Halloween: lost footage petition?

Arrow in the Head is reporting on this site, where there’s an online petition requesting to get the lost footage from Halloween on the 30th anniversary DVD.

I’m not going to sign this. Not because I’m not interested in seeing it (it will all end up online anyway if this is successful), but because I have no desire to buy another fricking special edition of Halloween. When Anchor Bay was still around (what is it, Starz now or something stupid like that?), this, along with the Evil Dead movies, seemed to be the only way they made money. It was almost as if they had to rely on the quintriple-dip in order to break even each year for all the Dead Heat‘s they would print.

Anyways, this will be my last post for a while. Getting internet disconnected tomorrow so I’ll be braving the wilds of life without net access for at least a week, maybe longer. Hopefully Steve doesn’t doesn’t fill the site up with Carnosaur editorials while I’m away 🙂



4 Responses

  1. I get the shakes when my net connection goes down.

    As for the Halloween footage… I’m like “Who frickin’ cares?” The movie is perfect as it is, I’m not interested in some loose ends. If it was something like the recent From Beyond release, where they truly did find some cool gore footage that was initially cut for ratings reasons, and then was thought to be lost… that’s a cool treat for the fans. This Halloween stuff, though; I doubt it’s anything good.

  2. It’s a long story, but I get my net through UNL and I’ve decided to stop using them because they’re idiots. I’m going to go through some other place here in town, but it might be a week or so before it’s connected.

    I agree with you, Jeff. I have no burning desire to see the extra footage. To my knowledge, nothing was cut out of Halloween against Carpenter’s wishes or anything. I’d have a major problem if, as the AITH article implies, they are trying to insert cut footage back into the film. But for fans, it would be interesting to see the lost footage as extras. But I’m not interested enough to buy another copy of the DVD.

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