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THE THRILLING CONCLUSION TO THE MODERN HALLOWEEN TRILOGY IS AVAILABLE TO OWN
FOR THE FIRST TIME WITH BONUS EXTRAS
FEATURING MORE CHILLS AND THRILLS
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“A FITTING FAREWELL TO LAURIE STRODE”
K. AUSTIN COLLINS, ROLLING STONE

ON DIGITAL NOVEMBER 15, 2022
4K UHD, BLU-RAYTM AND DVD DECEMBER 27, 2022
FROM UNIVERSAL PICTURES HOME ENTERTAINMENT
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Universal City, California, November 8, 2022 – The saga comes to an END. Golden Globe® and BAFTA winner Jamie Lee Curtis (Halloween franchise, “Scream Queens,” Knives Out) is back as Laurie Strode, “a timeless scream queen” (K. Austin Collins, Rolling Stone), fighting for her life in the thrilling conclusion against the infamous masked killer, Michael Myers. HALLOWEEN ENDS is available to own on Digital November 15, 2022, as well as on 4K Ultra HD, Blu-ray, and DVD on December 27, 2022 from Universal Pictures Home Entertainment. Produced by Malek Akkad (Halloween), Bill Block (Halloween Kills), and Jason Blum (The Black Phone and The Invisible Man), and hailed as “a full-throttle showdown 44 years in the making” (Sara Michelle Fetters, Moviefreak.com), HALLOWEEN ENDS features over 30 minutes of never-before-seen bonus captivating content that includes deleted and extended scenes, featurettes with Jamie Lee Curtis and the cast and crew, a special gag reel, and feature commentary with co-writer/director David Gordon Green (Halloween, Halloween Kills, “The Righteous Gemstones”), actors Andi Matichak (Halloween (2018), Halloween Kills, “Blue Bloods”) and Rohan Campbell (“Virgin River,” “The Hardy Boys”), and more.

The most acclaimed and revered horror franchise in film history reaches its epic, terrifying finale as Laurie Strode (Curtis) faces off for the last time against the embodiment of evil, Michael Myers (James Jude Courtney). Michael hasn’t been seen for four years after the events of Halloween Kills. Laurie lives with her granddaughter Allyson (Andi Matichak) and has chosen to liberate herself from fear and rage and embrace life. When a young man is accused of killing a boy he was babysitting, a cascade of violence and terror is ignited with a final confrontation between Laurie and Michael unlike any ever captured on screen. Only one of them will survive.

With the purchase of HALLOWEEN ENDS on disc or digital, fans are eligible to earn points towards digital movies via the Universal All-Access Rewards program. Members can redeem their points for digital movies, swag and more! For registration and details please visit www.MyUniversalRewards.com.

BONUS FEATURES ON 4K ULTRA HD, BLU-RAYTM, DVD & DIGITAL:
  • Deleted and Extended Scenes
    • Michael Shakes Things Up
    • Joan's Bunny Slam
    • Corey Reflects Upon Himself
    • Ronald's Stuck at Work
    • Margo Gets the Boot
    • Joan's Recipe for Disaster
  • Ending HALLOWEEN - HALLOWEEN could never truly end without a decisive showdown between Laurie and Michael. Explore the creative team's approach to crafting the film's final sequence.
  • Final Girl - The iconic Jamie Lee Curtis discusses the legacy of Laurie Strode and what playing the character has meant to her.
  • No Place Like Haddonfield - Filmmakers and cast reveal some of the secret ingredients that make HALLOWEEN productions so special and their personal feelings on being a part of such a classic franchise.
  • Gag Reel
  • A Different Threat - As Haddonfield evolves to a new era, we examine how the evil within has also evolved.
  • The Visions of Terror - See how various production departments came together to achieve the film's unique visual style.
  • Twisted Deaths - An up-close look at some of the gruesome death scenes.
  • Feature Commentary with co-writer/director David Gordon Green, actors Andi Matichak and Rohan Campbell, co-producer/first assistant director Atilla Salih Yücer, and production assistant Hugo Garza


FILMMAKERS:
Cast: Jamie Lee Curtis, Andi Matichak, Rohan Campbell, Will Patton, Kyle Richards, James Jude Courtney
Casting By: Terri Taylor CSA, Sarah Domeier Lindo CSA
Music By: John Carpenter, Cody Carpenter, Daniel Davies
Costume Designer: Emily Gunshor
Editor: Tim Alverson ACE
Production Designer: Richard A. Wright
Director of Photography: Michael Simmonds
Executive Producers: John Carpenter, Jamie Lee Curtis, Danny McBride, David Gordon Green, Ryan Freimann, Ryan Turek, Christopher H. Warner
Produced By: Malek Akkad pga, Jason Blum, Bill Block
Based on Characters Created By: John Carpenter, Debra Hill
Written By: Paul Brad Logan, Chris Bernier, Danny McBride, David Gordon Green
Directed By: David Gordon Green

TECHNICAL INFORMATION 4K ULTRA HD:

