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Movie Details

Title:   Nightbreed
Director:   Clive Barker
Year:   1990
Genre:   Horror
Times Seen:   1
Last Seen:   09.21.13

Other Movies Seen By This Director (1)
- Hellraiser

Notes History
Date Viewed Venue Note
09.21.13Alamo LakelineThis Screening is part of event: FantasticFest 2013
This was a real disappointment for me. I loved Nightbreed as a kid so watching an extra 45 minutes of it should've been something amazing. A few things held me back though.

This new cut was basically constructed using two VHS work prints and the DVD of the theatrical cut and there's been no image resoration at all so it constantly flips between finished-quality DVD scenes and fuzzy duped VHS scenes of varying quality. It looks like one workprint had copyright text in the top corner that they blacked out while the other had gone through a few more generations and had lost most of its audio and visual information.

Furthermore, the new editor used a lot of alternate takes of scenes that ended up in the movie so it was kind of like watching a shittier version of the same movie with only small nuances to set it apart.

Thirdly, a lot of the new matieral is kind of lame and was cut for a reason. They'd be fine as deleted scenes on a special edition but don't make the movie any better for me.

And lastly, this promised "completely different movie" is not actually that different. There are no gigantic plot differences or huge tonal shifts or even added plot lines. It's just a flabbier more muddled version of Nightbreed.

So oh well.
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