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October 24th Blu-ray & DVD Releases Include Annabelle: Creation, War For The Planet Of The Apes, The Old Dark House

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With Halloween only a week away now (how in the heck did that happen?), of course there are a ton of horror and sci-fi home entertainment offerings arriving on Tuesday, ready to get you primed for all your spooky shenanigans leading up to October 31st. In terms of new titles, both War of the Planet of the Apes and Annabelle: Creation hit various formats, and Criterion has put together a stellar release for Olivier AssayasPersonal Shopper as well.

On the cult side of the genre spectrum, we have a myriad of movies to look forward to, including a quartet of titles from Vinegar Syndrome: The Corpse Grinders, Demon Wind, Blood Beat, and the double feature of Prime Evil and Lurkers. Arrow Video has assembled a special edition set for Herschell Gordon LewisBlood Feast that’s a must-own for any splatter fans out there, and the Warner Archive Collection
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Kino Lorber Details Rawhead Rex and Night Angel (Deliver Us From Evil) Blu-ray Releases

Kino Lorber just sent over the official specs on their upcoming Blu-rays of Rawhead Rex and Dominique Othenin-Girard’s (Halloween 5: The Revenge of Michael Myers) Night Angel Aka Deliver Us From Evil. Read on for details. RawHead Rex (1986) A… Continue Reading →

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Halloween: The Complete Collection Update

A news blast went out today, with some updates in regards to the Anchor Bay/Scream Factory Blu-ray release of Halloween: The Complete Collection. This news blast, also included a screenshot comarison, pitting the old bootleg edition of the Producer’s Cut of Halloween 6, against the new HD transfer. Also included was some updates in regards to the extras that are included with the set. Even though I’ll likely receive some form of review copy of this title, I already have my Deluxe Edition Pre-ordered, just in case. You should probably click here to do that yourself. Check the updates out below.

Updates are listed below in Red:

Disc 1 – John Carpenter’s Halloween (1978)

Bonus Features:

HD transfer supervised and approved by cinematographer Dean Cundey New Audio Commentary With Director Of Photography Dean Cundey, Editor Tommy Lee Wallace And The Shape, Nick Castle Audio Commentary with Co-Writer/Director John Carpenter
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*Updated* Bonus Features & Specs for Halloween The Complete Collection Blu-ray Set

Scream Factory and Anchor Bay’s Halloween The Complete Collection Blu-ray box set was recently announced to come out on September 23rd. The 15-disc collection includes all of the Halloween movies together for the first time, including the rare producer’s cut of Halloween: The Curse of Michael Myers. An updated list of special features have been revealed that should please fans of genre favorite Tom Atkins and Sean Clark’s Horror’s Hallowed Grounds.

“Now that the Michael Myers have returned from Comic Con, work resumes on Anchor Bay Entertainment’s and Scream Factory’s Halloween Complete Collection Blu-ray™ set. While the finishing touches are being made as of this writing, we are still adding new bonus features and supplemental materials to the release. Also, as a small taste of what to expect, please see the comparison photos below from an previously unauthorized VHS release of Halloween: The Curse of Michael Myers
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A Clear Look at Halloween 6 The Producer's Cut from the Halloween The Complete Collection Blu-ray Set; New Features Added!

For many years the producer's cut of Halloween 6 has been the holy grail of the Halloween franchise. That's about to change.

Scream Factory/Anchor Bay's release of Halloween: The Complete Collection Blu-ray set is finally giving the movie back to fans.

While the finishing touches are being made as of this writing, the powers-that-be are still(!) adding new bonus features and supplemental materials to the release.

Also, as a small taste of what to expect, see the comparison photos below from a previously unauthorized VHS release of Halloween: The Curse of Michael Myers and a screengrab from the all-new high-definition master from the Halloween: The Curse of Michael Myers Producers’ Cut Blu-ray, available for the first time on September 23rd!

Below you'll also find updated special feature and tech specs. The new additions are noted.

Halloween Box Set Release Details

Anchor Bay Entertainment and Scream Factory proudly announce the
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Genre Gut Punches: Jamie Lloyd Never Stood A Chance

There is something about the Halloween franchise that just ignites an overwhelming mixture of feelings for me. I hold the original John Carpenter classic very close to my heart, and will go to my grave declaring it to be the best film of all time. With the amount of love and admiration that I have for the first film though, I, like all fans, tend to get a bit nit-picky with the later sequels. My previous Genre Gut Punches article dealt with the death of my favorite heroine of all time, Laurie Strode, and well,..what better way to follow that one up, than with what is the second most upsetting death in the series, the casual throwing aside of Laurie’s daughter, Jamie Lloyd.

