Coming this May, the original Candyman is getting a special edition 4K Ultra HD release from the masters of horror over at Scream Factory. The new release of the 1992 movie combines the previous excellence of the Blu-ray release and then some. It releases on May 24th, 2022. The Candyman myth permeates throughout history, and this is where it all started. Written and directed by Bernard Rose, and based on the novel The Forbidden by Clive Barker, the film is a haunting look at racism, classism, and more. It stars Virginia Madsen, Tony Todd, Xander Berkeley, and Kasi Lemmon.

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Here’s the plot synopsis for those who haven’t seen the movie or need a refresher:

This gut-wrenching thriller follows a graduate student whose research summons the spirit of the dead! When Helen Lyle hears about Candyman, a slave spirit with a hook hand who is said to haunt a notorious housing project, she braves the gang-ridden territory to visit the site … and unwittingly ignites a string of terrifying, grisly slayings! But the police don’t believe in monsters and charge Helen with the crimes. And the only one who can set her free is Candyman.

Specs And Special Features Of Candyman (1992)


DISC 1 – 4K ULTRA HD: 2160p Ultra High-Definition HDR Widescreen (1.85:1)/Dolby Atmos, DTS-HD Master Audio 5.1 & Stereo

DISC 2 – BLU-RAY: 1080p High-Definition (1.85:1)/Dolby Atmos, DTS-HD Master Audio 5.1 & Stereo

DISC 3 – BLU-RAY: 1080p High Definition (1.85:1)/DTS-HD Master Audio 5.1 & Stereo

English SDH Subtitles/1992/Approximate Feature Running Time: +/- 99 Minutes

Special Features:

DISC 1 – UHD – Both Cuts:

  • NEW 4K transfer from the original negative, supervised and approve by writer/director Bernard Rose and director of photography Anthony B. Richmond (Theatrical Cut) by Arrow Video
  • NEW 4K UHD Blu-ray presentation in Dolby Vision (HDR10 compatible) of both cuts of the film, the US R-rated version and the unrated version featuring alternate, more graphic footage, presented via seamless branching
  • NEW Dolby Atmos track
  • 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)
  • Theatrical Trailer

DISC 2 – Blu-Ray – Theatrical Cut:

  • 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
  • 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
  • Theatrical Trailer
  • TV Spots
  • Still Gallery
  • Screenplay (BD-Rom)

DISC 3 – Blu-Ray – Unrated Cut:

  • NEW Dolby Atmos track
  • NEW Looking Back in the Mirror – an interview with actress Vanessa Williams
  • 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

Through it all, this is the best edition of Candyman that you can buy. Grab it from ScreamFactory or wherever you get your movies.

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