SHOUT FACTORY! ANNOUNCES SCREAM FACTORY! WITH BLU-RAY/DVD RELEASES FOR ‘HALLOWEEN 2,’ ‘HALLOWEEN 3,’ ‘PHANTASM 2,’ ‘FUNHOUSE’ AND OTHERS!

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Debuting this September, Scream Factory boasts a scary slate of fan-favorite thrillers from the 1980s, many of which have never been available on Blu-ray before. Titles include Halloween II and Terror Train, (both starring “Scream Queen” Jamie Lee Curtis); the 30th Anniversary release of Halloween III: Season of the WitchThey Live from director John Carpenter (The Thing); Peter Benchley’s The Island starring Michael Caine, The Funhouse from director Tobe Hooper (Poltergeist); the nightmarish Phantasm II; and the much-anticipated DVD debuts of Deadly Blessing, directed by Wes Craven (A Nightmare on Elm Street, Scream) and featuring Sharon Stone in an early role, and Death Valley starring Peter Billingsley (A Christmas Story). Each title will be presented in anamorphic widescreen, and most will be released in a “Collector’s Edition” packed with new bonus content, archival materials, a collectible cover featuring newly rendered retro-style artwork, a reversible wrap with original theatrical key art and more!

On September 18, 2012, fans will rejoice as Shout! Factory unleashes Halloween II Collector’s Edition and Halloween III: Season of the Witch 30th Anniversary Special Collector’s Edition on Blu-ray and DVD. These two formidable titles inaugurate the Scream Factory home entertainment series and are now available to preorder at ShoutFactory.com and Amazon.com.

Avid horror movie fans and collectors take note: those who order Halloween II: Collector’s Edition and/ or Halloween III: Season of the Witch 30th Anniversary Special Collector’s Edition will receive special collectible item(s) as gift(s)-with-purchase. For more information, please visit ShoutFactoryStore.com or ScreamFactoryDVD.com

Halloween II Collector’s Edition Blu-ray & DVD
Starring Jamie Lee Curtis and Donald Pleasence, Halloween II follows the same ill-fated characters as they encounter the knife-wielding maniac they left for dead in the first film. 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 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.

EXCLUSIVE LIMITED OFFER: Order the Blu-ray or DVD directly from ShoutFactory.com and receive an exclusive “Haddonfield Memorial Hospital nurse’s hat!” Less than 500 have been made, so these are only available while supplies last.

 

Halloween II Collector’s Edition Special Features (preliminary confirmed line-up):
Audio commentary with director Rick Rosenthal
Audio commentary with stunt coordinator / actor Dick Warlock
The Nightmare Isn’t Over – The Making of Halloween II, featuring Rick Rosenthal, Lance Guest, Dick Warlock, Alan Howarth, Dean Cundey and more..
Horror’s Hallowed Grounds- Revisiting the original shooting locations
Still Gallery
Theatrical Trailer, TV and Radio Spots

Halloween III: Season of the Witch
30th Anniversary Special Collector’s Edition
Blu-ray and DVD
A murder-suicide in a northern Californian hospital leads to an investigation by the on-call doctor, which reveals a plot by an insane toymaker to kill as many people as possible on October 31st through an ancient Celtic ritual and deadly Halloween masks.” Starring Tom Atkins, Stacy Nelkin and Dan O’Herlihy, this third chilling film from the popular Halloween franchise is produced by John Carpenter and Debra Hill and is directed by Tommy Lee Wallace.

EXCLUSIVE LIMITED OFFER: Order the Blu-ray or DVD directly from ShoutFactory.com and receive an exclusive 18?x24? poster featuring the newly commissioned artwork! Less than 500 have been printed, so these are only available while supplies last.

Halloween III: Season of the Witch 30th Anniversary Special Collector’s Edition Special 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 and TV Spots

Pre-order links:

Halloween II Collector’s Edition: Blu-ray and DVD

Halloween III: Season of the Witch 30th Anniversary Special Collector’s Edition: Blu-ray and DVD

Shout! Factory will continue to present the on-going Scream Factory home entertainment series in 2012 and 2013 with specific release dates, extras and key art for the rest of the title lineup. Meanwhile, fans will are encouraged to follow us and click the “Like” tab on the official SCREAM FACTORY FACEBOOK page for up-to-the-minute updates or visit ScreamFactoryDVD.com

TRAILER PARK OF TERROR Coming to DVD

Wow, what a title. Let me tell you, horror and trailer parks fit in pretty good here at Backwoods Horror, so when I first read about TRAILER PARK OF TERROR, I nearly dropped a load. Here’s the synopsis from our favourite boils and ghouls over at Shock Till You Drop:

Six troubled high school students and their chaperon, an optimistic youth ministries Pastor, return from an outdoor character building retreat in the mountains. During a raging storm, their bus crashes, hopelessly stranding them in the middle of the Trucker’s Triangle, a forgotten locus of consummate evil in the middle of nowhere. The hapless group seeks shelter for the night in a seemingly abandoned trailer park they find down the road. However, when the sun sets, it’s not refuge they find. Instead, terror finds them in the form of Norma, a damned redneck reaper with a killer body who dispenses vengeance and death aided by her cursed companions, a bloodthirsty brood of Undead trailer trash.

