Here’s some news on a project so epic it requires two home video out­fits to bring it to you.  It’s called Halloween: The Complete Collection and it col­lects all the dif­fer­ent per­mu­ta­tions of the Halloween film series, start­ing with the orig­i­nal John Carpenter clas­sic and con­tin­u­ing all the way through the Rob Zombie-helmed films.  It will be avail­able in two ver­sions: a 10-disc set with all the films and a 15-disc ver­sion that adds spe­cial extras like t.v. ver­sions of Halloween and Halloween II plus the long-await­ed “producer’s cut” of Halloween 6.  Read on for the ini­tial Myers megaset details…

THE ONE THAT STARTED IT ALL…
ANCHOR BAY ENTERTAINMENT
AND SCREAM FACTORY™,
IN AN UNPRECEDENTED PARTNERSHIP,
PROUDLY UNVEIL

HALLOWEEN THE COMPLETE COLLECTION

BLU-RAY™ BOX SETS

 

Limited Edition 15-Disc Deluxe and 10-Disc Edition 
Brings Together ALL The Halloween Feature Films In One Massive Set For the First Time EVER 
All-New Bonus Features, Collectible Packaging, and 40-Page Book Make This THE Blu-ray™ Box Set Event of 2014!

 

Michael is Coming Home September 23rd

 

HalloweenCC-picBEVERLY HILLS, CA – Last year, the hor­ror clas­sic Halloween cel­e­brat­ed 35 years of ter­ror for those will­ing to par­take in its vision of unre­lent­ing hor­ror. But that was only the begin­ning of the cel­e­bra­tion. What pro­duc­ers Moustapha Akkad, Debra Hill and Irwin Yablans, writer/director John Carpenter and stars Jamie Lee Curtis & Donald Pleasence start­ed in 1978 has trans­formed into one of the most durable, icon­ic – and copi­ous­ly stud­ied — hor­ror film fran­chis­es ever cre­at­ed. Before Jason, before Freddy, and before Jigsaw, there was…Michael.  Over the years, audi­ences have lived and reliv­ed the ter­rors of Michael Myers through ten fea­ture films, as well as var­i­ous re-edits and alter­nate ver­sions. Yet to date, the com­plete saga of Michael Myers could only be told in pieces, in indi­vid­u­al DVD and Blu-ray™ releas­es, with the rights spread across mul­ti­ple home enter­tain­ment stu­dios.

 

Until now…

 

Through the unprece­dent­ed col­lab­o­ra­tion of rival home enter­tain­ment com­pa­nies Anchor Bay Entertainment and Scream Factory – the lead­ing pur­vey­ors in hor­ror home enter­tain­ment –Halloween The Complete Collection Blu-ray™ box sets arrive September 23rd.

 

For the legions of Halloween fans, the Deluxe Edition boasts 15 discs and con­tains all the Halloween fea­ture films – Halloween, Halloween II, Halloween III: Season of the Witch, Halloween 4: The Return of Michael Myers, Halloween 5: The Revenge of Michael Myers, Halloween: The Curse of Michael Myers, Halloween H20, Halloween: Resurrection, Rob Zombie’s Halloween and Halloween II.  The set includes the NEVER BEFORE RELEASED pro­duc­ers cut of Halloween: The Curse of Michael Myers as well as the ultra-rare net­work TV ver­sion of the orig­i­nal Halloween, the net­work TV ver­sion of Halloween II,  plus the unrat­ed ver­sions of Rob Zombie’s Halloween and Halloween II.  It is packed with hours of BRAND NEW bonus fea­tures includ­ing new inter­views with cast and crew from the entire fran­chise!  In respon­se to years of fan feed­back, the first Halloween will now also include the orig­i­nal mono audio track and the set will include both ver­sions of the orig­i­nal Halloween-the orig­i­nal Blu-ray™ release and the recent­ly remas­tered 35th Anniversary ver­sion with the mono track added back in!  It also comes with a lim­it­ed edi­tion 40-page book writ­ten by Michael Gingold of Fangoria Magazine.  The col­lectible pack­ag­ing will include a new­ly com­mis­sioned illus­tra­tion on the out­er case and each film will be in its own black Blu-ray™ case with the orig­i­nal the­atri­cal one sheet as the key art. This deluxe set car­ries an SRP of $169.99.

 

This com­pi­la­tion is the ulti­mate collector’s item for fans of the Halloween films and a tes­ta­ment to all the won­der­ful tal­ent that have worked on them,” remarked Malek Akkad, President of Trancas International Films and son of series pro­duc­er Moustapha Akkad.  “The part­ner­ship between Anchor Bay Entertainment and Scream Factory to present fans for the first time with all the Halloween films in one defin­i­tive pack­age is a trib­ute to every­one – includ­ing my father – who made the­se films the ter­ri­fy­ing clas­sics they are today.”

