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Director's Cut Of Clive Barker's 'Nightbreed' Officially Coming To Home Video In 2014 Via Shout! Factory

  • By Drew Taylor
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  • August 19, 2013 11:00 AM
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One of the more nagging "lost" movies in horror cinema has been the longer director's cut of Clive Barker's seminal monster mash "Nightbreed." The tale of an underground city of mutant creatures, sort of like a punk rock version of "X-Men," the film was heavily truncated before its theatrical release by Warner Bros and Morgan Creek, with the original version thought to be lost forever. While a fan revival has kept the possibility of a director's cut of "Nightbreed" alive, nothing has solidified until now, with Morgan Creek and Shout! Factory announcing plans for a multi-platform home video release for the restored director's cut in 2014.

Midian Lives! Restored 'Nightbreed: The Cabal Cut' To Tour, Blu-ray Release In The Works

  • By Drew Taylor
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  • October 2, 2012 6:06 PM
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When Clive Barker's "Nightbreed" was released theatrically in 1990, promoted by a poster that made the movie look like a monstrous neon-lit sequel to "Lost Boys" and plagued by a series of frustrating production problems, it was critically and commercially ignored. Based on the novella "Cabal" (also by Barker), the studio and production company toned down some of the harsher elements of the film, confused as to why a ragtag band of mutants were the heroes, where humans (exemplified by a chilly performance by David Cronenberg) were the villains. Extensive reshoots and edits were made to the film, compromising the original creative intent, and what remains is an entreatingly off-centered film that plays like a prototype for the "X-Men" movies. The original footage that was deleted from the film was thought to be lost, but some plucky fans have found it and the extended edition (labeled "The Cabal Cut") will be touring worldwide before a commercial Blu-ray release.

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