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Halloween II [DVD]

Donald Pleasence , Jamie Lee Curtis , Rick Rosenthal    Suitable for 18 years and over   DVD
4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (84 customer reviews)
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  • Actors: Donald Pleasence, Jamie Lee Curtis
  • Directors: Rick Rosenthal
  • Format: Dolby, PAL
  • Region: Region 2 (This DVD may not be viewable outside Europe. Read more about DVD formats.)
  • Aspect Ratio: 16:9 - 2.35:1
  • Number of discs: 1
  • Classification: 18
  • Studio: Scanbox Entertainment
  • DVD Release Date: 10 Oct 2011
  • Run Time: 103 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (84 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: B004YJZC10
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 6,231 in DVD & Blu-ray (See Top 100 in DVD & Blu-ray)



"You can't kill the boogeyman", explained John Carpenter in the original, and to prove it Michael Myers returns in the handsome but grisly sequel Halloween 2. Jamie Lee Curtis reprises her role as Laurie Strode but spends most of her time cowering in a hospital gown, and Donald Pleasance 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, 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

Product Description

Picking up precisely where its predecessor left off, HALLOWEEN II follows the same ill-fated characters as they encounter the knife-wielding manic they left for dead in the first HALLOWEEN. It seems the inhuman Michael Myers is still very much alive and out for more revenge as he stalks the deserted halls of the hospital where his sister (Jamie Lee Curtis) lays waiting. As he gets closer and closer to his terrified target, Dr. Loomis (Donald Pleasence) discovers the chilling mystery behind the psychopath s savage actions.

Horror master John Carpenter takes you further into the terror that lies in wait on the scariest night of the year.



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26 of 28 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars BUYERS BEWARE!! 21 Jun 2013
By Pantheon TOP 500 REVIEWER
UK buyers beware!

This review is for the Collector's Edition of Halloween II from Shout Factory. This disc is LOCKED to Region A and will NOT play on UK players. See here for confirmation:

I suggest either buying the region free 30th Anniversary edition (see here: or waiting for a decent UK release of this film.

DON'T BUY THE SHOUT FACTORY release unless you have a region-free or region-switchable blu-ray player as you will be very disappointed!

AMAZON STOP GROUPING ALL REVIEWS TOGETHER! It's a stupid policy that only leads to confusion and annoyance for your customers. Wise up and update your system!
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Later that same evening 28 Nov 2011
Format:Blu-ray|Verified Purchase
Whilst not the best nor worst of the series, Halloween II is a middling addition to the series but is far better than some of the later entries. The film follows directly on from the first, iconic John Carpenter movie - so much so that there are mere seconds between the end of the 1978 original and this sequel.

Several concepts are introduced in this film that play out throughout the subsequent movies, and the central characters become the focus of a new plot strand that was still running in H20 in 1998.

The disc. The print and transfer of this REGION FREE disc are the best I have ever seen the movie look. There is a pleasing amount of film grain - not excessive but present giving the overall presentation a filmic appearance. The soundtrack is suitably cleaned up to match the visuals.

The extras. The main reason many people (myself included) are buying this disc is for the full 1080p transfer of Terror in the Aisles a late 80s documentary featuring many clips of horror movies. This feature was released alone in cinemas, and on VHS and Laser disc, but is a very welcome addition to the HII package.