 

The 10-disc Edition includes the orig­i­nal the­atri­cal ver­sions of the Halloween films and will include select bonus fea­tures.  SRP is $129.99.

 

Both sets pre-book August 27 and will be dis­trib­ut­ed by Anchor Bay Entertainment with bonus fea­tures devel­oped and cre­at­ed by Scream Factory and Anchor Bay.

 

Artwork and bonus fea­tures to be announced in the next cou­ple of months.

 

Halloween The Complete Collection Blu-ray™ box sets con­tain the fol­low­ing clas­sics:

 

Halloween (1978)

Director: John Carpenter

The orig­i­nal indie block­buster that launched a thou­sand cuts…Halloween stars Jamie Lee Curtis (A Fish Called Wanda, True Lies) in her debut role. Anyone who’s ever watched a hor­ror film in the last 35 years knows the 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, Halloween II, IV & V, Fantastic Voyage), he 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). Co-star­ring P.J. Soles (Carrie, Stripes, Rock ‘n Roll High School), Kyle Richards (The Watcher in the Woods, Eaten Alive), Nancy Loomis (Carpenter’s Assault On Precinct 13, The Fog), Charles Cyphers (Escape From New York, The Fog) and Brian Andrews (The Great Santini, Three O’Clock High), Halloween also cement­ed the careers of many behind the cam­era includ­ing Carpenter, Cundey, pro­duc­er Debra Hill and film editor/production design­er Tommy Lee Wallace (Halloween III: Season of the Witch, “It”).

 

Halloween II (1981)

Director: Rick Rosenthal

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.

 

Exclusively on the Deluxe Set: Halloween II (1981) Network Television Version

Airing on net­work TV since the ear­ly 80’s, the TV cut fea­tures sev­er­al new sce­nes and addi­tion­al cut sce­nes as well as an alter­nate end­ing from the the­atri­cal ver­sion.

Halloween III: Season of the Witch (1982)

Director: Tommy Lee Wallace

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). Ellie and Daniel uncov­er Cochran’s shock­ing Halloween plan and must stop him before trick-or-treaters across the coun­try are kept from ever com­ing home in this ter­ri­fy­ing thriller from writer/director Tommy Lee Wallace (Stephen King’s It).

 

Halloween 4: The Return of Michael Myers (1988)

Director: Dwight H. Little

A decade ago, he butchered 16 peo­ple try­ing to get to his sis­ter. He was shot and incin­er­at­ed, but still the enti­ty that Dr. Sam Loomis (the leg­endary Donald Pleasence) calls “Evil on two legs” would not die. Tonight, Michael Myers has come home again…to kill! This time, Michael returns to Haddonfield for Jamie Lloyd (Scream Queen Danielle Harris of Halloween 5 and Hatchett II and III) – the orphaned daugh­ter of Laurie Strode – and her babysit­ter Rachel (Ellie Cornell of Halloween 5 and House of the Dead). Can Loomis stop Michael before the unholy slaugh­ter reach­es his inno­cent young niece? Michael Pataki, Sasha Jenson and Kathleen Kinmont co-star in this smash sequel that marked the long-await­ed return to the orig­i­nal sto­ry­line and remains infa­mous for its star­tling twist end­ing and graph­ic vio­lence.

 

Halloween 5: The Revenge of Michael Myers (1989)

Director: Dominique Othenin-Girard

Because Hell would not have him, Michael Myers sur­vived the mine explo­sion thought to have killed him. One year lat­er, his trau­ma­tized young niece Jamie (Danielle Harris of Halloween 4) is hor­ri­fied to dis­cov­er she has a tele­pathic bond with her evil Uncle…and that Uncle Michael is on his way back to Haddonfield. But Dr. Loomis (the late, great Donald Pleasence) has a new plan to destroy The Boogey Man in his child­hood home using Jamie as bait. Tonight, the car­nage begins again: Michael Myers is back with a vengeance! Ellie Cornell and Beau Starr return for this hit sequel that fea­tures gris­ly gore by Greg Nicotero (“The Walking Dead”).

 

Halloween: The Curse of Michael Myers (1995)

Director: Joe Chappelle

In a sin­gle hor­ri­fy­ing night, Michael Myers’ masked reign of ter­ror changed Halloween forever! Now, six years after he was pre­sumed dead in a fire, Myers has returned to kill again — and this time there’s no escape! As the homi­ci­dal fury builds to a spine-tin­gling cli­max, the long-hid­den secrets of the screen’s most mani­a­cal mur­der­er are revealed…with shock­ing results! Starring a thrilling cast includ­ing leg­endary Donald Pleasence (Halloween) and Paul Rudd (Anchorman).

