There are several reasons this needed to happen. First, if you never read the Clive Barker book that Nightbreed is based on, Cabal, then you might have been a little perplexed by some of the scenes in the original film. Like when the lead “Boone” (Craig Sheffer) , makes the deal with the huge demon thing beneath Median or at the end when Dr. Decker is resurrected by the priest or what was that one scene about when Boone’s girlfriend is given that sneak peak into where the Nightbreed had came from and the tortures they faced at the hands of man….that was insane. These are some of the questions, I hope, will get answered, cause I’m too damn lazy to read the book at the moment…don’t be sore at me.
Via. (More Nightbreed)
“I want to officially announce that the Cabal Cut of Nightbreed is going on to DVD.
“I have no details as yet of the timing of this release, or of the status of extras on the DVD. The company that will be releasing Nightbreed is Scream Factory.
“What I can tell you is that we at Seraphim have been invited to work with Scream Factory to make this release the best possible event. It’s been a long journey to bring Nightbreed to this moment, and I want to make sure that the release is the best document of the movie and its adventures. I will obviously be updating you through facebook on all the developments as they come through to me from Scream Factory, but as it stands I think the Tribes of the Moon should rejoice. This is a triumph for all of your voices, your support and your love. Clive.”
Clive also had this to say about the directors cut…
In a statement, Clive Barker said, with all the floweriness of a Clive Barker novel, “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.”
My hopes and dreams are that director Peter Jackson will grab this dvd and say to himself, “Damn… can you imagine what we could do to a film like this now!!!!” Something tells me this is just the beginning.
The film is set to release on dvd in 2014