2012/06/09 19:31:51 UTC

New Details on Halloween II Collector’s Edition Blu-ray/DVD

Shout! Factory excited horror fans last week with the announcement of SCREAM FACTORY, their new Blu-ray/DVD series that would focus on high-quality classic horror film releases. The first lineup will include Halloween II and III, along with They Live, The Funhouse, Phantasm II, and more. While originally listed as a single disc release, it has been revealed that the Halloween II special edition will include a second disc with the rare TV version:

“BREAKING NEWS!! Both the DVD and Blu-ray skus of HALLOWEEN II will now have a 2nd DVD disc that includes the rare Television version of H2 that many fans have been asking for. This version is quite the trip if you’ve never seen it as it includes different edits of the film and original, deleted footage not seen in the theatrical version.”

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“Further underscoring its position as a leading curator and home entertainment provider of many memorable cult movie classics, Shout! Factory is proud to announce the launch of SCREAM FACTORY™, a new home entertainment series created to celebrate some of the most enthralling horror and sci-fi films with massive cult followings in cinematic history.

Debuting this September, SCREAM FACTORY™ boasts a scary slate of fan-favorite thrillers from the 1980s, many of which have never been available on Blu-ray™ before. Titles include HALLOWEEN II and TERROR TRAIN, (both starring “Scream Queen” Jamie Lee Curtis); the 30th Anniversary release of HALLOWEEN III: SEASON OF THE WITCH; THEY LIVE from director John Carpenter (The Thing); Peter Benchley’s THE ISLAND starring Michael Caine, THE FUNHOUSE from director Tobe Hooper (Poltergeist); the nightmarish PHANTASM II; and the much-anticipated DVD debuts of DEADLY BLESSING, directed by Wes Craven (Scream) and featuring Sharon Stone in an early role, and DEATH VALLEY starring Peter Billingsley (A Christmas Story). Each title will be presented in anamorphic widescreen, and most will be released in a “Collector’s Edition” packed with new bonus content, archival materials, a collectible cover featuring newly rendered retro-style artwork, a reversible wrap with original theatrical key art and more!

On September 18, 2012, fans will rejoice as Shout! Factory unleashes HALLOWEEN II Collector’s Edition and HALLOWEEN III: SEASON OF THE WITCH 30th Anniversary Special Collector’s Edition on Blu-ray and DVD. These two formidable titles inaugurate the SCREAM FACTORY™ home entertainment series and are now available to preorder at ShoutFactory.com and Amazon.com.”

HALLOWEEN II Collector’s Edition Blu-ray & DVD

Starring Jamie Lee Curtis and Donald Pleasence, Halloween II follows the same ill-fated characters as they encounter the knife-wielding maniac they left for dead in the first film. 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 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.

EXCLUSIVE LIMITED OFFER: Order the Blu-ray or DVD directly from ShoutFactory.com and receive an exclusive “Haddonfield Memorial Hospital nurse’s hat!” Less than 500 have been made, so these are only available while supplies last.

HALLOWEEN II Collector’s Edition Special Features (preliminary confirmed line-up):

  • Audio commentary with director Rick Rosenthal
  • Audio commentary with stunt coordinator / actor Dick Warlock
  • The Nightmare Isn’t Over – The Making of HALLOWEEN II, featuring Rick Rosenthal, Lance Guest, Dick Warlock, Alan Howarth, Dean Cundey and more..
  • Horror’s Hallowed Grounds- Revisiting the original shooting locations
  • Still Gallery
  • Theatrical Trailer, TV and Radio Spots

HALLOWEEN III: SEASON OF THE WITCH
30th Anniversary Special Collector’s Edition
Blu-ray and DVD
A murder-suicide in a northern Californian hospital leads to an investigation by the on-call doctor, which reveals a plot by an insane toymaker to kill as many people as possible on October 31st through an ancient Celtic ritual and deadly Halloween masks. Starring Tom Atkins, Stacy Nelkin and Dan O’Herlihy, this third chilling film from the popular Halloween franchise is produced by John Carpenter and Debra Hill and is directed by Tommy Lee Wallace.

EXCLUSIVE LIMITED OFFER: Order the Blu-ray or DVD directly from ShoutFactory.com and receive an exclusive 18”x24” poster featuring the newly commissioned artwork! Less than 500 have been printed, so these are only available while supplies last.

HALLOWEEN III: SEASON OF THE WITCH 30th Anniversary Special Collector’s Edition Special Features:

  • Audio commentary with director Tommy Lee Wallace
  • Audio commentary with actor Tom Atkins
  • Stand Alone: The Making of HALLOWEEN III: Season of the Witch featuring Tommy Lee Wallace, Tom Atkins, Stacey Nelkin, Dick Warlock, Dean Cundey and more
  • Horror’s Hallowed Grounds- Revisiting the original shooting locations
  • Still Gallery
  • Theatrical Trailers and TV Spots

Shout! Factory will continue to present the on-going SCREAM FACTORY™ home entertainment series in 2012 and 2013 with specific release dates, extras and key art for the rest of the title lineup. Meanwhile, fans will are encouraged to follow us and click the “Like” tab on the official SCREAM FACTORY FACEBOOK page (https://www.facebook.com/pages/Scream-Factory/103961936407493) for up-to-the-minute updates or visit ScreamFactoryDVD.com .

Pre-order links:
HALLOWEEN II Collector’s Edition
Blu-ray – http://www.shoutfactorystore.com/prod.aspx?pfid=5257867
DVD – http://www.shoutfactorystore.com/prod.aspx?pfid=5257866

HALLOWEEN III: SEASON OF THE WITCH 30th Anniversary Special Collector’s Edition
Blu-ray – http://www.shoutfactorystore.com/prod.aspx?pfid=5257869
DVD – http://www.shoutfactorystore.com/prod.aspx?pfid=5257868

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  • http://profile.yahoo.com/GA62LNLJ5OGDDMBECMOQIIJRKA Nonie Clark

    IT’S ABOUT F***ING TIME THEY RELEASED THE LONG AWAITED EXTENDED CUT FOR THE ORIGINAL HALLOWEEN II!!!!!!! NOW, IF THEY’D DO THE SAME AND RELEASE THE EXTENDED CUT FOR JOHN CARPENTERS HALLOWEEN ON BLU-RAY AND RELEASE A DIRECTOR’S CUT FOR AN AMERICAN WEREWOLF IN LONDON AND RELEASE UNCUT VERSIONS OF FRIDAY THE 13TH PART 7. 

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  • itbegins2005

    Man… I just BOUGHT Halloween II on Blu-Ray, like, a month ago! Aw, well… this Blu-Ray looks so much better than the Universal release, I don’t feel too bad about switching up. If it’s a choice between an honest-to-God “making-of” documentary or that booby-prize doc “Terror in the Aisles” that’s on the 30th anniversary Halloween II, I’ll take the “making-of” any time.

    Now if only these distributors could get their hands on the Halloween H20 Blu-Ray rights, and put out something to wash the taste of that awful Echo Bridge release out of my mouth…

  • itbegins2005

    Hey, it just occurred to me– these guys should put out the producer’s cut of Halloween: The Curse of Michael Myers! It’s a bit of a pipe dream, sure, but these releases look so impressive that I’d LOVE to see what else they could do!

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