In our exclusive clip from the new physical release, star Yahya Abdul-Mateen II also discusses how they choreographed a scene from the film.
Nia DaCosta’s Candyman is out on 4K UHD and Blu-ray today, and Universal Pictures’ package has over an hour of bonus features. Each version of the physical release includes a never-before-seen alternate ending, deleted and extended scenes, and special featurettes that take fans behind-the-scenes and dive deep into the film’s timely cultural commentary and timeless urban legend.
You can go ahead and say “Candyman‘s on Blu-ray” five times in the mirror, but we can’t promise you that a copy will appear before your eyes when you do. What we can deliver for you, though, is a clip exclusive to Dread Central that shows what’s in store in a bonus feature from the new release called “Body Horror.”
In this footage, stars Colman Domingo and Yahya Abdul-Mateen II, movement consultant Madeline Hollander, and producer/co-writer Jordan Peele discuss how the film’s “hallway scene” was choreographed, and reflect on Candyman‘s complex relationship to the horror genre.
Watch our exclusive clip from the bonus features here:
In the rest of this featurette, the cast and crew of Candyman explore the influences that DaCosta drew from the body horror subgenre, and how Anthony McCoy’s (Abdul-Mateen) physical transformation impacts the film’s story.
Here’s the rest of what you’ll find in the Candyman 4K UHD/Blu-ray release:
- 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.
- 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 sceneswere 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.