• Halloween H20: 20 Years Later Scares Up a New 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray SteelBook from Paramount September 26th

    Posted Tue Aug 1, 2023 at 09:16 AM PDT by
    Halloween H20 - 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray SteelBook Jamie Lee Curtis Paramount

    You can't have a slate of October horror disc releases without another appearance from Michael Myers! 

    After already scoring an impressive 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray run thanks to Scream Factory, Halloween H20: 20 Years Later will be carving up a new 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray release from Paramount Home Entertainment with deluxe SteelBook packaging. Honestly, considering that release was barely a year old and that 3-Film set was the only way Scream could release it, I wasn't expecting a solo-title release of this film anytime soon. But given it's the 25th Anniversary, it shouldn't have been too surprising. The press release didn't give us a lot of details, but thanks to Amazon having the back J-card artwork posted, it does look like this release will offer up Dolby Vision HDR with DTS-HD MA 5.1 audio - although no bonus features are listed. We've made inquiries to find out those extra disc specs and if there will in fact be any bonus features or not. 

    Halloween H20: 20 Years Later - 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray StreelBook

    Halloween 20 years later 4K SteelBook 

    and here's a closer look at the back J-Card details - 

     

    Obviously as the ravenous Halloween fans that we are, we will be reviewing this ASAP. This is up for pre-order now, thank you for all of your pre-orders, they really do go a long way towards keeping our little operation up and running. 

    For what it's worth - here's that Press Release:


    Get ready for horror season with iconic duo Laurie Strode and Michael Myers as we celebrate the 25th anniversary of the franchise classic HALLOWEEN H20: 20 YEARS LATER with a new Limited-Edition 4K Ultra HD SteelBook™ arriving September 26, 2023 from Paramount Home Entertainment.

     

    Oscar® winner Jamie Lee Curtis* returned as Laurie Strode in 1998 for a terrifying reunion with Michael Myers, 20 years after the original Halloween.  Now the dean of a Northern California private school with an assumed name, Laurie must face the horrifying events of her past as the life of her own son hangs in the balance.

     

    Directed by Steve Miner and written by Debra Hill, John Carpenter, and Robert Zappia, HALLOWEEN H20: 20 YEARS LATER features a sensational supporting cast, including Josh Hartnett (in his feature film debut), Michelle Williams, Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Adam Arkin, LL Cool J, and horror icon (and mother of Jamie Lee Curtis) Janet Leigh.  Leigh was of course famous for her starring role in Alfred Hitchcock’s Psycho and HALLOWEEN H20: 20 YEARS LATER makes multiple allusions to the classic thriller.

     

    The Limited-Edition 25th Anniversary 4K Ultra HD SteelBook features the remastered film in stunning 4K Ultra HD and access to a Digital copy of the film.  Presented with haunting original artwork, this collectible SteelBook is a perfect addition to any horror fan’s collection.

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  • Merry Christmas! David Gordon Green's Halloween Ends and Halloween Trilogy coming to 4K Ultra HD & Blu-ray December 27th

    Posted Mon Oct 24, 2022 at 05:42 AM PDT by
    Halloween Ends / Halloween Trilogy - 4K Ultra HD and Blu-ray Announcement

    Hopefully you've been good boys and girls this year. Santa will be bringing fans and franchise collectors Halloween Ends and the complete David Gordon Green-directed Halloween Trilogy to 4K Ultra HD and Blu-ray December 27th 2022

    David Gordon Green's tenure with the Halloween franchise certainly has been interesting. With Halloween (2018) there was the promise of a franchise retcon expunging from the timeline every past Halloween sequel and reboot save for John Carpenter's original classic. Jamie Lee Curtis returns as the iconic "final girl" Laurie Strode - a role we hadn't seen her occupy since she was stabbed in the back and dropped off a roof in 2002's Halloween Resurrection. While this outing certainly had some issues, by and large stalwart Michael Myers fans were excited to see this new direction take fold. And then Halloween Kills came along. While I didn't hate the film, I won't deny how messy it was. But that's okay, because it was the middle part of a planned trilogy, and everything would come together for Halloween Ends... we all know how well that turned out. To say the least, it sparked a passionate response. Now the trilogy capper Halloween Ends and a full trilogy of David Gordon Green's Halloween films is due to come out two days after Christmas as a last-minute stocking stuffer for eager fans... or a lump of coal depending on how you feel about the films. 

    Now - we don't yet have full specs and outside of the SteelBooks, the cover art isn't official or finalized and that release date could change - it could come out even earlier than that considering the second-weekend box office for Halloween Ends, but these are all up for pre-order right now at various retailers. As soon as more details come in, we'll update our listings and this article. 

    Halloween Ends - 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray

    Halloween Ends - Blu-ray 

    Halloween Ends - 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray Best Buy SteelBook

    Halloween Ends - 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray Zavvi Exclusive SteelBook

    Halloween Trilogy - 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray

    Halloween Trilogy - Blu-ray


    Once again, as soon as we have details for these releases we'll update our listings accordingly. Also - thank you for your pre-orders, they really do go a long way toward keeping our little show going. 

