Universal Pictures has released their box office thriller, Halloween, starring Jamie Lee Curtis, on Digital, 4K Ultra HD, Blu-Ray and DVD.
The release offers awesome bonus features including:
– Deleted/Extended Scenes:
- Extended Shooting Range
- Shower Mask Visit
- Jog to a Hanging Dog
- Allyson and Friends at School
- Cameron and Cops Don’t Mix
- Deluxe Bahn Mi Cops
- Sartain and Hawkins Ride Along
– Back in Haddonfield: Making Halloween
– The Original Scream Queen
– The Sound of Fear
– Journey of the Mask
– The Legacy of Halloween
Read our review of Halloween below written By B. Gunn
Halloween stars Jamie Lee Curtis, Judy Greer, and Nick Castle. Let me do some explaining; this Halloween is supposed to be the official sequel to the 1978 premiere. So, we’re just supposed to forget all 25 sequels (eleven, actually)?
We’re supposed to pretend like none of that shyt eeeeever happened, huh? Is this Halloween or April Fool’s Day? Anyway, Halloween takes place forty years after the brutal killings by Michael Myers and his eventual capture. Lori Strode, played by Curtis, has been forever changed by the ordeal, ultimately costing her relationship with her daughter and her own sanity.
Meanwhile, Michael is, well, Michael. Even though he’s silent state property, he’s been waiting patiently. Many slasher films have come and gone since the original “Halloween”, but this one right chea stands as one of the G.O.A.T’s, and while most sequels never touch the alphas, this Halloween is both a trick and a treat.
Curtis gives a meaningful performance. Unlike your average damsel-in-distress horror flicks, Strode has been transformed by her last round with Myers. Her character yearns for closure, alienating all those around her. She is serious and sad, but it seems like she’s ready. All of that exudes onscreen. Greer as Lori’s daughter is actually the collateral damage of Michael’s affect on Lori. As you watch mom and daughter interact, you begin to initially ask yourself if it was all worth it. “It” will be explored through the film and once you see it, you’ll know what I mean.
Of course, Michael is the same manic hell-bent on destruction, but his destruction sort of has a purpose. There’s something he wants. Believe it or not, his journey to obtain it is just as entertaining as his destination to obtaining it. Those are the treats of Halloween.
Let me give you the dayum tricks. Some of these characters serve no purpose other than the sole purpose of getting killed. No more, no less. This would’ve worked fine way back in the day, but nowadays, character development is a big thing and the killings would’ve been more meaningful if the audience could develop a rapport with the characters. Other characters should’ve been explored even more.
There’s this one character who means more to the plot and he just wasn’t done the proper justice. Trust me, Halloween would’ve been a whooooole lot better if he would’ve gotten more shine. Technically, there are too many unnecessary extreme close-ups. Did the director wanna make this a 3-D joint or what?? Also, immediate, hard cut-aways cheapen the production. Subsequent scenes come at you too fast. Preceding scenes don’t linger long enough to make an impact. It feels dated, like the movie was shot right after the original in ’78.
The 3rd act tries to make up for this by giving us much suspense and action, followed by a lit climax. Halloween is a bit like stale candy; some people will like it, others will spit that shyt out!
Director David Gordon Green stayed true to the 1978 movie with this sequel and that hurt in some areas. Halloween isn’t bad, but with a little tweaking, it could’ve been DOPE!
The music is still eerie AF and the scares are there, I just wish it had been more modern. There are nostalgic references which bring some laughs. I could see myself watching this again, only because I know so much about the first movie. If I were a millennial, however, I…don’t…know.
Halloween gets a morning/midday co-sign from me. So we speeded up the pace, took a look back, and he was right before our face. He was going down, we planned, but this wasn’t no ordinary man.
Yep, that’s Michael Myers.
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