Universal has set a January release date for the Blu-ray of this year's Halloween sequel, and released a new deleted scene. The very first Halloween came out in 1978 and was directed, composed, and co-written by horror legend John Carpenter. Soon after, Michael Myers became a popular movie serial killer, predating now-popular characters like Jason Voorhees and Freddy Krueger. Over the years, Michael has appeared in six main Halloween sequels, and two films directed by Rob Zombie.
This year's Halloween sequel was significant for a few reasons. Not only was it the 40th anniversary of the original film, but it also retconned all of the prior Halloween sequels, taking place 40 years after Carpenter's original masterpiece. The sequel was announced early on in 2017 with David Gordon Green attached to direct, and Jamie Lee Curtis returning to the role of Laurie Strode. Judy Greer was later added as Laurie's daughter, along with the news that Carpenter would be heavily involved, and even compose the score for the new film. Now that the film has come to theaters and showtimes are dwindling, the next logical step is to release the film on Blu-ray and DVD.
First revealed by EW, Halloween will be released on the streaming platform Movies Anywhere and other digital venues on December 28, and on 4K Ultra HD, Blu-ray, and DVD on January 15. The special features that come with the movie will include seven deleted/extended scenes, as well as five featurettes. EW revealed one of these seven deleted scenes, featuring a scene eerily similar to the iconic shower scene in Psycho, including the two reporters from the beginning of the film. The full scene can be seen below.
Since Halloween's release in October, the film has been getting rave reviews, and set the record for being both the highest grossing installment of the Halloween series and for marking the biggest opening weekend of Blumhouse's history. With the movie being a massive hit, naturally, Halloween sequel talks are already happening. Like most Halloween movies, Michael isn't clearly shown to be dead, and fans can even hear Michael breathing after the credits roll. Curtis would also return for a sequel, but only if Green returned to direct.
Horror fans seem to love the newest Halloween film, so the bonus features included on the Halloween Blu-ray will certainly be a treat. Once the film gets its home video release, people who pick up the Blu-ray will not only get to see never before seen clips from the movie, but also get an inside scoop on how the film was made. Given Halloween's massive success at the box office, this release should be another success, and bring in even more money for Universal and Blumhouse.