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NIGHTBREED [Director's cut]

NIGHTBREED <span>[Director's cut]</span> artwork

NIGHTBREED [Director's cut]

Type of media Video

Approved Running time 120m 39s

Release date 28/10/2019

Ratings Info strong bloody violence, injury detail, language

Genre(s) Drama, Horror

Director(s) Clive Barker

Cast includes Craig Sheffer, Anne Bobby, David Cronenberg, Charles Haid, Hugh Quarshie, Hugh Ross, Doug Bradley, Bob Sessions, Malcolm Smith, Catherine Chevalier, Nicholas Vince, Debora Weston, John Agar

Cut This work was passed uncut.

  • Suitable only for 15 years and over icon15

Ratings info

Ratings info publication date 18/10/2019

Note: The following text may contain spoilers

NIGHTBREED is a horror film, from 1990, in which a man arrives in a mythical world where friendly monsters hide from humans.


In one scene, a man is repeatedly shot, accompanied by bloodspurts. There are also scenes in which people are shot and stabbed, some of which are accompanied by bloodspurts.

Injury detail

In one scene a man cuts and peels back skin from his forehead. There is also sight of a severed head, as well as scenes of bloody injury detail.


There is strong language ('f**k'), as well as milder terms (for example, 'son of a bitch', 'shit', 'bullshit', 'bastard', 'asshole', 'balls', 'jerks', 'goddamn', 'hell', 'Jesus', 'Christ', 'God').

The film also contains a scene of non-sexual female breast nudity, and there are drug misuse references.

This work contains flashing images which may affect viewers who are susceptible to photosensitive epilepsy.


Title Information
Director's cut
Arrow Film Distributors Ltd
Classified date(s)
Main language
Submitted run time
120m 39s
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Rating information

The version of this work detailed above is rated by the BBFC under the Video Recordings Act 1984 for use on any Packaged Media format (including DVD, Blu-ray and VHS). This classification may also be used when the same work is made available on Digital Video Platforms (including Video On Demand) provided that the platform is licenced to use BBFC ratings.

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