In a collaboration that gives them access to all films in the franchise, Anchor Bay Entertainment and Scream Factory have announced a 15-disc Blu-Ray Collection that will contain all Halloween films in a single box set.
Aside from the films, Halloween, 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 and Halloween II the release will be packed with bonus materials, much of it completely new.
The set boasts 7 brand new Featurettes, 3 brand new Commentaries, 4 brand new Interviews and new Transfers and Audio Specs on selected titles.
John Carpenter’s Halloween, for example, will contains a transfer supervised and approved by cinematographer Dean Cundey, as well as a New Audio Commentary with Director of Photography Dean Cundey, Editor Tommy Lee Wallace And The Shape, Nick Castle. But there’s more, you will also find a Commentary Track with Co-Writer/Director John Carpenter and Actress Jamie Lee Curtis on the release, as well as the Featurettes “The Night She Came Home,” “On Location: 25 Years Later” as well as TV Version Footage, Television Spots, Theatrical Trailer and TV and Radio Spots.
In addition, one disc, featuring the Deluxe Edition of “Halloween” will also contain an Audio Commentary with Co-Writer/Director John Carpenter, Actress Jamie Lee Curtis and Co-Writer/Producer Debra Hill, along with the Featurette ”Halloween: A Cut Above The Rest” and Theatrical Trailer and TV and Radio Spots.
Halloween II will also be included in two versions in the set, featuring the Theatrical Cut of the film, as well as the TV Cut. The film will be accompanied by a Commentary Track with director Rick Rosenthal and actor Leo Rossi, an Audio Commentary with stunt co-ordinator/actor Dick Warlock, Deleted Scenes and an Alternate Ending, as well as the Featurettes “The Nightmare Isn’t Over: The Making Of Halloween II”, featuring Rick Rosenthal, Lance Guest, Dick Warlock, Alan Howarth, Dean Cundey, Leo Rossi and others.
In “Horror’s Hallowed Grounds: The Locations of Halloween II”, host Sean Clark revisits the original shooting locations of the film. Also included to support the movie are Theatrical Trailer, TV and Radio Spots and a Still Gallery.
Halloween III: Season of The Witch will come with an Audio Commentary with director Tommy Lee Wallace, the Featurette ”Stand Alone: The Making Of Halloween III: Season Of The Witch” featuring Tommy Lee Wallace, Tom Atkins, Stacey Nelkin, Dick Warlock, and Dean Cundey, “Horror’s Hallowed Grounds”, which is revisiting the original shooting locations. Also included are a Still Gallery, Theatrical Trailers and TV Spots.
Halloween 4: The Return of Michael Myers will feature an Audio Commentary with Actors Ellie Cornell and Danielle Harris, and a Commentary Track with Director Dwight H. Little and Author Justin Beahm, along with the Theatrical Trailer.
Halloween 5: The Revenge of Michael Myers offers up an Audio Commentary with Actor Don Shanks and Jeffrey Landman, and a Commentary Track with Director Dominique Othenin-Girard and Actors Danielle Harris And Jeffrey Landman, as well as the Featurettes”Halloween 5: On The Set” and ”Halloween 5: Original Promo”, along with the Theatrical Trailer.
Things get interesting again with Halloween: The Curse of Michael Myers, which will be presented in its Theatrical Cut, complete with Theatrical Trailer, TV Spots and a Still Gallery. In addition, the film will be presented in the Producer’s Cut with countless new bonus features. As such, look for a new Audio Commentary with Screenwriter Daniel Farrands and Composer Alan Howarth, the new Featurette “Jamie’s Story”, featuring an Interview With The Original “Jamie” Actress Danielle Harris, as well as “The Cursed ‘Curse’”, a new Interview with Producers Malek Akkad and Paul Freeman.
“Acting Scared“ is a new Featurette taking a look at the film’s cast with actresses Mariah O’Brien And J.C. Brandy. “The Shape Of Things” is a new Featurette to examine the Michael Myers murders and mayhem with Special Make-Up Effects Artists John Carl Buechler And Brad Hardin And Actor George P. Wilbur (Michael Myers).
But there’s more. The new featurette “Haddonfield’s Horrors” introduces you to the sights of “Halloween The Curse of Michael Myers” with Director of Photography Billy Dickson And Production Designer Brad Ryman And Director of Photography (Additional Scenes) Thomas Callaway.
