Sweets to the sweet. That phrase is read aloud by Helen Lyle (Virginia Madsen) in 1992’s Candyman, as she inspects various graffiti related to the character in the Cabrini Green housing project. Soon, Scream Factory is set to provide something very sweet for fans.
That prize is the company’s awesome-looking Collector’s Edition Blu-Ray release of Candyman, which has sadly never before been put out on HD disc in the U.S. One of the best horror films of the 1990s, Candyman was badly in need of an upgrade, and now it’s coming.
Scream Factory announced their Candyman release awhile back, and now, the kickass genre label is prepping it for a November 27th arrival. Scream has now revealed the full list of specs and extras for the 2-disc Blu-Ray, which includes a rarely seen unrated cut with extra gore.
This really is a perfect time for Candyman to get a freshly remastered version on home video, as the franchise has been in the headlines again thanks to Get Out director Jordan Peele’s teased remake. Check out the specs and art for Scream Factory’s release below.
DISC 1 – Theatrical Cut:
• NEW 2K restoration from a new 4K scan of the original negative, supervised and approve by writer/director Bernard Rose and director of photography Anthony B. Richmond
• NEW audio commentary with writer-director Bernard Rose and actor Tony Todd
• NEW audio commentary with Stephen Jones and Kim Newman
• Audio Commentary with director Bernard Rose, author Clive Barker, producer Alan Poul and actors Tony Todd, Virginia Madsen and Kasi Lemmons
• Audio Commentary with director Bernard Rose, from The Movie Crypt Podcast hosted by filmmakers Adam Green and Joe Lynch
• Sweets to the Sweet: The Candyman Mythos featuring interviews with director 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
• Interview with actor Tony Todd (2014)
• Bernard Rose’s Storyboards
• Theatrical Trailer
• TV Spots
• Still Gallery
• Screenplay (BD-Rom)
DISC 2 – Unrated Cut:
• NEW 2K restoration from a new 4K scan of the original negative with high definition inserts for the uncut footage from an archival film print
• NEW Be My Victim – an interview with Tony Todd
• NEW It Was Always You, Helen – an interview with Virginia Madsen
• NEW Reflection in the Mirror – an interview with Kasi Lemmons
• NEW A Kid in Candyman – an interview with actor DeJuan Guy
• NEW The Writing on the Wall: The Production Design of Candyman – an interview with production designer Jane Ann Stewart
• NEW Forbidden Flesh: The Makeup FX of Candyman – including interviews with special makeup effects artists Bob Keen, Gary J. Tunnicliffe and Mark Coulier
• NEW 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”
• NEW “Urban Legend: Unwrapping Candyman” – A Critical Analysis Of The Film With Writers Tananarive Due And Steven Barnes.