While Jamie’s death is definitely worthy of being labelled as one of the genre’s biggest gut punches, the more I kept throwing the
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#Sdcc '14: Halloween - Behold the Michael Slide

Apparently, it took more than one Michael Myers to help spread the word regarding September 23rd's Halloween Complete Collection Blu-ray set at the San Diego Comic-Con, and once they got together... well, have a look. You certainly don't see this every day!

Halloween Box Set Release Details

Anchor Bay Entertainment and Scream Factory proudly announce the bonus features and technical specifications for the September 23rd Halloween Complete Collection Blu-ray™ set.

This new set boasts a wealth of New bonus features including 7 brand New featurettes, 3 brand New commentaries, 4 brand New interviews – with many of the participants sharing their thoughts about the franchise for the first time -- and New transfers and audio specs on selected titles.

Disc 1 – John Carpenter’s Halloween (1978)

Bonus Features:

HD transfer supervised and approved by cinematographer Dean Cundey New Audio Commentary With Director Of Photography Dean Cundey, Editor Tommy Lee Wallace And The Shape, Nick Castle Audio
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[Sdcc] The Michael Myers Slide

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[Sdcc] The Michael Myers Slide
Scream Factory was at comic con this past weekend trying to get the message out about their upcoming release of the Halloween Complete Collection. With so much going on in San Diego during convention, you really have to get creative to make an impression. Enter 10 dancing Michael Myers right across the street from the convention center. (Jump ahead to the 1:30 mark.)

Oh, and the box set they were promoting? It is massive! Check out all of the extras and specs on the 15 disc collection.

Disc 1 – John Carpenter’s Halloween (1978)

Bonus Features:

HD transfer supervised and approved by cinematographer Dean Cundey New Audio Commentary With Director Of Photography Dean Cundey, Editor Tommy Lee Wallace And The Shape, Nick Castle Audio Commentary with Co-Writer/Director John Carpenter and Actress Jamie Lee Curtis. “The Night She Came Home” Featurette“ On Location: 25 Years Later” Featurette TV Version Footage Television Spots Theatrical Trailer
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#SDCC14: Halloween Box Set Promo - An Army of Shapes Marches on Comic-Con

In honor of Scream Factory/Anchor Bay's Halloween: The Complete Collection Blu-ray set, the powers-that-be unleashed The Shape on Comic-Con in a big-ass way, and we were right there to catch the fun! Check it out!

Halloween Box Set Release Details

Anchor Bay Entertainment and Scream Factory proudly announce the bonus features and technical specifications for the September 23rd Halloween Complete Collection Blu-ray™ set.

This new set boasts a wealth of New bonus features including 7 brand New featurettes, 3 brand New commentaries, 4 brand New interviews – with many of the participants sharing their thoughts about the franchise for the first time -- and New transfers and audio specs on selected titles.

Disc 1 – John Carpenter’s Halloween (1978)

Bonus Features:

HD transfer supervised and approved by cinematographer Dean Cundey New Audio Commentary With Director Of Photography Dean Cundey, Editor Tommy Lee Wallace And The Shape, Nick Castle Audio Commentary with Co-Writer/Director John Carpenter
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Full details announced for Halloween: The Complete Collection on Blu-ray

In June, we reported that a new, 10-disc bumper blu-ray set for the entire Halloween film collection was due to be released. Now, Anchor Bay Entertainment and Scream Factory have announced the full details for the collection, due for release in September.

