Clash of the 'Halloween' Special Editions   

July 15, 2008 In October two new editions of John Carpenter's "Halloween" and Rob Zombie's "Halloween" hit DVD (and in the case of Zombie's remake, Blu-Ray). October 7 sees both a 3-disc special edition (and 2-disc Blu-Ray edition) of Zombie's remake and a 6-disc "ultimate, ultra, anniversary edition" of Carpenter's classic.

The Zombie special features include:

• Audio commentary by writer/director Zombie
• 17 deleted scenes with optional director’s commentary
• Alternate ending with optional commentary
• Bloopers
• Casting sessions
• The Many Masks of Michael Myers featurette
• Re-Imagining HALLOWEEN featurette
• Meet the Cast featurette
• Scout Taylor-Compton screen test

Meanwhile, also on October 7, Anchor Bay releases a 6-disc package devoted to Carpenter's 1978 masterpiece. This will include the original '78 film, the extended edition of the film (out of print for some time now), the films "Halloween 4: Return of Michael Myers" and "Halloween 5: The Revenge of Michael Myers." It even comes with a Myers mask!

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