2012 Scream Factory Releases

“Debuting this September, SCREAM FACTORY boasts a scary slate of fan-favorite thrillers from the 1980s, many of which have never been available on Blu-ray before. Titles include HALLOWEEN II and TERROR TRAIN, (both starring “Scream Queen” Jamie Lee Curtis); the 30th Anniversary release ofHalloween III: Season of the WitchTHEY LIVE from director John Carpenter (The Thing); Peter Benchley’s THE ISLAND starring Michael Caine,THE FUNHOUSE from director Tobe Hooper (Poltergeist); the nightmarish PHANTASM II; and the much-anticipated DVD debuts of DEADLY BLESSING, directed by Wes Craven (Scream) and featuring Sharon Stone in an early role, and DEATH VALLEY starring Peter Billingsley (A Christmas Story). Each title will be presented in anamorphic widescreen, 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, a reversible wrap with original theatrical key art and more!

On September 18, 2012, fans will rejoice as Shout! Factory unleashes Halloween II Collector’s Edition and Halloween III: Season of the Witch 30th Anniversary Special Collector’s Edition on Blu-ray and DVD. These two formidable titles inaugurate the SCREAM FACTORY home entertainment series and are now available to preorder at ShoutFactory.com and Amazon.com.”

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Contents Of Post:

  • Halloween II (DVD & Blu-Ray)
  • Halloween III (DVD & Blu-Ray)
  • Terror Train (DVD/Blu-Ray Combo)
  • The Funhouse (DVD & Blu-Ray)
  • They Live (DVD & Blu-Ray)
  • The Island (DVD/Blu-Ray Combo)
  • Death Valley (DVD/Blu-Ray Combo)

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Halloween II (2-Disc Collector’s Edition) 
Widescreen Color (Anamorphic)  /  Production Year: 1981  /  Region 1

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Picking up exactly where its predecessor left off, Halloween II follows “boogeyman” Michael Myers as he stalks the deserted halls of the hospital where his intended victim (Jamie Lee Curtis) lays waiting. Meanwhile, his doctor (Donald Pleasence) desperately continues to hunt him down.

Features:

  • The Theatrical Version and the Television Cut with added footage not seen in the theatrical version
  • Audio commentary with director Rick Rosenthal and actor Leo Rossi
  • Audio commentary with stunt co-ordinator/actor Dick Warlock
  • The Nightmare Isn’t Over – The Making Of Halloween II, featuring interviews with director Rick Rosenthal, actor & stunt coordinator Dick Warlock, actors Lance Guest, Leo Rossi, Nancy Stephens, Ana Alicia, Tawny Moyer, executive producer Irwin Yablans, director of photography Dean Cundey, co-composer Alan Howarth, costume supervisor Jane Ruhm, co-editor Skip Schoolnik, and filmmaker Tommy Lee Wallace
  • Horror’s Hallowed Grounds – The Locations of “Halloween II” – Host Sean Clark revisits the original shooting locations of the film
  • Deleted Scenes with Optional Audio Commentary from director Rick Rosenthal
  • Alternate Ending with Optional Audio Commentary from director Rick Rosenthal
  • Theatrical Trailer
  • TV and Radio Spots
  • Still Gallery

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Halloween III 
Widescreen Color (Anamorphic)  /  Production Year: 1982  /  Region 1

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When a terrified toy salesman is mysteriously attacked and brought to the hospital, babbling and clutching the year’s most popular Halloween costume, an eerie pumpkin mask, doctor Daniel Challis is thrust into a terrifying Halloween nightmare. Working with the salesman’s daughter, Ellie, Daniel traces the mask to the Silver Shamrock Novelties company and its founder, Conal Cochran.

Ellie and Daniel uncover Cochran’s shocking Halloween plan and must stop him before trick-or-treaters across the country never come home in this terrifying thriller.

Features:

  • 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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Terror Train (Blu-Ray/DVD Combo) 
Widescreen Color (Anamorphic)  /  Production Year: 1980  /  Region 1

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Take an excursion into terror with Jamie Lee Curtis and Ben Johnson in this classic shocker from director Roger Spottiswoode.

It’s New Year’s Eve and group of college co-eds have planned a masquerade bash aboard a chartered train. What they didn’t plan on was that a knife-wielding psycho would crash the party and begin slaughtering the guests one by one!

Who is this brutal costumed killer? Could it be the mysterious magician (David Copperfield) with a talent swordplay…a former frat pledge with an axe to grind…or any number of other guests, both invited and uninvited? Climb aboard the Terror Train for a frightening combination of blood-curdling horror and intriguing mystery.