A new Interview with Composer Alan Howarth, called “Full Circle” is also included, as well as a new Cast And Crew Tribute to Donald Pleasance, Archival Interviews And Behind-The-Scenes Footage, Behind-The-Scenes Footage, Alternate And Deleted Scenes and the Teaser Trailer: Halloween 666: The Origin Of Michael Myers.
Halloween H20: 20 Years Later comes in its original 2.35:1 widescreen aspect ratio for the first time, and will also feature a new Commentary Track with Director Steve Miner And Jamie Lee Curtis, Moderated By Sean Clark.
“The Making of Halloween H20” is a new Featurette featuring Jamie Lee Curtis, Josh Hartnett, Jodi Lyn O’Keefe, Nancy Stephens, Adam Hann-Byrd, Tom Kane, Editor Patrick Lussier, Producer Malek Akkad, Producer Paul Freeman, Composer John Ottman, Chris Durand (Michael Myers), Writer Robert Zappia, Stunt Co-Ordinator Donna Keegan, Make-Up Brad Hardin And Cinematographer Daryn Okada. also included on the disc are Vintage Interviews And Behind-The-Scenes Footage and the movie’s Theatrical Trailer.
The 2002 Halloween: Resurrection will be complemented by an Audio Commentary with Director Rick Rosenthal And Editor Robert A. Ferretti, and will also include Alternate Endings, Deleted Scenes, the “Head Cam” Featurette, Storyboard Analysis, Set Tour With Production Designer Troy Hansen, Set Interview With Jamie Lee Curtis, Vintage Interviews And Behind-The-Scenes Footage, Theatrical Trailer and Home Video TV Spots.
Rob Zombie’s Halloween will feature the Unrated Director’s Cut With Audio Commentary By Writer/Director Rob Zombie as well as Deleted Scenes, Alternate Ending, Bloopers and the Featurettes ”The Many Faces Of Michael Myers”, “Re-Imagining Halloween,” “Meet The Cast,” “Casting Sessions” as well as the Scout Taylor-Compton Screen Test and the Theatrical Trailer.
The 4.5 hour Documentary “Michael Lives: The Making of Halloween” will also be included in the Deluxe Edition of the set.
Finally, Rob Zombie’s Halloween 2 will arrive with a Commentary Track With Writer/Director Rob Zombie, along with Deleted And Alternate Scenes, Audition Footage, Make-Up Test Footage, a Blooper Reel, Captain Clegg And The Night Creatures Music Videos and Uncle Seymour Coffins’ Stand-Up Routines.
The Deluxe Edition will also contain another disc with bonus materials, such as John Carpenter’s Halloween – The Extended Version, in high definition, in which the TV Inserts are in Standard Definition, as well as an Interview with Moustapha Akkad about origin of “Halloween.”
It also includes a number of Featurettes, such as ”Halloween Unmasked 2000,” and the new Featurette ”The Making Of Halloween 4”, featuring Actors Danielle Harris, Ellie Cornell, Kathleen Kinmont, Beau Starr, Raymond O’Connor, Erik Preston and Sasha Jensen, Stuntmen Tom Morga (Michael Myers) And George P. Wilbur (Michael Myers), Composer Alan Howarth, Writer Alan B. McElroy, Producers Malek Akkad And Paul Freeman, Special Make-Up Effects Artists John Carl Buechler And Ken Horn.
Further you will find the new Featurette ”Inside Halloween 5” on the disc, featuring interviews With Actors Danielle Harris, Ellie Cornell, Wendy Kaplan, Jeffrey Landman, Jonathan Chapin, Frankie Como, Tamara Glynn, Matthew Walker, Don Shanks (Michael Myers), Producer Malek Akkad, Line Producer Rick Nathanson And Composer Alan Howarth
Also look for an Interview With Make-Up Effects Artist Tom Burman about his work on “Halloween III”, along with Halloween III: Season Of The Witch Radio Spots and TV Spots for Halloween 4, Halloween5, Rob Zombie’s Halloween and Rob Zombie’s Halloween 2.
This disc will be rounded out by Photo Galleries for Halloween, Halloween 4 and Halloween 5.
That just about sums up this massive release. Look for it on September 23 for $169.99.