The 1992 film “Candyman“ will officially be getting a 4K UHD Blu-ray“Collector’s Edition” release on May 24th via Scream Factory in the US (United States). The film, directed by Bernard Rose, starred Virginia Madsen, Tony Todd, Vanessa Williams, Xander Berkeley, Kasi Lemmons, DeJuan Guy, and Ted Raimi.
UPDATES: The tech specs here include a 2160p video presentation from a new 4K master, as noted below, in the 1.85:1 aspect ratio with HDR10 and Dolby Vision forms of high dynamic range. It will also feature a new Dolby Atmos sound mix. You can find details about that quoted, from ShoutFactory.com, below.
“NEW 4K Master Of The Original Negative, Supervised And Approved By Writer/Director Bernard Rose And Director Of Photography Anthony B. Richmond (Theatrical Cut) By Arrow Video”
It is known (via the artwork, pictured above) that this release will come in the form of a “combo pack” with the 4K getting its Blu-ray Disc counterpart included. You can find the 4K UHD Blu-rayCollector’s Edition listed over at Amazon but it currently is unavailable. However, it will be back soon, I assure you.
The 4K disc will include both the theatrical and UNRATED cuts of the film. The full contents of this 3-disc set are listed below along with the bonus materials set to be included.
DISC ONE (4K UHD — THEATRICAL & UNRATED CUTS):
NEW 4K Master Of The Original Negative, Supervised And Approved By Writer/Director Bernard Rose And Director Of Photography Anthony B. Richmond (Theatrical Cut) By Arrow Video
NEW 4K UHD Presentation In Dolby Vision (HDR10 Compatible) Of Both Cuts Of The Film, The Theatrical R-rated Version And The Unrated Version Featuring Alternate, More Graphic Footage, Presented Via Seamless Branching
NEW Dolby Atmos Track
NEW Interview With Actress Vanessa Williams
Audio Commentary With Writer/Director Bernard Rose And Actor Tony Todd (Theatrical Cut)
Audio Commentary With Authors/Film Historians Stephen Jones And Kim Newman (Theatrical Cut)
Audio Commentary With Bernard Rose, Author Clive Barker, Producer Alan Poul And Actors Tony Todd, Virginia Madsen And Kasi Lemmons (Theatrical Cut)
Audio Commentary With Bernard Rose, From The Movie Crypt Podcast Hosted By Filmmakers Adam Green And Joe Lynch (Theatrical Cut)
DISC TWO (BLU-RAY — THEATRICAL CUT):
NEW 4K Master Of The Original Negative, Supervised And Approved By Writer/Director Bernard Rose And Director Of Photography Anthony B. Richmond By Arrow Video
NEW Dolby Atmos Track
Audio Commentary With Writer/Director Bernard Rose And Actor Tony Todd
Audio Commentary With Authors/Film Historians Stephen Jones And Kim Newman
Audio Commentary With Bernard Rose, Author Clive Barker, Producer Alan Poul And Actors Tony Todd, Virginia Madsen And Kasi Lemmons
Audio Commentary With Bernard Rose, From The Movie Crypt Podcast Hosted By Filmmakers Adam Green And Joe Lynch
NEW Interview With Actress Vanessa Williams
Sweets To The Sweet: The Candyman Mythos – Featuring Interviews With Bernard Rose, Producer Alan Poul, Executive Producer Clive Barker, Actors Virginia Madsen, Tony Todd And Kasi Lemmons
Clive Barker: Raising Hell – An Interview With Author/Artist/Filmmaker Clive Barker
The Heart Of Candyman – An Interview With Actor Tony Todd
Bernard Rose’s Storyboards
DISC THREE (BLU-RAY — UNRATED CUT):
NEW 4K Master Of The Original Negative With HD Inserts For The Uncut Footage From An Archival Film Print By Arrow Video
NEW Dolby Atmos Track
Be My Victim – An Interview With Tony Todd
It Was Always You, Helen – An Interview With Actress Virginia Madsen
Reflection In The Mirror – An Interview With Actress Kasi Lemmons
A Kid In Candyman – An Interview With Actor DeJuan Guy
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 – Including 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
The 2021 sequel “Candyman” is officially coming to 4K UHD Blu-ray and Blu-ray Disc on November 16th, via Universal Studios Home Entertainment. The film, co-written and produced by Jordan Peele & directed by Nia DaCosta, stars Yahya Abdul-Mateen II, Teyonah Parris, Nathan Stewart-Jarrett, Colman Domingo, and Vanessa Williams. It’s most certainly worth noting, at the time of writing, that this film is “Certified Fresh” over at Rotten Tomatoes.
