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John Carpenter's Halloween already returning to Blu-Ray....


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#1 of 17 Nick Graham

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Posted July 13 2008 - 10:34 AM

EXCL: Halloween: 30th Anniversary DVD Coming - ShockTillYouDrop.com

Anchor Bay must be about to lose the rights on this one (just as they are Evil Dead, according to Bruce Campbell), so already we're not only getting a double-dip, but a box set. If the color timing has been fixed on the nighttime scenes, I'll gladly pick it up, sadly enough.

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Posted July 13 2008 - 10:43 AM

It sounds like the six disc set is all DVDs and maybe AB will just re-promote their original Blu Ray release of the first movie.

My guess is that the existing DVD of the theaterical cut is disc 1, the TV/extended cut is disc 2, Halloween 4 Divimax is disc 3, Halloween 5 Divimax is disc 4 and then the 25 Years Of Terror doc is discs 5 and 6.

EDIT: That being said, I'll still gladly rebuy Halloween on Blu Ray if there is a new transfer or new special features.

#3 of 17 Dave H

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Posted July 13 2008 - 12:26 PM

Agreed - hopefully, they'll finally get the color timing accurate this time, but I'm not holding my breath.

#4 of 17 Cassy_w

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Posted July 14 2008 - 03:14 AM

It's the same exact BD. Nothing new. They are just including the BD release, as is, with this set.
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Posted July 14 2008 - 06:20 AM

Halloween (US - DVD R1 | BD RA) in News > Releases at DVDActive

Kinda weird that they're releasing a DVD set with a Blu-Ray disc.

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Posted July 14 2008 - 11:27 AM

Posted Image Hurray, the annual Halloween release from AB! What would we do without it? cause you just can't stop collecting them! Posted Image

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Posted July 14 2008 - 03:00 PM

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Very funny stuff. That is insane....I had no idea there were that many.

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Posted July 14 2008 - 03:11 PM

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I had no idea there were that many.
For what it's worth, there's only been three different DVDs (one of which was a non-anamorphic release that was only available for about a year) over the course of a decade and they just keep re-releasing them in various combos. As they came out, I bought all three but I've never bought the re-releases of the same disc.

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Posted July 14 2008 - 03:12 PM

Just let me see if I have this right and please correct me if I'm wrong here, someone...

Anchor Bay is releasing this set with the STARZ! edition of the Blu ray (which was G-d awful; ruined Cundey's whole approach with color timing, etc...to me, the definitive cut of this little gem is still the 1999 THX DVD, which I own -- but the Blu ray Disc looked terrible with way, way too much grain in many scenes featuring Loomis...I bought this last October) while all the other films are standard DVD editions? And where's III? I know this had nothing to do with Myers but it's still part of the franchise -- and what about II? One of the best horror sequels...I suppose this is because Universal is in the rights with II and III and Anchor Bay has the rest? What about those forgettable jokes of sequels like H20 and Revenge of Michael Myers or Curse of Michael Myers? These were Miramax releases, weren't they? Is this why they're not in this box?

This thing is ridiculous if that's all it is -- the two different cuts of the first film on DVD plus 25 Years of Terror and 4 and 5? And then the un-touched, un remastered Blu ray?

I'll keep my money, thank you. I'm even going to sell the BD version of Halloween I think too because the '99 THX DVD just looks "right" to me; the PCM audio of the BD release couldn't save it and it just felt like Starz! rushed this title to high definition with no real care to it -- a travesty for such a film.

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Posted July 14 2008 - 03:15 PM

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Very true...and how sad; each year, it seems, there's another one of these DVD releases for this classic -- can't Anchor Bay or whoever just leave this treasure alone? The BD transfer was a travesty in my opinion, and they just keep attempting too many times to create the "definitive version" of Carpenter's masterpiece -- when they know they're gonna rerelease it yet again with yet another holographic cover of the mask, pumpkin, knife...Posted Image Posted Image Posted Image

#11 of 17 Travis Brashear

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Posted July 15 2008 - 08:32 AM

Wasn't there some incredible find of reels and reels of unused footage a year or two ago that was supposed to mark the centerpiece of an all-new remaster of the film for this anniversary? I've waited all this time and all we get is leftovers???
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Posted July 15 2008 - 09:41 AM

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Classic. I don't know of another title that was re-released this often.

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Posted July 15 2008 - 10:43 AM

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Classic. I don't know of another title that was re-released this often.

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And funny enough it's Anchor Bay again.
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#14 of 17 Dave H

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Posted July 15 2008 - 10:47 AM

Wow.

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Posted July 15 2008 - 10:52 AM

Didn't some distributor also do the same with Night of the Living Dead? Posted Image

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Posted December 13 2008 - 05:38 AM

I think night of the living dead was different distributors because it's a public domain title. However I believe Army Of Darkness got almost as many release. Only one guess as to who was responsable for those releases Posted Image
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#17 of 17 Dave Mack

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Posted December 14 2008 - 05:59 PM

H:II and H:III are Universal. They don't want to mix with AB, maybe?


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