Reviewed by Mike Ferraro
I used to really like Halloween 4 when I was a kid but I haven’t really revisited it too often in my adult years. Even during the Zombie Halloween years, I could only muster up the strength to revisit John Carpenter’s masterful original. So when given the opportunity to check out the film on Blu-ray, I was pretty excited. Did my excitement stand? READ MORE
Michael Myers is back, and he’s never looked better. On August 28th, Anchor Bay Entertainment revamps two of the most iconic horror films to ever grace the big screen with Halloween 4: The Return of Michael Myers and Halloween 5: The Revenge of Michael Myers. The classics will be coming to blu-ray with all new HD transfers and over an hour of both archival and newly created bonus features! Check out full specs below.
Halloween 4: “He had maimed 16 people to get to his sister. He was shot and incinerated, but still the entity that Dr. Sam Loomis (the legendary Donald Pleasence) calls “Evil on two legs” would not die. Tonight, Michael Myers has come home again…to kill! This time, Michael returns to Haddonfield for Jamie Lloyd (Danielle Harris) – the orphaned daughter of Laurie Strode – and her babysitter Rachel (Ellie Cornell). Can Loomis stop Michael before the unholy slaughter reaches his innocent young niece?”
Bonus Features: Deleted & Alternate Scenes (30 minutes of NEW scenes!), Audio Commentary with Director Dwight H. Little and Author Justin Beahm (NEW), Audio Commentary with Actors Ellie Cornell and Danielle Harris, Audio Commentary with Writer Alan B. McElroy, Halloween 4/5 Discussion Panel, and Theatrical Trailer
Halloween 5: “Michael Myers survived the mine explosion thought to have killed him. One year later, his traumatized young niece Jamie is horrified to discover she has a telepathic bond with her evil Uncle…and that Uncle Michael is on his way back to Haddonfield. But Dr. Loomis has a new plan to destroy The Boogey Man in his childhood home using Jamie as bait. With enhanced gore and effects, vengeance has never looked so gruesome!”
Bonus Features: Audio Commentary with Director Dominique Othenin-Girard and actors Danielle Harris and Jeffrey Landman; Audio Commentary with Actor Don Shanks and Author Justin Beahm (NEW); Halloween 5: Orginal Promo (NEW) and Halloween 5: On Set Footage (NEW – 17 mins. of raw footage) READ MORE
Some brief Blu-ray announcements starting with Paramount Home Entertainment finally giving us a high-def release of Stephen King’s Pet Sematary on Octoner 2. No specs announced, but I don’t expect any. The 1989 classic, directed by Mary Lambert, boasted the infamous tagline “Sometimes dead is better.”
In addition, HalloweenMovies.com is reporting that Halloween 4: The Return of Michael Myers and Halloween 5: The Revenge of Michael Myers are working their way to Blu-ray later this year. They claim special features will include new commentaries, and more importantly, all new HD transfers.
Both films starred Danielle Harris as Jamie Lloyd. The fourth took place ten years after his original massacre when the invalid Michael Myers awakens and returns to Haddonfield to kill his seven-year-old niece (Harris) on Halloween. Can Dr. Loomis stop him?
Ten years after his original massacre, the invalid Michael Myers awakens and returns to Haddonfield to kill his seven-year-old niece on Halloween. Can Dr. Loomis stop him?