Okay everyone... it is quite obvious what needs to be done in the face of all this controversy. We need to set aside our differences. Work together, as a people. We need to find common ground to fight this common enemy. What am I talking about? Well the brand new release of Halloween II: 30th Anniversary Edition on Blu Ray of course.
I'm sure you've seen the headlines. Boycott. Do not support this movie! Even I cashed my own opinion at the bank on Facebook (because I would never do that):
"Great! Now I can't own this fucking amazing movie on principle. How can I own it if Moustapha doesn't present the thing!? Bad taste Universal. You owe us big time".
Inspiring right? Well it seems that "Moustapha Akkad Presents" was left off the new edition of my favorite Halloween installment. It's a complete mystery to Akkad's son and pretty much the fans have "gotten together" to vent their frustration at Universal releasing's decision. One thing is for certain, if an Akkad doesn't produce it, it's not a Halloween picture. For full article follow this link:
Halloween II: How Universal Disrespected Moustapha Akkad
From Malek Akkad via Shock Till You Drop:
"It's disgusting," Malek tells Shock. "It's a disgrace, obviously, bias, objectively, any horror fan would find this as an insult to the man who has done so much to the series. And to come after his tragic death, he's not even around to defend himself. It's classless. I'm talking to Universal now and they're 'looking into it.'"
I have come up with a more than equitable solution for this most totally heinous oversight/marketing decision. It is unforgiveable. Even if you throw his name back on I think that Universal has lost some of its monster cred. This would have previously seemed damn near impossible given their history. I guess this is the motion picture Blu Ray distribution way of saying, "It's not you, it's me" and "I just wanna be friends"... maybe even less than that. So back to that equitable solution because you know I'm about to pull something about of my ass. I propose this as the new Halloween II: 30th Anniversey credit sequence screen.
It's got pizzazz. Leave his name of the fuckin' thing you heartless butchers. You owe him more. If I hear a sincere apology alone I will not believe that this studio did this accidentally. If we get a recall, no matter what losses the company may sustain, I might believe 'em.
As nature intended:
-Dr. Terror's Two Cents... PART II PRESENTED BY UNIVERSAL NEEDS TO GIVE RESPECTS OR BE FOREVER LABELED A WILEY BUNCH OF SCROTUM BOMBS.
Hey, can you close that air vent, my throat is getting dry? Yeah, sure. Thanks.