“Dr. Death” Footage Found and Restored For Scream Factory “Halloween 5” 4K Release!

It’s been nearly 32 years since the release of Michael’s revenge on Haddonfield, and what seems even longer, two years since the long-lost Dr. Death footage from Halloween 5 were finally found. Now, with the release of Scream Factory’s Ultra 4k and Blu-Ray Halloween disc collection, it’s been confirmed that said footage will be included in The Revenge Of Michael Myers!

In case you need a refresher, the original opening scenes of the film found Michael Myers swept under the care of a young occultist in lieu of the hermit in the theatrical cut of the film. This guy, who has been adorned Dr. Death, was the one who initially gave Michael the symbol of Thorn, which is also seen in the awaking of Myers in the hermit’s lair for the first time, with ZERO explanation. The “Dr. Death” scene was later scrapped in editing and was replaced with the hermit version we all know.

Here are the full features for the new Scream Factory release

  • NEW 2021 4K Scan Of The Original Camera Negative
  • NEW 2021 Dolby Atmos Track
  • Audio Commentary With Actor Don Shanks And Author Justin Beahm
  • Audio Commentary With Director Dominique Othenin-Girard And Actors Danielle Harris And Jeffrey Landman
  • NEW 2021 4K Scan Of The Original Camera Negative
  • NEW 2021 Dolby Atmos Track
  • Audio Commentary With Don Shanks And Justin Beahm
  • Audio Commentary With Dominique Othenin-Girard, Danielle Harris, And Jeffrey Landman
  • NEW Long-Lost Alternate Opening Sequence Featuring The Appearance Of Dr. Death
  • NEW Extra Snippets Of Gore Cut To Obtain An R-Rating
  • NEW “Of Darkness And Shadows – The Cinematography of Halloween 5” – An Interview With Cinematographer Robert Draper
  • “Inside Halloween 5”
  • “Dead Man’s Party – The Making Of Halloween 5” – A Two-part Featurette
  • “On The Set: Behind-The-Scenes Footage”
  • Horror’s Hallowed Grounds – A Look At The Original Filming Locations
  • Halloween 5 Original Promo
  • Theatrical Trailer
  • TV Spots
  • NEW Newspaper Ad Still Gallery By Drive-In Asylum
  • Still Gallery

Scream Factory has the first five films up for pre-order with a release date of October 5th, 2021. Get your Dr. Death order on by heading over to Scream Factory’s website above or a la carte here at Amazon!

One thought on ““Dr. Death” Footage Found and Restored For Scream Factory “Halloween 5” 4K Release!”

  1. I’d pay to see the little extra moments of gore reinserted into the film in a coherent fashion…that might be nice. Aside from that, there’s nothing that needs to be changed. And even the extra gore probably won’t matter…I’ve seen ‘reinserted’ gore that didn’t look all that good, anyway(the Kevin Bacon death scene from Friday the 13th comes to mind…the part they added back looks ridiculous…the movie is better off WITHOUT it).


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