I love when film companies are run by fans and not just business types. When that happens you get companies like “Shout! Factory” that release some super cool stuff aimed toward the fans and not just the general public. “Shout! Factory” is probably best known for their awesome Mystery Science Theater 3000 releases.
Recently “Shout! Factory” has created a section of their releases dedicated to just horror appropriately named “Scream Factory”.
The current line up of releases they have planned for the fans is amazing in my opinion. The first two they’re releasing, which are available for preorder on their website, are John Carpenter’s Halloween 2 and Halloween 3: Season Of The Witch.
This is nerd crack to me for a bunch of reasons. First John Carpenter’s Halloween franchise are some of my favorite films. Second check out the custom artwork they got for the covers by Nathan Thomas Milliner, ’nuff said. Third they’re adding some awesome extras in with the releases.
Halloween 2 will come with a Haddonfield Memorial Hospital nurse’s hat and a second DVD that has the television cut of Halloween 2! That right there is worth the price of admission alone. They could have kept that and released it on it’s own but they added it in as an extra.
Halloween 3 will come with an 18×24 poster of the cover artwork. Most companies just give you a little liner card or MAYBE an 11×17 poster if you’re lucky. I can’t even remember the last time I got extras with a DVD or Blu Ray that I’ve purchased.
For more info on the future “Scream Factory” releases head on over to their official Facebook page and to order all their releases and to preorder the Halloween Collector’s Editions visit their official website www.ScreamFactoryDVD.com.