 

Exclusively on the Deluxe Set Halloween: The Curse of Michael Myers (1995)Producer’s Cut

The so-called “Producer’s Cut of Halloween 6: The Curse of Michael Myers (aka Halloween 666), was a workprint of the orig­i­nal film.

 

Halloween H20: 20 Years Later (1998)

Director: Steve Miner

This smart and sus­pense­ful thriller scares up a bone-chill­ing good time with orig­i­nal scream queen Jamie Lee Curtis (True Lies, Halloween I & II) and a hot cast of hip young stars! Now the head­mistress of a pri­vate school, Laurie Strode (Curtis) is still strug­gling with the hor­ri­fy­ing, 20-year-old mem­o­ries of the mani­a­cal killer Michael Myers…when he sud­den­ly reap­pears with a vengeance! And this Halloween, his ter­ror will strike a whole new gen­er­a­tion! Laurie’s rebel­lious son (Josh Hartnett — The Faculty, 30 Days of Night), his girl­friend (Golden Globe Winner Michelle Williams — My Week with Marilyn), and the school secu­ri­ty guard (LL Cool J — CBS’s “NCIS Los Angeles” will become Michael’s newest vic­tims unless Laurie can con­quer her great­est fears and put evil in its place once and for all! The time has come again for you to expe­ri­ence the fright­en­ing fun of Halloween — the motion pic­ture series that total­ly rede­fined ter­ror.

 

Halloween: Resurrection (2002)

Director: Rick Rosenthal

Original Halloween I & II alums star Jamie Lee Curtis (You Again) and direc­tor Rick Rosenthal are back and joined by Busta Rhymes and Tyra Banks in the ter­ri­fy­ing Halloween: Resurrection, anoth­er install­ment in the elec­tri­fy­ing hor­ror film series.  The real­i­ty pro­gram­mers at DangerTainment (Rhymes, Banks) have select­ed Rudy (Sean Patrick Thomas, The Fountain), Bill (Thomas Ian Nicholas, American Pie), Jen (“Battlestar Galactica’s” Katee Sackhoff) and a group of thrill-seek­ing teenagers to spend one fun-filled night in the child­hood home of seri­al killer Michael Meyers. But the planned live broad­cast turns dead­ly when their evening of excite­ment becomes a night of hor­ror as Michael him­self decides to crash the par­ty.

 

Halloween (2007)

Director: Rob Zombie

What hap­pens when one leg­endary hor­ror film­mak­er tack­les a hor­ror film icon? A new chap­ter in the leg­end is born! Rob Zombie (Lords of Salem, The Devil’s Rejects) rein­vents the ulti­mate slash­er clas­sic, unleash­ing Michael Myers for a bloody roller­coast­er of a ram­page like fans have nev­er seen. Including a retelling of the orig­i­nal sto­ry that unfolds at a break­neck pace, as well as a chill­ing new intro­duc­tion that final­ly reveals the secrets behind Myers’ dis­turbing child­hood, Halloween breathes new life into one of film history’s most ter­ri­fy­ing tales. Presenting both the orig­i­nal the­atri­cal ver­sion and the unrat­ed fea­ture with director’s com­men­tary, thrilling bonus fea­tures includ­ing delet­ed sce­nes and an alter­nate end­ing, and an exhaus­tive 4 1/2 hour doc­u­men­tary giv­ing a behind the sce­nes look at how Zombie cre­at­ed “the scari­est Halloween to date” (Debbie Rochon, Fangoria Radio).

 

 

Halloween 2 (2009)

Director: Rob Zombie

Rob Zombie’s H2 (Halloween) picks up at the exact moment that 2007’s box-office smash, Halloween stopped and fol­lows the after­math of Michael Myers’s (Tyler Mane) mur­der­ous ram­page through the eyes of hero­ine Laurie Strode (Scout Taylor Compton). Evil has a new des­tiny. Michael Myers is back in this ter­ri­fy­ing sequel to Rob Zombie’s vision­ary re-imag­in­ing of Halloween which grossed almost $80 mil­lion world­wide. It is that time of year again, and Michael Myers has returned home to sleepy Haddonfield, Illinois to take care of some unfin­ished fam­i­ly busi­ness. Unleashing a trail of ter­ror that only hor­ror mas­ter Zombie can, Myers will stop at noth­ing to bring clo­sure to the secrets of his twist­ed past. But the town’s got an unlike­ly new hero, if they can only stay alive long enough to stop the unstop­pable.