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Halloween 5: The Revenge of Michael Myers [Blu-ray]

Donald Pleasence , Ellie Cornell , Dominique Othernin-Girard    R (Restricted)   Blu-ray
3.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (201 customer reviews)
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Starting around Halloween 4, that masked nut Michael Myers stopped chasing his sister (played by Jamie Lee Curtis in the first and second films, as well as Halloween H20) and went after his niece. Now he's chasing her around again in part 5, but it's a lot of other people who die in the process. Donald Pleasence continues his mad-doctor bit from the earlier movies, Danielle Harris is the unfortunate relation, and Donald L. Shanks plays the monster. The film is an improvement on parts 2 and 4 (part 3 having nothing to do with Michael Myers), but it still amounts to routine slaughter with none of John Carpenter's stylistic brilliance from the original movie. --Tom Keogh

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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars almost as good as number 4 Nov. 10 2007
By falcon
Format:DVD
call me crazy,but i liked this fourth Michael Myers movie.i liked the
way they went with the storyline.the storyline may be predictable,but i
still liked it.plus,there are a few tiny little clues suggesting a
possible reason why Michael came to be the way he is.found this part
intriguing.the movie has an air of mystery about it,as these hints are
dropped.it's all very vague and nothing big is revealed here,just some
clues as to what may come next.enough to keep you hooked.just like the
first movie,i thought the acting was pretty good here,though it does
get a bit silly at times.there is some suspense and tension here
again,maybe not quite as much as number 4,but it's there
nonetheless.i'm not sure if this measure up to number 4 or not,but i
still liked it quite a bit.for me,Halloween 5:The Revenge of Michael
Myers is still an 4/5.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
Format:Blu-ray
After the modest success of "Halloween 4". They quickly came up with the fifth movie. Which it is sadly, a truly bad movie at times. There is no real story here. But what makes it watchable is the roles of the ever-loyal Donald Pleasence and Danielle Harris are always good in their roles. The movie beings well at first, but when Michael Myers has this mysterious tattoo on his wrist! and also a much weirder subplot about an mysterious man in black arriving in Haddonfield doesn't help. Much of the new characters are sadly unlikeable. This new teenage characters, especially these two dumb police officers (It is supposed to be a tribute to "Wes Craven's The Last House on the Left") are truly disposable. The "Tina" character, played by Wendy Kaplan is supposed to be a likeable character. She is pretty but she comes off being too wild and sadly annoying. Which it is a waste. Ellie Cornell's likeable character from "Halloween 4" as Rachel is sadly killed off, too quickly at the end of the first act. Another waste from the movie.

