One of my favorite horror films in Clive Barker’s Lord of Illusions, his magic-themed genre pic that was dumped in theaters by MGM in August of 1995.
Lord stars Scott Bakula as a private investigator hired to protect a popular stage magician who finds himself drawn into a dark, occult underworld. Magician Philip Swann (Kevin J. O’Connor) has made enemies of a bizarre religious cult who wish to resurrect their leader, an evil sorcerer killed by Swann.
Today Shout! Factory and writer-director Clive Barker co-announced that Lord of Illusions will be getting the high-def Blu-ray treatment!
“…Shout is preparing a definitive new edition of (I’ve just seen the artwork for the DVD. It’s superb) is indeed LORD OF ILLUSIONS, as many of you have already guessed,” Barker revealed on Facebook. “The edition will have both cuts of the film, interviews, analysis, a profile of D’Amour traced through all his literary and cinematic journeys and Nix knows what else… It’s going to be a whole new vision of D’Amour’s world, all the way up to, and including THE SCARLET GOSPELS.”
Shout! Factory added: “1995′s LORD OF ILLUSIONS will be coming to Blu-ray for the first time later this Fall as a Collector’s Edition. The cat was let out of the bag from it’s Director himself — the legendary Clive Barker – today on his Facebook page. We have no other details to report ay this time but we know a lot of you are excited about the news. More info will become more clearer in the Summer when we begin to work on the title.”