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I think it's fair to say, that the 'Halloween' franchise has become one of the most universally recognized horror franchises to date. Starting with John Carpenter's classic slasher flick in 1978, seven sequels and two remakes have kept the franchise alive up until 2009 - and a third remake is rumored to be on the way.

It's pretty clear that Halloween fans around the world were excited to hear about the complete Halloween Blu-Ray box set, and have been promised that it will be filled with heaps of bonus features. The box set will be available for purchase on September 23rd, so here are the complete up to date specs of the collection:

Anchor Bay Entertainment and Scream Factory proudly announce the bonus features and technical specifications for the September 23rd HALLOWEEN Complete Collection Blu-ray™ set. This new set boasts a wealth of NEW bonus features including 7 brand NEW featurettes, 3 brand NEW commentaries, 4 brand NEW interviews – with many of the participants sharing their thoughts about the franchise for the first time -- and NEW transfers and audio specs on selected titles.

  Disc 1 – John Carpenter’s Halloween (1978)
Disc 1 – John Carpenter’s Halloween (1978)

Bonus Features:

- HD transfer supervised and approved by cinematographer Dean Cundey

- NEW Audio Commentary With Director Of Photography Dean Cundey, Editor Tommy Lee Wallace And 'The Shape', Nick Castle

- Audio Commentary with Co-Writer/Director John Carpenter and Actress Jamie Lee Curtis.

- “The Night She Came Home” Featurette

- “On Location: 25 Years Later” Featurette

- TV Version Footage

- Television Spots

- Theatrical Trailer

- TV and Radio Spots

Disc 2 – John Carpenter’s Halloween (1978) (Exclusive to Deluxe Edition)

(Original 2008 Blu-ray with different colour timing and special features).

Bonus Features:

- Audio Commentary With Co-Writer/Director John Carpenter, Actress Jamie Lee Curtis and Co-Writer/Producer Debra Hill

- Featurette: Halloween: A Cut Above The Rest

- Theatrical Trailer

- TV and Radio Spots

Disc 3 – Halloween II (1981) Theatrical Version

Bonus Features:

- Audio commentary with director Rick Rosenthal and actor Leo Rossi

- Audio commentary with stunt co-ordinator/actor Dick Warlock

- “The Nightmare Isn't Over: The Making Of Halloween II” Featuring Rick Rosenthal, Lance Guest, Dick Warlock, Alan Howarth, Dean Cundey, Leo Rossi and More...

- “Horror’s Hallowed Grounds: The Locations of Halloween II” - Host Sean Clark revisits the original shooting locations of the film

- Deleted Scenes with Optional Audio Commentary from director Rick Rosenthal

- Alternate Ending with Optional Audio Commentary from director Rick Rosenthal

- Theatrical Trailer

- TV and Radio Spots

- Still Gallery

Disc 4 – Halloween II TV Cut (1981) DVD (Exclusive to Deluxe Edition)

- Television Cut With Added Footage Not Seen In The Theatrical Version.

Disc 5 – Halloween III: Season of The Witch (1982)

Bonus Features:

- Audio Commentary with director Tommy Lee Wallace

- Audio Commentary with actor Tom Atkins

- “Stand Alone: The Making Of Halloween III: Season Of The Witch” featuring Tommy Lee Wallace, Tom Atkins, Stacey Nelkin, Dick Warlock, Dean Cundey and more.

- “Horror’s Hallowed Grounds” - Revisiting the original shooting locations

- Still Gallery

- Theatrical Trailers

- TV Spots

Disc 6 - Halloween 4: The Return of Michael Myers (1988)

Bonus Features:

- Audio Commentary with Actors Ellie Cornell and Danielle Harris

- Audio Commentary with Director Dwight H. Little and Author Justin Beahm

- Theatrical Trailer

Disc 7 - Halloween 5: The Revenge of Michael Myers (1989)

Bonus Features:

- Audio Commentary with Actor Don Shanks and author Justin Beahm

- Audio Commentary with Director Dominique Othenin-Girard and Actors Danielle Harris And Jeffrey Landman

- Halloween 5: On The Set

- Halloween 5: Original Promo

- Theatrical Trailer

  Original VHS Halloween 6 Producers Cut
Original VHS Halloween 6 Producers Cut

  New Blu-Ray Halloween 6 Producers Cut!
New Blu-Ray Halloween 6 Producers Cut!

Disc 8 - Halloween: The Curse of Michael Myers (1995) Theatrical Cut

Bonus Features:

- Theatrical Trailer

- TV Spots

- Still Gallery

Disc 9 – Halloween: The Curse of Michael Myers (1995) Producer’s Cut (Exclusive to Deluxe Edition)

Bonus Features:

- NEW High Definition Master from the original inter-negative

- NEW Audio Commentary with Screenwriter Daniel Farrands and Composer Alan Howarth

- NEW “Jamie’s Story” An Interview With The Original “Jamie” Actress Danielle Harris

- NEW “The Cursed ‘Curse’” – An Interview With Producers Malek Akkad and Paul Freeman

- NEW “Acting Scared “– A Look At The Film’s Cast With Actresses Mariah O’Brien And J.C. Brandy

- NEW “The Shape Of Things” – Al look at Michael Myers’ murders and mayhem with special make-up effects artists John Carl Buechler, Brad Hardin and Actor George P. Wilbur (Michael Myers)

- NEW “Haddonfield’s Horrors” - The sights of 'Halloween: The Curse of Michael Myers' with Director of Photography Billy Dickson, Production Designer Brad Ryman and Director of Photography Thomas Callaway