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  • The Halloween 4K Collection (1995-2002) Collector's Edition Dated and Detailed - Oct. 4th 2022

    Posted Tue Aug 30, 2022 at 09:54 AM PDT by

    Michael Myers returns to terrorize his hometown backed by a diabolical deadly Druid cult, slash away at the students of his sister's lux boarding school, and then pop by the old homestead for his HGTV debut - too bad Chip and Joanna weren't there to greet him...

    The Halloween 4K Collection (1995-2002) Collector's Edition
    4K Ultra HD Blu-ray 

    Earlier in the summer Scream Factory announced this 3-Movie 8-Disc set would be knocking on your door in time for Trick-or-Treaters this October. We knew this set would offer 4K and Blu-ray discs of each film, and in the case of The Curse of Michael Myers we'd be getting both cuts of the film. Now Scream delivers the full bloody gory details of this set for fans to salivate over. Each film will pick up a new 4K scan with Dolby Vision HDR, and for a couple of the films some new bonus features!

    Take a look:

    THE HALLOWEEN 4K COLLECTION (1995 - 2002):

    • DISC 1 - HALLOWEEN: THE CURSE OF MICHAEL MYERS (Theatrical Cut) - 4K ULTRA HD™
    • DISC 2 - HALLOWEEN: THE CURSE OF MICHAEL MYERS (Producer’s Cut) - 4K ULTRA HD™
    • DISC 3 - HALLOWEEN: THE CURSE OF MICHAEL MYERS (Theatrical Cut) - BLU-RAY™
    • DISC 4 - HALLOWEEN: THE CURSE OF MICHAEL MYERS (Producer’s Cut) - BLU-RAY™
    • DISC 5 - HALLOWEEN: H20 - 4K ULTRA HD™
    • DISC 6 - HALLOWEEN: H20 - BLU-RAY™
    • DISC 7 - HALLOWEEN: RESURRECTION - 4K ULTRA HD™
    • DISC 8 - HALLOWEEN: RESURRECTION - BLU-RAY™

    SPECIAL FEATURES:

    HALLOWEEN: THE CURSE OF MICHAEL MYERS

    DISC 1 – (4K UHD – Theatrical Cut)

    1. In Dolby Vision (HDR Compatible)
    2. NEW 2022 4K scan from the original camera negative
    3. NEW Audio Commentary with screenwriter Daniel Farrands and actresse Marianne Hagan, moderated by Filmmaker Michael Perez

    DTS-HD Master Audio 5.1, 2.0

    DISC 2 – (4K UHD – Producers Cut)

    1. In Dolby Vision (HDR Compatible)
    2. NEW 2022 4K scan from the original camera negative
    3. Audio Commentary with Screenwriter Daniel Farrands and composer Alan Howarth

    DTS-HD Master Audio 5.1, 2.0 

    DISC 3 – (Blu-ray – Theatrical Cut)

    1. NEW 2022 4K scan from the original camera negative
    2. NEW Audio Commentary with screenwriter Daniel Farrands and actresse Marianne Hagan, moderated by Filmmaker Michael Perez
    3. Theatrical Trailer
    4. TV Spots
    5. Still Gallery
    6. Electronic Press Kit

    DTS-HD Master Audio 5.1, 2.0

    DISC 4 – (Blu-ray – Producer’s Cut)

    1. NEW 2022 4K scan from the original camera negative
    2. Audio Commentary with Screenwriter Daniel Farrands and composer Alan Howarth
    3. Jamie’s Story – an interview with the original “Jamie” actress Danielle Harris
    4. The Cursed “Curse” – An Interview with Producers Malek Akkad and Paul Freeman
    5. Acting Scared – A look at the film’s cast with Actresses Mariah O’Brien and J.C. Brandy
    6. The Shape of Things – A look at Michael Myers’ murders and mayhem with Special Make-Up Effects Artists John Buechler and Brad Hardin and actor George P. Wilbur (Michael Myers)
    7. Haddonfield’s Horrors – The sights of HALLOWEEN 6 with Director of Photography Billy Dickson, Production Designer Brad Ryman and Director of Photography (additional scenes) Thomas Callaway
    8. Full Circle – An Interview with Composer Alan Howarth
    9. Cast and Crew Tribute to Donald Pleasence
    10. Archival interviews and behind-the-scenes footage
    11. Additional Behind the Scenes footage shot by screenwriter Daniel Farrands
    12. Alternate and Deleted scenes (not present in either cut of the film)
    13. Teaser Trailer: HALLOWEEN 666: THE ORIGIN OF MICHAEL MYERS

    DTS-HD Master Audio 5.1, 2.0

    HALLOWEEN: H20

    DISC 1 – (4K UHD)

    1. In Dolby Vision (HDR Compatible)
    2. NEW 2022 4K scan from the original camera negative
    3. Audio Commentary with director Steve Miner and actress Jamie Lee Curtis, moderated by Sean Clark

      DTS-HD Master Audio 5.1, 2.0

    DISC 2 – (Blu-ray)

