Evil may not die tonight, but it can die in December if you choose, as Halloween Ends is getting a home video release. Universal Pictures has revealed the street dates for the latest film in the long-running horror franchise, with the movie arriving on Digital, Blu-ray, and 4K Ultra HD in December. Take your pick and watch Laurie Strode duke it out with Michael Myers one last time, for old-time’s sake.
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As odd as it may seem, getting a physical release of a big movie isn’t the guarantee it once was. Even Barbarian looks like it might be left to languish in the streaming world without ever making its way to Blu-ray. So, was it likely that Halloween Ends would be coming to disk? Sure. But it’s still nice to get confirmation for those who enjoy physical media, myself included. To that end, here is a list of the bonus features that will be included with the home video release:
- Audio commentary by director/co-writer David Gordon Green, actors Andi Matichak and Rohan Campbell, first assistant director Atilla Salih Yücer, and production assistant Hugo Garza
- Ending Halloween – Explore the creative team’s approach to crafting the film’s final sequence
- Final Girl – Jamie Lee Curtis discusses the legacy of Laurie Strode
- No Place Like Haddonfield – Filmmakers and cast reveal what makes Halloween productions so special
- A Different Threat – Examine how evil has evolved in Haddonfield
- The Visions of Terror – See how production departments came together to achieve the film’s unique style
- Twisted Deaths – An up-close look at the film’s gruesome death scenes
- 6 deleted and extended scenes
- Gag reel
While director David Gordon Green’s finale to his trilogy isn’t going to perform as well as Halloween or Halloween Kills, it has still done very well for Universal and Blumhouse. The movie recently crossed the $100 million mark at the box office and should finish its run in the $120 million range. Couple that with whatever benefit it added to Peacock with the streaming release, and the studio can chalk this up as an absolute win. The synopsis for the movie reads as follows:
“Four years after the events of last year’s Halloween Kills, Laurie is living with her granddaughter Allyson (Andi Matichak) and is finishing writing her memoir. Michael Myers hasn’t been seen since. Laurie, after allowing the specter of Michael to determine and drive her reality for decades, has decided to liberate herself from fear and rage and embrace life. But when a young man, Corey Cunningham (Rohan Campbell), is accused of killing a boy he was babysitting, it ignites a cascade of violence and terror that will force Laurie to finally confront the evil she can’t control, once and for all.”
Meanwhile, Green made good on the movie’s title and truly ended the saga of Michael and Laurie. As such, it would seem that the franchise will be dead, at least for a while. That is unless someone wants to make good on John Carpenter and Debra Hill’s original idea and turn Halloween into an anthology series like they tried to do with Season of the Witch. But that’s a conversation for another time.
Halloween Ends is in theaters and streaming on Peacock now.