Friday, October 24, 2014

Extras for Scream Factory's Blu-ray Release of Clive Barker's Lord Of Illusions Announced (Out Dec 16)

Clive Barker hasn't directed a film in some time, but I think it's safe to say that the best adaptations of his work are the ones that he handled himself. LORD OF ILLUSIONS is probably the most overlooked of the batch, with HELLRAISER and NIGHTBREED getting the lion's share of attention from genre fans. Earlier this year, Scream Factory announced that they would be bringing LORD OF ILLUSIONS to Blu-ray, and now we have a date and details on the features of the disc.
From the official Press Release:
Scott Bakula portrays Harry D’Amour, a private detective visiting Los Angeles on a routine investigation. Harry gets more than he bargains for when he encounters Philip Swan, a performer whose amazing illusions captivate the world. But are they really illusions? Harry isn’t so sure as he is thrust into a nightmare of murder, deception and terrifying assaults from the dark beyond. Famke Janssen and Daniel von Bargen also star in this cult film classic.
LORD OF ILLUSIONS will be available on Blu-ray on December 16,2014. You can Pre-Order the 2-disc set, which includes both the Director's Cut of the the film and the Theatrical Version, by heading over to Amazon (they currently have the best price).

The following Bonus Features have been announced for the disc (Newly produced elements are in RED):

Disc One: Theatrical Cut of the film

Disc Two: All NEW High Definition transfer of Clive Barker’s DIRECTOR’S CUT of the film
·       Commentary by Director Clive Barker
·       “A Gathering of Magic” Featurette - Original Behind the Scenes Footage
·       Unseen Rare Behind the Scenes Footage “Illusion of Reality” - Vintage interviews and UNSEEN On-Set Footage provide a fascinating look into the making of the film
·       Deleted Scenes with Clive Barker commentary
·       NEW Interview with Storyboard Artist Martin Mercer
·       Photo Gallery

All in all, that's a pretty solid package. I'm glad that Scream is including both versions of the film, and I am also happy that the transfer on the Director's Cut is a new one. Those expecting a huge restoration along the lines of NIGHTBREED will probably be rolling their eyes, but let's be honest, that would never happen, and this is the best that LORD OF ILLUSIONS will look and sound on home video. I know I'm looking forward to this.

For those interested, the full Press Announcement is included after the break:
SCREAM FACTORY™ PRESENTS

CLIVE BARKER’S
LORD OF ILLUSIONS COLLECTOR’S EDITION
Starring Scott Bakula, Kevin J. O’Connor, Famke Janssen and Daniel Von Bargen

2-DISC BLU-RAY SET FEATURES CLIVE BARKER’S DIRECTOR’S CUT
 AND THEATRICAL VERSION OF THE MOVIE, PLUS ALL NEW EXTRAS!

ARRIVING ON HOME ENTERTAINMENT SHELVES EVERYWHERE
ON DECEMBER 16, 2014 FROM SCREAM FACTORY™

Pre-Order This Must-Have Collector’s Edition Today!

“It’s creepy to the extreme! No other filmmaker gets under the skin the way Clive Barker does”
– Quentin Tarantino

In the world where magic is real, death is the ultimate illusion.  From best-selling author and celebrated director Clive Barker comes a supernatural thriller that rips apart the boundaries between sanity and madness, and between the art of illusion and the terrifying forces of magic. Written and directed by Clive Barker (Nightbreed) and based on his popular short story, The Last Illusion (from Books of Blood Vol. 6), the 1995 cult film classic LORD OF ILLUSIONS stars Scott Bakula (Quantum Leap), Kevin J. O’Connor (The Mummy), Famke Janssen (X-MenTakenHemlock Grove) and Daniel Von Bargen (Crimson TideThe Faculty).

On December 16, 2014, SCREAM FACTORY™ is proud to present Clive Barker’s LORD OF ILLUSIONS Collector’s Edition 2-Disc Blu-ray Set on home entertainment shelves everywhere. Arriving for the first time on Blu-ray™, this highly anticipated release contains both the theatrical cut and ALL NEW high-definition transfer of Clive Barker’s DIRECTOR’S CUT of the movie, insightful bonus content, as well as a collectible cover featuring newly rendered retro-style artwork, a reversible cover wrap with original theatrical key art.  A must-have for horror enthusiasts, movie collectors and fans of Clive Barker, LORD OF ILLUSIONS Collector’s Edition Blu-ray is priced to own at $29.93 SRP.
   
***Avid fans and collectors please take note: Order this title from ShoutFactory.com and receive an exclusive 18"x24" poster featuring our newly commissioned artwork, available while supplies last!  Pre-order now at:https://www.shoutfactory.com/film/film-horror/lord-of-illusions-collector-s-edition


Scott Bakula portrays Harry D’Amour, a private detective visiting Los Angeles on a routine investigation. Harry gets more than he bargains for when he encounters Philip Swan, a performer whose amazing illusions captivate the world. But are they really illusions? Harry isn’t so sure as he is thrust into a nightmare of murder, deception and terrifying assaults from the dark beyond. Famke Janssen and Daniel von Bargen also star in this cult film classic.


UNITED ARTISTS PICTURES Presents
A SERAPHIM Production
CLIVE BARKER’S “LORD OF ILLUSIONS”
SCOTT BAKULA, KEVIN J. O’CONNOR,
FAMKE JANSSEN and DANIEL VON BARGEN
Executive Producers STEVE GOLIN and SIGURJON SIGHVATSSON
Music by SIMON BOSWELL
Make-up and Visual Effects Supervisor THOMAS C. RAINONE
Costume Designer LUKE REICHLE, Editor ALAN BAUMGARTEN
Production Designer STEPHEN HARDIE, Director of Photography RONN SCHMIDT
Produced by JoANNE SELLAR and CLIVE BARKER
Written for the Screen and Directed by CLIVE BARKER


Clive Barker’s LORD OF ILLUSIONS Collector’s Edition 2-Disc Blu-ray set Details:               
                          
Disc One: Theatrical Cut of the film

Disc Two: All NEW High Definition transfer of Clive Barker’s DIRECTOR’S CUT of the film
·       Commentary by Director Clive Barker
·       “A Gathering of Magic” Featurette - Original Behind the Scenes Footage
·       Unseen Rare Behind the Scenes Footage “Illusion of Reality” - Vintage interviews and UNSEEN On-Set Footage provide a fascinating look into the making of the film
·       Deleted Scenes with Clive Barker commentary
·       NEW Interview with Storyboard Artist Martin Mercer
·       Photo Gallery

BD: 1080p High-Definition Widescreen (1.78:1)/DTS HD Master Audio/109 minutes
DVD: Anamorphic Widescreen (1.78:1)/Dolby Digital/121 minutes
1995/Color/R/UNRATED
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