Halloween comes (again) this August

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  1. rhett

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    John Carpenter's masterpiece is getting yet ANOTHER release from Anchor Bay, this time to coincide with Rob Zombie's upcoming remake. Not to worry though, faithful fans who've bought either the old HALLOWEEN restoration in its many incarnations or the new 25th Anniversary Edition. This new edition is merely a repacking of the single disc downsizing of the original restoration (with just Michael's face on the THX approved original), but this time with an embossed and reflective new slipcase. If you ever wanted to see your reflection in Michael's knife, now you can. His eyes glow and those veins on his iconic knife clenching hand even stand out. Anchor Bay must have had plenty of old stock to get rid of, and this should get the job done with all the publicity for Zombie's take.

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    The disc will street on August 14th for $14.99. All will be carved.
     

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    Isn't it hitting hi-def at around the same time?
     
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    I believe October 2nd is when the Blu-ray release is supposed to hit shelves. That sucker will be mine.
     
  4. satans-sadists

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    So how many times now has Halloween been reissued on dvd? I'm guessing it probably beats the Evil Dead series at this point?
     
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    Well, Evil Dead hi-def comes out the same time, I think. :D
     
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    Some things never change with Anchor Bay. :)
     
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    It definitely beats THE EVIL DEAD. By my count:

    original Anchor Bay P&S monstrosity
    2 disc limited edition
    single disc limited edition (lenticular)
    single disc (with Michael face)
    single disc extended cut
    25th anniversary
    Halloween horror slipcase
    new shiny slipcase

    There's probably another version I'm missing, but that's 8 different releases. Nice.
     
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    I'm torn on buying these high-def releases. I don't have HD player, but someday I will. Halloween and Evil Dead play on Monsters HD all the time, but on the off chance AB loses the rights, I can see these going sky high in value. But on the other hand, AB knows they are cash bows and will most likely keep them around.
     
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    I am so mad at anchor bay/Starz for only backing blu ray right now and not hd-dvd (pout)
     
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    Well, think about the dawning of DVD and how many people may have bought AB's crappy first Halloween DVD on the idea that they would own a player "someday". How many of them were happy to see a superior edition released shortly after, or even before, that day actually came?
     
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    No - these are the last versions that will ever be released. Honest. AND THEY'RE LIMITED!!!!
     
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    so whatever happened to all that stuff they found in a box that was almost thrown out ect ect regarding Halloween- wasnt there like deleted scenes and stuff and if so are there any plans to release that on dvd
     
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    I have the Limited Edition and 25th Anniversary Editions of Halloween. I think I will pass on this edition.
     
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    The last version to be released before next year's 30TH ANNIVERSARY KILLER BOX EDITION. :lol:
     
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    I will be picking this one up, I have yet to buy Halloween on dvd ( I had it on vhs), but I can't see this being a buy for anyone who already has it on dvd. I agree though they way overdo the releases, I mean at least 8 times it's been put out that's just crazy!
     
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    I can't really consider this a "re-release" though. It's the same release that never went out of print sporting a new slip cover over the shrink wrap. Underneath that it's absolutely identical in every sense.
     
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    I have the limited edition 2 disc set still- with the tv and theatre versions- pretty happy with it even though id be tempted if hd-dvd actually got a release for it instead of just blu-ray
     
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    well, I have it on DVD at the moment, but only in 4:3 (shudder) and I believe that i've never seen it in widescreen!
     
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    I held it in my hands yesterday, and I must say it is a pretty attractive slipcase. For what it's worth.
     
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    well 2008 is the 30th anniversary so i am sure we will be getting a 30th anniversary release maybe with some of the stuff found in the boxes and hopefully a remastered television version and hopdfully it's a very long shot i know halloween 6 producer's cut
     

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