Halloween: 35th Anniversary Edition
The quintessential horror film of the last 40 years has hit another milestone.
"Halloween: 35th Anniversary Edition" gets a jump-start to the horror movie season with a new HD transfer supervised by original cinematographer Dean Cundey and over an hour of brand new special features.
The Boogeyman has never looked better in this new Blu-ray edition, and gives John Carpenter’s tale of an escaped homicidal maniac on the loose on Halloween night the added depth and scares it deserves. The fictional Haddonfield, Illinois looks like it did in 1978: Ominous, mysterious, and ordinarily scary.
This simple tale of Michael Myers stalking babysitters is still balls-to-the-walls frightening. The Blu-ray here varies from the 2007 release... in that version, colors were extremely bright and vivid. This edition features more muted colors, harking back to how the film was originally presented on the big screen back in the ’70s. It’s a wise move on Cundey’s part.
"Halloween," of course, made a star out of a then-unknown Jamie Lee Curtis, who brilliantly played frightened yet resourceful babysitter Laurie Strode. This 35th anniversary edition Blu-ray belongs to her.