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Arrow Video's killer Candyman Blu-ray coming this Halloween!

Well, this is a f*cking awesome Friday the 13th surprise! Arrow Video has just announced that they will be bringing Clive Barker's classic CANDYMAN to UK Blu-ray in an epic collection newly restored in 2K. You can check out all the killer details below, including pics of the exclusive packaging featuring newly commissioned artwork by Gary Pullin, 6 Lobby Card reproductions (which are pretty mindblowing), fully illustrated collector’s booklet featuring new writing on the film by festival programmer Michael Blyth, and limited Edition perfect-bound booklet reproducing the original hand-painted storyboards by Bernard Rose. 

On top of that, there's a full list of new special features, including brand new audio commentary with writer-director Bernard Rose and actor Tony Todd, new audio commentary with Stephen Jones and Kim Newman, a new interview with Tony Todd, a new interview with Virginia Madsen, and more!

Here is the release's full rundown via Arrow Video:

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)

You can pre-order your copy now at Arrow Video's official site and then make sure to mark your calendars as this killer CANDYMAN Blu-ray will be heading to shelves just in time for Halloween, October 29th.

PRE-ORDER HERE

Extra Tidbit: Will you be snagging a copy?
Source: Arrow Video

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