Halloween

Halloween

DVD - 2019 | Widescreen version
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Laurie Strode comes to her final confrontation with Michael Myers, the masked figure who has haunted her since she narrowly escaped his killing spree on Halloween night four decades ago.
Publisher: Universal City, CA : Universal, [2019]
Edition: Widescreen version
Branch Call Number: DVD H HORROR
Characteristics: 1 videodisc (106 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in
digital,optical,surround,Dolby Digital 5.1
laser optical,NTSC
video file,DVD video,region 1
ISBN: 9786317561731
6317561737

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Ba_kuPlanet
Jun 11, 2019

Nice to see Jamie Lee Curtis in this Halloween closure movie. I wasn't in a horror mood when I watched this so I'll confess that I fast forwarded through the scary parts. Jamie's character is a positive symbol in turning a victim into someone taking back control - kick butt. Spoiler: Good to know that Myers ignores crying babies.

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CountAlucard
May 26, 2019

Just a few thoughts on this belated sequel with the name that will confuse people as to whether it is a sequel (see also 'The Thing'). The best thing that can be said is that Jamie Lee Curtis gets to show us why she is a formidable acting talent. In spite of the ridiculous goings on with kooky high tech booby traps and ridiculous plot turns she gives a very believable performance as the women who was the mousy girl in the 1978 original. The quip, delivered by one of many bland supporting characters, about Laurie and Michael not being related just underscores the fact that Halloween 2 is still the better sequel and should have wrapped things up there. The yin yang stuff about Laurie and the killer is strictly warmed leftovers from an Alien sequel. Evidently that hardware store Michael robs in the original film had no idea they were selling ancient evil halloween masks. When one is thinking about how a latex mask could have survived 40 years (wait-it was evil!) you know you're watching a movie with some problems. There are a number of 'easter eggs' which might please those for whom movies are just a bunch of ingredients thrown together but I found their lack of narrative purpose annoying. When Michael escapes his Arkham-like asylum (oo, checker board court yard-scary!) we wonder both why he's doing it and what took him so long. I guess evil gets in a rut sometimes.

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Ephriam
May 26, 2019

I was surprise how old Jamie Lee Curtis was. I remember her from True Lies which was a very well done movie. I probably would have been more impressed with the movie if I was pre teens but now I found the movie to be mildly entertaining. A time waster if you have absolutely nothing to do or just do not want to do anything but veg.

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mr_chocolate
May 24, 2019

What was executive producers John Carpenter and Jamie Lee Curtis thinking!? The only good thing about this film was the music and decent acting by the 3 main women actresses.
Continuing the story 40 years after of the traumatized survivor, but battle ready, Laurie (Jamie Lee Curtis: Halloween: 1978, 1981, 1982, 1998, 2002; Trading Places: 1983; A Fish Called Wanda: 1988; True Lies: 1994), and the after affects of her daughter (Judy Greer: Ant-Man: 2015; Ant-Man & Wasp: 2018 & tv), and her granddaughter (Andi Matichak: Miles: 2016 & tv), showed promise. but went rotten as quickly as a carved Jack-o-lantern.
After the first 45 minutes, I was skipping ahead, as the story was predictable and senseless. I did not waste my time in watching the bonus features with deleted & extended scenes.

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amanoletters99
May 04, 2019

Show me the money!!! This sad excuse to carry on with the Halloween franchise offered none of the suspense of the original. It was just an endless series of predictable scenes which were rather boring. At least they left the story open to cash in on, again and again... I can't wait.

To prepare, we watched the original 1978 film. That was quite good and holds up fairly well 40 years later. Now, for the 2018 film, which supposedly ignores all but the 1978 film canonically speaking, was good. It captured some of the old creepiness but it misfired somehow. It was well made but I can't quite put my finger on why it should have been so much better. If you are into the genre, it's a must-see. Bring popcorn.

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Jim507
Apr 10, 2019

loved it

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halala
Mar 18, 2019

Great new film. It denies all previous sequels and I love it.

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In_tr_aktr1Nstpaul
Mar 11, 2019

Seriously? How long must we endure this fanatical garbage?! Are we REALLY expected to completely forget that Laurie's character killed this brain-dead hairball twenty years ago and npw she's a Completely DIFFERENT Person?!

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ryanbramhart
Feb 21, 2019

A great sequel to the original film only that pits the Incomparable Jamie Lee Curtis against the unstoppable Michael Myers. While there are some laps in logic (why is she babysitting the only kid not trick or treating?) the last 30 minutes is an exercise in cinematic suspense when it finally boils down to what we all came here for - Jamie vs. Michael. The primal combo elevates the film to a must see!

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