Nightbreed (Blu-ray) Arrow


From the mind of writer/director Clive Barker – the macabre visionary responsible for Hellraiser and Candyman – comes Nightbreed, a nightmare-induced fantasy set in a world like nothing you’ve ever experienced before… one which will leave you questioning who the real monsters are.

By night, Aaron Boone (Craig Sheffer, Teen Wolf) dreams of Midian, a hidden subterranean world where monsters have created a haven from humanity. Under pressure from his girlfriend Lori (Anne Bobby, Born on the Fourth of July), he attends psychotherapy sessions, unaware that his shrink, Dr Decker (Videodrome director David Cronenberg), is setting him up to take the fall for a series of violent murders. Convinced he no longer belongs in the human world, Boone goes in search of Midian – not realising that the real killer has plans for both him and the colourful cast of outsiders who call it home…

The victim of studio interference and an unrepresentative marketing campaign, Nightbreed was poorly received by critics on its initial release and failed to ignite the box office, but has since undergone a radical reappraisal. Arrow Video is proud to present two versions of this depraved cult classic: the studio-approved theatrical cut and the reconstructed, reinvigorated director’s cut, for the ultimate nightmarish viewing experience.

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Special Features

High Definition Blu-ray™ (1080p) presentations of the 120-minute director’s cut, transferred from the original camera negative, and the 102-minute theatrical cut, transferred from the original interpositive
Lossless 5.1 DTS-HD Master Audio and uncompressed 2.0 PCM audio on the director’s cut
Uncompressed 2.0 PCM audio on the theatrical cut
Optional English subtitles for the deaf and hard of hearing
New audio commentary on the theatrical cut by critics Adrian J Smith and David Flint
Audio commentary on the director’s cut by writer/director Clive Barker and restoration producer Mark Alan Miller
Introduction to the director’s cut by Clive Barker and Mark Alan Miller
Walking the Line Between Heaven and Hell, a new video interview with critic Kat Ellinger
Memories of Midian, a new video interview with actor Nicholas Vince
Speaking up for the Monsters, a new video interview with critic Kim Newman
Tribes of the Moon: Making Nightbreed, an extensive documentary on the making of the film, featuring actors Craig Sheffer, Doug Bradley, Anne Bobby and many more
Making Monsters, a documentary on the film’s creature designs, featuring special makeup designer Bob Keen
Fire! Fights! Stunts!, a video interview with second unit director Andy Armstrong
Deleted and alternate scenes
Monster Prosthetics Masterclass
Cutting Compromise, a video interview with editor Mark Goldblatt
The Painted Landscape, an exploration of the work of concept artist Ralph McQuarrie
Matte painting tests
Makeup tests
Lost stop motion footage
Extended torture scene
Rehearsal test
Theatrical trailer
Rare TV spots
Multiple image galleries, including early sketches, set photos, poster and pre-production art, stills from the UK launch party at Tower Records, and more
Original screenplay (BD-ROM content)
Reversible sleeve feature original and newly commissioned artwork by Gilles Vranckx