THEY LIVE, HALLOWEEN II, and HALLOWEEN III: SEASON OF THE WITCH Blu-ray Reviews

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Shout Factory has become the Criterion Collection for horror and B movies, or – if nothing else – the company that Anchor Bay tried to be on DVD. Recently they’ve released some John Carpenter films that he either produced or directed. They are the magnificent They Live, with “Rowdy” Roddy Piper, Meg Foster and Keith David, and the first two Halloween sequels, Halloween II and Halloween III: Season of the Witch. Our reviews of all these Blu-rays follow after the jump.

HALLOWEEN 3-D is Put On Hold While HALLOWEEN 2 Comes Back to Theaters

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A couple of weeks back we gave you an update on all the sequels, reboots, and remakes that are happening right now over at Bob Weinstein’s Dimension Films. In that update, Bob said that the company wanted to shoot “Halloween 3″ in 3-D with hopes of releasing the film next October.  I’m sure that we will still see a 3rd film, but it seems that the project has now been put on hold.  You can get the details and reason behind this move when you hit the jump.

Weekend Box Office – THE FINAL DESTINATION Scares Up a $28 Million Opening

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“The Final Destination” saw a franchise best opening this weekend, earning $28.3 million from 3,121 theatres – 1,678 of those in 3D.  The fourth installment in the teen scream series rode the not-yet tiresome 3D phenom to a first place win over both of The Weinstein Co.’s weekend entries – Rob Zombie’s “Halloween” sequel and Quentin Tarantino’s still dangerous “Inglourious Basterds”.  Meanwhile, Ang Lee’s “Taking Woodstock” went wide-ish this weekend, coming in at number nine with $3.7 million after moving from just two theatres on Wednesday to 1,393 by Friday.

Title Weekend Total
1 The Final Destination $28,335,000 $28,335,000
2 Inglourious Basterds $20,041,000 $73,760,000
3 Halloween 2 $17,405,000 $17,405,000
4 District 9 $10,700,00 $90,813,000
5 GI Joe $8,000,000 $132,436,000
6 Julie &  Julia $7,400,000 $70,992,000
7 Time Traveler’s Wife $6,745,000 $48,193,000
8 Shorts $4,870,000 $13,565,000
9 Taking Woodstock $3,749,000 $3,769,000
10 G-Force $2,845,000 $111,801,000

Friday Box Office – THE FINAL DESTINATION Slashes Past HALLOWEEN 2 for First Place

by     Posted 5 years, 22 days ago

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This weekend’s box office race represents that rare instance in the usually well-plotted Hollywood release schedule when two films, aimed at precisely the same target audience, were unveiled on the same Friday.  The calendar-challenged competitors in question were Rob Zombie’s “Halloween II” and WB/New Line’s “The Final Destination”… two horror franchises, two hard-R ratings.  But, on summer’s final Friday, “The Final Destination” got the jump on its rival thanks to those extra-lucrative 3D ticket prices.  It’s not all bad news for the the Weinsteins, however.  “Inglourious Basterds” held better than expected on its second Friday, which means that both of the struggling studio’s current releases may be battling for second place by Sunday.  Check back tomorrow when all final destinations are revealed.

Title Friday Total
1 The Final Destination $10,925,000 $10,925,000
2 Halloween 2 $7,625,000 $7,625,000
3 Inglourious Basterds $5,900,000 $59,619,000
4 District 9 $3,000,000 $83,113,000
5 G.I. Joe $2,325,000 $126,721,000

Interview with Rob Zombie, Director of HALLOWEEN 2

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I had the chance to attend the press event for Rob Zombie’s newest film, Halloween II, and, while they made it expressly clear that the print of the film that we viewed was not a reviewable copy (bullshit), I was lucky enough to participate in a roundtable interview with the people responsible. So, while my specific thoughts on the film in any reviewable format are not an option, the land of press relations can sometimes be a fruitful one, and Mr. Zombie was candid enough to give us insight into the continuously depressing state of film production, information about a possible, upcoming project, and confirmation that there is indeed a 2nd cut of the film. So, enjoy the interview, and, if you’re a fan, be sure to check out Halloween II this Friday.

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