The Nightbreed Director’s Cut is finally coming, 24 years after the awesome cult horror classic first hit theaters. Long time Clive Barker fans know that the cut existed, and most even know the name of it is Nightbreed: The Cabal Cut, named after the story that the movie was adapted from.
The movie was directed by author Clive Barker, based off his own story, but the studios didn’t like what he gave them and ordered cuts and changes. The studio, Morgan Creek, had no idea how to sell the movie in which the demons and monsters were the victims and the humans were the real monsters. They ordered re-shoots and changes and even a brand new ending.
Clive Barker was not pleased. Now that his vision is coming through in the new director’s cut, he believes fans can finally see the monsters how he originally envisioned them.
“They wanted the monsters to be simple-minded scare machines, while I wanted them to be the dark side of all of us, mysterious and misunderstood,” Barker said. “Finally, with this new version ofNightbreed, which contains more than 45 minutes of previously unseen material, my original vision has been realized.”
In 2009, when the original footage was found, and Barker asked about releasing his version, Morgan Creek refused to budge, claiming that there wasn’t enough interest to waste their time with it. They did allow one screening of it in 2010 and the buzz spread across the Internet so fast that Morgan Creek would have looked stupid if they didn’t do something.
Well, Clive Barker announced at the time that they were letting the Cable Cut happen and Morgan Creek teamed with the Shout! Factory to get the movie finally released the way Barker always envisioned it. The official announcement came at Comic-Con and the Nightbreed Director’s Cut will be in fan’s hands sometime in 2014.
Source: Hollywood Reporter