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Halloween (Blu-ray)

Released on 15 October 2007

Featuring: Donald Pleasence, Jamie Lee Curtis & P.J. Soles

Format: Blu-ray | Rating: 18 years & over

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The Night He Came Home

Perhaps the most influential and successful independent film ever made, Halloween is the movie that put director John Carpenter on the map as a viable filmmaker. An exercise in simple, pure horror, Halloween takes us into the world of a mad killer, Michael Myers, who at a very young age stabbed his older sister to death. Locked away for many years in a mental hospital Michael escapes one night and returns to his home to continue his killing spree. Jamie Lee Curtis, in her first role, plays the resourceful babysitter who is chased by the killer on Halloween night. Produced for very little money and a tight shooting schedule, Halloween was a stunning success when it was released. Written by John Carpenter and his longtime producer Debra Hill, the film set both their careers on fire, with both of them working together many times over the next 25 years. The film also made a star out of Jamie Lee Curtis and turned the slasher movie into a viable, successful genre.
  • Suitable for 18 years and over. Not for sale to persons under age 18. By purchasing this product, you declare that you are 18 years of age and over.
  • Commentary with John Carpenter and Jamie Lee Curtis
  • Audio Commentary with John Carpenter, Jamie Lee Curtis and Producer Debra Hill
  • Halloween: A Cut Above The Rest
  • Fast Film Facts
  • Original Theatrical Trailer
  • TV Spots
  • Radio Spots

customer Reviews

 Average rating (25 reviews)

 Best horror film ever

| | See all Filmlover's reviews (93)

Top 100  Reviewer Top 100 DVD Reviewer

This low budget story of a craized slasher out to get Laurie started a new trend in film making with some of the first use of steady cam (to offer us the perspective from the eyes of Michael Myers the stalker). This was the highest box office smash in the world of horror at the point the movie was first released, no surpries that it launched Jamie Lee Curtis onto bigger things in Hollywood. A must have movie for any fan of horror.

 I believe that death has come to your town!

| | See all TMontanaSF's reviews (114)

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Halloween surely can't be heralded as a classic? It's just a bog standard slasher horror flick isn't it?

Wrong!

Halloween is most definitely a classic which is responsible for setting the horror tones for the entire 80's. Horror will always have a loyal and knowledgeable audience. Many successful directors have started their careers within its low budget origins.

The horror genre is like fashion, it moves around in circles. Lunatics prowling the night with big knives was the order of the day throughout the 80's before it became J-Horror with a slur of Japanese ghost story re-makes, then with "Saw" and "Hostel" we moved into what was known as gorno movies not so much the scare as the gross-out.

Halloween was responsible for setting the blueprints for the former. It was the first movie to use steadycam technology and boy did John Carpenter know how to get the best out of that piece of tech. He utilises every part of the frame so you are constantly flicking your eyes over the image to spot from where Mike Myers will appear next. It's as if Sergio Leone had done his first horror movie.

It carries a great claustrophobic feeling as we await the leads fate. John Carpenter is extremely patient and keeps you rooted to your seat, glorious tracking shots, many haunting long shots. This is one of the best horror movies ever made, make no mistake.

Many times copied, never bettered even by its own sequels.

Just a bog standard slasher pic right!!!

The HD transfer.................................

Anchor Bay have given this movie an MPEG-4 AVC encoded, 2.35:1 framed, 1080p transfer onto a 50GB Blu-ray disc of exceptional quality, halleluiah.

This is a massive leap in quality from the previous DVD releases.

Picture sharpness is astonishing, detail is remarkable from skin textures to objects and clothing. The colour contrast is mint as well with such great saturation that the image is vibrant and alive. Skin tones appear accurate, lifelike and warm.

Grain is extremely fine and largely unnoticeable. I loved the daylight scenes which follow Lorie to and from school, the image is beautifully framed and the colours are dreamlike and very vibrant. For a 34 plus year old movie made on a very low budget this is an astounding presentation.

