WSR Detailed LaserDisc Review

Candyman: Farewell To The Flesh

Reviewed In Issue 16 Of Widescreen Review® Stars:
Tony Todd, Kelly Rowan, William O’Leary, Bill Nunn, Matt Clark, Timothy Carhart & Veronica Cartwright

WSR Review Scores
Picture Rating: 4.5
Sound Rating: 4.5
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DVD General Information
(Studio/Distributor): PolyGram Video
(Catalog Number): 800 635 667-1
(MPAA Rating): R
(Retail Price): $$34.95
(Running Time In Minutes): 99
(Color Type): Color
(Chaptered/Scene Access): Yes
(Closed Captioned): Yes
(Theatrical Release): 1995
(LD Release Date): 8/1/95
(THX® Digitally Mastered): No

Credits Information
(Director): Bill Condon
(Screenplay/Written By): Rand Ravich & Mark Kruger
(Story): Clive Barker
(Music): Philip Glass
(Director Of Photography):
(Production Designer): Barry Robison
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(Editor): Virginia Katz
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(Executive Producers): Clive Barker
(Co-Producers): NA
(Producers): Sigurjon Sighvatsson & Gregg Fienberg

DVD Picture Information
(Principal Photography): Academy Standard Flat
(Theatrical Aspect Ratio): 1.85:1
(Measured LaserDisc Aspect Ratio): 1.85:1

DVD Sound Information
(DVD Soundtrack): Dolby Surround
(Theatrical Sound): Dolby Stereo SR
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WSR Narrative Review
Story Synopsis:
Candyman: Farewell To The Flesh is Clive Barker’s horror saga with yet more disturbing vengeance. “Candyman” (Tony Todd) picks up where he left off with his agenda of brutal slayings. The horror began a 100 years ago when the Candyman was mutilated by an angry crowd and stung to death by killer bees. Now, during the flamboyant Mardi Gras in New Orleans, Candyman is back with his signature hook for a hand, to destroy the descendants of those who inflicted his unfortunate fate. But for the Candyman to unleash his fury his victims must look into a mirror and repeat his name four times: “Candyman, Candyman, Candyman, Candyman...” This sequel was hailed by critics of the genre as “richer and scarier than the original.” No doubt, it is.

LaserDisc Picture:
The picture is matted at 1.85:1. Colors are vivid with natural fleshtones and deep solid blacks. Images are sharp and detailed with excellent shadow detail and no artifacts.

LaserDisc Soundtrack:
The soundtrack has aggressive surround envelopment, effective sound effects, and natural dialogue.
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Superb Sound Effects Recording Quality:
Superb Music Score Recording Quality:
Superb Special Visual Effects Quality:
Superb Color Fidelity:
Superb Cinematography:
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