Sounds like one hell of a good time. The DVD art has just been released (see below) and you can expect to see the DVD on October 21, 2008. So get your netflix queues greased up so you can slide this flick on in when it comes out. I’ve got a shit-ton of pics for you and a trailer to boot. Check it out:


Here’s the DVD Cover art. You’ll find more pics after the break.

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The Beyond and Pieces DVD Reissues

Posted on 24th July 2008 by aaron in News - Tags: , , , , ,

From Fangoria:

“Grindhouse Releasing recently announced the details for the DVD of PIECES, plus a new disc of Lucio Fulci’s THE BEYOND, both coming October 28. PIECES, the outlandish chainsaw gorefest by director Juan Piquer Simon, will be presented in a two-disc set highlighted by a new hi-def anamorphic widescreen transfer of the uncensored theatrical cut, in the original English with an optional Spanish soundtrack that contains a Librado Pastor score. Extras include:

• Alternate audio track: The Vine Theater Hollywood Experience
• In-depth interviews with Simon and actor Paul L. Smith
• Still and poster-art gallery
• Filmographies
• Liner notes by Chas. Balun

Plus more surprises. Retail price is $24.95, and PIECES will receive select big-screen bookings in advance of the disc debut; check out the Grindhouse site for details. The BEYOND DVD features a new hi-def anamorphic widescreen transfer of the uncut movie with a fresh Dolby Digital 5.1 sound remix, plus these supplements (some of which appeared on the previous Anchor Bay disc):

• Audio commentary by stars Catriona MacColl and David Warbeck
• On-set interview with Fulci
• Cast and crew interviews
• Optional Italian-language soundtrack and original mono audio
• Lost German pre-credit sequence in color
• Necrophagia music video by Jim VanBebber
• Still and poster-art gallery
• Original theatrical trailers
• Filmographies
• Liner notes by Balun

Retail price on this one is also $24.95″

HOT DAMN!  I’ve only been able to find PIECES on el cheapola discs forever in the dollar bin.  Good to see this classic getting the respect it deserves. I’ll probably get THE BEYOND as well, even though I’ve already shelled out a few bucks for it previously, the new edition has a few little extras I’d like. Check out the cover art below!

Halloween 30th Anniversary DVD Coming Soon

Posted on 14th July 2008 by aaron in News - Tags: , ,

Slow day, newswise, in relation to horror.  About the only thing of any real interest is news of a forthcoming 30th anniversary 6-disc dvd set for Halloween (The Original).  This set will include the original 1978 edition, the long out of print extended edition, the 25 Years of Terror Documentary, a BluRay disc, and a mini Michael Myers Mask.  Could be cool, but, I mean, this is what, the 6th or 7th release of Halloween?  Guess I’ll wait for the 100 disc Uber-Deluxe BRUTAL Edition.  Ha!  Keep checking back here for Art and more specs.

UPDATE: Check Out The Packaging to the 30th Anniversary, 6-Disc Halloween DVD Release Below:

Pumpkinhead DVD Update

Posted on 3rd July 2008 by aaron in News - Tags: , ,

The boils and ghouls over at Fangoria got their hands on the cover art for the new PumpkinHead DVD set to be released September 9th.  It’s a lenticular cover (which means it sort of has that hologram effect where the cover changes depending on the angle).  Take a peek at said cover art below:

DVD Release of Sundown: The Vampire In Retreat

Posted on 30th June 2008 by aaron in News - Tags: , , , ,

Shock Until You Drop just released the DVD art and specs for the release of Sundown: The Vampire in Retreat.  I read about this flick in Bruce Campbell’s autobiography If Chins Could Kill, but have never seen it, mostly because it can’t really be found except maybe on VHS on ebay where copies have sold for as much as $100.  But now it’s going to be going into my netflix list when released on September 23rd.  

The special features will include:
• Memories of Moab featurette (an all-new interview with Bruce Campbell)
• A Vampire Reformed featurette (all-new interview with David Carradine)
• The Making of Sundown featurette
• Audio commentary with director Anthony Hickox and director of photography Levie Isaacks 
• Photo Gallery

According to Wikipedia: A colony of vampires takes over a ghost town of Purgatory, and under the leadership of Jozek Mardulak are developing a method of making artificial plasma. But another elder, Jefferson, who abhors the idea of vampires being anything other than predators, organizes a revolution. At the same time, a descendant of the original Abraham Van Helsing (played by Bruce Campbell) shows up, trying to fulfil his family “destiny.” David Carradine plays the lead Vampire named Jozek Mardulak.

Below you’ll find a “trailer” (made by a fan) I found on YouTube and the dvd art, as well as original poster art…