Tuesday, July 23, 2013

Halloween 35th Anniversary Blu-ray September 24th

Anchor Bay is set to put out their 100th release of John Carpenter's Halloween. The 35 Anniversary Blu-ray - which features a brand new transfer supervised by Dean Cundey is due out September 24th. I have to say, I'm probably the only horror fan who doesn't love Halloween or the series that followed, but I really like this cover art. It's pretty unusual, like a clown self portrait or something, but it's quite an interesting design choice. I like it.

"For this very special release, Anchor Bay and Trancas went back to the vaults to present this legendary terror classic as never before, including creating an all-new HD transfer personally supervised by the film’s original cinematographer, Academy-Award® nominee Dean Cundey (Who Framed Roger Rabbit, Apollo 13, the Back to the Future trilogy), a new 7.1 audio mix (as well as the original mono audio), a brand-new feature length audio commentary by writer/director John Carpenter and star Jamie Lee Curtis, an all-new bonus feature with Ms. Curtis, as well as selected legacy bonus features from previous ABE releases. Available in a collectible limited-edition book-style package (available only for the first printing) with 20 pages featuring archival photos, an essay by Halloween historian Stef Hutchinson and specially commissioned cover art by Jay Shaw."

Bonus features on Halloween 35th Anniversary Blu-ray include:
All-new commentary track with writer/director John Carpenter and star Jamie Lee Curtis;
“The Night She Came Home” new featurette with Jamie Lee Curtis (HD);
On Location;
TV & Radio Spots;
Additional Scenes from TV Version

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