To mark the 25th anniversary of Halloween H20, Paramount is launching a 4K Steelbook, graced with artwork featuring characters Michael Myers and Laurie Strode. The design incorporates memorable scenes from the movie, including the tense moment of Laurie confronting Michael through a glass window, and the disturbing depiction of Michael prowling the corridors of Hillcrest Academy. Halloween H20 is celebrated for being the franchise’s inaugural reboot, focusing on the story arc developed in the initial two Halloween films, and signifying Jamie Lee Curtis’ reprisal of her role in the series.
The Halloween franchise, an iconic creation of John Carpenter and producer Debra Hill, is reaching its 45th year. In the unique landscape of this series, 2023 brings major anniversaries for several sequels, including Halloween H20: 20 Years Later, which observes its chilling 25th anniversary in August. Commemorating this eerie milestone, Paramount will release the new 4K Steelbook for Halloween H20 in the coming fall.
The steelbook showcases striking artwork, depicting Michael Myers and Laurie Strode, played by Jamie Lee Curtis, divided by a central kitchen image. A kitchen knife guides the eye towards a classic jack-o’-lantern adorned with autumnal orange leaves, with a spooky light post from Hillcrest Academy setting an uncanny mood. The steelbook is housed in a slipcover which, when removed, uncovers Michael Myers ominously poised in front of the pumpkin.
The design also sports interesting features like the back cover bearing the unforgettable image of a frightened Laurie glaring at Michael through a window, and the inner artwork illustrating the notorious murderer lurking in the corridors of Hillcrest Academy. This marks the first opportunity to individually purchase Halloween H20 on 4K. The film first appeared on 4K last October, bundled with Halloween: The Curse of Michael Myers and Halloween: Resurrection in a box set from Scream Factory.
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The Heritage of Halloween H20
Halloween H20 is recognized for being the initial reboot of the series. It dismisses the events of the fourth through sixth sequels and concentrates solely on the storyline developed in the first two Halloween films. Like its predecessor, Halloween II, H20 is often regarded as a standout sequel in the series. However, certain elements of the film have not aged well since its debut in 1998. Primarily, the high school setting and its attempts to mimic the success of Scream were criticisms, but this marked the first time Curtis reappeared in the franchise since II in 1981.
When is the Release of Halloween H20’s 4K Steelbook?
The 4K steelbook edition of Halloween H20 will be released on September 26, 2023. It is now available for pre-order on Amazon for $30.99. The thriller is also available for streaming on Paramount+. The original trailer for Halloween H20 can be viewed below.
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) about Halloween H20 4K Steelbook
What is being released to celebrate the 25th anniversary of Halloween H20?
Paramount is releasing a special 4K Steelbook of Halloween H20 to mark its 25th anniversary. The Steelbook features unique artwork depicting characters Michael Myers and Laurie Strode.
What are the special features of the Halloween H20 4K Steelbook?
The Halloween H20 4K Steelbook includes specially designed artwork of iconic scenes and characters from the film. The cover depicts Michael Myers and Laurie Strode separated by a kitchen, with further details revealed on removing the slipcover. The back cover and inner artwork showcase memorable moments from the film.
Is Halloween H20 the first reboot of the Halloween franchise?
Yes, Halloween H20 is known for being the first reboot of the franchise. It focuses on the continuity established in the first two Halloween films and marks Jamie Lee Curtis’ return to the series.
When will the Halloween H20 4K Steelbook be released and where can it be purchased?
The Halloween H20 4K Steelbook will be released on September 26, 2023. It can be pre-ordered on Amazon for $30.99.
Is Halloween H20 currently available for streaming?
Yes, Halloween H20 is currently available for streaming on Paramount+.