The tech specs for the 4K UHD Blu-ray include a 2160p video presentation in the 2.39:1 aspect ratio with HDR10 form of high dynamic range and Dolby Atmos sound on a BD-66 disc. Tech specs for the Blu-ray include a 1080p HD video presentation in the 2.39:1 aspect and Dolby Atmos sound on a BD-50 disc. Both releases will come in the form of a “combo pack” meaning that the 4K will include its Blu-ray counterpart, the Blu-ray will include its DVD counterpart, and each will come with a digital code (copy) of the film compatible with Movies Anywhere. You can now find the 4K UHD Blu-ray and Blu-ray both available for preorder over at Amazon. The bonus materials set to be included with both releases are listed below.
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SAY MY NAME: Filmmakers and cast discuss how the horror at the center of Candyman is both timely and timeless, which is a tragedy in and of itself.
BODY HORROR: We explore director Nia DaCosta’s influences in the subgenre of body horror, and what Anthony’s physical transformation means to the story.
THE FILMMAKER’S EYE: NIA DACOSTA: Take a closer look at director Nia DaCosta, and how her singular voice and perspective were perfect to tell this story.
PAINTING CHAOS: Filmmakers reveal how Anthony’s artwork evolves throughout the film and how they strived for authenticity in recreating Chicago’s vibrant art scene.
THE ART OF ROBERT AIKI AUBREY LOWE: Composer Robert Aiki Aubrey Lowe reveals some of the unconventional methodology he used to create the unique and haunting soundscapes sounds of the film.
TERROR IN THE SHADOWS: A behind-the-scenes look at how the analogue shadow puppetry scenes were created and an unpacking of why this ancient artistic medium was the most conceptually relevant for depicting the legends’ cycle of violence.
CANDYMAN: THE IMPACT OF BLACK HORROR: A roundtable discussion moderated by Colman Domingo about the nuanced relationship Black Americans have with Candyman, the horror genre and the overall idea of monsters and victims.
Further below, after the break, you can find the trailer for the film and the full announcement about the home video release.
The DC Universe animated movie “Batman: Hush” is officially coming to both 4K UHD Blu-ray and Blu-ray Disc on August 13th via Warner. The animated film, based on the graphic novel (of the same title) written by Jeph Loeb, was directed by Justin Copeland and it features a voice cast of Jason O’Mara, Peyton List, Peyton List, Rebecca Romijn, Jennifer Morrison, Rainn Wilson, Jerry O’Connell, Tara Strong, Vanessa Williams, and Jason Spisak. Tech specs for the release have not been fully detailed but it has been obviously mentioned (in the press release) that the 4K will include HDR10 form of High Dynamic Range. Both films should receive 5.1 lossless mixes, likely in the DTS-HD Master Audio format, although that has not yet been confirmed. The 4K UHD Blu-ray and the Blu-ray are both now available for pre-order over at Amazon. The release will both come in the form of “combo pack” with the 4K getting a Blu-ray included, the Blu-ray getting a DVD included, and both getting a digital copy of the film. Bonus materials set to be included on the releases are listed below.
DC Showcase: Sgt. Rock (Animated Short) – From executive producer and director Bruce Timm comes the first new DC Showcase animated short since 2011’s Catwoman, bringing DC Comics’ gritty World War II hero to animated life in an all-new adventure.
Batman: Love in Time of War (Featurette) – Dangerous. Seductive. Villain. Hero. This is the story of Selina Kyle and the relationship she has forged with the world’s greatest detective.
Audio Commentary – Executive Producer James Tucker, Director Justin Copeland and screenwriter Ernie Altbacker share their thoughts and insights on Batman: Hush.
A Sneak Peek at the next DC UniverseMovie, Wonder Woman: Bloodlines– An advanced look at the next animated film in the popular DC UniverseMovies collection.
From the DC Vault:
The Batman/Superman Hour: “The Underworld Underground Caper”
The Batman/Superman Hour: “Partners in Peril”
Further below, after the break, you can find the official announcement with further details regarding the upcoming releases of the film and its trailer.
The 1992 horror film “Candyman“ starring Tony Todd is getting a “Collector’s Edition”Blu-ray Disc release on November 20th via Scream Factory. The film, directed by Bernard Rose, also included a cast of Virginia Madsen, Xander Berkeley, Vanessa Williams, Kasi Lemmons, DeJuan Guy, Marianna Elliott, and Ted Raimi. Tech specs for the release 1080p video in the 1.85:1 aspect ratio and DTS-HD 5.1 Master Audio sound. The video here is a new 2K restoration taken from a 4K scan of the film elements. Both the Theatrical Cut and an Unrated Cut of the film will be included, all spanning across a 2-disc set. This release is available now for PRE-ORDER over at Amazon.
Bonus materials set to be included on the release run very lengthy, as they span across two discs. So, with that being said, more on this can be found fully detailed below, after the break, in the official announcement for this release.