Clive Barker Confirms Extended Nightbreed Coming To Blu-Ray

Directed by famed writer, artist & Hellraiser creator Clive Barker,1990’s  fantasy horror Nightbreed is considered by many genre aficionados to be one of the most underrated films of recent 90’s.  Based on his novella Cabal and starring Craig Sheffer, Anne Bobby & David Cronenberg (Yes the film director), it was however very much seen as a disappointment on its initial release (including by director Barker himself).

As is often the case, studio interference robbed the viewing public and fans of Barkers true vision for the film, as well as over a hour of screen time.  Rumours, rumblings and echoes of a director/extended cut of the film have been around for years but mostly to the films modest but passionate fan base, little hope was ever truly there that this would ever see a release.  Or so everyone thought…

Well great news.  After an extensive online campaign by @OccupyMidian and multiple sold out screenings of the 2hr 35 min ‘Cabal Cut’ (a composite edit  based on two VHS  work print’s of the film) rights owner Morgan Creek have agreed to release Barker’s directors cut of the film on DVD/Blu-Ray.

Needless to say Barker is ecstatic.

“This could not, would not have happened without your voices.  We have all been heard.  The Morgan Creek team have my thanks and my respect.” Writes Barker on Twitter today, “ Vey seldom does anyone in the movie business pay attention as they have, understanding perhaps that the message of the movie as I shot it is one that dramatises a different ending to the age old story of how a war between Humankind and something other draws to a close”

No release date has been confirmed but Geek Syndicate will update you when we know more.

Source: @RealCliveBarker & @OccupyMidian
GS Reporter: Phil Hobden

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