Candyman

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Universal Studios Home Entertainment
Directed by: Bernard Rose

Dare you say his name five times? From the chilling imagination of horror master Clive Barker (Hellraiser, Nightbreed) comes Candyman – one of the greatest horror movies of the ‘90s, now newly restored on 4K UHD from Arrow Video.

When grad student Helen Lyle (Virginia Madsen) begins working on a thesis about urban legends, she comes across the terrifying tale of the Candyman – a vengeful, hook-handed spirit who 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 well alone.

Expertly directed by British filmmaker Bernard Rose (Paperhouse) 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 groundbreaking Books of Blood series) into a modern horror parable that remains as timely today as ever.

Technical Specifications

Format: 4K UHD Blu-ray
Aspect Ratio: 1.85:1
Audio: English 2.0 PCM Stereo , English 5.1 DTS-HD MA Surround , English 7.2.4 Dolby Atmos
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Subtitles: English
Region: None
Discs: 1 Disc |  UHD-100
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Supplements

  • Audio commentary with writer-director Bernard Rose and actor Tony Todd
  • Audio commentary with authors Stephen Jones and Kim Newman
  • Be My Victim, an interview with actor Tony Todd
  • It Was Always You, Helen, an interview with actor Virginia Madsen
  • The Cinema of Clive Barker: The Divine Explicit, an in-depth interview with Clive Barker on Candyman and other adaptations of his work
  • The Writing on the Wall: The Production Design of Candyman, an interview with production designer Jane Ann Stewart
  • Forbidden Flesh: The Makeup FX of Candyman, interviews with special makeup effects artists Bob Keen, Gary J. Tunicliffe and Mark Coulier
  • A Story to Tell: Clive Barker’s “The Forbidden”, an interview with writer Douglas E. Winter on Barker’s seminal Books of Blood and Candyman’s source story
  • Urban Legend: Unwrapping Candyman, a critical analysis of the film with writers Tananarive Due and Steven Barnes
  • Three rarely-seen Bernard Rose short films, restored in HD: A Bomb with No Name on It (1975), The Wreckers (1976) and Looking at Alice (1977)
  • Original theatrical trailer
  • Image gallery
  • Limited edition 40-page perfect-bound booklet reproducing the original hand-painted storyboards by Bernard Rose
  • Fully-illustrated collectors’ booklet featuring new writing on the film by festival programmer Michael Blyth
  • 6 postcard-sized original UK lobby card reproductions
  • Reversible sleeve and poster featuring original and new artwork by Gary Pullin

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