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Myers63
02-04-2006, 10:18 PM
Here's a rather rare item I scored on eBay back in Winter of 1998. This is the actual NTSC tv station master BETA tape issued as "The HalloweeN H20 EPK from Dimension Films--complete with their Work Order # on the labels. A majority of this footage was aired as "The Making Of HalloweeN:H20 which was aired on networks during 1998. A friend of a friend, whom worked as a TV broadcaster, used this very tape and transferred it to VHS for me(so I could view the contents). I later traded a copy of my VHS transfer for the Sundance "Blair Witch" film and from then on it's been available to collectors as a copy of a copy of a copy.

As I understand it, Dimension released 2 of these H20 BETA masters to the media....this one, and one that only contained the Trailers/TV spots. I've yet to find the other. In fact, I've never seen this for sale before or since.

Myers63
02-04-2006, 10:20 PM
Here's a close up of the cassette label itself.

Ultimate Killer
02-04-2006, 10:22 PM
Nice find there Myers63, do you know if it has any of the TV-scenes in it or were those extra scenes added in once it it hit TV?

Myers63
02-04-2006, 10:26 PM
Originally posted by Ultimate Killer
Nice find there Myers63, do you know if it has any of the TV-scenes in it or were those extra scenes added in once it it hit TV?

Thanks UK!

No TV scenes are included....but there is a B-roll that features some different angles of the same shots that were released as the final T-Cut.

Ultimate Killer
02-04-2006, 10:27 PM
Originally posted by Myers63
Thanks UK!

No TV scenes are included....but there is a B-roll that features some different angles of the same shots that were released as the final T-Cut.

Cool, you seem to find all the rare gems. :)

Franchise
02-04-2006, 10:28 PM
When you have money to throw around by the wheelbarrow, you'll get rare stuff. ;) Josh knows I love him.

MrTaft
02-04-2006, 10:59 PM
I remember you posting that before, Josh. Yet another excellent item. :D

myers2004
02-05-2006, 10:48 AM
thats another awesome find but i am never shocked with you getting them josh. congrats though on a great find.

MyersFan927
02-05-2006, 11:15 AM
Josh, so what else is exactly is on the tape? I hope you'd be willing to make copies for members interested in checking them out :)

myers2004
02-06-2006, 02:46 PM
would be neat to see a copy of it. but then again would we be running into the same problem with the copyrights crap again?

Superman
02-06-2006, 08:30 PM
Yes..no bootlegging talk or otherwise allowed on here.

MrTaft
02-06-2006, 08:44 PM
Originally posted by Superman
Yes..no bootlegging talk or otherwise allowed on here.

That's correct!

Myers63
02-06-2006, 11:56 PM
I respect the parties involved and I wouldn't think to undermine the integrity of the "no bootlegs" ground rules that have been implemented here on the board(and justifiably so).


As cool as the prospect was...I was always against file sharing of songs on the sites such as Napster. Not only did the cost of albums go up as a result, the principal was the same as someone "profit sharing" out of our very own paychecks.