I did however detect a couple of instances where a hair or two has crept onto the negative which could of possibly been removed but so what this looks amazing and you wont find me bemoaning that one bit.

Movie 5/5 Transfer 5/5

This is very nearly reference quality.

Massively recommended.

 I believe that death has come to your town!

| | See all MarkAvery's reviews (114)

Top 100 DVD Reviewer

Halloween surely can't be heralded as a classic? It's just a bog standard slasher horror flick isn't it?

Wrong!

Halloween is most definitely a classic which is responsible for setting the horror tones for the entire 80's. Horror will always have a loyal and knowledgeable audience. Many successful directors have started their careers within its low budget origins.

The horror genre is like fashion, it moves around in circles. Lunatics prowling the night with big knives was the order of the day throughout the 80's before it became J-Horror with a slur of Japanese ghost story re-makes, then with "Saw" and "Hostel" we moved into what was known as gorno movies not so much the scare as the gross-out.

Halloween was responsible for setting the blueprints for the former. It was the first movie to use steadycam technology and boy did John Carpenter know how to get the best out of that piece of tech. He utilises every part of the frame so you are constantly flicking your eyes over the image to spot from where Mike Myers will appear next. It's as if Sergio Leone had done his first horror movie.

It carries a great claustrophobic feeling as we await the leads fate. John Carpenter is extremely patient and keeps you rooted to your seat, glorious tracking shots, many haunting long shots. This is one of the best horror movies ever made, make no mistake.

Many times copied, never bettered even by its own sequels.

Just a bog standard slasher pic right!!!

The HD transfer.................................

Anchor Bay have given this movie an MPEG-4 AVC encoded, 2.35:1 framed, 1080p transfer onto a 50GB Blu-ray disc of exceptional quality, halleluiah.

This is a massive leap in quality from the previous DVD releases.

Picture sharpness is astonishing, detail is remarkable from skin textures to objects and clothing. The colour contrast is mint as well with such great saturation that the image is vibrant and alive. Skin tones appear accurate, lifelike and warm.

Grain is extremely fine and largely unnoticeable. I loved the daylight scenes which follow Lorie to and from school, the image is beautifully framed and the colours are dreamlike and very vibrant. For a 34 plus year old movie made on a very low budget this is an astounding presentation.

I did however detect a couple of instances where a hair or two has crept onto the negative which could of possibly been removed but so what this looks amazing and you wont find me bemoaning that one bit.

Movie 5/5 Transfer 5/5

This is very nearly reference quality.

Massively recommended.

 Best DVD Version Yet!

| | See all madfan1975's reviews (16)

Great transfer especially in the daylight scenes, you can even see Michael Myers driving the car with his mask on !, which i don't remember seeing on any dvd version before. Its also worth noting as it doesn't state on the artwork that this also has a 90 minute documentary on the making of which was a nice surprise. At £10 this is a bargain for blu-ray

 Best version so far! of this horror classic

| | See all stevemm37's reviews (28)

Wow i got hold of a import from the states for my ps3.
Wow this film has never looked or sounded better in fab HD.

The Film looked so sharpe and clear for a 30 year old film.
the dark areas of the film come out well .

Picture 4/5 there are signs of film grain
Sound 4/5 not much to really shatter your floor boards here! but still sounds great.

extras far as i know going to be the same as the UK edition. 2/5 could have been more.

If i was you if you have a ps3 or player and you enjoy this film go for it.

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ActorsDonald Pleasence, Jamie Lee Curtis, P.J. Soles, Nancy Loomis, Charles Cyphers, Kyle Richards, Arthur Malet, David Kyle & Nick Castle
DirectorJohn Carpenter
Certificate18 years and over
Year1978
ScreenWidescreen 2.35:1 Anamorphic
LanguagesEnglish - PCM (5.1)
SubtitlesEnglish
Duration1 Hour and 31 Minutes (approx)