The original Candyman will come after you in 4K UHD in May.

If you say his name five times in a mirror, you’re not going to have a fun time in Chicago. Now he’s going to scare you with a higher resolution when the original Candyman arrives on 4K UHD in May. Clive Barker (Hellraiser) wrote the original story although it was based in England. Director Bernard Rose brought the story to the Second City and a tale of how a tortured black artist (Tony Todd) returned to haunt the Cabrini-Green buildings after he was killed by his white girlfriend’s rich father. Now you can see deeper into the shadows of the buildings. Don’t say his name after you push play. Here’s the press release from Shout! Factory:

MAY 24, 2022

On May 24th Candyman (1992) (Collector’s Edition) (4k UHD) will be released from Scream Factory™, bowing on Ultra High-Definition for the first time ever. This definitive collector’s edition will come with many special features and is currently available for pre-order at

The myth of Candyman has endured for generations. His legacy is eternal rage. Written and directed by Bernard Rose (Frankenstein), executive produced by Clive Barker (Nightbreed), and music by Philip Glass, CANDYMAN stars Virginia Madsen (Sideways, Dune), Tony Todd (Night of the Living Dead, The Crow), Xander Berkeley (The Walking Dead, Gattaca), and Kasi Lemmon (Eve’s Bayou, The Silence of the Lambs).

This gut-wrenching thriller follows a graduate student whose research summons the spirit of the dead! When Helen Lyle hears about Candyman, a slave spirit with a hook hand who is said to haunt a notorious housing project, she braves the gang-ridden territory to visit the site … and unwittingly ignites a string of terrifying, grisly slayings! But the police don’t believe in monsters and charge Helen with the crimes. And the only one who can set her free is Candyman.

DISC 1 – 4K ULTRA HD: 2160p Ultra High-Definition HDR Widescreen (1.85:1)/Dolby Atmos, DTS-HD Master Audio 5.1 & Stereo
DISC 2 – BLU-RAY: 1080p High-Definition (1.85:1)/Dolby Atmos, DTS-HD Master Audio 5.1 & Stereo
DISC 3 – BLU-RAY: 1080p High Definition (1.85:1)/DTS-HD Master Audio 5.1 & Stereo English SDH Subtitles/1992/Approximate Feature Running Time: +/- 99 Minutes

4K Ultra-HD with Dolby Vision HDR playback requires Dolby Vision-capable Ultra HD Blu-ray Disc Player and Dolby Vision-capable 4K UHD Television. 

Special Features
DISC 1 – UHD – Both Cuts:
NEW 4K transfer from the original negative, supervised and approve by writer/director Bernard Rose and director of photography Anthony B. Richmond (Theatrical Cut) by Arrow Video
NEW 4K UHD Blu-ray presentation in Dolby Vision (HDR10 compatible) of both cuts of the film, the US R-rated version and the unrated version featuring alternate, more graphic footage, presented via seamless branching
NEW Dolby Atmos track
Audio commentary with writer/director Bernard Rose and actor Tony Todd (Theatrical Cut)
Audio commentary with authors/film historians Stephen Jones and Kim Newman (Theatrical Cut)
Theatrical Trailer

DISC 2 – Blu-Ray – Theatrical Cut:
NEW Dolby Atmos track
Audio commentary with writer/director Bernard Rose and actor Tony Todd
Audio commentary with authors/film historians Stephen Jones and Kim Newman
Audio Commentary with Bernard Rose, author Clive Barker, producer Alan Poul and actors Tony Todd, Virginia Madsen and Kasi Lemmons
Audio Commentary with Bernard Rose, from The Movie Crypt Podcast hosted by filmmakers Adam Green and Joe Lynch
Sweets to the Sweet: The Candyman Mythos featuring interviews with Bernard Rose, producer Alan Poul, executive producer Clive Barker, actors Virginia Madsen, Tony Todd and Kasi Lemmons
Clive Barker: Raising Hell – an interview with author/artist/filmmaker Clive Barker
The Heart of CANDYMAN – an interview with actor Tony Todd
Bernard Rose’s Storyboards
Theatrical Trailer
TV Spots
Still Gallery
Screenplay (BD-Rom) 

DISC 3 – Blu-Ray – Unrated Cut:
NEW Dolby Atmos track
NEW Looking Back in the Mirror – an interview with actress Vanessa Williams
Be My Victim – an interview with Tony Todd
It Was Always You, Helen – an interview with actress Virginia Madsen
Reflection in the Mirror – an interview with actress Kasi Lemmons
A Kid in Candyman – an interview with actor DeJuan Guy
The Writing on the Wall: The Production Design of Candyman – an interview with production designer Jane Ann Stewart
Forbidden Flesh: The Makeup FX of Candyman – including interviews with special makeup effects artists Bob Keen, Gary J. Tunnicliffe and Mark Coulier
A Story to Tell: Clive Barker’s “The Forbidden” – writer Douglas E. Winter on Clive Barker’s seminal Books of Blood and Candyman’s source story, “The Forbidden”
Urban Legend: Unwrapping Candyman – a critical analysis of the film with writers Tananarive Due and Steven Barnes

About Shout! Factory
Shout! Factory, LLC is a leading multi-platform media company devoted to film and TV distribution, development, and production, as well as the preservation and revitalization of the very best in pop-culture entertainment. Founded by Richard Foos, Bob Emmer, and Garson Foos in 2003, Shout! owns and manages a large portfolio of films, contemporary and classic TV series, animation, and documentaries. The company’s creative acquisition mandate has established it as a leading independent distributor, with partners and properties including GKIDS, Sesame StreetThe Carol Burnett Show, The Johnny Carson Show, IFC Films, Stephen J. Cannell Productions, ITV Studios, Major League Baseball Productions, and many others. Shout! Factory Kids focuses on live-action and animated kids and family properties, and the company releases films and television shows in other genres under the Scream Factory and Shout Select imprints. Shout! develops, acquires and distributes new films via Shout! Studios, owns and operates libraries including Mystery Science Theater 3000 (in partnership with creator Joel Hodgson) and the Roger Corman New Horizon Pictures Library, and operates the acclaimed streaming service Shout! Factory TV. Shout! Factory is based in Los Angeles, California. For more on Shout! Factory, visit

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