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Old 05-01-03, 09:01 PM
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New Halloween se to contain criterion ld comentary, and amc doc!!

from dvdfile.com
"Rounding out today's news is some news from Anchor Bay Entertainment. Yep, apparently 1,234 different versions wasn't enough - on August 5th, Anchor Bay will release a 25th Anniversary Edition of the John Carpenter classic Halloween. At least this time it looks like it might actually be worth buying again, with the much-beloved audio commentary that appeared on the old Criterion laserdisc, an hour-long version of the recent AMC Backstory TV special, which included never-before-seen production footage, and more to be announced. Stay tuned for the full details and retail price. "
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I knew they'd acquired the rights to the Criterion track but still, it's nice to see it confirmed again. Terrific news!
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the uk halloween collection has a nice docu on carpenter. it's probably not worth getting that whole collection though. although parts 2 & 3 have commentary.

nice to see this version of my favorite film of all time has the criterion commentary. good times.
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Is that release date confirmed? The Anchor Bay website just says "Fall 2003".
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Great news. Glad I held off on buying the film.

Will this have both cuts of the film on it?

Also, I didn't think Criterion farmed out their special features...why did they sell to AB? Anyone know?
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Old 05-02-03, 01:30 AM
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Originally posted by joliom
Is that release date confirmed? The Anchor Bay website just says "Fall 2003".
The last I heard, it is scheduled for August 5. As long as I have it by Halloween, I'll be happy.
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Originally posted by cupcake jesus
Also, I didn't think Criterion farmed out their special features...why did they sell to AB? Anyone know?
This has been going on for a while now. Since as early as 2001, Criterion has licensed special features, including commentaries, for some films to AB for distribution in the UK. Also in 2001, Criterion licensed their Monty Python & The Holy Grail commentary (featuring Gilliam & Jones) to Columbia. As for why? I'd imagine that they're doing it in order to make money.

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From an interview with Criterion's John Mulvaney:

Question: Image Entertainment is releasing a DVD of Bodies, Rest, and Motion that includes the supplements that were developed for the Criterion laserdisc edition of the film. What other titles can we expect from other distributors that will include content that was on the Criterion laserdiscs?

Answer: You'll find our commentary on Anchor Bay's Halloween disc, our Monty Python and the Holy Grail commentary on Columbia's disc, and our Bodies, Rest, and Motion commentary on the New Line (Image) disc. We do make such arrangements occasionally and I imagine we will continue to do so from time to time.

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The commentary may be worth picking up, but the AMC backstory didn't have anything I hadn't already learned from the DVD.
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What about the Siskel and Ebert special about HALLOWEEN that was on the Criterion LD? Any word on that making it to the DVD? That would make it worth buying again.
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The new edition will now have closed captioning. From what i read so far. Now deaf and hard of hearing can actually watch and understand the movie.

You all can all talk documentaries etc. But this alone is worth a redone.
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Will this have both cuts of the film on it?
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I doubt it. But just to let you know, the extended cut although it did have new scene's from the tv version, it still contains the violence, nudity and language like the original.
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