Anchor Bay and Scream Factory To Release Halloween: The Complete Collection Blu-ray In September
Posted by Joseph Lee on 05.19.2014
Including the producer's cut of Halloween 6...
Just when genre fans didn't think Scream Factory could get any greater, they've announced this. Coming Soon reports that Scream is working with Anchor Bay for Halloween: The Complete Collection, which will be released on Blu-ray on September 23. It includes ever film in the franchise, including the Rob Zombie remake and sequel, on fifteen discs. Before now, the series was spread across different studios. Anchor Bay had the first, fourth and fifth films, Scream released Blu-rays of the second and third film and Dimension had the rights to everything else.
It contains the following 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. For the first time ever, the producer's cut of Halloween: The Curse of Michael Myers, a title that fans have been wanting for years that was only availble through bootleg DVDs, will be getting an official release on the set. There will also be the network TV version of the original Halloween, the network TV version of Halloween II and the unrated versions of Rob Zombie's Halloween and Halloween II. There will also be hours of new bonus features and interviews with the cast and crew of the series.
The original Halloween will feature the original mono audio track and both versions of the film, including the original release and the 35th anniversary remastered version with the mono track back in. There will be a limited edition 40-page book written by Fangoria Magazine's Michael Gingold. The packaging will have a commissioned illustration on the outer case, with each film in its own black Blu-ray case with the original theatrical art as the cover.
The deluxe set will cost around $169.99 while a standard set, with only the theatrical versions of all ten films, will cost $129.99.
Malek Akkad, President of Trancas International Films and son of series producer Moustapha Akkad, said: "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. 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."
Artwork and bonus features will be announced in the next couple of months. Until then, fans can salivate over what may end up being an even better horror collection than last year's Friday the 13th set.