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#1 of 81 OFFLINE   Ronald Epstein

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Posted May 17 2014 - 06:07 AM

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Posted May 17 2014 - 08:08 AM

Hmm. So do we have specs? I would love to get all of these films + old/new extras at the same time.

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Posted May 17 2014 - 08:22 AM

It's not the specs but from Amazon's listing

 

Now, for the first time ever, experience the terror of every Halloween film available together in 1 set! This limited edition deluxe set includes 15 discs jammed with content Halloween fans will love. Brand new, never before seen bonus features including new interviews with cast and crew, commentaries, behind the scenes documentaries, and so much more. Plus, the NEVER BEFORE RELEASED Producer’s Cut of Halloween 6: The Curse of Michael Myers! The set also features both Blu-ray versions of Halloween as well as the Network TV versions of Halloween and Halloween 2. Here it is, the one that started it all – Halloween: The Complete Collection.

 

I'll wait until some more info pops up (I really want to know what the difference between the 15 and 10 disc sets is- is it just the movies on 5 DVDs or is it 5 discs of actual content?) but this set seems quite promising and is a big surprise.



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Posted May 17 2014 - 08:32 AM

I've a feeling that some of these versions (TV versions, prod cut) are only on DVD. I mean do they even have HD elements of these? In any case, please please include all the extras so that I can finally sell those old DVD releases.

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Posted May 17 2014 - 08:49 AM

I've a feeling that some of these versions (TV versions, prod cut) are only on DVD. I mean do they even have HD elements of these?

I'd guess that the TV version of Halloween II will be the same SD version that's on Scream's disc since I think Universal trashed all their movies' deleted footage back in the 1980's. I'm going to hold out hope for the producer's cut of H6 in HD though but honestly, I will be happy to just have a copy that looks better than the VHS bootleg that I got about 15 years ago.



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Posted May 19 2014 - 09:20 AM

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THE ONE THAT STARTED IT ALL…

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HALLOWEEN THE COMPLETE COLLECTION

BLU-RAY™ BOX SETS

 

Limited Edition 15-Disc Deluxe and 10-Disc Edition Brings Together ALL The Halloween Feature Films In One Massive Set For the First Time EVER; All-New Bonus Features, Collectible Packaging, and 40-Page Book Make This

THE Blu-ray™ Box Set Event of 2014!

 

Michael is Coming Home September 23rd

 

BEVERLY HILLS, CA – Last year, the horror classic Halloween celebrated 35 years of terror for those willing to partake in its vision of unrelenting horror. But that was only the beginning of the celebration. 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 copiously studied -- horror film franchises ever created. Before Jason, before Freddy, and before Jigsaw, there was…Michael.  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 DVD and Blu-ray™ releases, with the rights spread across multiple home entertainment studios.

 

Until now…

 

Through the unprecedented collaboration of rival home entertainment companies Anchor Bay Entertainment and Scream Factory – the leading purveyors in horror home entertainment –Halloween The Complete Collection Blu-ray™ box sets arrive September 23rd.

 

For the legions of Halloween fans, the Deluxe Edition boasts 15 discs and contains all the Halloween feature 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 set includes the NEVER BEFORE RELEASED producers cut of Halloween: The Curse of Michael Myers as well as the ultra-rare network TV version of the original Halloween, the network TV version ofHalloween II,  plus the unrated versions of Rob Zombie’s Halloween and Halloween II.  It is packed with hours of BRAND NEW bonus features 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 deluxe set carries an SRP of $169.99.

 

“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 and will include select bonus features.  SRP is $129.99.

 

Both sets pre-book August 27 and will be distributed by Anchor Bay Entertainment with bonus features developed and created by Scream Factory and Anchor Bay.

 

Artwork and bonus features to be announced in the next couple of months.

