“Halloween” [1978] on 4K UHD Blu-ray coming in September gets fully detailed

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As I had previously reported, the 1978 horror classic Halloween directed by John Carpenter is coming to 4K UHD Blu-ray on September 25th via Lionsgate. The title has now officially been announced, near a month after we CORRECTLY reported the release date in our original rumor post – featured by our friends over at Bloody Disgusting. So here’s the full info. Tech specs for this release include 2160p 4K video in the 2.35:1 aspect ratio with both Dolby Vision and HDR10 forms of High Dynamic Range (HDR) and Dolby TrueHD 5.1 and Mono sound. The release will come in the form of a “combo pack” with a Blu-ray Disc of the film included, and it is available for PRE-ORDER now over at Amazon. The bonus materials set to be included on the release have been fully detailed and are listed below.

  • Audio Commentary with Writer/Director John Carpenter and Actor Jamie Lee Curtisj
  • “The Night She Came Home” Featurette
  • “On Location: 25 Years Later” Featurette
  • TV Version Footage
  • Trailer
  • TV Spots
  • Radio Spots

Finally, there’s an official trailer for the upcoming 4K release now available. You would think that any intelligent home video distributor would realize that YouTube allows you to actually upload 4K video, and has for many years now, so you could show the fans what to fully expect of the video quality, would you not? Well, the folks at Lionsgate aren’t apparently the most tech savvy, it seems, as they figured 1080p would be just fine to advertise a 4K title. Pretty damn ignorant, wouldn’t you agree? Regardless, you can find the poorly thought out NON-4K trailer for a 4K release below.

4K Release Trailer:

Now, lastly after the break you can find the official announcement for this release. 

 

 

 

PRESS RELEASE:

 

Halloween is an absolutely merciless thriller . . . I would compare it to Psycho.”

— Roger Ebert

Available for the First Time on

4K Ultra HD Combo Pack

Including Dolby Vision™

Street Date: 9/25/18

4K UHD SRP: $22.99

PROGRAM DESCRIPTION

Relive the terrifying film that launched an entire genre when Halloween arrives on 4K Ultra HD™ Combo Pack (plus Blu-ray™) September 25 from Lionsgate. Starring Golden Globe® winner Jamie Lee Curtis (Best Actress, True Lies, 1994), Donald Pleasance, Tony Moran, and P.J. Soles, this edition of the horror classic delivers four times the fear with four times the resolution of Full HD with 4K, which also uses Dolby Vision™ HDR to bring to life the stunning cinematography of this supernatural horror film. When compared to a standard picture, Dolby Vision can deliver spectacular colors never before seen on a screen, highlights that are up to 40 times brighter, and blacks that are 10 times darker. Celebrating the 40th anniversary of the original 1978 theatrical release, and arriving just in time before the theatrical release of the newest film in the series, the Halloween 4K Ultra HD Combo Pack is loaded with special features and will be available for the suggested retail price of $22.99.

OFFICIAL SYNOPSIS

On a black and unholy Halloween night years ago, little Michael Myers brutally slaughtered his sister in cold blood. But for the last fifteen years, town residents have rested easy, knowing that he was safely locked away in a mental hospital — until tonight. Tonight, Michael returns to the same quiet neighborhood to relive his grisly murder again…and again…and again. For this is a night of evil. Tonight is Halloween!

CAST

Jamie Lee Curtis True Lies, A Fish Called Wanda

Donald Pleasence The Great Escape, Escape from New York, Halloween II

Tony Moran Beg, American Poltergeist, Dead Bounty

and P.J. Soles Carrie, Stripes, Rock ’n’ Roll High School

SPECIAL FEATURES

  • Audio Commentary with Writer/Director John Carpenter and Actor Jamie Lee Curtis
  • “The Night She Came Home” Featurette
  • “On Location: 25 Years Later” Featurette
  • TV Version Footage
  • Trailer
  • TV Spots
  • Radio Spots

Trailer: https://youtu.be/VHZPNlEdqbg

PROGRAM INFORMATION

Year of Production: 1978

Title Copyright: Halloween © 1978 Falcon International Productions. Artwork & Supplementary Materials © 2018 Lions Gate Entertainment Inc. All Rights Reserved.

Type: Theatrical Release

4K Rating: NR

Blu-ray Rating: NR

Genre: Horror

Closed Captioned: N/A

Subtitles: English, Spanish, English SDH

Feature Running Time: 91 Minutes

4K Ultra HD™ Format: Dolby Vision, 2160p Ultra High Definition, 16×9 Widescreen 2.35:1 Presentation

Blu-ray Format: 1080p High Definition, 16×9 Widescreen 2.35:1 Presentation

4K Audio Status: English 7.1 Dolby TrueHD, English Mono

Blu-ray Audio Status: English 7.1 Dolby TrueHD, English Mono

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