Internationally renowned horror The Babadook saw The Nightingale’s Jennifer Kent make a huge impact with her feature film debut. Now Second Sight Film brings this acclaimed chiller back to life with a brand-new Limited-Edition dual format release featuring the world premiere on 4K UHD plus Blu-ray which will ensure you won’t want to get rid of The Babadook. I first saw this film upon its released and have recently revisited the film with this blu ray edition. The film is still creepy as hell, still gets under your skin, but looks and sounds even better! Get those lights turned out, and revisit one of the creepiest films of recent years
This standout film sees Essie Davis, star of Miss Fisher’s Murder Mysteries, as a grief-stricken mother who is desperately trying to bring up her troubled son the best she can, will a new book be the answer to his sleep woes, or is it the beginning of an unimaginable nightmare?
Following the violent death of her husband on the day their son Samuel (Noah Wiseman) was born, Amelia struggles with his erratic behaviour, and is still battling with the never-ending grief. Refusing to celebrate Samuel’s birthday as it’s inextricably linked to such a traumatic time, life is a struggle and the one person who’s always been there for her, her sister Hayley McElhinne’s patience is wearing thin.
As Samuel’s seventh birthday approaches his fears get worse, he’s convinced a monster is coming to get them, and he won’t settle, no matter how many bedtime stories he’s told. When an intriguing storybook appears on the bookshelf, Samuel becomes convinced that the Babadook is the monstrous creature he’s always feared and as Amelia senses the ominous presence herself, she slowly begins to unravel.
The stunning Limited Edition is presented in a stunning rigid slipcase with new artwork by Peter Diamond. Full of outstanding special features it includes brand-new and archive interviews, audio commentaries, a short film and a 150-page hardback book with brand new essays and collectors’ art cards, please find full details below.
4K / Blu-ray dual format release
4K mastered by the original post production facility and presented in HDR10
Audio Commentary by Alexandra Heller-Nicholas and Josh Nelson
This Is My House!: An interview with Essie Davis
The Sister: interview with Hayley McElhinney
Don’t Let It In: An interview with Kristina Ceyton
Conjuring Nightmares: An interview with Kristian Moliere
Shaping Darkness: an interview with Simon Njoo
If It’s in a Name or in a Look: interview with Alex Holmes
The Bookmaker: an interview with Alexander Juhasz
Ba-Ba-Ba…Dook!: An interview with Jed Kurzel
Monster: short film
They Call Him Mister Babadook: The Making Of
There’s No Place Like Home: Creating the House
Special Effects: Stabbing Scene
Illustrating Evil: Creating the Book
LIMITED EDITION CONTENTS
Rigid slipcase with new artwork by Peter Diamond
150-page hardback book with new essays by Daniel Bird, Anna Bogutskaya, Kat Ellinger, Rich Johnson, Jon Towlson and Laura Venning, archive interview with Jennifer Kent, production stills and original artwork concepts.
6 collectors’ art cards
LIMITED EDITION BLU-RAY & UHD 4K