 

Halloween The Complete Collection Blu-ray™ box sets contain the following classics:

 

Halloween (1978)

Director: John Carpenter

The original indie blockbuster that launched a thousand cuts…Halloween stars Jamie Lee Curtis (A Fish Called Wanda, True Lies) in her debut role. Anyone who’s ever watched a horror film in the last 35 years knows the story of Michael Myers, who as a child, butchered his sister with a kitchen knife. Committed to a mental institution and watched over by Dr. Loomis (Donald Pleasance, Halloween II, IV & V, Fantastic Voyage), he engineers his escape 15 years later, returning to his hometown of Haddonfield, Illinois on Halloween night to terrorize anyone who gets in his way, including babysitter Laurie Strode (Curtis). Co-starring P.J. Soles (Carrie, Stripes, Rock ‘n Roll High School), Kyle Richards (The Watcher in the Woods, Eaten Alive), Nancy Loomis (Carpenter’s Assault On Precinct 13, The Fog), Charles Cyphers (Escape From New York, The Fog) and Brian Andrews (The Great Santini, Three O’Clock High), Halloween also cemented the careers of many behind the camera including Carpenter, Cundey, producer Debra Hill and film editor/production designer Tommy Lee Wallace (Halloween III: Season of the Witch, “It”). 

Halloween II (1981)

Director: Rick Rosenthal

Picking up exactly where the first film left off, Halloween II follows the same ill-fated characters as they once again encounter the knife-wielding maniac they thought they had left for dead. It seems the inhuman Michael Myers is still very much alive and out for more revenge as he stalks the deserted halls of the Haddonfield Memorial Hospital. As he gets closer to his main target, Dr. Loomis (Donald Pleasence) discovers the chilling mystery behind the crazed psychopath’s actions. Written by John Carpenter and Debra Hill, Halloween II is a spine-tingling dark ride into the scariest night of the year. 

Exclusively on the Deluxe Set: Halloween II (1981) Network Television Version

Airing on network TV since the early 80’s, the TV cut features several new scenes and additional cut scenes as well as an alternate ending from the theatrical version.

Halloween III: Season of the Witch (1982)

Director: Tommy Lee Wallace

When a terrified toy salesman is mysteriously attacked and brought to the hospital, babbling and clutching the year’s most popular Halloween costume — an eerie pumpkin mask — Dr. Daniel Challis (Tom Atkins, The Fog, Night Of The Creeps) is thrust into a terrifying Halloween nightmare. Working with the salesman’s daughter, Ellie (Stacey Nelkin), Daniel traces the mask to the Silver Shamrock Novelties company and its founder, Conal Cochran (Dan O’Herlihy, RoboCop). Ellie and Daniel uncover Cochran’s shocking Halloween plan and must stop him before trick-or-treaters across the country are kept from ever coming home in this terrifying thriller from writer/director Tommy Lee Wallace (Stephen King’s It). 

Halloween 4: The Return of Michael Myers (1988)

Director: Dwight H. Little

A decade ago, he butchered 16 people trying to get to his sister. He was shot and incinerated, but still the entity that Dr. Sam Loomis (the legendary Donald Pleasence) calls “Evil on two legs” would not die. Tonight, Michael Myers has come home again…to kill! This time, Michael returns to Haddonfield for Jamie Lloyd (Scream Queen Danielle Harris of Halloween 5 and Hatchett II and III) – the orphaned daughter of Laurie Strode – and her babysitter Rachel (Ellie Cornell of Halloween 5 and House of the Dead). Can Loomis stop Michael before the unholy slaughter reaches his innocent young niece? Michael Pataki, Sasha Jenson and Kathleen Kinmont co-star in this smash sequel that marked the long-awaited return to the original storyline and remains infamous for its startling twist ending and graphic violence.

 

Halloween 5: The Revenge of Michael Myers (1989)

Director: Dominique Othenin-Girard

Because Hell would not have him, Michael Myers survived the mine explosion thought to have killed him. One year later, his traumatized young niece Jamie (Danielle Harris of Halloween 4) is horrified to discover she has a telepathic bond with her evil Uncle…and that Uncle Michael is on his way back to Haddonfield. But Dr. Loomis (the late, great Donald Pleasence) has a new plan to destroy The Boogey Man in his childhood home using Jamie as bait. Tonight, the carnage begins again: Michael Myers is back with a vengeance! Ellie Cornell and Beau Starr return for this hit sequel that features grisly gore by Greg Nicotero (“The Walking Dead”).

