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Old 06-09-2012, 07:58 AM   #1
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Halloween III: Season of the Witch Blu-ray

Halloween III: Season of the Witch Blu-ray review

Glad to see this beauty released from shout factory.

2 Commenatrys and a few documentrys.

Marvellous little film, and a great soundtrack too. Preorder now on amazon for $20.95
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Old 06-09-2012, 08:09 AM   #2
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We got the Shout/Scream Factory thread started up again here. Well, one of the threads at least.
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Old 06-09-2012, 11:53 AM   #3
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Default Shout Factory Halloween II & III Sep 18 Pre-orders



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Halloween III: Season of the Witch Blu-ray



re-post of Shout Factory's Halloween II & III special editions coming 9/18/12
+ Update on H2...

Halloween II will include the following extras. NOTE: Scream Factory has added even more goodies to this release, highlighted in italics!

The Theatrical Version and the Television Cut with added footage not seen in the theatrical version
Audio commentary with director Rick Rosenthal
Audio commentary with stunt co-ordinator/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
More details and developments coming soon!
NOTE: The TV Version is on DVD Only!



Halloween III: Season of the Witch will include the following goodies:

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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Old 06-09-2012, 12:07 PM   #4
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Rejoining the thread!
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Old 06-09-2012, 12:12 PM   #5
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BTW For those who missed it, Shout Factory added that the television version of Halloween II is included with this set. it's only on DVD, but to have that included is a MUST for fans...........
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It looks like Shout Factory is the new anchor bay! I wish they would get Halloween 4-6 and give those movies proper releases!
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Old 06-09-2012, 01:08 PM   #7
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United Kingdom Region Coding?

