In a time when needless changes to classic films are becoming the norm, we can be thankful that most of it has been regulated to making Ewoks blink. Universal has kicked things up to a new level though with it's recent release of Halloween 2 on Blu-Ray.
For some totally bizarre reason, Universal decided to omit the name of Moustapha Akkad in favor of a more self-indulging title card, as seen below.
However, interestingly enough, they've left his name on the back of the Blu-Ray case. So why was the decision made to suddenly replace Moustapha's name in the film credits? No one seems to know, not even his son, who was still understandably upset when he spoke with Dread Central.
"I am very disappointed that anyone would remove any filmmaker’s credit posthumously," said Moustpha's son, Malek Akkad, when reached for comment. "Obviously this is more personal as it is my father, but this would hold true for anyone who worked on the film, down to the caterer. It has been that way for 30 years, and for them to change it now after his death is shameful."
What's even stranger is that people are reporting that the same title card appears on the ITune Store version of the movie, which has been out much longer than the recent Blu-Ray release. How that went unnoticed for so long is pretty shocking, considering the fan uproar caused by this Blu-Ray incident.
Speaking of which, if you wish to join in on the uproar, be sure to visit this Facebook fanpage where fans have gathered in hopes of trying to get Universal to fix this "mistake."