 

Halloween: The Curse of Michael Myers (1995)

Director: Joe Chappelle

In a single horrifying night, Michael Myers' masked reign of terror changed Halloween forever! Now, six years after he was presumed dead in a fire, Myers has returned to kill again - and this time there's no escape! As the homicidal fury builds to a spine-tingling climax, the long-hidden secrets of the screen's most maniacal murderer are revealed...with shocking results! Starring a thrilling cast including legendary Donald Pleasence (Halloween) and Paul Rudd (Anchorman).

 

Exclusively on the Deluxe Set Halloween: The Curse of Michael Myers (1995) Producer’s Cut

The so-called “Producer’s Cut of Halloween 6: The Curse of Michael Myers (aka Halloween 666), was a workprint of the original film.

 

Halloween H20: 20 Years Later (1998)

Director: Steve Miner

This smart and suspenseful thriller scares up a bone-chilling good time with original scream queen Jamie Lee Curtis (True Lies, Halloween I & II) and a hot cast of hip young stars! Now the headmistress of a private school, Laurie Strode (Curtis) is still struggling with the horrifying, 20-year-old memories of the maniacal killer Michael Myers...when he suddenly reappears with a vengeance! And this Halloween, his terror will strike a whole new generation! Laurie's rebellious son (Josh Hartnett - The Faculty, 30 Days of Night), his girlfriend (Golden Globe Winner Michelle Williams - My Week with Marilyn), and the school security guard (LL Cool J - CBS’s “NCIS Los Angeles” will become Michael's newest victims unless Laurie can conquer her greatest fears and put evil in its place once and for all! The time has come again for you to experience the frightening fun of Halloween - the motion picture series that totally redefined terror. 

Halloween: Resurrection (2002)

Director: Rick Rosenthal

Original Halloween I & II alums star Jamie Lee Curtis (You Again) and director Rick Rosenthal are back and joined by Busta Rhymes and Tyra Banks in the terrifying Halloween: Resurrection, another installment in the electrifying horror film series.  The reality programmers at DangerTainment (Rhymes, Banks) have selected Rudy (Sean Patrick Thomas, The Fountain), Bill (Thomas Ian Nicholas,American Pie), Jen (“Battlestar Galactica’s” Katee Sackhoff) and a group of thrill-seeking teenagers to spend one fun-filled night in the childhood home of serial killer Michael Meyers. But the planned live broadcast turns deadly when their evening of excitement becomes a night of horror as Michael himself decides to crash the party. 

Halloween (2007)

Director: Rob Zombie

What happens when one legendary horror filmmaker tackles a horror film icon? A new chapter in the legend is born! Rob Zombie (Lords of Salem, The Devil's Rejects) reinvents the ultimate slasher classic, unleashing Michael Myers for a bloody rollercoaster of a rampage like fans have never seen. Including a retelling of the original story that unfolds at a breakneck pace, as well as a chilling new introduction that finally reveals the secrets behind Myers' disturbing childhood, Halloween breathes new life into one of film history's most terrifying tales. Presenting both the original theatrical version and the unrated feature with director's commentary, thrilling bonus features including deleted scenes and an alternate ending, and an exhaustive 4 1/2 hour documentary giving a behind the scenes look at how Zombie created "the scariest Halloween to date" (Debbie Rochon, Fangoria Radio).

 

Halloween 2 (2009)

Director: Rob Zombie

Rob Zombie's H2 (Halloween) picks up at the exact moment that 2007's box-office smash, Halloween stopped and follows the aftermath of Michael Myers's (Tyler Mane) murderous rampage through the eyes of heroine Laurie Strode (Scout Taylor Compton). Evil has a new destiny. Michael Myers is back in this terrifying sequel to Rob Zombie's visionary re-imagining of Halloween which grossed almost $80 million worldwide. It is that time of year again, and Michael Myers has returned home to sleepy Haddonfield, Illinois to take care of some unfinished family business. Unleashing a trail of terror that only horror master Zombie can, Myers will stop at nothing to bring closure to the secrets of his twisted past. But the town's got an unlikely new hero, if they can only stay alive long enough to stop the unstoppable.

