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
~ HALLOWEEN finally has a 4K package on it's own ~
Owned for less than 1 week when reviewed.
We finally get the solo deluxe treatment of HALLOWEEN (1978), starring the young Jamie Lee Curtis and a host of young talent. Directed by John Carpenter, (The Thing, Christine, Assault on Precinct 13), this first original film on the Halloween franchise is now a must to own 4K deluxe package. Not only do we get a nicely done outer clamshell that is not flimsy, we get the reversable insert for the original movie artwork as well.
Everything looks good and the motion menus are outstanding with easy selections.
All extras have been brought over for this and the other releases individually.
The new 2021 4K version is stunning with Dolby Atmos 7.1,
if you choose.
There is plenty of audio commentary also.
All extras are on the 2 Blu-rays, no more analog DVDs.
**** The printing on the back of outer box and 4K insert sleeve has some misprinted information on what is on each Blu-ray for the Extras. The Extras are all there on the discs, it's the printing that is the error. Whoever did the final Quality control before it went to print did a lousy job. ****
This is the best this film has ever looked! The 4k looks incredible, the color grading is amazing and definitely worth the pickup!!
Scream Factory has finally done justice to a film that has a zealous fanbase. Halloween hasn’t appeared this great in a very, very long time. It looks and sounds phenomenal, I really didn’t care for the new Atmos mix, and I absolutely love the Mono Mix. Whether or not it’s the original mono mix, its sound is fairly close to the original soundtrack that hasn’t been heard since those awful days of LaserDiscs. It’s more likely the last time Halloween will be available on disc, so go enjoy it.
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!
4K is 4.75 stars, Atmos Audio is 3.5 stars, no DDL
Owned for less than 1 week when reviewed.
The video is native 4K, HEVC averaged low 70’s in Mbps. Great details, color and looks better than any version I’ve seen before.
The ATMOS audio is okay. Audio is about 4.3 Mbps. Con. Vocals come from the rears and it’s distracting to me.
It’s packaged with a nice slip cover. Worth it overall.
This Halloween 4K Steelbook is exclusive to Best Buy only and is now sold out, but I am sure you can find it on third-party selling sites such as eBay, Amazon, OfferUp, and Mercari. The only thing different from the original Lionsgate 4K release is the artwork on the actual steelbook. The fall foliage artwork that continues throughout the entire steelbook makes it feel like a fall movie, which it is. There is a digital copy that is included and redeems on Vudu. The new artwork is definitely a nice change from the classic artwork, if you already own other copies of this film already. Definitely worth the pickup if you can get it!!