Here’s the full details and the press release:

Disc 1 – John Carpenter’s Halloween (1978)

1080p, 2.35:1 HD transfer supervised and approved by cinematographer Dean Cundey Dolby TrueHD 7.1; Original 1978 Audio in Dolby TrueHD Mono Sound English Sdh, Spanish Subtitles New Audio Commentary With Director Of Photography Dean Cundey, Editor Tommy Lee Wallace And The Shape, Nick Castle Audio Commentary with Co-Writer/Director John Carpenter and Actress Jamie Lee Curtis. The Night She Came Home Featurette On Location: 25 Years Later Featurette TV Version Footage Television Spots Theatrical Trailer TV and Radio Spots

Disc 2 – John Carpenter’s Halloween: Exclusive to Deluxe Edition (1978)

1080p, 2.35:1 Video Dolby Surround 5.1; Pcm 5.1; Original 1978 Mono Audio English Sdh,
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'Halloween: The Complete Collection' Blu-ray Special Features Revealed

'Halloween: The Complete Collection' Blu-ray Special Features Revealed
Anchor Bay Entertainment and Scream Factory proudly announce the bonus features and technical specifications for the September 23rd Halloween The Complete Collection Blu-ray set. This new set boasts a wealth of new bonus features including 7 brand new featurettes, 3 brand new commentaries, 4 brand new interviews - with many of the participants sharing their thoughts about the franchise for the first time -- and new transfers and audio specs on selected titles.

Take a look at the artwork, along with the full listing below for each disc in the 15-disc Deluxe Edition.

Disc 1 - John Carpenter's Halloween (1978)

Bonus Features:

HD transfer supervised and approved by cinematographer Dean CundeyNew Audio Commentary With Director Of Photography Dean Cundey, Editor Tommy Lee Wallace And The Shape, Nick CastleAudio Commentary with Co-Writer/Director John Carpenter and Actress Jamie Lee Curtis."The Night She Came Home" Featurette"On Location: 25 Years Later" FeaturetteTV Version FootageTelevision SpotsTheatrical TrailerTV
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Anchor Bay/Scream Factory releases full specs/special features for Halloween: The Complete Collection!

Fans anxiously waiting to hear the full specs/special features for Anchor Bay/Scream Factory’s upcoming epic Halloween: The Complete Collection Bluray set can now throw celebration parties, as word has arrived, fully detailing what goodies new and old are in store, when the set is unleashed September 23rd! Taking a look at the special features, there is no way that this set isn’t the Bluray release of the year. Will you fright fanatics be picking this one up?

Disc 1 – John Carpenter’s Halloween (1978)

Bonus Features:

HD transfer supervised and approved by cinematographer Dean Cundey New Audio Commentary With Director Of Photography Dean Cundey, Editor Tommy Lee Wallace And The Shape, Nick Castle Audio Commentary with Co-Writer/Director John Carpenter and Actress Jamie Lee Curtis. “The Night She Came Home” Featurette “On Location: 25 Years Later” Featurette TV Version Footage Television Spots Theatrical Trailer TV and Radio
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Halloween: The Complete Collection Full Blu-ray Specs Revealed! #MichaelisComingHome

Listen up, trick-or-treaters! Right now we have the skinny on the single most eagerly anticipated home video release of this year, Scream Factory/Anchor Bay's Halloween: The Complete Collection Blu-ray set.

Loomis once proclaimed that we "don't know what death is." That may bet true, but after this we'll at least we know we'll die smiling!

Halloween Box Set Release Details

Anchor Bay Entertainment and Scream Factory proudly announce the bonus features and technical specifications for the September 23rd Halloween Complete Collection Blu-ray™ set. This new set boasts a wealth of New bonus features including 7 brand New featurettes, 3 brand New commentaries, 4 brand New interviews – with many of the participants sharing their thoughts about the franchise for the first time -- and New transfers and audio specs on selected titles.

Disc 1 – John Carpenter’s Halloween (1978)

Bonus Features:

HD transfer supervised and approved by cinematographer Dean Cundey New Audio Commentary With Director Of Photography Dean Cundey,
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Bonus Features & Specs Announced for Halloween The Complete Collection Blu-ray Set

Scream Factory and Anchor Bay recently announced that they’ve teamed up for Halloween The Complete Collection Blu-ray box set. Due out on September 23rd, the 15-disc collection includes all of the Halloween movies together for the first time, including the rare producer’s cut of Halloween: The Curse of Michael Myers. Here’s a look at the official list of specs and bonus feature for the entire set:

Anchor Bay Entertainment and Scream Factory proudly announce the bonus features and technical specifications for the September 23rd Halloween Complete Collection Blu-ray™ set. This new set boasts a wealth of New bonus features including 7 brand New featurettes, 3 brand New commentaries, 4 brand New interviews – with many of the participants sharing their thoughts about the franchise for the first time — and New transfers and audio specs on selected titles.”

