Earlier today, independent film distributor Shout Factory announced the launch of its Scream Factory offshoot, which will specialize in horror and science-fiction cult favorites.
Scream Factory's inaugural programming debuts this September with Collector's Edition Blu-rays of both Halloween II and Halloween III: Season of the Witch. While the technical specifications are still unknown for Scream's HD sets, the Blu-rays contain a number of bonus supplements, such as:
Halloween II -
Two audio commentaries:
- Director Rick Rosenthal
- Stunt co-ordinator/actor Dick Warlock
The Nightmare Isn't Over: The Making Of Halloween II documentary featuring Rick Rosenthal, Lance Guest, Dick Warlock, Alan Howarth, and Dean Cundey
Horror's Hallowed Grounds featurette on the original shooting locations
Both discs are expected to street on September 18th.
Following these two titles, Scream Factory will offer Blu-rays of Terror Train, John Carpenter's They Live, Tobe Hooper's The Funhouse, Don Coscarelli's Phantasm II, and Wes Craven's Deadly Blessing.
Release dates, as well as exact technical and supplementary details, are still unknown for the aforementioned titles, though Shout promises that each title will get "anamorphic widescreen [transfers], 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, [and] a reversible wrap with original theatrical key art."
I could care less about the nurse hat. I just love how they will have the TV version included along with the Theatrical version of Halloween II. That makes this a must-buy even though I already own the 30th anniversary blu-ray of Halloween II.