From director Nia DaCosta, Candyman will be released on Digital come November 2, 2021. A 4K UHD, Blu-ray, and DVD release of the Yahya Abdul-Mateen II starring horror film will follow on November 16, 2021, from Universal Pictures Home Entertainment.
The upcoming home release of Candyman includes more than an hour of extra content for fans to enjoy. You will get to see a never-before-seen alternate ending as well as deleted and extended scenes.
The official description for the movie reads:
For decades, the housing projects of Chicago’s Cabrini-Green were terrorized by a ghost story about a supernatural, hook-handed killer. In present day, a visual artist (Yahya Abdul-Mateen II; HBO’s “Watchmen,” Us, forthcoming Matrix Resurrections) begins to explore the macabre history of Candyman, not knowing it would unravel his sanity and unleash a terrifying wave of violence that puts him on a collision course with destiny.
Along with Yahya Abdul-Mateen II, the cast also includes Teyonah Parris (If Beale Street Could Talk, WandaVision), Nathan Stewart-Jarrett (Generation, Misfits), and Colman Domingo (Fear the Walking Dead). Candyman has been produced and co-written by Academy Award-winner Jordan Peele.
The Exclusive Bonus Features on the 4K UHD, Blu-ray, DVD, and Digital are:
- Alternate Ending
- Deleted and Extended Scenes
- Say My Name – The filmmakers and cast discuss how the horror at the center of Candyman is both timely and timeless.
- Body Horror – Get ready to explore director Nia DaCosta’s influences in the subgenre of body horror, and what Anthony’s physical transformation means to the story.
- The Filmmaker’s Eye: Nia DaCosta – You will get a closer look at DaCosta and learn how her singular voice and perspective were perfect to tell such a story.
- Painting Chaos – The filmmakers share how Anthony’s artwork evolves throughout the film and how the creative team strived for authenticity in recreating Chicago’s vibrant art scene.
- The Art of Robert Aki Aubrey Lowe – Composer Robert Aiki Aubrey Lowe shares some of the unconventional methodologies used to create the sound for Candyman.
- Terror in the Shadows – A behind-the-scenes look at the creation of the shadow puppetry scenes and the importance of selecting such a medium.
- Candyman: The Impact of Black Horror – A roundtable discussion moderated by Colman Domingo about the nuanced relationship Black Americans have with Candyman, the horror genre, and the overall idea of monsters and victims.
Candyman has been rated R for bloody horror violence and language including some sexual references. The approximate run time comes in at 1 hour 30 minutes.
Originally looking at June 2020 debut, Candyman was finally released in US theatres on August 27, 2021. On a reported budget of $25 million, the film has been able to gross more than $77 million at the worldwide box office.
For those wondering, the movie does have queer representation. The queer couple (played by Nathan Stewart-Jarrett and Kyle Kaminsky) has been received well by the audience. And that’s a good thing considering the history of queer characters in the horror genre.
Have you watched Candyman? Are you looking forward to the Digital, 4K UHD, Blu-ray, and DVD availability this November?
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(via press release)
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