Arrow Video is releasing Candyman as a limited edition Blu-ray on October 29, 2018, in the UK, with new cover art by Gary Pullin.
The 1992 horror classic has been restored in 2K from the original negative, supervised by writer-director Bernard Rose (Sx_Tape; Frankenstein; Paperhouse) and director of photography Anthony B. Richmond.
The release also includes six lobby card reproductions, a reversible poster featuring two different artworks, a perfect-bound booklet with reproductions of Bernard Rose’s hand-painted storyboards, and a booklet featuring new writing on the film by Michael Blyth.
Based on Clive Barker’s short story The Forbidden, the movie stars Virginia Madsen, Tony Todd, Xander Berkeley, Kasi Lemmons, and Vanessa Williams.
- Audio commentary with writer-director Bernard Rose and actor Tony Todd (new)
- Audio commentary with Stephen Jones and Kim Newman (new)
- Be My Victim – Interview with Tony Todd (new)
- It Was Always You, Helen – Interview with Virginia Madsen (new)
- The Writing on the Wall: The Production Design of Candyman – Interview with production designer Jane Ann Stewart (new)
- Forbidden Flesh: The Makeup FX of Candyman – 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
- Urban Legend: Unwrapping Candyman – Critical analysis of the film with writers Tananarive Due and Steven Barnes
- Bernard Rose short films restored in HD:
- Looking at Alice (30 min, 1978)
- A Bomb With No Name on It (3 min, 1976)
- The Wreckers (5 min)
- Theatrical trailer