The Halloween sequel Halloween H20 is getting a steelbook 4K release to celebrate the 25th anniversary of its theatrical release
Back in 1998, John Carpenter’s classic slasher Halloween got a “twenty years later” sequel called Halloween H20 (watch it HERE) – and we’re now further removed from the release of H20 than it was from the release of the first Halloween. The film is celebrating its 25th anniversary this year, and as part of the celebration Paramount will be giving it a 4K steelbook release! The street date is September 26th, and copies can be pre-ordered at THIS LINK. An image of the steelbook case can be seen at the bottom of this article.
Starring original Halloween heroine Jamie Lee Curtis, H20 acknowledged what happened in Halloween II (since Curtis was in it), but ignored the events of the Curtis-less parts 4, 5, and 6. Of course, it also ignored Season of the Witch and its killer masks. Twenty years later, Curtis came back to Halloween again for a trilogy that would ignore every Halloween film except the original, H20 included.
Directed by Steve Miner from a screenplay by Robert Zappia and Matt Greenberg, with some uncredited script work by Kevin Williamson, Halloween H20 has the following synopsis: Two decades after surviving a massacre on October 31, 1978, former baby sitter Laurie Strode finds herself hunted by persistent knife-wielder Michael Myers. Laurie now lives in Northern California under an assumed name, where she works as the headmistress of a private school. But it’s not far enough to escape Myers, who soon discovers her whereabouts. As Halloween descends upon Laurie’s peaceful community, a feeling of dread weighs upon her — with good reason.
Curtis is joined in the cast by Adam Arkin, Michelle Williams, Adam Hann-Byrd, Jodi Lyn O’Keefe, Janet Leigh, Josh Hartnett, LL Cool J, and Joseph Gordon-Levitt.
Are you a fan of Halloween H20? Are you glad Paramount is celebrating the 25th anniversary, and will you be buying the 4K steelbook release? Let us know by leaving a comment below.
I wasn’t a fan of Halloween H20 when it was first released… and it’s crazy to think that was already 25 years ago. I have gained an appreciation for the film as the years have gone by, but I’ll be sitting out this steelbook release because I don’t have 4K capabilities. I’m good with the Blu-ray set.