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Halloween

4K Ultra HD

Blu Ray

  • Score
    84
    from 4 reviewers
  • Halloween
    1978
    91 min
    R
    True 4K
    HDR10
    Dolby Vision

    Director: John Carpenter

    Actors: Donald Pleasence, Jamie Lee Curtis, Nancy Kyes, P.J. Soles

    Plot: Fifteen years after murdering his sister on Halloween night 1963, Michael Myers escapes from a mental hospital and returns to the small town of Haddonfield, Illinois to kill again.

    Disc Release Date: 25 September 2018

    • Video
      83
    • Audio
      82
    • Extra
      70
    • Movie
      88

    all scores

    avforums review by Simon Crust
    • Video
      90
    • Halloween was shot using Panavision Panaflex on 35mm film (and a miniscule budget!) and has recently been scanned at 4K resolution which has been used here for this Ultra HD Blu-ray release. The disc presents...

    • Audio
      80
    • Unfortunately the disc has not been up-graded to the immersive surround tracks, so no Dolby Atmos or DTS-X, what we do have is the same Dolby TrueHD 7.1 track that adorned previous releases. What is also...

    • Extra
      80
    • All the extras have been all previously available and are on the UHD as well as the included Blu-ray. Audio Commentary - With John Carpenter and Jamie Lee Curtis who chat amiably about the production,...

    • Movie
      90
    • Halloween comes to 4K, does the all new 4K scan readdress the colour timing? 40 years. That’s how long Halloween has been scaring us. And it’s little wonder why; the construction of the film is textbook....

    • Total
      90
    • The masterpiece that is Halloween needs little to no introduction. The first (real) slasher movies, the unstoppable killer killing horny teenagers, the long slow build up; everything about the film is...

    Blu-ray.com review by Jeffrey Kauffman
    • Video
      80
    • Note 2: My 1080p video score above is my personal reaction to the 2007 Blu-ray version, which is the one included with this release. Our original review at the dawn of both the format and this site gave...

    • Audio
      80
    • This is actually far from the first time in a review where in the audio section I've begun by saying I'm scoring what's here, not what isn't here. For those unaware of some fan complaints, I refer you...

    • Extra
      60
    • All of the supplements Marty details in his Halloween Blu-ray review of the 35th Anniversary Edition are included on the 4K UHD disc. The 1080p Blu-ray included in this package has the supplements mentioned...

    • Movie
      100
    • If your local shopping emporiums are anything like the ones I frequent, Halloween items have been on the shelves for weeks now, and in fact Christmas knick knacks may well already be showing up as well,...

    • Total
      80
    • If you've seen the 35th Anniversary edition of Halloween, you'll have at least some general guidelines for what this new 4K UHD looks like. That said, I found this to be even darker than the 35th Anniversary...

    High-Def Digest review by M. Enois Duarte
    • Video
      60
    • Death comes home on 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray with yet another questionable, likely controversial, and perhaps even disappointing home video presentation. This new HEVC H.265 encode was recycled from the same...

    • Audio
      60
    • The seminal horror classic makes its way to Ultra HD with the same Dolby TrueHD 7.1 soundtrack as the Blu-ray. And like before, as much as the lossless mix is greatly appreciated with excellent dialogue...

    • Extra
      40
    • All the same supplements are ported over from previous home video releases and can be enjoyed on the UHD, which can be read in more detail in our review of the standard Blu-ray HERE....

    • Movie
      100
    • One of the most financially successful independent motion pictures of all time, John Carpenter's highly influential Halloween is the kind of horror movie that creeps out at you from behind the bushes and...

    • Total
      70
    • Celebrating 40 years of creepy scares, John Carpenter's seminal horror classic Halloween remains a well-crafted and impressively stylized genre piece, featuring Donald Pleasance, the film-debut of Jamie...

    AVSForum review by Ralph Potts
    • Video
      90
    • A film like Halloween has an aesthetic that incorporates film grain and the use of optics that won’t result in the type of high gloss, tack-like sharpness of a film shot using digital cameras. This isn’t...

    • Audio
      88
    • Extra
    • Disc 1: Halloween Ultra HD Blu-ray Disc 2: Halloween Blu-ray (2007 release) • Audio Commentary with Writer/Director John Carpenter and Actor Jamie Lee Curtis • “The Night She Came Home” Featurette • “On...

    • Movie
    • Halloween needs no introduction among genre fans. I really like John Carpenter’s films. I was 14 when it was released and didn’t see it until it was on cable TV. Back then it was all the rage with its...

    • Total
      89
    • It makes its debut on Ultra HD Blu-ray from Lionsgate Home Entertainment featuring excellent Ultra HD video, complimentary lossless surround sound, and legacy supplements. If you’re a fan and are equipped...