Nightbreed: The Ultimate Cabal Cut (BD-R)

Nightbreed: The Ultimate Cabal Cut (BD-R)

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"Clive Barker’s Nightbreed was perhaps the first truly excellent film of the 1990s, immediately striking a chord with horror fans of the era. Still, the film was so ahead of its time, 20th Century Fox didn’t know how to market it; anything outside the box tends to make executives nervous, and Nightbreed was (and is) completely unique.

Of course the film was butchered before it was released, but a few years ago, Barker started touring US theaters with Nightbreed: The Cabal Cut. It included additional footage culled from work tapes and various other sources. Unfortunately, the differing quality between the film and video footage made for a jarring and disjointed movie watching experience.

Scream Factory came to the rescue in 2014, procuring film footage that had previously been considered lost, allowing Barker to finally release something he felt proud enough about to dub a “Director’s Cut”. Still, the author and filmmaker’s quest to fully realize his vision from 1990 continues. We’ve been abuzz with news of an Ultimate Cabal Cut currently being assembled, one that boasts never-before-seen-footage and a meaty, 3+ hour runtime!" -Josh Millican,


Aaron Boone (Craig Sheffer) is haunted by terrifying nightmares of a city of monsters. He goes to see a psychiatrist, Dr. Decker (David Cronenberg), for help. But what Boone doesn’t know is that Decker is really a serial killer. Decker frames Boone to take the fall for his murders, and Boone is killed by the police. But Boone is brought back to life by the monsters of his dreams, the Nightbreed, who in turn join Boone in his quest to stop Decker from killing again.

This is a composite edit of all Nightbreed cuts, workprints and available production dailies. please note, that whilst all effort was made to ensure the highest possible definition, in order to include as much footage as possible, the cabal cut includes 132 seconds of low quality VHS workprint video and dailies, leading to scenes varying in quality.

198 minutes