Street Date: December 27, 2022
Selection Number: 1000822544 (US)
Layers: BD-100
Aspect Ratio: Widescreen 16:9 2.39:1
Rating: Rated R for bloody horror violence and gore, language throughout and some sexual references
Subtitles: English, Latin American Spanish and French Canadian
Languages/Sound: English (Dolby Atmos, Dolby Digital 2.0 for Bonus Content), Latin American Spanish (Dolby Digital Plus 7.1) and French Canadian (Dolby Digital 5.1)
Run Time: 01:50:41

TECHNICAL INFORMATION BLU-RAY
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Street Date: December 27, 2022
Selection Number: 1000822543 (US)
Layers: BD-50
Aspect Ratio: Widescreen 16:9 2.39:1
Rating: Rated R for bloody horror violence and gore, language throughout and some sexual references
Subtitles: English, Latin American Spanish and French Canadian
Languages/Sound: English (Dolby Atmos, Dolby Digital 2.0 for Bonus Content), Latin American Spanish (Dolby Digital Plus 7.1) and French Canadian (Dolby Digital 5.1)
Run Time: 01:50:41

TECHNICAL INFORMATION DVD:

Street Date: December 27, 2022
Selection Number: 1000822542 (US)
Layers: DVD 9
Aspect Ratio: Widescreen 16:9 2.39:1
Rating: Rated R for bloody horror violence and gore, language throughout and some sexual references
Subtitles: English, Latin American Spanish and French Canadian
Languages/Sound: English (Dolby Digital 5.1, Dolby Digital 2.0 for Bonus Content), Latin American Spanish (Dolby Digital 5.1) and French Canadian (Dolby Digital 5.1)
Run Time: 01:50:48




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I watched this on Peacock last week. There was a point at about the 90-minute mark
where I felt like I could hear somebody in the editing room remembering, "Oh yeah! According to the trailer, Michael Myers is supposed to be in this movie!"
 

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I watched this on Peacock last week. There was a point at about the 90-minute mark
where I felt like I could hear somebody in the editing room remembering, "Oh yeah! According to the trailer, Michael Myers is supposed to be in this movie!"
Introducing an entirely new main character and having him be the focus of the movie out of left field is just what you want from the third movie in a trilogy.
 

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Sounds like they Season of the Witch-ed us again.

No. "Halloween III" literally has nothing to do with the universe of the first 2.

"Ends" goes off in a less MM-centric direction than the predecessors, but it still focuses on Haddonfield, Laurie and those topics.

And MM is in the movie - just not as much as some would like.
 

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And MM is in the movie - just not as much as some would like.
Given that the entire ad campaign was built around an epic mano y mano between Laurie Strode and Michael Myers, it seems reasonable for the audience to expect said battle royale to occupy more than 10 minutes of screen time.
 

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Given that the entire ad campaign was built around an epic mano y mano between Laurie Strode and Michael Myers, it seems reasonable for the audience to expect said battle royale to occupy more than 10 minutes of screen time.

That's a different discussion.

I didn't address how "Ends" fit with audience expectations.

I simply pointed out it's part of the MM narrative whereas "H3" isn't.
 

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I simply pointed out it's part of the MM narrative whereas "H3" isn't.
True, although there are Silver Shamrock masks in the background throughout this new trilogy, so maybe, in this alt-universe re-quel, H3 is part of the MM canon?
 

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I immediately realized it with Ends but they've actually been doing that all along because the font of 2018 matches 1978 and the font of Kills matches Halloween II.

True, I thought a similar thing, but it immediately struck me as as a strange choice, and as the movie went on I thought wow, they really are doing a (sort of) SotW in the sense of it being a mostly Myers-less sequel
 
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According to one article out there, an un-filmed ending involved a SotW connection.

We'd get a glimpse at the mask factory and see they are now making Michael Myers masks.
 

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Given that the entire ad campaign was built around an epic mano y mano between Laurie Strode and Michael Myers, it seems reasonable for the audience to expect said battle royale to occupy more than 10 minutes of screen time.
The way it was all handled was clunky, but there is the question of how a Michel/Laurie showdown would fill a feature length movie. They had to come up with some kind of story. So what was it going to be, Michael killing randos for 90mins before getting to that action (and while I like the original H2, that’s what that movie was) But yes I agree it came off like the writers realized “wait don’t we have to payoff the Michael/Laurie thing”?
 
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The way it was all handled was clunky, but there is the question of how a Michel/Laurie showdown would fill a feature length movie. They had to come up with some kind of story. So what was it going to be, Michael killing randos for 90mins before getting to that action (and while I like the original H2, that’s what that movie was) But yes I agree it came off like the writers realized “wait don’t we have to payoff the Michael/Laurie thing”?

Wasn't "Michael killing randos for 90 minutes" the plot of pretty much every Halloween movie since the original (and H3, of course)?

What would have helped the payoff in Halloween Ends would have been if they had planned out an actual story arc (beginning, middle, end) that would have supported a full trilogy, before they committed to making a trilogy. They wrote themselves into a corner with the 2nd movie, and there was really nowhere to go with a third.
 
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I expected Halloween Ends to begin where Halloween Kills ended. More like Halloween II where Michael is stalking Laurie in the hospital. HE just didn’t register with me.
 

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