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 Posted:   May 19, 2014 - 10:30 AM   
 By:   Mike Skerritt   (Member)

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September 23!!!!!

Every child of the 80's has their slasher hero. Mine has always been Michael Myers. He was first. I own more versions of these movies on more formats than I care to admit. I've even seen HALLOWEEN 5, wait for it, more than once.

Truly spectacular news for fans of the series.

Link: http://iconsoffright.com/2014/05/19/scream-factory-announces-halloween-the-complete-collection-includes-long-waited-producers-cut-of-halloween-6/

 
 Posted:   May 19, 2014 - 11:42 AM   
 By:   johnjohnson   (Member)

Anchor Bay Entertainment and Scream Factory! have forged a partnership and announced two different releases of the long-awaited Halloween: The Complete Collection: a 10-disc standard edition set and a 15-disc Limited Edition deluxe box set that includes all-new bonus features, collectible packaging and a 40-page book. Halloween: The Complete Collection sets arrive on Blu-ray on September 23rd.

Before Jason, before Freddy, before Jigsaw, there was Michael Myers. What producers Moustapha Akkad, Debra Hill and Irwin Yablans, writer/director John Carpenter and stars Jamie Lee Curtis & Donald Pleasence started in 1978 has transformed into one of the most durable, iconic and studied horror film franchises ever created. Over the years, audiences have lived and relived the terrors of Michael Myers through ten feature films, as well as various re-edits and alternate versions. Yet to date, the complete saga of Michael Myers could only be told in pieces, in individual Blu-ray and DVD, with the rights spread across multiple home entertainment studios.

The 15-disc Limited Edition deluxe set is spread across 15 discs and includes every Halloween feature film:
•Halloween (Original & 35th Anniversary)
•Halloween II
•Halloween III: Season of the Witch
•Halloween 4: The Return of Michael Myers
•Halloween 5: The Revenge of Michael Myers
•Halloween: The Curse of Michael Myers
•Halloween H20
•Halloween: Resurrection

•Rob Zombie's Halloween
•Rob Zombie's Halloween II
The set also offers:
•Never-before-released producer's cut of Halloween: The Curse of Michael Myers
•Ultra-rare network TV version of the original Halloween
•Network TV version of Halloween II
•Unrated version of Rob Zombie's Halloween
•Unrated version of Rob Zombie's Halloween II
The set is packed with hours of brand new bonus features as well, including new interviews with cast and crew from the entire franchise. In response to years of fan feedback, the first Halloween will now also include the original mono audio track and the set will include both versions of the original Halloween: the original Blu-ray release and the recently remastered 35th Anniversary version with the mono track added back in.

It also comes with a limited edition 40-page book written by Michael Gingold of Fangoria Magazine. The collectible packaging will include a newly commissioned illustration on the outer case and each film will be in its own black Blu-ray case with the original theatrical one sheet as the key art.

"This compilation is the ultimate collector's item for fans of the Halloween films and a testament to all the wonderful talent that have worked on them," remarked Malek Akkad, President of Trancas International Films and son of series producer Moustapha Akkad. "The partnership between Anchor Bay Entertainment and Scream Factory to present fans for the first time with all the Halloween films in one definitive package is a tribute to everyone – including my father – who made these films the terrifying classics they are today."

The 10-disc Edition includes the original theatrical versions of the Halloween films, as well as select bonus features.

Artwork and complete bonus features will be revealed in the coming months.

http://www.blu-ray.com/news/?id=14006

 
 Posted:   May 19, 2014 - 2:25 PM   
 By:   Francis   (Member)

I recently got the scream factory releases of part II & III, still plan on getting the 35th anniversary release for the first one. That's about where the Halloween franchise for me ends; most of what followed was just one bad sequel after the other and I don't have any nostalgia towards those. The first 3 movies have that Carpenter feel that I like the most from the franchise.

 
 Posted:   May 19, 2014 - 2:29 PM   
 By:   David Sones (Allardyce)   (Member)

I recently got the scream factory releases of part II & III, still plan on getting the 35th anniversary release for the first one. That's about where the Halloween franchise for me ends; most of what followed was just one bad sequel after the other and I don't have any nostalgia towards those. The first 3 movies have that Carpenter feel that I like the most from the franchise.

Exactly!!!

 
 Posted:   May 19, 2014 - 3:25 PM   
 By:   DeputyRiley   (Member)

Awesome news, but will it be available on DVD?

 
 Posted:   May 19, 2014 - 4:29 PM   
 By:   BornOfAJackal   (Member)

I stick with I and II.

That said, I'm glad the Michael Myers devotees will have this option open to them.

 
 
 Posted:   May 19, 2014 - 5:15 PM   
 By:   Mike_H   (Member)

Pretty sweet! I will say this, if any fans wish to hear John Ottman's original rejected score restored to HALLOWEEN H20, email Shout! or post on their Facebook page. They are still finalizing the extras and details on these discs and there is a high probability that they will include it as either an isolated score OR properly mixed into the film (removing the horrific hack-job soundtrack it was released with) if enough demand is shown. Anything is possible with this set, and they are going all-out with it.

 
 
 Posted:   May 19, 2014 - 7:23 PM   
 By:   bondo321   (Member)

H20 definitely needs the original score, alone with the original (superior) workprint cut of the film.

 
 
 Posted:   May 19, 2014 - 7:50 PM   
 By:   Mike_H   (Member)

H20 definitely needs the original score, alone with the original (superior) workprint cut of the film.


What differences were there in the workprint? Was that the cut before they re-shot a lot of the 'close up mask' scenes?

Shout/Scream Factory have had consistently amazing releases. Fingers crossed that they'll consider restoring Ottman's score in some form. Hell, they're releasing the original cut of H6, I'd say anything is fair game.

 
 
 Posted:   May 20, 2014 - 1:57 PM   
 By:   jenkwombat   (Member)

Isn't there supposed to be a longer version of "Halloween III: Season of the Witch" somewhere that was originally released in theaters, but has never been released on video? I thought there was....

 
 Posted:   May 20, 2014 - 2:26 PM   
 By:   The Mutant   (Member)

I recently got the scream factory releases of part II & III, still plan on getting the 35th anniversary release for the first one. That's about where the Halloween franchise for me ends; most of what followed was just one bad sequel after the other and I don't have any nostalgia towards those. The first 3 movies have that Carpenter feel that I like the most from the franchise.


My feelings exactly. I have zero intention of buying this. Perfectly happy with my 3 discs.

 
 Posted:   May 20, 2014 - 2:27 PM   
 By:   The Mutant   (Member)

Isn't there supposed to be a longer version of "Halloween III: Season of the Witch" somewhere that was originally released in theaters, but has never been released on video? I thought there was....


Nope. Pure rumor.

 
 
 Posted:   May 20, 2014 - 10:31 PM   
 By:   jenkwombat   (Member)

Isn't there supposed to be a longer version of "Halloween III: Season of the Witch" somewhere that was originally released in theaters, but has never been released on video? I thought there was....


Nope. Pure rumor.



Glad to hear it. I hate missing stuff, and I hate when studios chop footage out of movies arbitrarily. smile

 
 Posted:   Aug 11, 2014 - 6:34 PM   
 By:   Mike Skerritt   (Member)

Should probably cross post this in the main forum but the specs list for the set was just updated. The H20 disc will now include scenes from the movie with Ottman's score. Pretty nifty.

Source: http://www.docterror.com/2014/08/new-release-update-halloween-curse-of.html?m=1

 
 Posted:   Aug 12, 2014 - 4:06 AM   
 By:   DeputyRiley   (Member)

Blu-Ray only... mad

That's bullsh**!

 
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