'Halloween: 35th Anniversary Edition' Blu-ray Announced and Detailed

Posted Mon Jul 29, 2013 at 12:00 PM PDT by

The long-awaited remastered edition arrives on Blu-ray in September!

In an early announcement to retailers, Starz/Anchor Bay is working on 'Halloween: 35th Anniversary Edition' for Blu-ray on September 24.

'Halloween' stars Jamie Lee Curtis in her debut role and tells the now iconic story of Michael Myers, who, as a child, butchered his sister with a kitchen knife. Committed to a mental institution and watched over by Dr. Loomis (Donald Pleasance), the madman engineers his escape 15 years later, returning to his hometown of Haddonfield, Illinois on Halloween night to terrorize anyone who gets in his way, including babysitter Laurie Strode (Curtis).

In 1978, Compass International Pictures released an indie horror film by an up and coming director and a largely unknown cast. Presented by the late Moustapha Akkad, the film cost $325,000 and ended up not only becoming one of the most successful independent motion pictures of its time, but single handedly created the genre of the modern horror film along with the first iconic (via a painted-over William Shatner mask) cinematic slasher. Its global success spawned seven sequels, a reboot directed by Rob Zombie, and a sequel-to-the-reboot, as well as created generations of grateful fans.

"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."

The Blu-ray will feature a brand-new 1080p personally supervised by Academy Award-nominated cinematographer Dean Cundey, a Dolby TrueHD 7.1 soundtrack (plus original mono), and the disc will 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; Trailers, TV & Radio Spots; and Additional Scenes from TV Version.

Suggested list price for the Blu-ray is $34.98.

You can find the latest specs for 'Halloween: 35th Anniversary Edition' linked from our Blu-ray Release Schedule, where it is indexed under September 24.

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Halloween: 35th Anniversary Edition (Blu-ray)
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