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 newly restored on Blu-ray from Arrow Video

When grad student Helen Lyne (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 well 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.

Special Edition Contents:

  • Brand new restoration of the US R-rated version from a new 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
  • Brand new audio commentary with writer-director Bernard Rose and actor Tony Todd
  • Brand New audio commentary with authors Stephen Jones and Kim Newman
  • Be My Victim - a brand new interview with actor Tony Todd
  • It Was Always You, Helen - a brand new interview with actor Virginia Madsen
  • The Writing on the Wall: The Production Design of Candyman - a brand new interview with production designer Jane Ann Stewart
  • Forbidden Flesh: The Makeup FX of Candyman - brand new 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 newly restored in HD: A Bomb With No Name on It (1975), The Wreckers (1976), and Looking at Alice (1977) 

 

studio:
Arrow Video
Run Time:
99 minutes
Director:
Bernard Rose
Certificate:
18
Actor:
Virginia Madsen

Xander Berkeley

Tony Todd
Subtitle Languages:
English SDH
Aspect Ratio:
1.85.1
Theatrical Release Year:
1992
Main Language:
English
Number of Discs:
1
Region:
B
Brand:
Arrow Video

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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 newly restored on Blu-ray from Arrow Video

When grad student Helen Lyne (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 well 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.

Special Edition Contents:

  • Brand new restoration of the US R-rated version from a new 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
  • Brand new audio commentary with writer-director Bernard Rose and actor Tony Todd
  • Brand New audio commentary with authors Stephen Jones and Kim Newman
  • Be My Victim - a brand new interview with actor Tony Todd
  • It Was Always You, Helen - a brand new interview with actor Virginia Madsen
  • The Writing on the Wall: The Production Design of Candyman - a brand new interview with production designer Jane Ann Stewart
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  • 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 newly restored in HD: A Bomb With No Name on It (1975), The Wreckers (1976), and Looking at Alice (1977) 

 

studio:
Arrow Video
Run Time:
99 minutes
Director:
Bernard Rose
Certificate:
18
Actor:
Virginia Madsen

Xander Berkeley

Tony Todd
Subtitle Languages:
English SDH
Aspect Ratio:
1.85.1
Theatrical Release Year:
1992
Main Language:
English
Number of Discs:
1
Region:
B
Brand:
Arrow Video

Customer Reviews

Overall Rating : 4.63 / 5 (8 Reviews)
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  • 1 4 star reviews
  • 1 3 star reviews
  • 0 2 star reviews
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Candy man

Well worth the money as it has amazing visuals and is packed with special effects

Candyman

This dark and unnerving horror outing based on a story by Clive Barker and directed by Bernard Rose has quite rightly earned a reputation as one of the best horror films of the 90's. The story takes the ideas of harmless urban legends and gives them an evil and physical form. While some people have slated ‘Candyman' for ignoring its own rules I don't think it did. ‘Candyman' is not a straight forward horror film; there is an intricate plot which requires thought to be fully understood. Bernard Rose does a great job of creating an unnerving and dark atmosphere which is complimented perfectly by the haunting music. The film has an almost religious feel to it without actually being a religious-based movie and an abundant sense of dread is created through some inventive and impressive direction. Virginia Madsen's performance should be acknowledged as well as she plays her role very well, even generating feelings of sympathy for her character. The film is a good length and goes at a well-judged pace. The performances are impressive too, Tony Todd is absolutely terrifying down from his posture to his voice. In fact, for me the only real downside was the ending, it was a sort of "it's not over" ending, and for me it felt tacky. In conclusion, an atmospheric horror film that delivers on pretty much every level. Candyman is a slasher film that offers up something different and, dare I say it, has some class. It's a very well executed horror film that also has other things to say as well. My rating 8 out of 10.

Candyman

Great film, very scary. Made me excited to see the new one soon (hopefully)

Candyman

Great delivery from Zavvi of a classic film. Great picture and sound

Candyman

Film itself was underwhelming after all I had heard about it but the quality and extras on the disc More than made up for it

Candyman

Loved this film it scared me the first time i saw it back when it first time it came out as great special features up to date. Interview with Tony Todd.

Great

Great restoration of a timeless horror classic on Blu-ray and plenty of great extras.

Candman

As for the Arrow release, as always, it's fantastic, subtitles (perfect as I'm hard of hearing),and the extras that come with. Above this the quality is brilliant. For the film, it's my personal favourite Clive Barker horror.

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