It was just a few days ago that we let you guys know about all the excised footage from Clive Barker’s Nightbreed being found, and now the curators of Barker’s Revelations site, Phil and Sarah, have in their possession a 145-minute cut of the film on VHS! So what have we all missed?
From the site: “We just finished watching a 145-minute version of the film’s mid-1989 workprint! That’s 44 minutes longer than the theatrical release!! And it’s even more significant than that since there are none of the later re-shoots of Decker’s murders, so the actual deleted footage is far more than 44 minutes!
Yes, there’s (lots) more violence as the Sons of the Free invade Midian; yes, there’s some deleted stop motion footage; yes, Narcisse gets decapitated; yes, Lori stabs herself on a hilltop and Boone bites her… Yes, yes, yes!
Now, this is just a VHS copy so it’s not of releasable quality, so… thank you for your continuing messages of support – let’s keep working to get a proper DVD release for an extended Nightbreed…”
As previously reported, it’s been confirmed that the missing footage has been found and can be accessed at any time, but the studio doesn’t believe there’s an audience for it (or a Blu-ray upgrade, dammit).
Clive’s site is hoping the horror community will prove the studio wrong. Head on over to Clive Barker Revelations to check out the full story, and be sure to email the webmaster as they’re collecting signatures to finally bring the intended version of Nightbreed to the digital underground.
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