Overall the movie is the part of the disc that loses a point as its just not as good as the original (none of the sequels or re-imaginings have been, have they?)but I still heartily give it 4 out of 5.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Great disc. 20 Dec 2012
Format:Blu-ray|Verified Purchase
Having already got several copies of Halloween II the main draw for me to buy this disc was because it has the film "Terror In The Aisles" as a bonus.
This film has never been released on DVD or Blu Ray before and my old VHS copy from 1984 was beginning to get very worn indeed.
So it was a delight to be able to finally get it on disc.
Whilst no great effort has been made to clean up the image I can say that it is far better than my old VHS tape in both sound and picture and I have never seen it look better since I saw it at the cinema many years ago.
The feature presentation of Halloween II is a massive upgrade too on my DVD copies so this was a win/win disc for me.
Highly recommended.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars 2011 DVD Release Review 19 Oct 2011
Format:DVD|Verified Purchase
Iv owned this film on DVD for years and it was one of the worst DVDs I have ever bought.
It is full screen with picture and sound quality worse than ANY VHS I ever owned.
When I heard it was being re-released this October I had to buy it.
The film is now in widescreen with MUCH better picture and sound quality(although it remains in mono) and has an audio commentary by Stephen Jones and Kim Newman.
The film itself is a worthy sequel picking up the moment the first film ends, and it makes a perfect double bill.
For anyone who owns this on DVD (fullscreen) already, its well worth buying this version.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Sequels dont get much better! 30 Aug 2004
Well... you watch Halloween and you get scared... you watch Halloween 2 and once again your scared. Which really is a suprise for a horror sequel. This really was one of the greatest eighties slasher.
When you see Michael walking past security cameras you see the full evil by the way he walks and how he looks. The way Michael kills is also different from Halloween as this time with him being in the hospital he uses the implimants like needles to drain peoples blood and other curious things.
The acting from the other character is not brilliant but the enchanting Jamie Lee Curtis delivers onces again an amazing performane while Donald Pleasance acts so well you would think he really was Doctor Loomis.
"From the people who brought you Halloween...
More of the night HE came home"
"You can't kill the Boogeyman"
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars The Bogey Man is back 23 Aug 2004
Carries on from the first and I mean carries on it's the same night.Laurie Strode is transferred to the local hospital there Michael continue trick or treating in the form of killing anything with a pulse. Michael Myers is still scary to this day
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Wow 8 Aug 2004
This Halloween sequel is the best and better than the first. The places where they try to make you jump are perfect and made me jump every time quite an achievment that it still works 20 years later. The story is not confusing like in some of 'nightmare on elmstreet' ones and the special effects are perfect. If you have or are buying halloween you must by this sequel. It was first meant to be final part of the halloween series. It tells you why michael myers wants to kill Laurie Strode (Jamie lee Curtis) and it is all going back to when he killed his sister as a child. So buy this movie it is a dream for horror film lovers
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4.0 out of 5 stars Almost as good as the night he came home
Picking up the exact moment the previous film ended this is actually a heck of a lot more violent than John carpenters original. I liked it. Jamie lee makes the film.
Published 2 months ago by BigAl82
4.0 out of 5 stars "..GREAT SLASHER SEQUEL.."
This sequel continues the story exactly where the original left off, its a rare example of a sequel that's as exciting as the original, great same cast, more bloodshed and crazy... Read more
Published 2 months ago by S. Drury
4.0 out of 5 stars UK BUYERS BE AWARE
This may be obvious to most people but not to others -
This is a US import and will not work on your blu ray player unless you have a player that is mulit region for blu... Read more
Published 3 months ago by Sean Clowes
4.0 out of 5 stars Halloween classic
I love the halloween films apart from 3 which was a bit rank. 2 though is to its usual standard where michael myers returns to kill his sister and gets anyone else as a bonus.
Published 3 months ago by vicky grice
4.0 out of 5 stars Excellent condition
This dvd is in emaculate condition considering it's age. Very pleased with the product and helps complete the collection nicely.
Published 4 months ago by Gary Mifsud
5.0 out of 5 stars love this film
i love this film because it is a great scary film how its written and designed as well. i'm trying to collect the the wholes series because i love my scary movies
Published 4 months ago by rosemary
4.0 out of 5 stars You carn't beat a good follow up
The legend I Micheal Myers, this story starts where the first finishes, and is just as good. If you like slasher movies Halloween 1/2 are a must for your collection.
Published 4 months ago by Nick gadget
4.0 out of 5 stars Should have ended here
This is a really good film and sequel.this is where they should have ended the series.The Film transfer is quite grainy but apart from that it is a good bluray. Read more
Published 6 months ago by Predhead
5.0 out of 5 stars Great film!!! Region Free
The transfer and the movie is superb!!! This is region free!! See the link below:


I have this movie and I'm so happy with it. Read more
Published 6 months ago by Douglas Bunn
5.0 out of 5 stars Stephen Smith
Classic & the best own it if love it Please own this because it is worth the money! you will love it
Published 6 months ago by Stephen Smith
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