1999’s House on Haunted Hill, a remake of the 1959 movie of the same name starring Vincent Price and directed by William Castle, is not exactly considered a good movie. It sits at 28% on both Rotten Tomatoes and Metacritic. But in this particular case none of that matters as I, along with many others, love it.
A while back I decided I needed to add it to my Blu-ray collection, and was rather surprised to discover it was not available for some reason—at least not here in the States. This surprise turned to confused shock when I found out that while the remake was not on Blu-ray yet, its 2007 sequel Return to House on Haunted Hill somehow was. You’d think they’d at least bundle the two together, but nope.
Now comes word that the 1999 House on Haunted Hill is finally making its way to Blu-ray thanks to Scream Factory later this year. You can find more information below.
One night in the house, one million bucks, no questions asked. But there is a catch for anyone who accepts the offer. Murder is a way of life at the House on Haunted Hill, a jolting, effects-ramped remake of the 1959 cult classic that starred Vincent Price and was directed by screen horror legend William Castle. Geoffrey Rush plays twisted theme park bigshot Stephen Price, who’s hosting a scary/jokey birthday bash for his wife (Famke Janssen) at an abandoned institute for the criminally insane. Taye Diggs, Ali Larter, Bridgette Wilson, Peter Gallagher and Chris Kattan portray strangers mysteriously assembled for the event that could make them all very rich. Or profoundly dead. And you? We wouldn’t start the party without you.
Get ready to spend the night in a mansion full of the macabre as the 1999 remake of HOUSE ON HAUNTED HILL is (finally) coming to Blu-ray from us this Fall! Here are the early details we have at present time:
• This will be branded as a “Collector’s Edition” that will come with a slipcover (guaranteed for three months after its original release date). U.S. and Canada territories (Region A).
• Extras and specs are still in progress and will be announced later in September. What we can confirm today is that we will have a new high-definition transfer of the film and a new interview with Director William Malone. Extras from the previous DVD release will be ported over and more new interviews are underway.
• The newly-commissioned artwork pictured comes to us from Joel Robinson (Silent Night Deadly Night, The Serpent and the Rainbow, Ninja III, etc). This art will be front-facing and the reverse side of the wrap will the original theatrical poster design.
• National street date is planned for Oct 9th. However, if you pre-order now for early shipping directly from us @ https://www.shoutfactory.com/…/house-on-haunted-hill-collec… you will also receive an 18′ x 24″ rolled poster of the newly-commissioned art.
Below you can find the Collector’s Edition Blu-ray cover art.
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