Clive Barker said in an interview promoting the original release of the 90’s cult classic that he wanted NightBreed was suppose to be the “Star Wars of monster movies.” Unfortunately it was a failure at the box office and critics were mostly well critical upon its original release. Barker himself admitted on his official news website, that when the studio executives saw the finished film, they were unsure what to do with the film and
mistakenly poorly marketed it as a simple slasher film. Finally the Blu-ray “Director’s cut” is now available for pre-order.
* Introduction by writ New “Director’s Cut” presentation of the film which contains over 40 minutes of new and altered footageer/director Clive Barker and restoration producer Mark Alan Miller
* Audio Commentary by writer/director Clive Barker and restoration producer Mark Alan Miller
* Tribes of the Moon: The Making of Nightbreed featuring interviews with Craig Sheffer, Anne Bobby, Doug Bradley and more… (72 minutes)
* Making Monsters – interviews with makeup effects artists Bob Keen, Martin Mercer and Paul Jones (42 minutes)
* Fire! Fights! Stunts! 2nd Unit Shooting – an interview with Andy Armstrong (20 minutes)
* Original Theatrical Trailer 1:78 Widescreen/DTS-HD Master Audio 5.1/Dolby Digital 5.1/English Subtitles
This is not the 144 minute version named “The Cabal Cut” from the Occupy Midian Movement , that has had limited theatrical screening at some festivals, locations. This is a “completely
different film fully restored” , 20 minutes longer, with 40 minutes of altered or new footage… which for some reason includes a musical number?? I have personally always admired Clive Barker’s imaginative genius, and considered him one of the greatest storytellers of all time, I loved some of the more recent film adoptions. (Midnight Meat Train and Dread, and Books of Blood) I have looked forward to seeing Clive’s actual vision fulfilled, the nearly 25-year-old stories of the film’ s “lost footage” is almost mythical. But seriously? a musical number? Really?? The Blu-rays are packed with quiet a large array of interviews, and even an audio commentary by visionary master, Mr. Clive Barker, himself. There have also been scheduled Theatrical Screenings.