It was "The Night HE Came Home," warned the posters for John Carpenter's career-making horror smash. In Haddonfield, IL, on Halloween night 1963, six-year-old Michael Myers inexplicably slaughters his teenage sister. His psychiatrist Dr. Loomis (Donald Pleasence) can't penetrate Michael's psyche after years of institutionalization, but he knows that, when Myers escapes before Halloween in 1978, there is going to be hell to pay in Haddonfield. While Loomis heads to Haddonfield to alert police, Myers spots bookish teenager Laurie Strode (Jamie Lee Curtis) and follows her, constantly appearing and vanishing as Laurie and her looser friends Lynda (P.J. Soles) and Annie (Nancy Loomis) make their Halloween plans. By nightfall, the responsible Laurie is doing her own and Annie's babysitting jobs, while Annie and Lynda frolic in the parent-free house across the street. But Annie and Lynda are not answering the phone, and suspicious Laurie heads across the street to the darkened house to see what is going on....~Lucia Bozzola
What can be added about this classic that has had it’s elements often copied but rarely equaled? This steelbook does not have the classic artwork, and that may or may not be a selling point to some. Since I own previous versions, I like the new art. Plus, having a blu ray, a 4K disk, and a digital copy made this a must have for me. There’s also a nice behind the scenes extra with Jamie Lee Curtis at a meet & greet with fans. Fun stuff!
This is my favorite thriller franchise, and now I finally have the first one on 4K. This one, Halloween 2, and Halloween 2018 are by far the best ones to watch. The 4K transfer looks fantastic. The real beauty here though is the SteelBook. Looks incredible. Love how it comes with a clear slip cover.
Im very happy with the steelbook. The video quality is a nice upgrade to the 1080p blu ray, but it is not night and day. There is a good upgrade in the audio department on this 4k transfer. I wouldn't use this to demo my display, but for fans of Mr. Myers, this is a welcome steelbook addition to the series.
The picture is noticeably smoother and repaired during the daytime shots. This is a very dark film though, so it wont be burst with color from your panel.
Worth the upgrade as it’s one I enjoy watching over & over. A must Have for any Horror fan or A Halloween Movie purchase.
-Picture; Dolby Vision that looked impressive. -
-Sound; While I do appreciate & noticed a new 7.1 audio track, it lacked rear channels. I wish it had gotten completely remastered to drown out the flat/distorted mono sound. It was ear piercing to turn it up. While I do prefer to preserve it, I think it should’ve been optional on the drop down menu with a new Atmos mix that would provide gunshots of today with great sounding impact. When the theme came on though, it was a different story! I was bassy too, I don’t know if it’s been like that & I just noticed or it just got added but I loved it!!
-Digital Copy; no digital copy. You think you would for buying the 4K premium copy. Sigh.
-Gear used for sound & visuals:
LG 65’ C6P 4k/3D passive OLED (manually calibrated)
9.2 Onkyo RZ + pre amp for 7.2.4/11.2 (integrated calibrated then manually tweeted with SPL sound level meter & balance/adjust for full dynamic range)
Klipsch Reference Premier towers
dual R112SW subs
Polk Audio MC80 8’ quad in-ceiling heights
Oppo 4K UDP-203
Monster cables: Premium Black Platinum HDR HDMIs, THX Audio RCA, Digital Subwoofer Cables & Fiber Optic Ultra 1000
Monoprice 14 gauge awg copper speaker wire
Nakamichi Speaker Plugs
Auralex Acoustic Isolation platforms
I would recommend this to a friend
Rating 5 out of 5 stars with 1 review
A horror classic you can’t miss
Owned for 1 week when reviewed.
Love the steel book cover! Sadly the 4K disc artwork remained the same.