Original ‘Candyman’ Getting 4K Ultra HD Release In May

by Thomas Tuna

You know the drill–say his name fives times in a mirror. And then run like hell.

The classic 1992 Candyman will come to 4K Ultra HD format (thanks to Arrow Video) May 23. Fans can preorder the release for $40. Check out the array of goodies in this special edition–courtesy of collider.com–on this page.

The 4K restoration limited edition set comes complete with a 40-page booklet that reproduces the film’s original storyboards, a reversible poster featuring the film’s poster art and new artwork by Gary Pullan.

Other special features include: audio commentary from writer/director Bernard Rose and star Tony Todd; Be My Victim, an interview with Todd; It Was Always YouHelen, an interview with Virginia Madsen; The Cinema of Clive Barker, an in-depth interview with the filmmaker; Forbidden Flesh, interviews with special effects artists Bob Keen, Gary J. Tunicliffe and Mark Coulier; and Urban LegendUnwrapping Candyman, a critical analysis of the film.

The original Candyman–starring Todd, Madsen, Xander Berkeley, Kasi Lemmons and Vanessa E. Williams–was based on Clive Barker’s short story The Forbidden. The film follows a Chicago grad student who discovers the urban legend of the Candyman–the ghost of an African-American artist and the son of a slave who was murdered in the late 19th Century.

The film–which earned $26 million on an $8-million budget–was followed by CandymanFarewell to the Flesh (1995), CandymanDay of the Dead (1999) and last year’s direct sequel.

Keep reading Horror News Network for the latest on the Candyman franchise.


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