Anybody know if these are likely to be region coded?
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Old 06-09-2012, 01:25 PM   #8
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Anybody know if these are likely to be region coded?
It's entirely possible, since Shout! only has North American distribution rights. We will have to wait and see if Universal decides to make them lock the releases.
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Old 06-09-2012, 01:30 PM   #9
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just a heads up, i made a general Scream Factory thread yesterday to replace the other one.
http://forum.blu-ray.com/showthread.php?t=197908
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Old 06-09-2012, 01:34 PM   #10
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Can anybody expand on what is different about the TV version? Is it worth ordering the set for? I am looking desperately for reasons NOT to double dip on this title, but the littlest thing could set my finger over that 1-click-preorder button on amazon haha. Unless the transfer is significantly better than Universal's, I will just be ordering Season of the Witch.
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Old 06-09-2012, 01:36 PM   #11
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Can anybody expand on what is different about the TV version? Is it worth ordering the set for? I am looking desperately for reasons NOT to double dip on this title, but the littlest thing could set my finger over that 1-click-preorder button on amazon haha. Unless the transfer is significantly better than Universal's, I will just be ordering Season of the Witch.
[Show spoiler]The alternate television cut that is sometimes shown on syndicated stations (sometimes erroneously called the "Rick Rosenthal Cut" or the "Producer's Cut") contains the following differences from the theatrical cut:
Many of the scenes are time-compressed and run a lot faster than usual, and many scenes that were previously without music now have bits of soundtrack music added. The explicit violence is removed in all death scenes, and, of course, all the profanity has been re-dubbed or removed.
The credits come at the very beginning of the film, directly after the Universal logo.
The flashback to the first film contains additional sound effects, including a voice-over scream (supposedly from Laurie) when Loomis shoots Michael Myers.
A different shot is used of Loomis emerging from the house to find Myers's missing body.
The lines "I've been trick-or-treated to death tonight" and "You don't know what death is!" have been eliminated with an awkward voice-over from the neighbor saying "Is this a Halloween prank?" instead.
The scene where Myers steals a knife from a neighbor is out of place, appearing slightly later in the film, and is re-edited to suggest that Myers kills the old woman instead of the young girl that gets killed in the theatrical cut.
The voice-over announcements of the male TV reporter run slightly differently, depending on when they appear over the extra scenes.
An extra close-up shot of Laurie is inserted before Jimmy and Bud bring her out of the house on the stretcher.
A few extra lines of dialogue with the female reporter near the beginning of the film were changed.
After Ben Tramer is killed by the policeman's car in the explosion, the scene uses an alternate take that depicts Loomis and Brackett's reactions, and also when Hunt pulls up to tell Brackett that Annie's body was discovered.
The first view of Annie's corpse when Brackett identifies her is deleted.
A different take of the dialogue is used when Laurie arrives at the hospital. All shots of her being stuck with needles are removed, and the scene is extended to include shots of Mrs. Alves, Dr. Mixter, and Jill leaning over her as her vision blurs. Then they begin to undress her as Mrs. Alves tells Jimmy and Bud to leave.
The first scene that shows the kid with the razor blade in his mouth is removed, with only the section where he and his mother arrive at the ER and talk to Jill remaining.
An extra scene is added where Janet talks to Jimmy about Laurie's injuries and tells him that Dr. Mixter gave her a double-bullet sedative.
An extra scene of Jill talking to Bud and Mr. Garrett is added while they listen to reports of the murders. Mr. Garrett says drugs are the obvious problem.
An extra scene is added where a shaky Dr. Mixter reviews Laurie's medical procedures with Mrs. Alves.
A voice-over reporter speaking over the clip of "Night of the Living Dead" to inform viewers that Michael Myers is believed to have burned to death was added.
Extra dialogue is added between Mr. Garrett and Karen as he buzzes her in. He tells Karen the murders were committed because of drugs.
Mrs. Alves tries to call Laurie's parents while she scolds Janet for not calling them immediately. Meanwhile, Jimmy sneaks in to see Laurie, and Mrs. Alves tells him she'll give him two minutes and that's all, which explains why later she says, "Time's up, Jimmy. Let's go."
Karen and Jimmy discuss whether Michael Myers really burned to death in the accident, while Michael lurks in the shadows behind them.
Different sound effects are heard of the babies in the maternity ward as Michael lurks among them.
An extended scene is added that depicts Jimmy bringing Laurie the Coke he promised her before he tells her it was Michael Myers stalking her.
When Mr. Garrett goes to check the phones, an added voice-over line where he explains he's going to check the phone box in the storage room is heard.
As Mr. Garrett looks in the storage lockers directly before his death scene, extra shots of Michael Myers are inserted to make it appear as if Myers is slowly approaching, attracted by the noise Garrett makes when he knocks the boxes over.
A scene where Jill is on the phone (AFTER the phones are supposedly taken out!) is added, and Jimmy sneaks by her to go into Laurie's room to tell her that Michael Myers is dead. Instead of being relieved, Laurie panics and says that she has to get out of there, and Mrs. Alves, Jill, and Janet all come in to help sedate her. While they are working on Laurie, the lights in the hospital go out, and the emergency generator kicks on, which explains why the hospital is so dim for the rest of the film.
