Speaking of Dean Cundey…
Source: Bloody Disgusting:
Check out the following unseen footage from 1978, where John Carpenter was in pre-production on Halloween.
“This is the first ever Panaglide test by Dean Cundey and Ray Stella back in 1978; right before Halloween‘s principal photography began,” Kirkus explains. “[It was] filmed outside and inside the Panavision studio. Halloween was the 4th movie to use this system.”
Trolling forums, he explains the footage: “The first part is Dean Cundey at the camera, then Ray Stella. Krishna Rao is also there too. Notice the station wagon, that is the Myers parents car from the first scene.”
He also states that this is just “one clip of rolls of 35mm film I have of footage from the original Halloween (both behind-the-scenes footage, and film from the actual production). This footage is not color-corrected and just quickly transferred by Don May, Jr. few years ago. The actual film footage is of much, much better quality.”
Want to see more of the lost Halloween footage? He says to contact Trancas International Films and let them know you want to see the “Unseen Halloween.”
Halloween Panaglide Test, Pre-Production before Principal Photography began. from Billy Kirkus on Vimeo.
Source: Shock Till You Drop
Another year, another special edition release for John Carpenter’s HALLOWEEN. Thankfully, ever since the Anchor Bay DVD days, I’ve held out. This particular edition, however, seems to be the one we horror fans are clamoring to get our bloody little claws on. Check out the info. below:
For this very special release, Anchor Bay and Trancas International went back to the vaults to present this legendary terror classic as never before, including creating an all-new HD transfer personally supervised by the film’s original cinematographer, Academy-Award nominee Dean Cundey, a new audio mix (as well as the original mono audio), a brand-new feature length audio commentary by writer/director John Carpenter and star Jamie Lee Curtis, an all-new bonus feature with Ms. Curtis, as well as selected legacy bonus features from previous ABE releases.
Available in a collectible limited-edition book-style package (available only for the first printing) with 11 pages of archival photos, an essay by Halloween historian Stef Hutchinson and specially commissioned cover art by Jay Shaw.
“Anchor Bay Entertainment has been home to Halloween for almost 20 years,” noted Malek Akkad, President of Trancas International Films and son of Moustapha Akkad. “I’m so happy that we’re partnering with them to present the definitive edition of what is widely acknowledged as one of the seminal horror films of the 20th century.
Bonus features on the Halloween 35th Anniversary Blu-ray include:
- All-new commentary track with writer/director John Carpenter and star Jamie Lee Curtis;
- “The Night She Came Home” new featurette with Jamie Lee Curtis (HD)
- On Location
- TV & Radio Spots
- Additional Scenes from TV Version