Candyman, Candyman, Candyman…is getting a limited edition Blu-ray release!
Arrow Video has announced a limited edition release in the UK of one of the best horror films of the 90’s, Candyman. The film, directed by Bernard Rose, has been restored, so the picture and sound will be better than ever. The Blu-ray also has some serious special features.
Starring horror icon Tony Todd, the classic centers on “grad student Helen Lyle (Virginia Madsen) who 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…”
Candyman will be unleashed on October 29, 2018, just in time for Halloween. Pre-order your Blu-ray now.
- 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
- 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)