Candyman

4K Ultra HD

Blu Ray

  • Score
    91
    from 3 reviewers
  • Bernard Rose's adaptations of Clive Barker's "The Forbidden" and "Candyman" are among the best horror films of all time, featuring Tony Todd's captivating performance as the complex monster and fascinating special effects.

    Candyman
    1992
    99 min
    R
    True 4K
    HDR10
    Dolby Vision
    Dolby Atmos
  • Video
    91
  • Candyman has been newly scanned and restored in 4K from the original negative supervised by writer-director Bernard Rose and Director of Photography Anthony Richmond, and is being released on Blu-ray and UHD from Shout Factory.

  • Audio
    93
  • The UHD release of Candyman offers an all-new Dolby Atmos surround track, crisp dialogue exchanges, and a Dolby TrueHD 7.1 track for the Theatrical and Unrated cuts in 1080p.

  • Extra
    95
  • There are three discs with extensive bonus features, two of which are audio commentary tracks by Bernard Rose, Tony Todd, Stephen Jones, and Kim Newman, as well as a Theatrical Trailer.

  • Movie
    91
  • Helen Lyle's research on urban legends leads her to the Candyman, a serial killer with a hook who becomes determined to make her part of his story.

    True 4K
    HDR10
    Dolby Vision
    Dolby Atmos

    Director: Bernard Rose

    Actors: Virginia Madsen, Xander Berkeley, Tony Todd

    Plot: The Candyman, a murderous soul with a hook for a hand, is accidentally summoned to reality by a skeptic grad student researching the monster's myth.

    Disc Release Date: 24 May 2022

    all scores

    avforums review by Simon Crust
    • Video
      90
    • Candyman was shot on 35mm film using Panavision cameras and, according to the blurb, has been newly scanned and restored in 4K from the original negative, supervised and approved by writer-director Bernard...

    • Audio
      90
    • An all-new Dolby Atmos surround track is huge bonus and opens up the surround track to hitherto unheard-of levels; Tony Todd’s voice is omnipresent!...

    • Extra
      90
    • All on the UHD and all previously seen. The two cuts of the film are through seamless branching....

    • Movie
      100
    • When Helen Lyle, upon researching her thesis on urban legends, hears of a serial killer called the ‘Candyman’ she unwittingly releases a monster into the world who is determined to make her part of his...

    • Total
      90
    • Rarely do films hold up against their literary source, but Bernard Rose’s treatment of Clive Barker’s The Forbidden, is about as good as it gets. But altering location, giving backstory, heightening the...

    Blu-ray.com review by Brian Orndorf
    • Video
      90
    • Screencaps are taken from the Blu-ray release."Candyman" was previously released on Blu-ray in 2018, from Shout Factory. They return to the title in 2022 with a UHD release, which contains the Unrated...

    • Audio
      100
    • The UHD release of "Candyman" offers a 7.1 Dolby TrueHD track, supporting a production that put an extraordinary amount of care into its sound design. Dialogue exchanges are crisp and subtle, ranging from...

    • Extra
      100
    • UHD:Commentary #1 features writer/director Bernard Rose and actor Tony Todd. Commentary #2 features film historians Stephen Jones and Kim Newman. And a Theatrical Trailer (2:04, HD) is included. Unrated...

    • Movie
      80
    • In 2021, "Candyman" was released, which was a sequel to�"Candyman," a 1992 gothic horror feature adapted by writer/director Bernard Rose from a short story by Clive Barker. While stylishly made and thematically...

    • Total
      90
    • "Candyman" has its highlights, including Tony Todd's portrayal of the complex monster of the movie, creating a romantic figure of pure menace, paired well with Virginia Madsen. Special effects are fascinating,...

    High-Def Digest review by Matthew Hartman
    • Video
      90
    • Reportedly sourced from a new 4K master of the original negative supervised by Bernard Rose and Director of Photography Anthony Richmond, this 1.85:1 2160p Dolby Vision (with HDR10) transfer takes what...

    • Audio
      90
    • For this 4K disc and both Theatrical and Unrated cuts in 1080p comes a new Dolby Atmos mix that’s simply fantastic. But real quick a little tech stuff to get out of the way - The 4K disc only offers this...

    • Extra
      100
    • Between three discs, you have essentially all of the extensive bonus features of Scream Factory’s 2018 Collector’s Edition. The 4K disc only offers up two of the audio commentary tracks leaving the two...

    • Movie
      90
    • You say his name in the mirror five times… and then he appears behind you and kills you with a hook. It’s true… or at least every freshman on campus says about the Candyman. For Helen Lyle (Virginia Madsen)...

    • Total
      90
    • Not only is Candyman one of the best horror films of the 90s, but it’s also one of the best horror films period. Bernard Rose crafted a perfect adaptation of Clive Barker’s short story steeped in a near-constant...