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Ian Jane
07-13-2018, 10:03 AM
Assuming this (https://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B07FL214Z6?tag=bluraycom-21) listing is correct.

Dare you say his name five times? From the chilling imagination of horror master Clive Barker (Hellraiser, Nightbreed), comes Candyman arguably one of the greatest horror movies of the 1990s, now newly restored on Blu-ray.

When grad student Helen Lyle (Virginia Madsen) begins working on a thesis looking at urban legends, she encounters the tale of the Candyman the vengeful spirit of a hook-handed slave, who, it is said, can be summoned by saying his name five times in the mirror. As her research leads her into the bowels of Chicago s deprived housing projects and deeper into the Candyman s world, Helen learns that some legends are best left alone...

Expertly directed by British filmmaker Bernard Rose and boasting an astounding score by composer Philip Glass, Candyman ingeniously reworks Clive Barker s original short story The Forbidden (originally published as part of his Books of Blood collection) into a modern horror parable that remains as timely today as ever.

LIMITED EDITION CONTENTS
Brand new 2K restoration of the film from the original negative and supervised and approved by writer-director Bernard Rose and director of photography Anthony B. Richmond
5.1 DTS-HD MA and Original Uncompressed Stereo 2.0 Audio
Optional English subtitles
Exclusive packaging featuring newly commissioned artwork by Gary Pullin
6 Lobby Card reproductions
Reversible fold-out poster featuring two artworks
Fully illustrated collector s booklet featuring new writing on the film by festival programmer Michael Blyth
Limited Edition perfect-bound booklet reproducing the original hand-painted storyboards by Bernard Rose
Brand new audio commentary with writer-director Bernard Rose and actor Tony Todd
Brand new audio commentary with Stephen Jones and Kim Newman
Be My Victim a brand new interview with Tony Todd
It Was Always You, Helen a brand new interview with Virginia Madsen
The Writing on the Wall: The Production Design of Candyman a brand new interview with production designer Jane Ann Stewart
Forbidden Flesh: The Makeup FX of Candyman brand new interviews with special makeup effects artists Bob Keen, Gary J. Tunnicliffe and Mark Coulier
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
Urban Legend: Unwrapping Candyman a critical analysis of the film with writers Tananarive Due and Steven Barnes
Theatrical Trailer
Three rarely-seen Bernard Rose short films, newly restored in HD: Looking at Alice (30 mins, 1978), A Bomb With No Name on It (3 mins, 1976), The Wreckers (5 mins)

Ian Jane
07-13-2018, 10:13 AM
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enandalusiskhund
07-15-2018, 04:05 AM
This is one of my favourite horror films of the 90's, despite a rather weak last act. The ambience of the film is so bleak and cold, and is aided by the brilliant score. Too bad the uncut murder scene has been lost from the OCN elements, but I hope Arrow can splice it in from a lesser source (I believe it's just a few seconds).

Alex K.
07-15-2018, 04:34 PM
I never heard of an uncut murder scene. I am a defender of Part 2 Farewell To the Flesh as well.

agent999
07-15-2018, 04:46 PM
I never heard of an uncut murder scene. I am a defender of Part 2 Farewell To the Flesh as well.

My old UK VHS has the uncut psychiatrist murder scene. It has a bit more blood squirting. It's not much but very noticeable when I watch the current Blu Ray.

Mark Tolch
07-15-2018, 06:45 PM
I found the whole Cabrini-Green setting to be disturbing as hell. What an awesome film.

Alex K.
07-15-2018, 08:47 PM
It's a good horror film but the Michigan J. Frog element kind of annoys me. I like the 2nd one more as blasphemous as it may sound.

Mark Tolch
07-15-2018, 08:59 PM
I love Michigan J. Frog and am dying to know what comparison you're making, although Candyman singing "I'm just wild about Harry" would be awesome.

Alex K.
07-15-2018, 09:13 PM
Well, it's like that old Michigan J. Frog cartoon in that our protagonist tries to convince everyone the Candyman (a stand in for the Frog) is real when it's clear to us the audience that he's real. It just reminds me of that cartoon.

Mark Tolch
07-15-2018, 09:18 PM
Oh, okay.

enandalusiskhund
07-16-2018, 02:43 AM
My old UK VHS has the uncut psychiatrist murder scene. It has a bit more blood squirting. It's not much but very noticeable when I watch the current Blu Ray.

It was uncut even on my old Swedish VHS, which is surprising given this was the time when harsh censorship was still very much a thing over here. As I understand it the version on every disc release is the American R-rated release (ie. the regular theatrical cut), but I can't fathom why the Euro VHS versions are different. Anyway, it has always felt wrong watching the scene on DVD and BD, as the gorier version is what I'm used to seeing. To be honest the toned down cut probably doesn't change the impact of the scene, if you've never seen the other version.

