The recent “spiritual sequel” to the classic 1992 Candyman seems to be the sweet gift that keeps on giving.
The much-anticipated reboot–which landed in theaters in August and then got a VOD release last month–will now come to Blu-ray, 4K and DVD Nov. 16, according to a report on JoBlo.com. And Amazon reportedly is already accepting preorders.
The R-rated remake from Universal Pictures–directed by Nia DaCosta from a screenplay she wrote with producers Jordan Peele and Win Rosenfeld–stars Yahya Abdul-Mateen II, Teyonah Parris, Nathan Stewart-Jarrett and Colman Domingo. Tony Todd–the original Candyman–also makes his presence felt in the film.
This Candyman take place some 10 years after Chicago’s Cabrini-Green Towers have been torn down. The area has been haunted by the tale of a killer with a hook for a hand, and now Anthony and Brianna have moved into a condo.
But the couple soon finds out about the “tragically horrific nature of the true story behind Candyman”, who, according to legend, can be summoned by anyone “daring to repeat his name five times in a mirror.” And you know someone is going to do just that.
The original Candyman–written and directed by Bernard Rose and based on Clive Barker’s short story The Forbidden–stars Todd and Virginia Madsen. This film–which spawned two sequels–was generally well-received by critics and pulled down $26 million on a $9-million budget.
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