Before Scream Factory released a Director’s Cut of Nightbreed in 2014, Clive Barker was touring the world with The Cabal Cut, a re-edit of the film that included footage culled from VHS work tapes and other sources. The results were uneven, but incredibly captivating, filled with scenes and expositions that add layers of subtext and intrigue to Barker’s enduring cult classic.
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Nightbreed uber-fans will now have an opportunity to own The Cabal Cut on Blu-ray directly from Barker’s Seraphim Films. Word we received via CliveBarkerCast.com says that the quality will be much improved over the version of the film that toured, and the film will come with some awesome extras. If you want one for yourself, you’d better be quick on the draw, because The Cabal Cut’s release is being described as “very limited”.
Yes, you heard us right— That CABAL CUT you saw at a screening back in 2012/2013 around the world, hosted by Russell Cherrington, or Russell and Mark Miller, along with some of the cast members like Craig Sheffer, Anne Bobby, Nicko Vince, or Simon Bamford, is FINALLY going to be available on a VERY limited Blu-Ray disc release, just signed off by Morgan Creek and rebuilt in-house at Seraphim, using the best quality footage available. Remember the graininess and the terrible muddy quality of the VHS workprints? That’s been cleared out a LOT, although for some segments they still used it; but there’s no other choice for those segments that weren’t found in the warehouse boxes for the Shout! Factory edition.
It will also feature a VIDEO INTRODUCTION by MARK MILLER, VP of Seraphim as well as a LIMITED POSTCARD SET and an ENAMEL BADGE of Dr. Decker’s Rorschach-style art by Clive Barker!
One of the best features is that the Blu-ray will be region free, meaning it will be something Nightbreed fans all over the world will be able to enjoy with ease. All of us here at HFN are huge Clive Barker fans and can’t wait to add this jewel to our collections. We don’t have a specific release date or pre-order link, but we’ll keep you posted when that info becomes available. Stay tuned!
In the meantime, check out the amazing cover art that was revealed along with yesterday’s announcement. After that, check out the trailer and synopsis for Scream Factory’s Nightbreed Director’s Cut.
Official Synopsis: Aaron Boone (Craig Sheffer) is haunted by terrifying nightmares of a city of monsters. He goes to see a psychiatrist, Dr. Decker (David Cronenberg), for help. But what Boone doesn’t know is that Decker is really a serial killer. Decker frames Boone to take the fall for his murders, and Boone is killed by the police. But Boone is brought back to life by the monsters of his dreams, the Nightbreed, who in turn join Boone in his quest to stop Decker from killing again.