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Jul 24, 2018


We reported last week that Arrow Video was releasing the original Candyman on bluray with a brand new 4K restoration transfer, but it now looks like Shout Factory’s horror and sci-fiction label Scream Factory will be releasing their own deluxe limited edition in the US. Strangely, it’s only going to be a 2K transfer scanned from the new 4K restoration that was supervized by director Bernard Rose. Also, most of the extras are the same as the Arrow edition, but Scream does have some new extras of their own that will make this edition worth owning. The release date is November 20, 2018 with a price tag of $34.93. Make sure to grab your copy today while it’s still available because I’m sure it will go fast. I’m also digging Scream Factory’s two different slipcovers over the Arrow Video cover.

I’ve attached all the features that have been announced and a pre-order link below:

This Deluxe Limited Edition contains:

Special Offer: Order from and get an exclusive 18″ X 24″ ROLLED POSTER featuring our brand new artwork, a second exclusive 18″ X 24″ ROLLED POSTER featuring our alternative new artwork, and an exclusive slipcover featuring our alternative new artwork (limited to the first 2,000 pre-orders)! Also get it shipped TWO WEEKS EARLY!

The collector’s edition Blu-Ray with slipcover
A limited edition 18″ x 24″ poster of the newly-designed art from artist Joel Robinson
A second slipcover — made exclusively for — featuring newly-designed art from artist Laz Marquez
A limited edition 18″ x 24″ poster of the newly-designed art from artist Laz Marquez
Early shipping to arrive two weeks before the national street date
Bonus Features

NEW 2K Restoration From A New 4K Scan Of The Original Negative, Supervised And Approved By Writer/Director Bernard Rose And Director Of Photography Anthony B. Richmond
NEW Audio Commentary With Writer/Director Bernard Rose And Actor Tony Todd
NEW Audio Commentary With Authors Stephen Jones And Kim Newman
Audio Commentary With Director Bernard Rose, Author Clive Barker, Producer Alan Poul And Actors Tony Todd, Virginia Madsen And Kasi Lemmons
Audio Commentary With Bernard Rose, Moderated By The Movie Crypt’s Adam Green And Joe Lynch

NEW “Be My Victim” – An Interview With Tony Todd
NEW “It Was Always You, Helen” – An Interview With Virginia Madsen
NEW “The Writing On The Wall: The Production Design Of Candyman” – An Interview With Production Designer Jane Ann Stewart
NEW “Forbidden Flesh: The Makeup FX Of Candyman” – Including Interviews With Special Makeup Effects Artists Bob Keen, Gary J. Tunnicliffe And Mark Coulier
NEW “A Story To Tell: Clive Barker’s The Forbidden” – Writer Douglas E. Winter On Clive Barker’s Seminal Books Of Blood And Candyman’s Source Story, The Forbidden
NEW “Urban Legend: Unwrapping Candyman” – A Critical Analysis Of The Film With Writers Tananarive Due And Steven Barnes
“Sweets To The Sweet: The Candyman Mythos” Featuring Interviews With Clive Barker, Virginia Madsen And More …
“Clive Barker: Raising Hell” – An Interview With Clive Barker
Bernard Rose’s Storyboards
Theatrical Trailer
Still Gallery
…And More To Be Announced!

Thanks to Danny Stewart and Scream Factory for the news.


 According to the site Bleeding Cool, comic actor Seth MacFarlene and writer Brannon Braga (of Star Trekfame) are working together to bring Clive Barker’s famous short story collection Books of Blood to the small screen as a anthology series for Hulu. I’ll admit that’s a strange team to be developing it, but both work on the show The Orville together which is popular. Keep in mind that none of this has been confirmed by Clive Barker’s camp, so it could be a rumor. You know how the internet is. I really hope it isn’t. I’d love a TV show for the Books of Blood.

To read the whole report follow the link:

Seth MacFarlane and Brannon Braga Making Books of Blood, a Clive Barker Horror Anthology TV Series for HuluThanks to Bleeding Cool and Lori Markle Bische for the news.