Love them or hate them, but Rob Zombie‘s Halloween twosome is getting the SteelBook treatment. For a long time, the only way you could get Rob Zombie’s Halloween and Halloween II was in the Scream Factory box-set. Now, they’re both coming out from Lionsgate Home Entertainment on September 12th, 2023. The SteelBook edition is exclusive to Walmart. It’s part of a larger line of SteelBook releases including Saw 1-8, Leprechaun 1-8, and The Blair Witch Project. For Rob Zombie fans, his films in the Firefly trilogy: House of 1000 Corpses, The Devil’s Rejects, and 3 From Hell are also available.
Here’s the quote from Lionsgate on the releases.
Celebrate the scariest time of year – Halloween – with a set of spine-tingling, hair-raising SteelBooks! Lionsgate’s series of Walmart-exclusive Blu-ray + Digital multi-film SteelBooks, inspired by the vivid, eye-catching artwork of vintage pulp novels, rises from the grave on September 12,” reads the official description. “Included in this collection are the terror-tinged The Blair Witch Project and its evil twin, Blair Witch; the reimagined Halloween I & II and unhinged Firefly trilogy (House of 1000 Corpses, The Devil’s Rejects, and 3 from Hell) from fright master Rob Zombie; and an 8-film round of repulsion care of SAW (including Jigsaw) and the devilish hijinks of the Leprechaun. It’s an endless SteelBook scare-a-thon!
Some Background And Features Of The Halloween I + II SteelBook
The one thing about this release is that it only contains the theatrical cuts of both movies. The unrated, and far better, director’s cuts of both films are missing. It includes a Blu-ray and digital copy for each film. The SteelBook has brand new artwork by artist Bond.
The Halloween movies that Rob Zombie did are fairly divisive in the horror and Halloween communities. The first film follows the narrative set by John Carpenter in his original 1978 film. Halloween II, however, goes off on a story by Zombie that doesn’t follow the franchise’s second film very much. There were plans for a third film, but after an extensive time in development and Blumhouse buying the rights to the franchise, it was dropped.
This one might be for you if you’re in the market for collectible SteelBook releases.
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