JOHN CARPENTER TO RECEIVE LIFETIME ACHIEVEMENT AWARD AT SCREAMFEST 2012

All I can say is, “it’s about fucking time.” John Carpenter is truly one of the masters of the genre. While HALLOWEEN is often his claim to fame, my personal favorite of his has to be THE THING, an absolute perfect film full of dread, horror, the ultimate in practical special effects, an amazing ensemble cast, fantastic writing, and perfect direction. THE THING is a perfect storm of horror perfection, and for nothing else, he deserves the award for that film alone.

 

FROM THE PRESS RELEASE:

Director John Carpenter, the “Master of Horror” will be honored with a Career Achievement Award at the 12th annual Screamfest Horror Film Festival on Saturday, October 20th, beginning at 7 p.m. with a Q&A, and followed by a screening of Carpenter’s 1987 film Prince of Darkness. The event, and all things Screamfest will take place at LA Live Regal Cinemas (1000 West Olympic Blvd., LA, CA).

Carpenter burst onto the horror scene in 1978 with the wildly popular Halloween, followed by such hits as The Fog, The Thing, Christine, Escape From New York, Prince of Darkness, Village of the Damned, and In the Mouth of Madness.

In Carpenter’s Prince of Darkness, a sinister secret has been kept in a basement of an abandoned Los Angeles church for many years. If revealed, it could mean the end of the world. Starring Donald Pleasence, Lisa Blount and Jameson Parker.

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OFFICIAL BONUS FEATURES FOR SCREAM FACTORY’S THEY LIVE BLU-RAY

The new Shout Factory horror division Scream Factory has announced that it will be releasing John Carpenter’s cult classic THE LIVE to collector’s edition Blu-ray and DVD on November 6, 2012, and now we have the full specs for the release! And for those of you who hate the new art for the release, it has a reversible sleeve with the original THEY LIVE art.

KEEP READING AFTER THE BREAK FOR THE OFFICIAL BONUS FEATURES!

SCREAM FACTORY BRINGS ‘THEY LIVE’ TO COLLECTOR’S EDITION BLU-RAY!

The new Shout Factory horror division Scream Factory has announced that it will be releasing John Carpenter’s cult classic THE LIVE to collector’s edition Blu-ray and DVD.

FROM THE PRESS RELEASE:

The truth is more than meets the eye. You’ve been listening to their speeches and watching them on TV. They influence our decisions without us knowing it. Think again and the choice is yours! On November 6, 2012, SCREAM FACTORY™ presents John Carpenter’s politically-charged science fiction thriller THEY LIVE Collector’s Edition Blu-ray and DVD. Featuring anamorphic widescreen presentation of this cult classic movie, this special collector’s edition home entertainment release of THEY LIVE boasts a bounty of special bonus content, a collectible cover featuring newly rendered retro-style artwork, a reversible wrap with original theatrical key art and much more! THEY LIVE Collector’s Edition Blu-ray has a suggested retail price of $29.93 and $16.50 for the DVD. Fans and collector’s can pre-order now at ShoutFactory.com and Amazon.com.

Production now underway for extensive and insightful bonus features that include all-new interviews, an audio commentary and archival material. Shout! Factory will announce in-depth bonus features and additional news in next couple months.

Avid John Carpenter fans, movie enthusiasts and collectors please take note: Order this collector’s edition 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 made, so these are only available while supplies last.

Horror master John Carpenter (Halloween, The Thing) directs this heart-pounding thriller in which aliens are systematically gaining control of the Earth by masquerading as humans and lulling the public into submission. Humanity’s last chance lies with a lone drifter who stumbles upon a harrowing discovery — a unique pair of sunglasses that reveals the terrifying and deadly truth.

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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

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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