The long-fabled director’s cut of Clive Barker‘s Nightbreed finally saw release this past week via Scream Factory’s beautiful new Blu-ray, and those of us who’ve been eagerly awaiting it since 1990 have one person to thank for it. That one person is Barker, obviously, as he not only wrote the short novel “Cabal” but also adapted it into a flawed but fun film filled with untapped promise. There are others beyond Barker, though, who deserve our gratitude as well. I’m talking about the fans. In the two plus decades since Nightbreed‘s release, rumors of additional footage fueled our imagination, and the more optimistic among you — because no, I did not believe this day would ever come — kept the hope alive online and at genre conventions. As more and more of that footage was rediscovered, and as “the Cabal Cut” made its way around the country, the clamor for a properly restored, director approved cut of the film grew. But after Barker and the fans? There are people behind the scenes who had their hands in this endeavor from the very beginning, people whose efforts and own appreciation of the world Barker created helped lead to this release — people like Mark Miller (Vice President of Seraphim) and Michael Plumides (Nightbreed: Director’s Cut producer).