard Rose, author Clive Barker, producer Alan Poul and actors Tony Todd, Virginia Madsen and Kasi Lemmons
  • Audio Commentary with writer/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 writer/director Bernard Rose, producer Alan Poul, executive producer Clive Barker and 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 “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

A Deluxe Limited Edition including a second slipcover and a pair of posters is available for pre-order here for $34.93.

Michael Gingold
Michael Gingold (RUE MORGUE's Head Writer) has been covering the world of horror cinema for over three decades, and spent 28 years as a writer and editor for FANGORIA magazine and its website. In addition to RUE MORGUE, he currently writes for BIRTH.MOVIES.DEATH, SCREAM, IndieWire.com, TIME OUT, DELIRIUM and others. His book THE FRIGHTFEST GUIDE TO MONSTER MOVIES (FAB Press) is out this fall, and he has contributed liner notes and featurettes to a number of Blu-ray and DVD releases. Among his screenplay credits are SHADOW: DEAD RIOT and LEECHES!, and he is currently working on THE DOLL with director Dante Tomaselli.