About Trancas International Films

Trancas International Films is a motion picture production and distribution company based primarily in Los Angeles, California, but operating worldwide.  In addition to numerous other films in its library, Trancas, along with its subsidiary, Compass International Pictures, has been involved with each film in the Halloween franchise.  Trancas most recently completed production on the motion picture Free Fall starring D.B. Sweeney, Sarah Butler and Halloween Alum Malcolm McDowell, and which is set to be distributed by Anchor Bay Entertainment.

 

About Anchor Bay Entertainment

Anchor Bay Entertainment is a leading home entertainment company.  Anchor Bay acquires and distributes feature films, original television programming including STARZ Original series, children's entertainment, anime (Manga Entertainment), fitness (Anchor Bay Fitness), sports, and other filmed entertainment on DVD and Blu-ray™ formats.  The company has long term distribution agreements in place for select programming with AMC Networks, RADiUS, and The Weinstein Company. Headquartered in Beverly Hills, CA, Anchor Bay Entertainment has offices in Troy, MI, as well as Canada, the United Kingdom and Australia. Anchor Bay Entertainment (www.anchorbayentertainment.com) is a Starz (NASDAQ: STRZA, STRZB) business, www.starz.com.

 

About Scream Factory and Shout! Factory

Shout! Factory, LLC is a diversified multi-platform entertainment company devoted to producing, uncovering, preserving and revitalizing the very best of pop culture. Founders Richard Foos, Bob Emmer and Garson Foos have spent their entire careers sharing their music, television and film favorites with discerning consumers the world over. Shout! Factory’s DVD and Blu-Ray™ offerings serve up feature films, classic and contemporary TV series, animation, live music and comedy specials in lavish packages crammed with extras.  Shout’s audio division boasts GRAMMY®-nominated box sets, new releases from storied artists, lovingly assembled album reissues and indispensable “best of” compilations.  In addition, Shout! Factory maintains a vast digital distribution network which delivers video and audio content to all the leading digital service providers in North America.  Shout! Factory also owns and operates Timeless Media Group, Biograph Records, Majordomo Records, HighTone Records and Video Time Machine. These riches are the result of a creative acquisition mandate that has established the company as a hotbed of cultural preservation and commercial reinvention.  Shout! Factory is based in Santa Monica, California. For more on Shout! Factory, visit shoutfactory.com

 

 

 

 

Halloween The Complete Collection Deluxe Edition Blu-ray Box Set

 

Number of discs: 15

Genre:   Horror

Rating: R (all features)

Languages: English  

Format: Various

Audio: Various

Year:   Various

SRP: $169.99

Street Date:   September 23, 2014

Pre-Book:    August 27, 2014

Length: 1,075 minutes

Subtitles: Various

UPC:   01313262325280

Cat#:  BD62325

 

Halloween The Complete Collection Blu-ray Box Set

 

Number of discs: 10

Genre:   Horror

Rating: R (all features)

Languages: English  

Format: Various

Audio: Various

Year:   Various

SRP: $129.99

Street Date:   September 23, 2014

Pre-Book:    August 27, 2014

Length: 1,075 minutes

Subtitles: Various

UPC:   01313262326980

Cat#:  BD62326

 

 

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Posted May 19 2014 - 09:27 AM

I'll keep the region 2 DVD which is fine by me with full scope to look at. The horror when I saw bluray capture years ago with the scope framing badly cropped off by someone who was blind? No thanks I won't take the chance on the bluray, plus I only watch the film once a year on Halloween night. 

 

Also have Halloween II and I consider him dead on that film I'm not interested in Season of the Witch or the others. 



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Posted May 19 2014 - 09:35 AM

I get the feeling that when the full specs are released, people are going to be pissed (even more than is usual for a horror movie release which always engenders tons of gripes).

 

It's safe to assume that the first 5 movies and the Rob Zombie movies will be the existing discs so I'm GUESSING that Halloweens 6 to 8 will be the focus of the new bonus features. Then it seems like an 11th disc will be the first Blu-ray of Halloween, a 12th disc will be the TV version of Halloween (maybe even the old DVD), a 13th disc with the TV version of Halloween II on DVD, a 14th disc with the producer's cut of Halloween 666 and MAYBE a 15th disc of disc 2 from the Halloween remake.