Features:

  • “Destination Death” –  An interview with Producer Daniel Grodnik
  • “Riding The Rails” – An interview with Production Executive DonCarmody
  • “All Aboard!” – An interview with Production Designer Glenn Bydwell
  • “Music For Murder” –  An interview with Composer John Mills-Cockell
  • Original Theatrical Trailer and TV spot
  • Still Gallery with rare photos.

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The Funhouse 
Widescreen Color (Anamorphic)  /  Production Year: 1981  /  Region 1

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This non-stop thrill ride of frights and chills follows a group of four teenagers who decide to spend the night in a travelling carnival’s funhouse. When a deformed man begins brutally murdering them one-by-one, they find themselves in a desperate struggle for survival.

Features:

  • Audio Commentary with Director Tobe Hooper, moderated by filmmaker Tim Sullivan.
  • The Barker Speaks!: An interview with actor Kevin Conway.
  • Something Wicked This Way Comes: An all-new interview with Executive Producer Mark L. Lester.
  • Carnival Music: An interview with Composer John Beal.
  • Audio Interview with actor William Finley.
  • Deleted Scenes
  • Original Theatrical Trailer, TV & Radio Spots

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They Live 
Widescreen 1.85:1 Color (Anamorphic)  /  Production Year: 1988  /  Region 1

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They influence our decisions without us knowing it. They numb our senses without us feeling it. They control our lives without is realizing it. They Live.

Horror master John Carpenter (Halloween, The Thing) directs this heart-pounding thriller. Aliens are systematically gaining control of the earth by masquerading as humans and lulling the public into submission. Humanity’s last chance lies with a lone drifter who stumbles upon a harrowing discovery-a unique pair of sunglasses that reveal the terrifying and deadly truth.

Features:

  • Audio Commentary with Writer/Director John Carpenter and Actor Roddy Piper
  • Independent Thoughts – A new interview with Writer/Director John Carpenter
  • Man vs. Aliens – An interview with Actor Keith David
  • Woman of Mystery – An interview with Actress Meg Foster
  • Watch, Look, Listen: The Sights & Sounds of “They Live” – A look at the visual style, stunts and music from the film with Director of Photography Gary B. Kibbe, Stunt Coordinator Jeff Imada, and Co-Composer Alan Howarth.
  • 2012 Cast Reunion Q&A with Roddy Piper, Keith David, and Meg Foster. Presented by Ain’t It Cool News and Texas Frightmare Weekend.
  • Original EPK: The Making of “They Live”
  • Never-Before-Seen Footage from the Commercials created for the film.
  • Original Theatrical Trailer
  • TV Spots
  • Still Gallery

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The Island 
Widescreen 2.35:1 Color (Anamorphic)  /  Production Year: 1980  /  Region 1

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The Island stars Academy Award winner Michael Caine as Blair Maynard, an investigative writer who tracks down one of the most baffling mysteries – the disappearance of pleasure crafts and its passengers in the Caribbean. During his investigation, he and his son are captured by raiding pirates who need his services to help improve their degenerated gene pool. When his son is converted to the pirates’ barbarian ways and turns against him, Blair must come to his rescue in this action-packed super thriller written by Peter Benchley (Jaws).

The Island stars Michael Caine as Blair Maynard, an investigative writer who tracks down one of the most baffling mysteries – the disappearance of pleasure crafts and its passengers in the Caribbean. During his investigation, he and his son are captured by raiding pirates who need his services to help improve their degenerated gene pool. When his son is converted to the pirates’ barbarian ways and turns against him, Blair must come to his rescue.

Features: Theatrical Trailer

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Death Valley 
Widescreen 1.85:1 Color (Anamorphic)  /  Production Year: 1982  /  Region 1

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A serial killer is gruesomely dispatching the locals in Death Valley and the terror mounts even further after he targets a divorced mother, her young son and her new boyfriend who are vacationing there.

Features:

  • Audio Commentary with Director Dick Richards
  • Theatrical Trailer & TV Spot

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4 Responses to 2012 Scream Factory Releases

  1. Anal Del Rey says:

    Do you know when Terror Train is coming out? Thank you.

  2. This first wave is being released between September and November. Best I can narrow it down right now.

  3. I got a feeling it’ll be for Halloween though.

  4. Pingback: Time To Start Screaming! | DVD NEWS FLASH | Blue Ray Drive Reviews

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