In 1999, Astbury and Duffy reformed The Cult with Matt Sorum and ex-Porno for Pyros bassist Martyn LeNoble. In 2000 the band contributed the song "Painted on My Heart" to the soundtrack of the movie Gone In 60 Seconds. In November 2000, another authorised greatest hits compilation was released, Pure Cult: The Singles 1984–1995, along with an accompanying DVD.

November 2000, Beggars Banquet released 15000 copies of a six-disc boxset (with a bonus seventh disc of remixes for the first 5000 copies) titled Rare Cult. The boxset consists of album out-takes, demos, radio broadcasts, and album B-sides. It is most notable for including the withdrawn "Peace" album in its entirety.

Rare Cult Box Set
A limited-edition, 6-CD box set of 90 tracks including 78 previously unreleased in the US and 48 previously unreleased anywhere. All tracks are studio (not live) recordings and include all studio B sides, the full Peace album (aka the "Manor Sessions"), complete radio sessions, 12" mixes, alternate versions and out-takes, unreleased masters and work-in-progress demos. The box also includes an 80-page booklet. Some copies include a bonus 7th CD of additonal mixes and extended versions released on the original singles.

Best of Rare Cult
 is a compilation of selected songs from the Rare Cult seven-CD box set, released in November 2000. This collection also includes some songs not featured in the box set. The cover artwork was originally going to be used for The Cult's "Soldier Blue" single in 1987, but when the planned release was abandoned, the artwork was unused. It was then adapted for use as the cover for this release.

Rare Cult Box Set: The Demo Sessions

Limited to 3000 numbered copies. Set was only available via mail-order from Beggars Banquet's online shop. Seventy-seven tracks, 51 of which are previously unreleased, all of which are broken down into three parts: The E.Zee Demos, The Sonic Temple Demos, and Demos 1986 ~ 1989 ~ 1991. Each part comes in a gatefold or tri-fold digipack case with a booklet containing extensive liner notes and artwork from the actual demo tapes. All digipacks fit into a larger cardboard slipcase.

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"Painted on My Heart" , which is about an unforgettable love, was written by the American songwriter, Diane Warren. It was recorded by The Cult for the Gone in 60 Seconds soundtrack. Aerosmith also recorded this song, but The Cult's version was ultimately chosen for the film, which stars Nicolas Cage and Angelina Jolie.