Bernard Rose ( @BernardJMRose ) and Tony Todd ( @TonyTodd54 ) in the Candyman Bluray release by Arrow ( @arrowfilmsvideo )

Out on Bluray October 29th 2018

Out on Bluray October 29th 2018

Out on Bluray October 29th 2018

Out on Bluray October 29th 2018

Out on Bluray October 29th 2018


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.and actually a film I havent seen in around a decade (so its a great time to revisit it with this new release)

When grad student Helen Lyle (played by 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. And who can even not mention in an article about this film, one of THE classic horror performances by Tony Todd who has become an iconic horror figure alongside modern horror characters such as Myers, Vorrhees, Kreuger, but also in my humble opinion, alongside other iconic roles such as Frankensteins Monster, The Wolfman and Dracula.

As per usual with the amazing team over at Arrow, the film just doesnt come on its own, it is laden with goodies to leap into, to help you appreciate this film even more.


Brand 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
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)

Arrow Video brings the best in Catalogue cult and horror films in deluxe, definitive editions with uncut versions, newly commissioned artwork, specially curated extras and booklets. Starting as an offshoot label in 2009, the collection now spans more than 350 releases including films from Dario Argento, Wes Craven, Tobe Hooper and John Carpenter.

Recently the label has expanded into the US, whilst also moving into acquiring New Release content, debuting Mexican horror We Are The Flesh and British BAFTA-nominated debut feature The Ghoul in both the UK and US, and more recently The Villainess and The Endless in the UK.


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