Disc 1 – John Carpenter’s Halloween (1978)

Bonus Features:

HD transfer supervised and approved by cinematographer
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Halloween Complete Collection Blu-ray Set Will Feature New Jamie Lee Curtis Commentary Track

Perhaps the most eagerly anticipated home video release of this year is Scream Factory/Anchor Bay's Halloween: The Complete Collection Blu-ray set, which contains every single film in the franchise and is jam-packed with bonus content both new and old.

Today comes word that the set will come equipped with a newly-recorded commentary track with Jamie Lee Curtis and Halloween H20 director Steve Miner. Included with the exciting press release was a picture of Curtis and Miner recording the track, a reunion that's sure to bring a smile to your face.

Check it out below, and read on for all the information you need to know about the September 23rd release!

Keep your eyes peeled for an announcement outlining all the great newly produced interviews, featurettes, behind-the-scenes footage, and more that will be included in the 15-disc Deluxe Edition.

Halloween Box Set Release Details

Last year the horror classic
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Jamie Lee Curtis, Steve Miner Record New Commentary for Anchor Bay/Scream Factory’s Halloween: The Complete Collection!!

Anchor Bay/Scream Factory’s announcement of their joint mega-release of Halloween: The Complete Collection Bluray boxset single-handedly broke the internet when news hit, specs and goodies concerning the Bluray set, hitting shelves September 23rd, are slowly starting to come in. Today we were sent a photo that confirms that not only will there be a brand new commentary for 1998‘s Halloween: H20, but that it will feature none other than the film’s star (and scream queen of the original) Jamie Lee Curtis and director Steve Miner!

Moderated by Sean Clark, the commentary is sure to give H20‘s fans some interesting new facts and tidbits.

“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,
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Jamie Lee Curtis and Steve Miner Record New Commentary Track for Halloween H20

Fans are anxiously awaiting the September release of the Halloween Complete Collection Blu-ray set, which will contain all new bonus features. While the full list of special features have not yet been revealed and are still being finalized, it has been announced that Jamie Lee Curtis and Steve Miner got together for a brand new Halloween H20 commentary track:

“Work continues on the Halloween Complete Collection Blu-ray set. Bonus features continue to be added on a daily basis, and an announcement is forthcoming outlining all the great newly produced interviews, featurettes, behind-the-scenes footage and more that will be included in the 15-disc Deluxe Edition.

So, as we near our nation’s birthday, please enjoy the attached behind-the-scenes photo of the actress who helped launched the historic franchise — Jamie Lee Curtis, as she sat down with Halloween H20 director Steve Miner (r) and moderator Sean Clark (c) for a new commentary
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Malek Akkad Talks New Halloween Film

So the big question everyone has been wondering since the announcement of the next Halloween film was whether or not it would continue on in the universe set up by Rob Zombie. Recently Collider caught up with Malek Akkad at the Saturn Awards, who shed some light on the subject.

“I can’t talk about it too much right now," says Akkad. "It will definitely keep elements and bring in new elements. But I really want to bring it back to kind of like, the classic – because the last one got a little dark – I want to bring it back to the classic Friday night horror film that people will really like.”

When asked about the ill-fated Halloween 3D, which was announced a couple of years back...

"Todd Farmer and Patrick Lussier did a script. The next day after the last one came out, we were back in production for Halloween 3D.
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'Halloween: The Complete Collection' Blu-ray Art and Full Details

'Halloween: The Complete Collection' Blu-ray Art and Full Details
Happy Friday the 13th! In celebration of this infamous and terror-inducing date (and with all due respect to that other masked fellow associated with today), Anchor Bay Entertainment and Scream Factory proudly unveil the official art for the September 23rd release of the Halloween The Complete Collection Blu-ray. Please see artwork below of the 15-disc Deluxe Edition and the 10-disc set. Stay tuned for more details, including updates on the bonus features and photos taken from behind the scenes!

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
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Artwork Premiere - Scream Factory and Anchor Bay's Halloween The Complete Collection Blu-ray Box Set

Get ready to feast your eyes and glut your soul on the sexiest thing to hit the Halloween franchise since P.J. Soles bared her breasts and beckoned to a ghost-sheet-wearing Shape. See anything you like? Indeed!

From the Press Release

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 and 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
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