Halloween 2 [Import]
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"You can't kill the boogeyman," explains John Carpenter in Halloween, and to prove it he brings Michael Myers back in this handsome but grisly sequel. Jamie Lee Curtis returns as Laurie Strode but spends most of her time cowering in a hospital gown, and Donald Pleasence runs around like a maniac as the panicky doctor desperate to hunt down Myers before he kills again. Carpenter writes and produces with partner Debra Hill, and together they replace the mystery and uncertainty of the original with an exponentially bigger body count and some strange tales about the Druids and pagan ceremonies, and the now-familiar family ties between Michael and Laurie. First-time director Rick Rosenthal (Bad Boys) paces the film at a brisk jog and directs it with a clean, crisp style, taking the murders out of the dark to display them in all their nasty detail. --Sean Axmaker --This text refers to an alternate DVD edition.
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The highpoints of this movie is actually Michael Myers played by Stuntman and Sometimes actor:Dick Warlock, who is terrific as Michael Myers. Warlock plays Myers very straightforward, scary and meancing. Myers' character even has some dark touches of humour before he kills a character from the movie. Dean Cundey's (Psycho 2, Jurassic Park, Who Framed Roger Rabbit) excellent Widescreen cinematography is a plus. I like the hospital setting, which hospitals can be a scary place. Also Carpenter and Hill continue the story on the same night from the first one. Which it makes an interesting double feature. I also liked Lance Guest (The Last Starfighter, Jaws The Revenge "!") character, the only new character in this sequel is likeable. Leo Rossi (The Accused, Renlentless) is amusing as a sleazy paramedic driver, who is the comic relief in the feature.
The downside:The late Donald Pleasence is always fun to watch him play Dr. Loomis but he is way over the top at times. Try to keep a stright face, when he tells Sheriff Brackett (Charles Cyphers) that he shot Michael Myers six times! His character is a little stranger than usual, especially with his speech about Samhain. The most oddest moment in this picture. Jamie Lee Curtis' character Laurie Strode doesn't do much and she is not seen much until the third act, where her character and the movie finally comes alive.Read more ›
I love the movie it's so excelent and original!!! i think that is better than the first one but just for a little!!!...is great!!! the dvd is not very good...but...the movie is great!!
the extras includes..."production notes", "trailers", "filmographies", "subtitles", etc...
THE STORY: 5/5
WHETHER IT IS IN THE DARKENED HOSPITAL WITH MYERS KILLING OFF EVERYONE IN HIS WAKE TO GET A LAURIE, OR WITH THE FRANTIC LOOMIS SEARCHING HIGH AND LOW, THE MOVIE DELIVERS.
AND JUST FOR THE RECORD, MYERS DIES IN THIS ONE. I DON'T KNOW WHO THE IMPOSTER IS IN PARTS 4,5,6,7,8 AND EVENYUALLY 9, BUT IT AIN'T JOHN CARPENTER'S MICHAEL MYERS.
This review concerns Shout! Factory's new Collector's Edition release of Halloween II, it is not a review of the film itself. But, in the interests of transparency, I do like this film.
The Blu-Ray transfer looks and sounds absolutely stunning. The film looks better than I have ever seen before (TV, VHS and DVD). I read that Shout! did a major upgrade in transferring the film to Blu-Ray and it shows.
In addition to the great transfer, Shout! must be commended on the stellar and abundant extras included in the 2-disc set:
PLEASE NOTE: I have not been able to view all the extras yet, but will add to the review as I do.
1. Television Cut With Added Footage Not Seen In The Theatrical Version
This comes on the second disc (DVD, not Blu-Ray) in the set. OK, watched the TV version now and it's enjoyable, especially seeing the way they re-cut and/or edit scenes, to fit TV censors and time constraints. In addition, there are different (albeit short) scenes that are used to bridge moments in the TV cut that are not seen at all in the original version. Overall, an interesting view and definitely a worthwhile extra.
2. Audio Commentary With Director Rick Rosenthal And Actor Leo Rossi (Theatrical Version)
3. Audio Commentary With Actor/Stunt Coordinator Dick Warlock (Theatrical Version)
I haven't had a chance to listen to the commentaries yet, but I have heard they are very interesting and informative, can't wait!
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The sequel to the original classic,a classic on it's own.Scream Factory did another great job on blu ray transfer.Published 3 months ago by Seb
Should have been here friday, not monday. Otherwise great, thank youPublished 4 months ago by Daniel Pierce
This is better than the first film. I love Dick Warlock as Michael Myers or the Shape in this movie. Read morePublished 6 months ago by Jason Hutton
Halloween 2 was even better then Halloween.. It just keeps getting better ..Published 8 months ago by Tom
The second chapter in the never-ending series starts off where the first film left off. After her near fatal encounter with the ever powerful Michael Myer's, a wounded Laurie... Read morePublished 11 months ago by E. Valero