Nightbreed [Blu-ray] [1990]

  • SKU: 25536348
  • Release Date: 10/28/2014
  • Rating: R
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Ratings & Reviews


Overall Customer Rating:
100% of customers would recommend this product to a friend (12 out of 12)

Special Features


  • Introduction by Writer/Director Clive Barker
  • Audio commentary with restoration producer Mark Alan Miller
  • New interviews with actors Craig Sheffer, Anne Bobby, Doug Bradley, Hugh Ross, Simon Bamford and Christine McCorkindale
  • Special makeup effects artist Paul Jones and Action Unit Director Andy Armstrong
  • Theatrical trailer

Synopsis


Nightbreed
Multimedia horror maven Clive Barker followed the success of his feature directorial debut, Hellraiser, with this equally surreal effort, based on his novella Cabal. The story involves the plight of Aaron Boone (Craig Sheffer), a young man tormented by visions of monstrous, graveyard-dwelling creatures. Seeking the aid of his clinically cold therapist Dr. Decker (played by Canadian horror auteur David Cronenberg) in deciphering his nightmares, Boone becomes convinced that his frequent blackouts are linked to a recent spate of mutilation murders in the area. His frantic search for the truth leads him to the subterranean city of Midian, the dwelling place of a mythical race of undead nocturnal monsters known as the "Nightbreed." But it is only after he is cornered and shot dead by police that Boone's real journey begins -- he finds himself resurrected as one of the Breed. Though Barker's unique and graphic vision is somewhat blunted by choppy editing (thanks to relentless tampering from the studio), this is nevertheless a fine sophomore project from a talented storyteller; the central conceit of presenting the monsters as the "good guys" -- at least compared to the gun-and-bible-toting lunatics who hunt them -- is handled with verve and originality. ~ Cavett Binion, Rovi

Cast & Crew


  • Craig Sheffer
    Craig Sheffer - Aaron Boone
  • Anne Bobby
    Anne Bobby - Lori
  • David Cronenberg
    David Cronenberg - Dr. Philip Decker
  • Charles Haid
    Charles Haid - Capt. Eigerman
  • Hugh Quarshie
    Hugh Quarshie - Detective Joyce



Customer rating

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  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Excellent movie!!!

    Posted
    redandblack6s

    For anyone who's a fan of Clive Barker, you have to see this movie! My wife and I are huge fans, from his movies and books, to his amazing artwork. To us, Clive Barker can do no wrong, (but that's us.) This movie is based off of the book, Cabal, and is written for the screen and directed by Clive Barker. This film is full of imagination, suspense and intrigue. It's a classic tale of man vs. monster, but who is the real monster? This movie originally came out in 1990, but other than the 80s hair and clothes, you'd never tell. Clive Barker's always been ahead of his time. So, if you're a fan of the He11raiser series, Candyman, Lord of Illusions, etc., then I think you'll love this movie. Buy It!!!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    Nightbreed Lives!

    Posted
    ArsonCuff
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    Clive Barker's imagination is one that can rarely be matched and Nightbreed has creativity in spades. The melodrama and some of the acting, coupled with some of the plotting, however, does not help this movie standup as something I would watch on repeat. I actually enjoyed this movie more when I was a younger kid. The new footage changes the formula in a very positive way, far better ending in my opinion, and if you are a horror genre collector I do feel this is easily a must own even if I am not rating it as completely great.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Clive Barker!!!

    Posted
    Killraven
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    ANY movie or story (including his comic books) by Clive Barker is worth watching/reading. Shout Factory has done a tremendous job in bringing this gem of a movie to blu-ray. Re-editing has brought the directoirs vision to life for the movie. Buy it with confidence in getting a quality blu-ray.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Good flick deserved the upgrade

    Posted
    Loki401
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    As I never saw the original, it was pretty cool to see this for the first time on Blu-ray. Knowing they added more footage and re-edited the film makes it worth the price. I liked it a lot and it's a nice addition for my collection

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Awesome, better than the theatrical cut!

    Posted
    gorillaboy
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    Glad they recovered the original footage and were able to show the version Barker wanted to show. Well worth the wait! Hope they release the Cabal Cut sometime soon.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    awesome clive barker movie

    Posted
    23scotts
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    nightbreed very underrated film glad i got this one looking forward to the tv series next year.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great Movie

    Posted
    JenBenny
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    This movie is still one of my favorites of all time. The additional footage is good. If you have seen the movie a lot, you will definitely know what is new. Highly recommend!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Directors Cut!!!

    Posted
    Reviewer
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    With added footage and a 4k restoration this is a must own for fans.

    I would recommend this to a friend




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