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
restored on Blu-ray 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 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.

Limited Edition Contents:

  • Limited Edition SteelbookTM featuring new artwork by Matthew Griffin
  • Restoration of the US R-rated version from a 4K scan of the original negative, supervised and approved by writer-director Bernard Rose and director of photography Anthony B. Richmond 
  • 5.1 DTS-HD MA and Original Uncompressed Stereo 2.0 Audio 
  • Audio commentary with writer-director Bernard Rose and actor Tony Todd 
  • Audio commentary with authors Stephen Jones and Kim Newman
  • Be My Victim – interview with actor Tony Todd 
  • It Was Always You, Helen – interview with actor Virginia Madsen 
  • The Writing on the Wall: The Production Design of Candyman – interview with production designer Jane Ann Stewart 
  • Forbidden Flesh: The Makeup FX of Candyman – 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 
  • Original Theatrical Trailer
  • Image Gallery 
  • 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)
Certificate:
18
Actor:
Tony Todd

Virginia Madsen

Xander Berkeley
Director:
Bernard Rose
Region:
B
Aspect Ratio:
1.85:1
Number of Discs:
1
Main Language:
English
Subtitle Languages:

English SDH

Run Time:
99 minutes approx.
studio:
Arrow Video
Theatrical Release Year:
1992

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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
restored on Blu-ray 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 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.

Limited Edition Contents:

  • Limited Edition SteelbookTM featuring new artwork by Matthew Griffin
  • Restoration of the US R-rated version from a 4K scan of the original negative, supervised and approved by writer-director Bernard Rose and director of photography Anthony B. Richmond 
  • 5.1 DTS-HD MA and Original Uncompressed Stereo 2.0 Audio 
  • Audio commentary with writer-director Bernard Rose and actor Tony Todd 
  • Audio commentary with authors Stephen Jones and Kim Newman
  • Be My Victim – interview with actor Tony Todd 
  • It Was Always You, Helen – interview with actor Virginia Madsen 
  • The Writing on the Wall: The Production Design of Candyman – interview with production designer Jane Ann Stewart 
  • Forbidden Flesh: The Makeup FX of Candyman – 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 
  • Original Theatrical Trailer
  • Image Gallery 
  • 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)
Certificate:
18
Actor:
Tony Todd

Virginia Madsen

Xander Berkeley
Director:
Bernard Rose
Region:
B
Aspect Ratio:
1.85:1
Number of Discs:
1
Main Language:
English
Subtitle Languages:

English SDH

Run Time:
99 minutes approx.
studio:
Arrow Video
Theatrical Release Year:
1992

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Warning -- Not for US players

I was honestly disappointed when I received this and realized it is Region B, and does NOT play on North American video players. The site does a terrible job of getting this fact across. I assumed since this is the US site, it would be a US release. So if you buy this, there's a good chance you won't even be able to watch it. Luckily for me, I already own the 2018 Collector's Edition, so I do own the HD version of the movie. However, I'm sad that the special features may not be exactly the same, so I'm not sure what I might be missing out on with my new copy. As far as the physical product, this steelbook is absolutely gorgeous. It's the main reason I chose to buy this movie a second time (although I was also looking forward to a backup copy, since I tend to watch it quite a bit). The art on it is fantastic, it's the perfect cover for this amazing movie. I may not be able to watch this one, but at least I can display it! Even the disc art is perfectly fitting for this release (I'm guessing it probably has a cool main menu as well, but who knows). For those who are able to play this version, you NEED to watch this HD upgrade of the movie. It completely blows past releases out of the park. Everything is so crisp, the sound is amazing, and you can really tell how much effort they put into updating this film.

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