Ahead of its tour of America, in a panel discussion recorded in Welwyn Garden City, actors Simon Bamford (who played Ohnaka) and Nick Vince (Kinski) – plus restoration producer Russell Cherrington and restoration editor Jimmy Johnson discuss the reconstruction of the director’s cut of Clive Barker’s Nightbreed, which is being presented at various venues to help fund a high definition print.
The panel discuss the edits imposed on Barker by the studio, the disappointment felt by many of the bowdlerised version released in 1990 and how with the help of various formats and sources a reedit of all the existing footage was mounted to restore the film to its original version.
Those of you with a canny eye might recognize Nick Vince as also being the writer of both Hellraiser and Nightbreed stories for Marvel, as well as the iunitial issues of Marvel UK’s 1990s series Warheads and Immortalis.
• Nightbreed: the Cabal Cut will be screening in various venues across America from 27th July, with an additional Australian showing in Melbourne in August. More info at www.occupymidian.com/screenings
• I’m ready for my close-up: Reconstructing Nightbreed – 5.00pm, Friday 27th July, repeated 8.00am, Tuesday 30th July on Resonance 104.4 FM (London) / streamed at www.resonancefm.com / extended podcast at www.electricsheepmagazine.com/events
The founder of downthetubes, which he established in 1998. John works as a comics and magazine editor, writer, and on promotional work for the Lakes International Comic Art Festival. He is currently editor of Star Trek Explorer, published by Titan – his third tour of duty on the title originally titled Star Trek Magazine.
Working in British comics publishing since the 1980s, his credits include editor of titles such as Doctor Who Magazine, Babylon 5 Magazine, and more. He also edited the comics anthology STRIP Magazine and edited several audio comics for ROK Comics. He has also edited several comic collections, including volumes of “Charley’s War” and “Dan Dare”.
He’s the writer of “Pilgrim: Secrets and Lies” for B7 Comics; “Crucible”, a creator-owned project with 2000AD artist Smuzz; and “Death Duty” and “Skow Dogs” with Dave Hailwood.