The Night HE Came Home In HD: ‘Halloween’ 35th Anniversary Limited Edition Steelbook For the UK!

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Anchor Bay UK announced the Halloween 35th Anniversary Release in a limited edition collector’s steelbook, boasting a brand new high definition transfer, for October 21.

It is the horror classic that gave us the first scream queen (Jamie Lee Curtis), a formidable horror icon and a soundtrack that is instantly recognizable anywhere in the world. Halloween is the definitive slasher film that defies time and continues to get better with age. Featuring a whole host of specially created special features, a new audio mix and a transfer supervised by John Carpenter himself. This is the high definition release fans have been waiting for; delivering clarity, content and entertainment in equal measure! A must buy!

In 1978 John Carpenter’s Halloween was hailed as a “brutally efficient exercise in tension” (Entertainment Weekly), scaring audiences worldwide with a new breed of menace and a whole new set of rules.

35 Years after its original release, Anchor Bay return to the original source material alongside creator John Carpenter and Director of Photography Dean Cundey to supervise an all new High Definition transfer. Containing the original audio and an all new 7.1 audio mix alongside a feature length audio commentary from John Carpenter and international star Jamie Lee Curtis.

In the small town of Haddonfield, Laurie Strode (Jamie Lee Curtis) finds her night of babysitting turns into a night of sheer terror as she comes face to face with the “Bogeyman”. As her friends are cut down one by one Laurie becomes the focus of attack turning one night into what seems like a lifetime… a lifetime about to be cut devastatingly short.

Special Features:

● Limited Edition Steelbook
● All new audio commentary with Writer/Director John Carpenter and Actor Jamie Lee Curtis.
● The Night She Came Home – A new 59 minute featurette starring Jamie Lee Curtis.
● On Location: 25 Years Later
● Trailer
● 3 x TV Spots
● 3 x Radio Spots

  • rayray88

    Will the disc play in US blu-ray players?

    • Zombie-Killa

      I don’t think so. Don’t hold me to this, but I’m pretty sure it won’t play on US Blu-Ray players, because of the regional coding restrictions. I remember having similar problems with a UK DVD I bought a while ago. Put in in my player, and I got a message about regional coding restricting the disc from being played.

      • rayray88

        Thanks!

  • Zombie-Killa

    And when are we going to get a real Halloween anthology? You know something similar to the upcoming Friday The 13th Blu-Ray set, where EVERY film (including Zombie’s remakes) is included in the set.

    They’ve been releasing separate special editions for damn near every film in the franchise for so long now (except Halloween: Resurrection. I don’t think anyone wants that one. lol), and it’s getting tiresome. Although, I can say I’m guilty of buying a few of those (Halloween II & Season Of The Witch). Still, I’ve always wondered what’s the hold up with releasing a real Halloween box set. Really irritating.

    • sweetooth

      I’d suspect it’s likely because different studios own the rights to various films in the franchise and they won’t get together like Warner and Paramount did for Friday the 13th or Universal and MGM did for Chucky.

      Or it could be that the respective studios would prefer to milk more cash out of stand alone “special” edition re-issues of the movies.

      • Zombie-Killa

        Ah. I never thought about the different studios stuff. That’s likely the reason, or as you pointed out, milking the fanbase’s cash by constantly putting out the lone separate special editions. I can’t even count how many the ’78 original has, and I myself own two special versions of Season Of The Witch. lol.

  • ThunderDragoon

    So it’s basically the Blu-ray we’re getting here in the states except with a fancy steel casing? Glad I don’t have to import this lol.

    • TwistedCritic

      I thought steelbooks sounded gimmicky until I got one. I currently have the first 4 Die Hards and The Departed on steelbook, and they’re awesome. They also tend to have simpler but better artwork – case in point this Halloween one, which rightfully sticks to the classic artwork rather than something new and fancy.

  • Nightflyre9

    Yes, Halloween is a classic of the genre, but how many versions of this movie do we need? How many more “definitive transfers” are necessary? What more do we need to know about its history that hasn’t been detailed to death already? This cycle has been going on for well over a decade. It’s sickening.

    • VictorCrowley

      Agreed. There has to be a dozen different releases of this film. Don’t get me wrong, I love Halloween. But, this is beyond ridiculous.

    • mobstar67

      jesus you hit the nail on the head…