'Halloween II' & 'Halloween III: Season of the Witch' Announced for Blu-ray

Posted Mon Jun 4, 2012 at 08:00 AM PDT by

Collector's Editions of both films are coming from Shout's new horror Scream Factory label in September.

In an early press announcement, Shout Factory will release 'Halloween II' and 'Halloween III: Season of the Witch' on September 18.

Picking up exactly where the first film left off, 'Halloween II' follows the same ill-fated characters as they once again encounter the knife-wielding maniac they thought they had left for dead. 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 Memorial 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.

'Halloween III' - When a terrified toy salesman is mysteriously attacked and brought to the hospital, babbling and clutching the year’s most popular Halloween costume — an eerie pumpkin mask — Dr. Daniel Challis (Tom Atkins, 'The Fog,' 'Night Of The Creeps') is thrust into a terrifying Halloween nightmare. Working with the salesman’s daughter, Ellie (Stacey Nelkin), Daniel traces the mask to the Silver Shamrock Novelties company and its founder, Conal Cochran (Dan O’Herlihy, 'RoboCop').

Specs have yet to be revealed, but 'Halloween II' will include: Two audio commentaries (Director Rick Rosenthal & Stunt co-ordinator/actor Dick Warlock; The Nightmare Isn't Over: The Making Of Halloween II documentary featuring Rick Rosenthal, Lance Guest, Dick Warlock, Alan Howarth, and Dean Cundey; Horror's Hallowed Grounds featurette on the original shooting locations; still gallery; theatrical trailer, TV and radio spots; and a limited edition Haddonfield Memorial Hospital nurse's hat (less than 500 copies made) if purchased at Shout Factory's website.

'Halloween III' will include: Two audio commentaries (Director Tommy Lee Wallace & Star Tom Atkins); Stand Alone: The Making Of Halloween III: Season Of The Witch documentary featuring Tommy Lee Wallace, Tom Atkins, Stacey Nelkin, Dick Warlock, and Dean Cundey; Horror's Hallowed Grounds featurette on the original shooting locations; still gallery; theatrical trailers and TV spots; and a limited edition - less than 500 copies made - poster if purchased at Shout Factory's website.

Suggested list price for each Blu-ray is $29.93.

You can find the latest specs for 'Halloween II' and 'Halloween III' linked from our Blu-ray Release Schedule, where they're indexed under September 18.

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Discs mentioned in this article: (Click for specs and reviews)
Halloween II: Collector's Edition (Blu-ray)
Halloween III: Season of the Witch: Collector's Edition (Blu-ray)
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