If you wish to summon the Candyman, you can either look in the mirror and say his name five times or just wait until this nifty limited edition Blu-Ray is released in the UK in a couple of months.
That’s right, the 1992 cult classic is getting a fancy new home video release courtesy of Arrow Video that’s boasting enough riches for horror fans in North America to maybe want to get in on the action, too. The story of a grad student whose research into the urban legend of a hook-handed killer opens up a world of torment, Candyman is an artfully gruesome little gem that spawned two lesser sequels.
The Blu-Ray’s wealth of bonus features, meanwhile, are as follows:
- 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
- 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)
So long as you’re set up to play UK discs, you’ll be able to get your hands on the new Candyman Blu-Ray from October 29th. The only question that remains, is, will you be picking it up? Be sure to drop a comment down below and let us know.