Alex K.
07-16-2018, 03:23 AM
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TxGKbA-fDO0

Ian Jane
07-22-2018, 12:29 PM
Info is up for the US Shout! Factory release.

https://www.shoutfactory.com/product/candyman-collector-s-edition?product_id=6876

"An effectively eerie psychological chiller" – Leonard Maltin

This gut-wrenching thriller follows a graduate student whose research summons the spirit of the dead! When Helen Lyle hears about Candyman, a slave spirit with a hook hand who is said to haunt a notorious housing project, she thinks she has a new twist for her thesis. Braving the gang-ridden territory to visit the site, Helen arrogantly assumes Candyman can't really exist ... until he appears, igniting a string of terrifying, grisly slayings. But the police don't believe in monsters, and charge Helen with the crimes. And the only one who can set her free is Candyman.

This Deluxe Limited Edition contains:

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 ShoutFactory.com — 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

DISC ONE
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

DISC TWO
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!

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Ian Jane
10-04-2018, 09:25 AM
Arrow has confirmed their release will be a 2 disc set and include the r-rated version on one disc and the UK theatrical version on the second disc.

agent999
10-04-2018, 09:38 AM
Might have to get this now as the eventual standard version may just be the first disc (just a guess but that's their usual MO with limited editions). I know there's not much difference, but that scene has always looked wrong to me after watching the uncut version for years.

Ian Jane
10-10-2018, 01:49 PM
And here's the 'formal press release' from Shout for this release.

SCREAM FACTORY PRESENTS

A BERNARD ROSE FILM
CANDYMAN
Starring Virginia Madsen, Tony Todd, Xander Berkeley, and Kasi Lemmons

COLLECTOR’S EDITION BLU-RAY™ UNLEASHES NOVEMBER 20, 2018 FROM SCREAM FACTORY™

“An effectively eerie psychological chiller” – Leonard Maltin

The myth of Candyman has endured for generations. He legacy is eternal rage. This November, we dare you to look into a mirror and say his name five times when terrifying 90’s cult classic thriller, CANDYMAN Collector’s Edition 2-Disc Blu-ray arrives on home entertainment shelves November 20, 2018. Written and directed by Bernard Rose (Frankenstein), executive produced by Clive Barker (Nightbreed), and music by Philip Glass, CANDYMAN stars Virginia Madsen (Sideways, Dune), Tony Todd (Night of the Living Dead, The Crow), Xander Berkeley (The Walking Dead, Gattaca), and Kasi Lemmon (Eve’s Bayou, The Silence of the Lambs). A must-have for loyal fans, movie collectors and horror enthusiasts, this definitive collector’s edition Blu-ray contains new 2K restoration from a new 4K scan of the original film elements, a payload of bonus content, including new audio commentary with writer/director Bernard Rose, actor Tony Todd, and authors Stephen Jones and Kim Newman, new interviews with cast and crew, special featurettes, and much more! Pre-order is available now at ShoutFactory.com

This gut-wrenching thriller follows a graduate student whose research summons the spirit of the dead! When Helen Lyle hears about Candyman, a slave spirit with a hook hand who is said to haunt a notorious housing project, she thinks she has a new twist for her thesis. Braving the gang-ridden territory to visit the site, Helen arrogantly assumes Candyman can't really exist ... until he appears, igniting a string of terrifying, grisly slayings. But the police don't believe in monsters, and charge Helen with the crimes. And the only one who can set her free is Candyman.

DISC 1 – Theatrical Cut:

NEW 2K restoration from a new 4K scan of the original negative, supervised and approve 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 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 director Bernard Rose, from The Movie Crypt Podcast hosted by filmmakers Adam Green and Joe Lynch
Sweets to the Sweet: The Candyman Mythos featuring interviews with director Bernard Rose, producer Alan Poul, executive producer Clive Barker, actors Virginia Madsen, Tony Todd and Kasi Lemmons
Clive Barker: Raising Hell – an interview with author/artist/filmmaker Clive Barker
Interview with actor Tony Todd (2014)
Bernard Rose’s Storyboards
Theatrical Trailer
TV Spots
Still Gallery
Screenplay (BD-Rom)

DISC 2 – Unrated Cut:

NEW 2K restoration from a new 4K scan of the original negative with high definition inserts for the uncut footage from an archival film print
NEW Be My Victim – an interview with Tony Todd
NEW It Was Always You, Helen – an interview with Virginia Madsen
NEW Reflection in the Mirror – an interview with Kasi Lemmons
NEW A Kid in Candyman – an interview with actor DeJuan Guy
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

1080p High-Definition Widescreen (1.85:1)/DTS-HD Master Audio 5.1/English Subtitles/1992/ Approximate Feature Running Time: 99 Minutes