    1. NEW 2022 4K scan from the original camera negative
    2. Audio Commentary with director Steve Miner and actress Jamie Lee Curtis, moderated by Sean Clark
    3. Blood is Thicker than Water: The Making of HALLOWEEN H20 featuring interviews with producers Malek Akkad and Paul Freeman, writer Robert Zappia, actors Jamie Lee Curtis, Josh Hartnet, Jodi Lyn O’Keefe and more
    4. Scenes with John Ottman’s Original Score
    5. Vintage interviews and Behind-the-Scenes footage
    6. 6Still Gallery
    7. TV Spot
    8. Theatrical Trailer

     DTS-HD Master Audio 5.1, 2.0

    HALLOWEEN: RESURRECTION

    DISC 1 – (4K UHD)

    1. In Dolby Vision (HDR Compatible)
    2. NEW 2022 4K scan from the original camera negative
    3. Audio Commentary with director Rick Rosenthal and editor Robert A. Ferretti

    DTS-HD Master Audio 5.1, 2.0

    DISC 2 – (Blu-ray)

    1. NEW 2022 4K scan from the original camera negative
    2. NEW Haddonfield North – an interview with production designer Troy Hansen
    3. NEW Sister, Screen Queen Sister – an interview with stunt coordinator and long-time Jamie Lee Curtis stunt double Donna Keegan
    4. NEW Hell Raiser – an interview with special makeup effects coordinator Gary J. Tunnicliffe
    5. NEW The Youngest Shape – an interview with actor Gary Clayton
    6. NEW The Butcher and The Blade – an interview with actor Sean Patrick Thomas
    7. NEW Tales from the Script – an interview with comic book author Stef Hutchinson
    8. Audio Commentary with director Rick Rosenthal and editor Robert A. Ferretti
    9. Deleted Scenes and Alternate Endings
    10. Web Cam Special
    11. Vintage interviews and Behind-the-Scenes footage
    12. Head Cam
    13. Storyboard Analysis
    14. Set Tour
    15. Set Interviews with cast and crew
    16. Still Gallery
    17. Home Video TV Spots
    18. Theatrical Trailer

    DTS-HD Master Audio 5.1, 2.0

    Four 4K ULTRA HD Discs: 2160p Ultra High-Definition HDR Widescreen (2.35:1)/DTS-HD Master Audio 5.1 & Stereo

    Four BLU-RAY Discs: 1080p High-Definition Widescreen (2.35:1)/DTS-HD Master Audio 5.1 & Stereo

    English SDH Subtitles/1995-2002/Approximate Feature Running Time: +/- 6 Hours


    And that's all the news that's fit to print! While this is certainly a set that's going to appeal to some die-hard Halloween fans, it's nice to see that each film is getting a new Dolby Vision transfer, as well as some new bonus features are thrown into the mix so it's not just a repackaging of the content from the big Blu-ray set Scream Factory pumped out all those years ago. 

    Thank you for all of your pre-orders! They really do go a long way towards keeping our little operation up and running. 

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  • Steam's Halloween Sale Has Begun!

    Posted Sat Oct 29, 2016 at 07:09 AM PDT by
    Steam Halloween Sale 2016

    Terror and hubris in the house of Gabe Newell!

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  • The Festival of the Lost Is Returning To 'Destiny'

    Posted Sat Oct 22, 2016 at 05:01 AM PDT by
    Destiny Festival of the Lost

    And Eris Morn is just not feeling it this year.

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  • It's The Great Pumpkins, 'Until Dawn'!

    Posted Thu Oct 29, 2015 at 11:21 AM PDT by
    Until Dawn news

    Special Halloween events going on in 'Until Dawn'

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  • 'Zombi,' 'RE Franchise Pack,' 'Slender' & More On Sale for the PS4, PS4, Vita, & PSP

    Posted Wed Oct 28, 2015 at 09:19 AM PDT by
    Resident Evil HD News

    Lots of 'Resident Evil.'

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  • Dead Sales: PSN Offering Two Weeks Of Halloween Discounts

    Posted Thu Oct 22, 2015 at 05:51 AM PDT by
    Sony Sale of the Dead

    Horror themed sale running until the 31st.

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  • The Best 3D Blu-rays for Halloween!

    Posted Mon Oct 29, 2012 at 02:20 PM PDT by Mike Attebery

    Now that you can enjoy all sorts of 3D films at home, what better place to celebrate Halloween than with the horror films that have so long been staples of the format?

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  • HDD Goodie Bag: Your Horror Blu-rays For Halloween 2011

    Posted Mon Oct 31, 2011 at 11:35 AM PDT by

    Just like we do every year around this time, High-Def Digest has scraped together another maggot-infested candy bowl of fun to help you prepare for Halloween!

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  • HDD Goodie Bag: Your Horror Blu-rays For Halloween 2010

    Posted Tue Oct 12, 2010 at 12:00 PM PDT by Mike Attebery

    In preparation for Halloween, High-Def Digest has scraped together a maggot-infested candy bowl of fun!

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