 

IF that's the case, I can sell off my Blu-rays and be reasonably happy with the set but many fans are expecting everything and the moon so they will go berserk if the bulk of the set is existing discs and the only new stuff is for 3 (lousy) movies.



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Posted May 19 2014 - 10:38 AM

"people are going to be pissed"On the internet? No way. ;)Seriously speaking, it all comes down to the question: Are ALL the old extras included? I personally don't really need a new interview featurette from Carpenter or Curtis. Just gimme those old extras and I'm pretty happy.

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Posted May 19 2014 - 07:23 PM

Wow - that's a hell of a set.

 

The problem is, the Halloween series is so damn uneven. 1-3 are awesomesauce. 4-8 are pretty terrible and the Remakes are fucking awful. I love the hell out of both ANOES and Ft13th - both series with diminishing returns, but even bad they're still pretty fun. Halloween, it just doesn't rock my world.

 

That said, we'll see if I stand strong come September. . . .



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Posted May 19 2014 - 09:47 PM

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Posted May 19 2014 - 10:26 PM

Some random info from Shout twitter:"Region A only""Full size BD cases" (not slim)"The TV cut of Halloween II is a DVD only" (not sure about the others)"Single disc releases not in the cards" (at least some of the films)

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Posted May 20 2014 - 12:54 AM

For people like me who have a passing interest in the series and don't own any on Blu-Ray this looks like a pretty tempting purchase. For Halloween fans, many of whom will have probably bought the first two films on Blu-Ray twice, this may feel like a bit of a kick in the teeth. The original Halloween must be second only to Evil Dead in terms of how hard it's been milked for home video.

 

And I'm sure everyone who bought the 35th Anniversary release must be thrilled to be told they can get the original mono audio missing from that disc if they pony up over $100 for a new boxset.



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Posted May 20 2014 - 05:02 AM

And I'm sure everyone who bought the 35th Anniversary release must be thrilled to be told they can get the original mono audio missing from that disc if they pony up over $100 for a new boxset.

I'm just a pessimist but I think the 35th anniversary disc will be the same exact disc as before. That disc had a mono track- it wasn't the original mono track but that's another topic- and the wording in this press release ("...and the recently remastered 35th Anniversary version with the mono track added back in!") isn't specific enough to make me think that it's anything other than what they released last year.



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Posted May 20 2014 - 11:26 AM

This will be the greatest set released for the next 3 years.



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Posted May 20 2014 - 11:36 AM

"...bought the first two films on Blu-Ray twice, this may feel like a bit of a kick in the teeth."But why is that? How many times the original Halloween has already been released on DVD/BD? Basically this is just one more release, but this time Shout/AB are working together. And this isn't the "last" Halloween related release that we're going to get, I'm pretty sure of that.If the Halloween re-release is "kick in the teeth", there are many fans out there with a lot of teeths missing. ;) Same thing with The Evil Dead, Romero's Z films, T2, The Exorcist... For some reason horror sells!

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Posted May 20 2014 - 11:50 AM

I wish all re-releases of titles were done like this. A true "kitchen sink" release with alternate versions and everything, and the price isn't completely out to lunch.

 

On paper, this is the set of the year. now to hold thumbs that they don't botch the transfers.



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Posted May 20 2014 - 12:18 PM

"Kitchen sink" is great. If they do it right: A/V quality + extras. Also packaging, cover etc.Then again if they mess 1-2 transfers and/or audio, it's not that great set anymore. Nature of the beast with these mega box sets: More films, more room for errors.But at this point I've a good feeling about this.

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Posted May 21 2014 - 01:18 AM

I'm just a pessimist but I think the 35th anniversary disc will be the same exact disc as before. That disc had a mono track- it wasn't the original mono track but that's another topic- and the wording in this press release ("...and the recently remastered 35th Anniversary version with the mono track added back in!") isn't specific enough to make me think that it's anything other than what they released last year.

 

What mono track was it? Was it just a re-mixdown of the 5.1 or something?

 

There really are only a few of these I like well enough to own, but this does sound like a terrific set.


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Posted May 21 2014 - 02:16 AM

One hopes Shout sorts out their compression






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