Some interesting rumors have been circulating around the internets for some time now about a recntly uncovered VHS (LONG LIVE MAGNETIC MEDIA!) copy of Clive Barker’s NIGHTBREED that showcased the film at a much MUCH longer running time. Here’s the news from FANGORIA:
a VHS copy of the 1990 film (picture left on our late spin-off TOXIC HORROR), containing over 44 minutes of additional footage has been viewed, according to Phil and Sarah over at Clive Barker Revelations.
“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…“