[Movies] Scream Factory Officially Announces Nightbreed: The Cabal Cut For Blu-Ray
Posted by Joseph Lee on 08.20.2013
The world of Midian in HD...
Arrow in the Head reports that Shout Factory and Morgan Creek Productions have officially announced the blu-ray release of Nightbreed: The Cabal Cut, which was revealed as a future Scream Factory release at the San Diego Comic-Con last month.
The was made by Shout! Factory's founders Richard Foos, Bob Emmer and Garson Foos along with David Robinson, President of Morgan Creek Productions. While the announcement was made last month, the agreement was formally reached by both parties today.
There had been rumors for years about missing footage from the film. A fan movement at Occupy Midian was created for a version of the restored director's cut to be released, which was both more faithful to Clive Barker's book Cabal but also what he intended the film to be.
Barker said: "I had a dream about the tribes of the moon. They would live in a city called Midian and, though they were monsters of every shape and size, they would be the heroes of a movie called NIGHTBREED. However, when I made the movie, the studio was not comfortable with this inversion of the classic structure. They wanted the monsters to be simple-minded scare machines, while I wanted them to be the dark side of all of us, mysterious and misunderstood. Finally, with this new version of NIGHTBREED, which contains over forty five minutes of previously unseen material, my original vision has been realized. Come with me to Midian, the city of monsters. The tribes of the moon await us."
Shout! Factory's founders added: "We are excited by this opportunity with Morgan Creek and are huge fans of Clive Barker. His cinematic works and brilliant storytelling continue to captivate fans worldwide. We look forward to working closely with Clive to bring his original vision to life."
Scream Factory plans to release the extended director's cut through physical home entertainment and several digital entertainment distribution platforms next year.
Robinson said: "We'd also like to take this opportunity to thank the fans. Without their hard work and persistence, this would have never become a reality. Clive Barker is one of the greats, and we are tremendously proud and excited to be working with him and Shout! Factory on this release."