Halloween: The Complete Collection Blu-ray Announced
Halloween fans rejoice because Anchor Bay Entertainment and Scream Factory have joined forces to release Halloween:The Complete Collection Blu-ray set. With two editions planned – a limited 15-disc deluxe set and a 10-disc edition – all of the Halloween feature films will be in one massive set for the first time ever. In addition, there will be all-new features and a 40-page book.
From the press release:
Horror fans have trembled in the shadow of Michael Myers since Halloween night, 1978. The Boogey-Man that escaped from the mental hospital only to return to his home town and start killing babysitters has lurked in our nightmares for generations. What producers Moustapha Akkad, Debra Hill and Irwin Yablans, writer/director John Carpenter and stars Jamie Lee Curtis & Donald Pleasence started has transformed into one of the most durable, iconic horror film franchises ever created. There are ten films in the series to date and with rights spread across multiple home entertainment studios, it has been impossible to own the entire saga in one mega-release.
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 23, 2014!
For the legions of Halloween fans, the Deluxe Edition boasts 15 discs and contains all ten Halloween feature films (detailed below). The set includes the NEVER BEFORE RELEASED producer's 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 of Halloween 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 Halloween (1978) - 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 collection will include:
Halloween II (1981)
Halloween II (1981) Network Television Version - Exclusively on the Deluxe Set
Halloween III: Season of the Witch (1982)
Halloween 4: The Return of Michael Myers (1988)
Halloween 5: The Revenge of Michael Myers (1989)
Halloween: The Curse of Michael Myers (1995)
Halloween: The Curse of Michael Myers - Producer’s Cut - Exclusively on the Deluxe Set
Halloween H20: 20 Years Later (1998)
Halloween: Resurrection (2002)
Halloween 2 (2009)
MSRP on the 10-disc Edition will be $129.99 and the 15-disc Deluxe Edition wil have an MSRP of $169.99.
Thankfully this won't be a double dip for me. I've held off on buying the Blu-rays as they've been coming out in hopes that a box set would come, and this exceeds my hopes. I can't wait to have this in my blood-stained mitts.
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