A different take is used of the scene where Loomis examines the charred remains of the man they think may have been Michael Myers. The scene also extends to include a scene of Loomis and Hunt walking outside the morgue to get in an elevator, where Loomis explains that he believes the wounded Myers might try and go home to nurse his injuries.
An extra voice-over is added in the scene where neighborhood kids throw rocks at the Myers house. Graham is heard telling the mob, "Michael Myers isn't here; we've checked the entire house!"
An extra scene shows Loomis and Hunt approaching the house while Hunt yells at people to go home.
A scene is added where Janet talks to Karen and tells her how creepy it is that the lights went out and how Laurie was screaming about Michael Myers coming to get her.
Extra dialogue is added in the scene where Bud tries to convince Karen to have sex with him in the therapy room.
The dialogue between Bud and Karen cuts immediately to a shot of Karen entering the therapy room, where Bud is already naked in the therapy tub. The scene also includes extra shots of the temperature gauge slowly rising and Michael Myers' hand turning it up. There is an alternate take of Karen talking to whom she thinks is Bud standing behind her, turning around to see that it's Michael Myers. The scene concludes with just one shot of her being shoved into the scalding water.
The scenes where Marion arrives are directly connected to when she leaves with Dr. Loomis in the Marshall's car.
When Jimmy discovers Laurie lying there in shock, there is extra dialogue as Jimmy and Jill wait for Dr. Mixter to respond to their call. In the theatrical version, this is where Janet runs to get Mixter and discovers his body, and is killed. That entire sequence was removed and Jimmy finally gets restless and says he's going to find Mrs. Alves.
There is an added scene of Jimmy looking for Mrs. Alves and finding the ladies lounge empty.
Laurie's dream is placed differently and features a new voice-over of a little-girl voice saying, "Please don't hurt me, Michael! I'm your sister!"
When Michael goes into Laurie's hospital room, he doesn't have a scalpel in his hand, and there is an extra scene of him closing the door behind himself as he leaves.
When Laurie crawls into the empty hospital room and grabs the phone, she tries to speak and cries into the phone, "Mama, he won't die! He won't go away!"
Extra dialogue is added between Jimmy and Jill where they wonder why the hospital is now empty, and Jill asks if someone could be in there with them.
Extra shots of Jimmy exploring the hospital, looking for other people.
Jill's death scene is softened. The shot of Michael stabbing her in the back with the scalpel was removed, and now it appears as if he simply grabs Jill and drops her. Additional sound effects of Jill groaning as she is dropped suggest that she survives.
An extra shot of Loomis and Marion in the back of the Marshall's car and extra shots of the car driving through Haddonfield are inserted.
All evidence of Jimmy being in the parked car with Laurie is cut out because he's supposed to be looking for others during the entire climax of the film.
Loomis only shoots Michael twice when he bursts through the glass door.
The Marshall's death scene is less gruesome, with Michael jumping up and pulling the Marshall with him, apparently stabbing him from behind.
Different angles in the operating room are added as the blinded Michael slashes out with his scalpel.
The television editing makes it appear as if Jimmy's fall is caused by the explosion.
Graham's dialogue is altered in the final scenes where Hunt asks him the body count; he gives no exact estimate.
When Laurie is placed in the ambulance at the end, someone is in there with her. There is a final scare as the figure sits up, covered by a sheet, and the sheet falls away, revealing Jimmy with a bandage on his head. Laurie cries in relief and says, "We made it!" They hold hands and "Mr. Sandman" begins to play over an exterior scene of the ambulance pulling out of the hospital's parking lot.
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im gonna preorder both with amazon in hopes the price drops, but im gonna keep an eye on importcds because they tend to price theyre Shout releases more in the $15 range.
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Old 06-09-2012, 01:57 PM   #13
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BTW For those who missed it, Shout Factory added that the television version of Halloween II is included with this set. it's only on DVD, but to have that included is a MUST for fans...........
According to the pre-order page it also looks like it is on the bluray.
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According to the pre-order page it also looks like it is on the bluray.
its not. the producer of the release told us its not.
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Old 06-09-2012, 02:34 PM   #16
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rejoining the thread, gladly pre-ordered from SF....ordering directly from them gives them a better profit and incentive to keep getting these great titles! I'd love to see them go for other sequels shunned by other...*cough*Paramount*cough* studios....
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Old 06-09-2012, 02:49 PM   #17
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..and we're back, again. Ordering both and probably all the horror blu's they release.
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its not. the producer of the release told us its not.
Ok, good enough. It's a little misleading on the pre-order page.
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I won't be replacing Halloween II unless Shout Factory is somehow able to make it look better than what Universal did with their replacement disc... but I doubt that's possible. We'll see though!
2012 favs: Prometheus, Indiana Jones: The Complete Adventures, Universal Classic Monsters, The Terminator (UK), E.T. (digibook), JAWS (digibook), Walking Dead Season 2 w/ Zombie Head, Full Metal Jacket (digibook), Star Trek TNG Season 1, Invasion of the Body Snatchers, Casablanca, Game of Thrones Season 1, Cleopatra (UK)
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Ok, good enough. It's a little misleading on the pre-order page.
how so?
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