- NEW “Full Circle” – An interview with composer Alan Howarth

- NEW cast And crew tribute to Donald Pleasance (Sam Loomis)

- Archival interviews and behind-the-scenes footage

- Behind-the-scenes footage (approx. 30 minutes)

- Alternate and deleted scenes (not present in either cut of the film)

- Teaser trailer: Halloween 666: The Origin of Michael Myers

Disc 10 - Halloween H20: 20 Years Later (1998)

Bonus Features:

- Presented in the correct 2.35:1 Aspect Ratio

- NEW Commentary With Director Steve Miner And Jamie Lee Curtis, Moderated By Sean Clark

- NEW “The Making of Halloween H20” Featuring Jamie Lee Curtis, Josh Hartnett, Jodi Lyn O’Keefe, Nancy Stephens, Adam Hann-Byrd, Tom Kane, Editor Patrick Lussier, Producer Malek Akkad, Producer Paul Freeman, Composer John Ottman, Chris Durand (Michael Myers), Writer Robert Zappia, Stunt Co-Ordinator Donna Keegan, Make-Up Brad Hardin And Cinematographer Daryn Okada

- Vintage Interviews And Behind-The-Scenes Footage

- Scenes from the film with John Ottman’s original score

- Theatrical Trailer

Disc 11 - Halloween: Resurrection (2002)

Bonus Features:

- Audio commentary with Director Rick Rosenthal and Editor Robert A. Ferretti

- Alternate endings with optional director's commentary

- Deleted scenes with optional director’s commentary

- Web cam special with optional director’s commentary

- Featurette: “Head Cam”

- Storyboard analysis

- Set otur with Production Designer Troy Hansen

- Set interview with Jamie Lee Curtis

- Vintage interviews and behind-the-scenes footage

- Theatrical trailer

- Home video TV spots

Disc 12 – Rob Zombie’s Halloween (2007)

Bonus Features:

- Unrated Director’s Cut with audio commentary by Writer/Director Rob Zombie

- Deleted scenes with optional commentary

- Alternate ending with optional commentary

- Bloopers

- Featurette: “The Many Faces Of Michael Myers”

- Re-Imagining Halloween

- Meet the cast

- Casting sessions

- Scout Taylor-Compton screen test

- Theatrical trailer

Disc 13 – Rob Zombie’s Halloween (2007) Bonus Disc (Exclusive to Deluxe Edition)

Bonus Features:

Documentary: “Michael Lives: The Making of Halloween (4 ½ hours)

Disc 14 – Rob Zombie’s Halloween 2 (2009)

Bonus Features:

- Audio Commentary With Writer/Director Rob Zombie

- Deleted And Alternate Scenes

- Audition Footage

- Make-Up Test Footage

- Blooper Reel

- Captain Clegg And The Night Creatures Music Videos

- Uncle Seymour Coffins’ Stand-Up Routines

Disc 15 – Bonus Features (Exclusive to Deluxe Edition)

- John Carpenter’s Halloween – The Extended Version (In HD - TV Inserts Are In Standard Definition)

- Interview with Moustapha Akkad about origin of Halloween

- Featurette: Halloween unmasked 2000

- Featurette: The Making of Halloween 4: The Final Cut

- NEW the making Of Halloween 4 featuring Actors Danielle Harris, Ellie Cornell, Kathleen Kinmont, Beau Starr, Raymond O’Connor, Erik Preston and Sasha Jensen, Stuntmen Tom Morga (Michael Myers) And George P. Wilbur (Michael Myers), Composer Alan Howarth, Writer Alan B. McElroy, Producers Malek Akkad And Paul Freeman, Special Make-Up Effects Artists John Carl Buechler And Ken Horn

- Featurette: Inside Halloween 5

- NEW The Making Of Halloween 5 Featuring Interviews With Actors Danielle Harris, Ellie Cornell, Wendy Kaplan, Jeffrey Landman, Jonathan Chapin, Frankie Como, Tamara Glynn, Matthew Walker, Don Shanks (Michael Myers), Producer Malek Akkad, Line Producer Rick Nathanson And Composer Alan Howarth

- NEW Interview With Make-Up Effects Artist Tom Burman On Halloween 3: Season of the Witch

- Halloween III: Season of the Witch Radio Spots

- TV Spots – Halloween 4, Halloween 5, Halloween (2007) and Halloween II (2009)

- Photo Galleries -- Halloween, Halloween 4 and Halloween 5

- Featurette: The Making Of Halloween 4: The Final Cut

- NEW episodes of HORROR’S HALLOWED GROUNDS - we go back to the filming locations of Halloween 4, Halloween 5 (with special guest Don Shanks) and Halloween: The Curse of Michael Myers. Plus the original 2005 pilot for Horror's Hallowed Grounds featuring a look at the locations of the original Halloween.

- HORROR’S HALLOWED GROUNDS: Fan Edition – a special episode shot with, and for, the fans as they board a bus tour, during the 35 YEARS OF TERROR convention, and visit the locations of Halloween (1978), Halloween II (1981), Halloween III: Season of the Witch and Halloween (2007). Hosted by HHG’s Sean Clark with special guests Dick Warlock, Charles Cyphers, Brian Andrews, Tommy Lee Wallace and Erik Preston.

Wow, now that is a LOT of special features! I'll definitely be grabbing my copy come September 23rd, but will you?

Source: (dreadcentral)


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