Halloween is a classic scary movie. The extended DVD edition is something that every true Halloween fan should have!

Halloween - Movie Review

Halloween (1978)

Product name: Halloween (1978)

PRODUCT DESCRIPTION:

Fifteen years after murdering his sister, a psycho-maniac returns to his own hometown and scares the living daylights out of three teenage babysitters, even as his obsessive psychiatrist pursues him relentlessly! Click here for more information!

Features:

Special features of this edition:

* Original trailers, TV Spots, and radio spots

* Talent bios

* Still and poster gallery

* Behind-the-scenes still gallery

* "Halloween Unmasked 2000"

Recommended age:

18 and Above

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WHAT CUSTOMERS SAY:

Below is a summary of the feedback we gathered from the product's ACTUAL customers:

Pros:

* With screenplay (co-written with Debra Hill), direction and music from John Carpenter himself, this is the Halloween movie that, for the first time, showed horror right down to the roots! A pure classic movie that never gets old and still terrifies me even after all these years!

* Halloween is a classic scary movie. The extended DVD edition is something that every true Halloween fan should have!

* For me, Halloween is one of the greatest horror movies ever made. No matter how many times I have watched it, I still can't get enough of it! This is my favorite movie!

* This 25th anniversary edition comes with several extra features that every true fan of the movie would love to bits! I already own three DVD editions of the movie and still can't wait to get my hands on this one!

* I love the high-quality DVD transfer from Blu-Ray; this is probably the best gift that the cinematography of Dean Cundey could hope for!

* The extended edition of the movie is hard to find. For that reason alone, and also the extras offered here, I think that the price of this DVD set is only fair!

* Halloween is a classic horror movie that never dies. The movie is chilling to say the least, especially the last 92 minutes! Indeed, it is the scariest movie ever made!

* This is a movie that not only touches our primal fears, but also seems to highlight several psychological truths that the society is based on! When the movie came out, it became a benchmark for the future horror movies!

* This is a powerful and effective masterpiece that is a must-see for anyone who loves horror movies. The DVD transfer is good; the entire movie is grain free!

* This is an all-time great Halloween movie. I love the simplicity and straightforward nature of the movie's plot!

* Everything about this movie is perfect: from the musical score to the actors and actresses! The gore, although minimum, is quite effective in rousing the necessary emotions from the audience; the set looks like a real home town! I prefer it over its cr*ppy remake!

* I am a huge fan of Halloween. This is the best horror flick from the late 70's. Although the blood and gore in this movie is minimal, it still manages to be scary and chilling!

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Cons:

* This DVD edition contains everything that Halloween fans already own. This DVD edition is a disgrace to all the true fans of the movie; they deserve much better!

* Don't fall for the shiny new slipcover; this is the same DVD that Anchor Bay released in 1998. Don't be fooled!

* This is the same 1999 Anchor Bay release in a brand new slipcover. Yes, SAME DVD edition, right down to the packaging! If you already own the 1999 edition, save your money!

* Although the color timing in this movie is not as good as the Cundey version, this is much better than the DIVIMAX edition. Personally, given the extras I am getting, this edition is good enough for me!

* The sound quality of this new DVD version is good but it is too bad that the enhanced "TV version" of the movie was left out! I would ask all Halloween fans to wait for the enhanced version to come out!

* I think it is only fair to point out the obvious: that this is the same 1999 version of the DVD released by Anchor Bay. Thus, it does NOT contain the extra "lost footage" of the movie!

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CONCLUSION:

There is no doubt that this movie is a true Halloween classic that should be on the shelf of every cinephile who cares about the horror genre! That said, if you already own the 1999 DVD edition of Anchor Bay. I don't think you would lose by passing on this one!

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PRODUCT STATISTICS:

Actors: Donald Pleasence, Jamie Lee Curtis, Tony Moran, Nancy Kyes, P.J. Soles
Directors: John Carpenter
Writers: John Carpenter, Debra Hill
Producers: John Carpenter, Debra Hill, Irwin Yablans, Kool Marder, Moustapha Akkad
Format: Anamorphic, NTSC
Language: English (Dolby Digital 5.1)
Region: Region 1
Aspect Ratio: 2.35:1
Number of discs: 1
Rated: R (Restricted)
Studio: Anchor Bay
DVD Release Date: August 14, 2007
Run Time: 91 minutes

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SELLER INFORMATION:

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