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Jamie to Host Virtual Halloween Parade!

Jamie to Host Virtual Halloween Parade!

According to her Instagram, Jamie is set to host a virtual Halloween parade this year! Check out the text below, and check back later for additional news once we have it.

Virtual Halloween Parade Flyer

Since COVID put the kibosh on much of the HALLOWEEN festivities, this year we can stay home safe AND celebrate. I’ll be hosting a virtual Halloween costume parade here on my Instagram page, and I want YOU to be a part of it. Stay tuned for more details later this month, but get your costumes ready.

Indicator Films Releasing Limited Edition of Roadgames

Indicator Films Releasing Limited Edition of Roadgames

As the market for niche and boutique releases grow, it’s only natural that we get to see more and more of Jamie’s films get new releases. Though Scream Factory has already released Roadgames on Blu-Ray as part of their Collector’s Edition series, Powerhouse films is bringing it to Region B with their Indicator series.

This release also features a new transfer of the film, as well as all new special features. Check out the details below:

  • New 2020 restoration from a 4K scan of the duplicate negative, produced exclusively for this release
  • Original mono audio
  • Audio commentary with director Richard Franklin (2003)
  • Audio commentary with cinematographer Vincent Monton, costume designer Aphrodite Kondos, production secretary Helen Watts, and film historian Mark Hartley (2019)
  • Audio commentary with writers and programmers Anna Bogutskaya and Olivia Howe (2020)
  • Kangaroo Hitchcock (2003): archival documentary on the making of Roadgames featuring interviews with Franklin and actor Stacy Keach
  • Australian Long Haul (2019): actor Stacy Keach discusses the role of Pat Quid and working in Australia
  • Audio interview with Stacy Keach (2016): further thoughts on the film by the actor
  • Audio interview with Richard Franklin (2001): the director recalls his early career as a filmmaker and the production of Roadgames
  • Archival Interview with Richard Franklin (1981): documentary profile of the director
  • Audio interview with Grant Page (2016): an in-depth discussion with the actor and stunt co-ordinator
    ‘Not Quite Hollywood’ Interview Excerpts (2008): over an hour of outtakes from Hartley’s acclaimed documentary on Australian cinema, featuring Franklin, Page, actors Keach and Jamie Lee Curtis, screenwriter Everett De Roche, and assistant director Tom Burstall
  • Roadgames: A Lecture (1980): archival recording of Franklin, co-producer Barbi Taylor and composer Brian May discussing the making of the film
  • Neil Sinyard on ‘Roadgames’ (2020): newly filmed appreciation by the British film historian
  • …And His Ghost May Be Heard (1973): rare short film by Franklin, marking his first collaboration with Roadgames cinematographer Monton
  • Script Read (1980): audio recording of a pre-production read-through, featuring Franklin and actors Keach and Marion Edward
  • Music demos: excerpts from the Brian May score in demo form
  • Original theatrical trailer
  • Image gallery: promotional and publicity materials
  • New and improved English subtitles for the deaf and hard-of-hearing
  • Limited edition exclusive 80-page book with a new essay by Lee Gambin, extensive archival interviews with Richard Franklin, Stacy Keach and Jamie Lee Curtis, Franklin’s 1980 Alfred Hitchcock obituary, an overview of contemporary critical responses, Mark Hartley on …And His Ghost May Be Heard, and film credits
  • Limited edition exclusive double-sided poster
  • Limited edition of 3,000 copies
  • Region B-locked

You can pre-order the release through Powerhouse’s website, Amazon UK or Zavvi!

Halloween Returning to Drive-In Theatres

Halloween Returning to Drive-In Theatres

From now through October 31, John Carpenter’s Halloween – along with and Halloween 5: The Revenge of Michael Myers – is returning to drive-in theatres.

Speaking with HalloweenMovies.com, Halloween (2018) and Halloween Kills producer Ryan Freimann offered of the news, “Trancas International Films and Compass International Pictures have partnered with CineLife Entertainment in order to bring Halloween to audiences safely during this time of pandemic, and drive-in theater owners seem excited to be booking it as the Halloween season is right around the corner.”

For the 2020 drive-in engagement, the digital print of Halloween has been restored and remastered under the supervision of cinematographer Dean Cundey. Much like it did in 1978, the film’s rollout has started small and will grow throughout the upcoming weeks.

Locations showing John Carpenter’s Halloween this week include include Hummel’s Drive-In in Winchester, Indiana, as well as EVO Entertainment locations in both San Antonio and Austin, Texas on July 31.

Additional drive-ins also showing Halloween include ones in Nashville, Tennessee (Montana Drive-in), Buffalo, New York (Kane Family Drive-in), Hartford and New Haven, Connecticut (Pleasant Valley Drive-in) and Westtown, New York (Warwick Drive-in).

Wanna’ see Michael Myers at your own local drive-in? It’s easy! Reach out to them and let them know that they can book Halloween by visiting CineLife Entertainment’s website at cinelifeentertainment.com.

Halloween Kills and Halloween Ends Both Delayed a Year

Halloween Kills and Halloween Ends Both Delayed a Year

Unfortunate, but expected news, has broke today. Though the film was reportedly finished, Universal has officially postponed the release of Halloween Kills until October 15, 2021, and Halloween Ends to October 14, 2022.

In a statement on his Twitter, John Carpenter announces the delay, while also revealing the film will get an IMAX release next year. He then went on to share a brief clip of footage from the film, suggesting that it will pick up directly from the ending of the 2018 film