Dare you say his name five times?
Back in 2018, Arrow Video gave Bernard Rose's classic Candyman a Limited Edition Blu-ray release that boasted a brand new 4K scan, tons of bonus features and gorgeous artwork by Gary Pullin, and that Blu-ray has now been packaged in a Limited Edition Steelbook that'll be available exclusively from Zavvi beginning next month!
The Steelbook features stunning new artwork by Matthew Griffin and is now up for pre-order from Zavvi's site with a planned March 9th, 2020 release.
Limited Edition Contents:
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
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)
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.
In the film, "When grad student Helen Lyle (Virginia Madsen) begins working on a thesis looking at urban legends, she encounters the tale of the Candyman – the vengeful spirit of a hook-handed slave, who, it is said, 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…"
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 Books of Blood collection) into a modern horror parable that remains as timely today as ever.