I am an obsessed completist. If you’re like me, you own 26 different copies of HALLOWEEN. I have to own every edition due to the cover art, insert booklet, features, and varying transfers. It’s admittedly silly, but dammit, it’s just one of those things. From VHS, to DVD, and now Blu-ray, one can never own enough copies of John Carpenter’s horror masterpiece. Anchor Bay, the masters of double dipping, are releasing yet another edition to coincide with the films’ 35th Anniversary!
One of our favorite artists, the prolific Jay Shaw (check out our recent interview with Jay here), has lent his unique handiwork for this release, which you can check out above. Here at Icons were biased, but I love the artsy weirdness of it all. Packaged in a “collectible limited-edition book (available only for the first printing) with 11 pages of archival photos, an essay by Halloween historian Stef Hutchinson“, it also includes a new commentary with Carpenter & Jamie Lee Curtis and more!
Thanks to Halloween Movies for the update!
For this very special release, Anchor Bay and Trancas International 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, a new 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 11 pages of archival photos, an essay by Halloween historian Stef Hutchinson and specially commissioned cover art by Jay Shaw.
“Anchor Bay Entertainment has been home to Halloween for almost 20 years,” noted Malek Akkad, President of Trancas International Films and son of Moustapha Akkad. “I’m so happy that we’re partnering with them to present the definitive edition of what is widely acknowledged as one of the seminal horror films of the 20th century.”
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);
TV & Radio Spots;
Additional Scenes from TV Version
HALLOWEEN 35th Anniversary Blu-ray comes home September 24th!