Anchor Bay and I have a love-hate relationship.
Love, because they put out fantastic editions of some of my favorite horror films like Halloween, Evil Dead, Army of Darkness, Dawn of the Dead, Creepshow, etc. etc. The discs usually have a bunch of Special Features and are packaged well so you get a lot of bang for your buck.
Hate, because they always seem to have a slightly better new release of that favorite horror film right around the corner.
I guess what I'm saying is: Anchor Bay is to horror DVDs what Apple is to iPods.
Today Anchor Bay released the 30th Anniversary Halloween set.
Included in the set are:
- Halloween 4 DivMax Special Edition
- Halloween 5 Divimax Special Edition
- Halloween 25 Years of Terror Documentary
- Halloween Restored (which is the Halloween TV Cut)
- Halloween on Blu-Ray
Minuses: For a boxed set, it seems a little thrown together.
Last time I counted "two" comes after "one" not "four." So you get 1, 4, and 5.
No 2 or 3 (I know it's out of continuity) and no 6.
Then you get the Blu-Ray version of Halloween amongst other standard resolution DVDs.
As for the Michael Myers/The Shape mask that's included in the set, as you've heard me say in the past I'm a Halloween mask snob, and this, Senator, is no accurate Halloween mask.
Pluses: It's nice to have the TV cut out again as it's out of print. For those of you who don't have a lot of these discs, it's a good way to catch up in one bulk package.
Other than that, I got nothin'.
And I'm warning you right now: there WILL be another DVD coming.
With the news back in April that they found new Halloween footage (see the article HERE or HERE), you can bet that a super-deluxe Blu-Ray anniversary version will be on its way.
Sure as Steve Jobs wears a black turtleneck.