Update: It looks like the screening has had some impact and that we MIGHT be getting a Blu-ray after all. Clive Barker reported on Twitter that Morgan Creek is giving permission “to show the cut around the world and to raise money to prepare the cut for a release on Blu-ray… This could not, would not, have happened without your voices.We have all been heard. The Morgan Creek team have my thanks and my respect. Very seldom does anyone in the movie business pay attention as they have, understanding perhaps that the message of the movie as I shot it is one that dramatizes a different ending to the age-old story of how a war between Humankind and something Other draws to a close.”
Sunday night the New Beverly Theater in California played host to the infamous “Cabal Cut” of Clive Barker’s Nightbreed. Bloody Disgusting’s BC was on hand and shares his thoughts on the new cut of the 1990 classic set in the Canadian wilderness, where a search is on for a serial killer and an ancient tribe of monsters called the night-breed.
“It’d be easy to say “Morgan Creek destroyed a perfect film!” but the reality is that they just exacerbated some of its issues while adding others,” says BC. “ I’d love to have a definitive, cleaned up version of the movie to watch on Blu-ray, and with so few horror films that even attempt to be “epic”, I think it deserves the lavish treatment on ambition alone.”