But it is not a complete waste, because the director:Dominique Othenin-Girard does have some style. I love the stylish opening credit sequence. I love the scene, when Jamie has an nightmare thinking that Michael is chasing her. The third act, the chase around the house with Jamie and Michael is also good but the old Myers' house looks completely different from "Halloween 1 and 2". There is a few unintentional funny moments, especially towards the end. Seeing Michael Myers in a jail cell with his mask on! It just looks so strange and stupid in the same time. Originally, when "Halloween 5" was shot. There was an different character from the original shooting script, when an strange young man... Who kept Michael Myers for a year and giving him a "thorn" tattoo.
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2.0 out of 5 stars Underrated, but still flawed... June 19 2004
By Xanadu
Format:DVD
Halloween 5 is, in my opinion, the most underrated of all the Halloween sequels. People immediately bash it becuase of the Meyers house turning into a big, gothic mansion, the bad mask, the silly music that plays when the "comic relief" cops are shown, the annoying charectors, and the overrall cheesiness of it. So, the problems are pletntiful...and I agree that those are all defintely bad things, but it still managaes to entertain and scare (me, atleast)...Daniel Harris, tho she doesn't have much to say in this installment, does what she can good. Donald Pleasence again plays his role as Dr. Loomis very well. Really, the only things that irratate me (besides those listed before) include the murder of Rachael; this would have been alot better if she had stayed alive for the whole film and fought beside Jaime., and the way that Michael stalks Tina and Sammy for no reason. Then again, why did he stalk Jaime, Lynda, and Annie in the first? The box for Halloween also lies. It says something like "He's back, and this time they're ready"; well, no, they're not. And it also boast that Michael will be unmasked; we barely get a glimpse of his face in poor light. And besides, we saw his face in the first one almost perfectly already! Overall, I DO reccomend the fifth installment despite its many problems.
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5.0 out of 5 stars one of the better halloween films June 10 2004
Format:DVD
I have noticed that Halloween 5 tends to absorb a lot of abuse. I believe that happens because people judge it by inappropriate standards. After all, this is a story about the Bogeyman. This is horror fantasy. Halloween 5 makes no pretense of being a realistic crime drama. I judge films of this sort by atmosphere and suspense. Halloween 5 is very strong by the first standard and pretty good by the second. The film is shot in such a way that it actually feels like Halloween. The lighting and coloration are beautifully done. As regards suspense, no slasher film can match the original Halloween, but this one does have a couple of exceptional moments. The part where Michael Myers pursues the little girl, and also where he kills Tina, are presented in such a way that it feels like people are actually dying.Contrast that with the by-the-numbers feel of most slasher films, where you see so many killings that they kind of become a blur. And Donald Pleasence is brilliant as Dr. Loomis. He is yet another factor that separates Halloween from other slasher movies.
I certainly agree that this film could have done without the two dumb cops. And the telepathy. And the mysterious man in black. But the Halloween movies, when they are at their best, revolve around building a spooky atmosphere, effective stalking scenes, and big finales in which Dr. Loomis manages to salvage at least one person's life. Halloween 5 scores well in each of those areas. If you want real-life crime drama, tv is pretty well-stocked with shows that depict that.You won't find that in a Halloween movie. There are so many other places where you can find that, there's no point in looking for it in a slasher film.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
Belle qualité et rapide :)
Published 1 month ago by Olivier Huet
1.0 out of 5 stars Worse of the series? Almost...
Halloween II, the Rob Zombie sequel, deserves the honor of being the single worse instalment in the series (and so far, no Halloween 3 is in the works as of 2014, so good job,... Read more
Published 9 months ago by Simon Bergeron
5.0 out of 5 stars more on number 5
the more i read over the reviews the more i feel it is necessary to properly defend this movie to those who i can sense are not horror movie fans and are biastly saying this movie... Read more
Published on July 14 2004 by Ryan
5.0 out of 5 stars the best halloween sequel
this is clearly the best of the sequels, simply for the fact that it has the most memorable ending of the halloweens, and has its most endearing character, jamie. Read more
Published on July 14 2004 by Ryan
1.0 out of 5 stars Series hits all time low. Poor Donald Pleasance....
The poor script and lousy acting make this altogether unwatchable. Lame excuse of a script to bring Myers back. How do you screw up a film with a formula of this kind. Read more
Published on April 2 2004 by Tuco
2.0 out of 5 stars Worst of the lot
This film was so wrong on many different levels! How did the Myers home become a gothic mansion? What happened to Michael's mask??? Read more
Published on March 11 2004 by Brandon L. Harlow
1.0 out of 5 stars Michael Myered
Useless, pointless, unscary, unfunny sequel that should have been thought over before it went before the lens. Read more
Published on March 8 2004 by the-gr8shag
1.0 out of 5 stars Retarded "Revenge"
Retarded sequel that has no real premise at all. The film brings in a new mysterious character that is dressed all in black and looks like an out of style cowboy (Billy Ray Cyrus,... Read more
Published on March 7 2004 by the-gr8shag
4.0 out of 5 stars A GOOD MOVIE...
Hallloween 5 was ok I mean it wasn't as scary and suspensful as the others were.Seriously what's with the guy in the cult that's controling Michael that's not scary I mean sure it... Read more
Published on Feb. 18 2004 by Zack
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