HALLOWEEN KILLS (2021) Reviews and ‘Extended Cut’ release news

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Halloween Kills: Extended Cut will be available on Amazon on December 13th and there is an option to pre-order the 4K Ultra-HD + Blu-ray + Digital release although there is no release date confirmed yet.

Director and co-scripter David Gordon Green told Collider: “This is the director’s cut through and through, but there’s an additional scene that we filmed that was scripted. And actually, I think is a pretty brilliant scene. So we’re going to do an extended version on the DVD, just so people can see an extended ending that’s different and cool. We ended up lifting it when I became more confident of where we’re going to pick up in the next movie; it didn’t feel authentic to where we’re going to go. So we lifted it. So we just said, we’re kind of coming up with, okay, then if we lift that, where do we end? And it was actually Couper Samuelson at Blumhouse, he was just, let’s just end when it’s over. Lights out. He mentioned it, he was like remember in Rogue One, when you wanted the movie to end? When it was a Darth Vader going ballistic at the door.”

Gordon Green continued, “It’s part of the movie. It’s just not part of the appropriate momentum of… I think it was cool in its own right as watching a one-off movie, but knowing where we’re going to exactly where we’re going to pick up which, you’ll know in a year, it wasn’t the right look in the eye that we needed to give the audience.”

Confused? Hopefully, it will all make sense when the Extended Cut is released.

Meanwhile, here is our extensive (43 reviews!) previous coverage of a film that, much like James Wan’s Malignant, has sparked fierce debate amongst horror fans and continues to divide opinions:

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Halloween Kills is a 2021 released American slasher horror film directed by David Gordon Green from a screenplay co-written with Danny McBride and Scott Teems.

The film is a sequel to Green’s 2018’s Halloween and the twelfth entry in the Halloween franchise.

The movie stars Jamie Lee Curtis and Nick Castle reprising their roles as Laurie Strode and Michael Myers, with James Jude Courtney also portraying Myers.

It also stars Judy Greer, Andi Matichak, Anthony Michael Hall, Dylan Arnold and Robert Longstreet, with Kyle Richards, Charles Cyphers and Nancy Stephens reprising their roles from the original film. The movie was co-produced by Jason Blum through his Blumhouse Productions banner, alongside Malek Akkad and Bill Block.

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