Halloween 4: The Return of Michael Myers [Special Edition] [DVD] [1988]

Maniacal mass murderer Michael Myers once again stalks trick-or-treaters in Halloween 4: The Return of Michael Myers, the fourth entry into John Carpenter's successful Halloween series. Anchor Bay serves up a second DVD edition of this film starting with a 1.85:1 anamorphic widescreen transfer. Fans should be pleased with the clarity and depth of this film. While there are instances of grain, dirt, and some softness in the image, overall Anchor Bay has done a great job in making sure this print looks very pleasing to the eye. The audio is presented in Dolby Digital 5.1 as well as the original Dolby Digital 2.0 soundtrack. The directional effects are used well with John Carpenter's eerie Halloween theme surrounding the viewer during the most tense of scenes. The dialogue, effects, and music are all clear of any distortion, though a small bit of hiss is present during the film. No subtitles are included on this disc. Halloween 4: The Return of Michael Myers is given slight special treatment with the inclusion of a 17-minute featurette titled "Halloween 4: Final Cut," which includes interviews with actors Danielle Harris, Ellie Cornell, George P. Wilbur, plus producer Moustapha Akkad and director Dwight Little. Fans should be thrilled to watch this informative feature, though it moves briskly and is over much too quickly. Also included on this disc is a theatrical trailer for Halloween 4: The Return of Michael Myers. While certainly not leaps and bounds over the initial Anchor Bay release, this version of Halloween 4: The Return of Michael Myers should nonetheless intrigue fans of the series.
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Special Features

  • Widescreen presentation [1.85:1] enhanced for 16x9 TVs
  • "Halloween 4: Final Cut" an all new 17-minute documentary produced and directed by Mark Cerulli
  • Theatrical trailer


Halloween 4: The Return of Michael Myers
This fourth entry in the Halloween franchise focuses on Jamie Lloyd (Danielle Harris), the niece of ubiquitous masked killer Michael Myers (George P. Wilbur). Jamie tries to lead a normal life, but she can't escape the vengeance of her "funny uncle," who once more escapes from the loony bin. The only echo of the original Halloween -- and a faint one at that -- is the casting of Donald Pleasence as Dr. Loomis, who manages to get through his "We must stop him!" scenes as if mouthing the words for the first time. Though as predictable as they come, Halloween 4 is at least well acted, directed, and photographed. ~ Hal Erickson, Rovi

Cast & Crew

  • Donald Pleasence
    Donald Pleasence - Dr. Loomis
  • Ellie Cornell
    Ellie Cornell - Rachel Carruthers
  • Danielle Harris
    Danielle Harris - Jamie Lloyd
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    George Wilbur - Michael Myers
  • Michael Pataki
    Michael Pataki - Dr. Hoffman

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