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Candyman Heads Home This November

Nia DaCosta's Candyman sequel will be heading home on DVD, Blu-ray, Digital and 4K Ultra HD this this November, with an array of special features including an alternative ending.

The Jordan Peele produced sequel from visionary film maker Nia DaCosta will be available on DVD, Blu-ray, and 4K Ultra HD November 29th here in the UK; November 16th in the US with fans able to grab a digital copy from November 2nd. For me this is one definitely worth watching, I felt it was a fantastic sequel to the 1992 film. You can read my full review HERE.

The home release will come with an array of special features including deleted and extended scenes as well as an alternative ending. The complete list of bonus features is as follows.

  • Alternate Ending

  • Deleted and Extended Scenes

  • Say My Name: Filmmakers and cast discuss how the horror at the center of Candyman is both timely and timeless, which is a tragedy in and of itself.

  • Body Horror: We explore director Nia DaCosta’s influences in the sub-genre of body horror, and what Anthony’s physical transformation means to the story.

  • The Filmmaker’s Eye: Nia DaCosta: Take a closer look at director Nia DaCosta, and how her singular voice and perspective were perfect to tell this story.

  • Painting Chaos: Filmmakers reveal how Anthony’s artwork evolves throughout the film and how they strived for authenticity in recreating Chicago’s vibrant art scene.

  • The Art of Robert Aiki Aubrey Lowe: Composer Robert Aiki Aubrey Lowe reveals some of the unconventional methodology he used to create the unique and haunting soundscapes sounds of the film.

  • Terror in the Shadows: A behind-the-scenes look at how the analogue shadow puppetry scenes were created and an unpacking of why this ancient artistic medium was the most conceptually relevant for depicting the legends’ cycle of violence.

  • 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.

For as long as residents can remember, the housing projects of Chicago’s Cabrini Green neighbourhood were terrorised by a word-of-mouth ghost story about a supernatural killer with a hook for a hand, easily summoned by those daring to repeat his name five times into a mirror. In present day, a decade after the last of the Cabrini towers were torn down, visual artist Anthony McCoy (Yahya Abdul-Mateen II) and his girlfriend, gallery director Brianna Cartwright (Teyonah Parris), move into a luxury loft condo in Cabrini, now gentrified beyond recognition and inhabited by upwardly mobile millennials.

With Anthony’s painting career on the brink of stalling, a chance encounter with a Cabrini Green old-timer (Colman Domingo) exposes Anthony to the tragically horrific nature of the true story behind Candyman. Anxious to maintain his status in the Chicago art world, Anthony begins to explore these macabre details in his studio as fresh grist for paintings, unknowingly opening a door to a complex past that unravels his own sanity and unleashes a terrifyingly viral wave of violence that puts him on a collision course with destiny.

Candyman is still playing in cinemas and is currently still available to rent from several different VOD & streaming services.


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