The newly released Director's Cut is exquisite. It feels completely different, drawing up all kinds of strong emotions only hinted at and danced around in the butchered theatrical cut. Such a triumph for Clive to have finally been able to create and release the version of Nightbreed that the film was always intended to be.
If you never liked Nightbreed, I don't think this is going to change that, but for the Barker fan this is a dream come true.
My favorite and the most easily accessible of the three Fulci movies I watched recently (the others being City of the Living Dead & The Beyond). Like the others, the plot is a definite weak point, but the atmosphere and the gore make up for it immensely. The gore is also a lot less "fun" in this one, instead going for much more realistic brutal violence with gallons of blood flowing. Well, it's not all realistic, there's a bat attack that's…