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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 out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
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The original "Halloween" is an undisputed classic and one of my favorite movies of all times - across all genres. The sequels on the other hand are not as enduring but remain entertaining if you’re in the mood for an atmospheric and generic slasher movie; although they do range in quality with the worst being “Halloween VI – The Curse of Michael Myers” and “Halloween - Resurrection”. "Halloween II" in my opinion, is the best out of the sequels and also one of the grisliest without over-doing it. The original used suspense to terrorize its audience, "Halloween II" goes straight for the jugular. Although it's not really gory, some of the deaths are gruesome. Myer’s get’s really creative here using not only his knife but hammers and syringes as well. One disgusting highlight involves a beautiful young nurse sans clothing and a scalding hot bath-tub. You try doing the math.
One of the problems I had with this film was with the unbelievably vacant and dark hospital setting. I am sure "Haddonfield Memorial” is a wonderful place but it is a hospital I would never want to be taken to. Although the nurses are all young and extremely attractive, the place is eerily desolate. There are about 5 nurses on duty in the entire building and despite having a maternity ward filled with newborns, there really is no one around to attend to them.Read more ›
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
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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 8 months ago by Seb
Should have been here friday, not monday. Otherwise great, thank youPublished 9 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 12 months ago by Jason Hutton
Halloween 2 was even better then Halloween.. It just keeps getting better ..Published 14 months ago by Tom