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Nightbreed 4K: Collector's Edition w/ Exclusive Slip Cover & Posters (Exclusive)

Nightbreed 4K: Collector's Edition w/ Exclusive Slip Cover & Posters (Exclusive)

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 Actors: Craig Sheffer, David Cronenberg, Anne Bobby, Charles Haid, Hugh Quarshie, Hugh Ross
Director: Clive Barker

ENGLISH: DTS-HD Master Audio 5.1 (48kHz, 24-bit)
ENGLISH: DTS-HD Master Audio 2.0 (48kHz, 24-bit)

Subtitles: English
Region: Region Free (BD Region A)
Aspect Ratio: 1.85:1
Number of Discs: 4
Rating: Unrated
Orig Release Date: 1990
Studio: Shout Factory
Release Date: 8/1/2023
Run Time: 102 Min.
Special Features: Theatrical Cut
  • Commentary features critics Adrian J. Smith and David Flint.
  • "Memories of Midian" (30:34, HD) is an interview with actor Nicholas Vince, who traces his working relationship with writer/director Clive Barker, initially serving as a model for artwork featured on the author's books. Vince went on to work on "Hellraiser" and its sequel, eventually cast in "Nightbreed. The interviewee shares anecdotes about the shoot, including makeup demands and set atmosphere.
  • "Walking the Line Between Heaven and Hell" (23:31, HD) is an appreciation piece from writer Kat Ellinger.
  • "Speaking Up for the Monsters" (18:17, HD) is an appreciation piece from critic Kim Newman.
  • Theatrical Trailer (1:06, HD)
Director's Cut
  • Intro (5:30, HD) is an explanation of "Nightbreed" and its release and restoration journey with producer Mark Alan Miller and writer/director Clive Barker.
  • Commentary features writer/director Clive Barker and restoration producer Mark Alan Miller.
  • "Tribes of the Moon" (72:17, HD) is a making-of for "Nightbreed," featuring interviews with actors Doug Bradley, Craig Sheffer, Hugh Ross, Simon Bamford, Anne Bobby, and Christine McCorkindale. Personal connections to writer/director Clive Barker are shared with European cast members, eventually finding their positions in his creative endeavors. The Americans share their casting experiences, with Sheffer immediately hired for the part due to his intensity. Character work is inspected, with the interviewees going deep when discussing motivations and personalities, also sharing on-set camaraderie. Makeup work is recalled, with exhausting hours maintained to transform into monsters. Time at Pinewood Studios is shared, marveling over large sets and dealing stunt and animal demands. A discussion of "enhancement shoots" is offered, with Morgan Creek slowly taking over the production, resulting in a lackluster release and, for Bradley, a complete removal of his voice from the theatrical cut.
  • "Making Monsters" (42:11, HD) is an interview with special makeup designer Bob Keen, creative technician Martin Mercer, and creature artist Paul Jones. The interviewees provide a deep dive into their respective careers and their time on "Nightbreed," which provided a major creative challenge as monster designs and makeup were required, allowing them to follow their imagination when it came time to deliver unusual looking characters.
  • "Fire! Fights! Stunts!" (20:20) is an interview with second unit director Andy Armstrong, who details the technical side of "Nightbreed," working with Barker (after doing some time on "Hellraiser II"), and dealing with the intended epic scale of the endeavor. Crew members are fondly recalled, and tales from the shoot are shared.
  • A Theatrical Trailer (1:06, HD)
Bonus Disc
  • Deleted Scenes (22:48, HD) are provided.
  • "Monster Prosthetics Master Class" (11:11, HD) is an interview with special makeup designer Bob Keen, who provides a more specific examination of the monster visuals found in "Nightbreed."
  • "Cutting Compromise" (13:55, HD) is an interview with editor Mark Goldblatt, who was brought into the production of "Nightbreed" when the film ran into "issues." Hired to work with writer/director Clive Barker, Goldblatt is honest about his time on the movie, noting that the picture had some problems that honestly needed addressing, including a tightening of pace.
  • "The Painted Landscape" (5:08, HD) collects concept art created by Ralph McQuarrie.
  • Matte Painting Tests (8:57, HD) explores various technical achievements used to expand to world of "Nightbreed."
  • Makeup Tests (4:52, HD) displays work on facial movement and designs on the monster characters.
  • Stop Motion Lost Footage (7:01, HD) returns to special makeup designer Bob Keen, who provides an examination of animation prepared for "Nightbreed" that was ultimately abandoned.
  • Extended Torture Scene (3:29, HD) supplies a lengthier look at a graphic event.
  • Rehearsal Test (2:56, HD) offers a glimpse of the actors without makeup, working on physical acting moves for the camera.
  • Image Galleries include "Early Sketches," "Deleted Scene," "Poster and Pre-Production Art," "On the Set," and "The Cast and Crew."
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