Anchor Bay, Shout! Factory Partner on 'Halloween' Box Set19 May, 2014 By: Chris Tribbey
Anchor Bay Entertainment and Scream Factory, the horror DVD and Blu-ray label from indie distributor Shout! Factory, have teamed up to deliver an all-encompassing collection of the “Halloween” franchise, available Sept. 23.
The set will come in two versions, both as a 10-disc collection (SRP $129.99) and a 15-disc deluxe edition (SRP $169.99), both including all the films in the long-running franchise (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, and Rob Zombie’s Halloween and Halloween II).
The deluxe edition also includes the never-before-released producers cut of Halloween: The Curse of Michael Myers, the network TV versions of the original Halloween and Halloween II, and the unrated versions of Rob Zombie’s Halloween and Halloween II. The deluxe edition also features new interviews with the cast and crew of the franchise, a limited-edition 40-page book written by Michael Gingold of Fangoria magazine, plus collectible packaging.
The set also has the first Halloween with its original mono audio track and both Blu-ray Disc versions of the original Halloween. Every film will come in its own black Blu-ray case with the original theatrical one-sheet poster as the key art.
“This compilation is the ultimate collector's item for fans of the 'Halloween' films and a testament to all the wonderful talent who have worked on them,” said 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.”