I dont know what people are on about, i watched Halloween 5 around my friends house as were both massive halloween fans and michael myers is my personal favorite as i grew up with him having watched halloween since i was a kid and being scared lol and the picture quality on the blu-ray release is fantastic, a massive upgrade from the pixellated and washed out dvd version, the picture quality is very sharp, there are some scenes were they look soft but thats the video source not the blu-ray problem but even then they look much better than the dvd version, the daylight scenes particually were michael is stalking Rachel (ellie Cornell) when she is entering her friends house with her dog, looks vibrant and full of colour as it shot in daylight and in the scene were michael is standing around the trees at the location where jamie is staying and she peeps over the window to see michael standing there you can actually see him holding a weapon of sorts which i never saw before, these little details just make the film more enjoyable, The sound is also fantastic aswell and really booms when speakers are connected and bass is set high, the opening credit scene is a good e.g of this when you hear knifes smashing each other it really stands out and makes the film more enjoyable to watch as the sound is Upgraded to Dolby Digital HD 5.1.
The film itself has lot criticism from fans and general public a like and being regarded as the worst halloween in the series, i wouldnt go that far, true its no where near the level of Halloween 1978 and Hallowen 2 1981 with that being my personal favorite halloween film in the entire series, this film was never going to touch them as they cult classic in the horror genre but the story in this is fairly good, you see more of a human side in michael myers in certain situations in this halloween in the scene where he jamie is lying in the coffin and michael comes over and she shouts 'Uncle' and he stops and jamie says 'Can i referring him to take of his mask and see his face to which he does and you can see a tear in his eye' but the suddenly he goes back to rage and goes completely mad including the scene in the bedroom where the cop shoots him and thinking michael is dead he comes back in breaking the door (without his hands) and beating the holy hell out of the police officer which was hilarious and the michael myers that you all know and love and then hangs the officer outside with a rope, pretty awesome stuff, i also liked the interaction between michael and loomis in the myers house where loomis is talking to myers whos holding a knife in his iconic stance and says 'this rage has stop' trying to convince myers and to make him drop his knife but fails and myers goes into that rage,
I even bet Micheal Myers is getting sick and tired of Doctor Loomis coming back every single time, in Halloween 2 he stabs him and then comes back and burns the room in the hospital and survives, and then in the 4th he comes back with his face all scared from the burns and nearly dies when myers blows the petrol station up and is still after him through that film and then in the 5th one he's back again,
I must admit Doctor Loomis is big part of making Halloween films what they are, even with michael myers, if halloween did not have doctor loomis as myers doctor then halloween would not have been as good as it, Michael Myers and Doctor Loomis really have a big Connection with each other,
The film ending was pretty shocking and you get to know more in the 6th instalment which is really good and you really see the Rage side of Michael Myers as he is more Menacing then ever,
Its not the best film, but is a really good watch and has interesting development through out the film, im glad they did make it even though it was rushed into production after the success of halloween 4.
1 thing i should point out the Mask on Michael Myers looks like a piece of crap in this film, the worse throught the 8 film series, what were they thinking? in the first film his mask is perfect, second film his mask is even scarier, the 4th film its dumb but its ok as he needed a new mask after being burnt and surviving from the second film, the 6th film his mask is much better as is in H20 and Resurrection, just in the 5th one in this its just plain stupid, its like his mask aint even stuck on his face, just search a image of it and you will know what i mean dreadful.
Blu-ray Picture Quality - 8.5/10 big upgrade from the dvd version,
Audio Quality - 9.0/10 massive upgrade,
Extras 4.0/10 Disappointing but has audio commentary with the guy who played michael myers in halloween 5 which looks at different perspective.
I give this a blu-ray a resounding 8.5/10,
Some will like it, Someone Wont, Some Regarded as the most disappointing Halloween Film in the Series, Some even say it is a terrible Horror Movie but it has a really interesting plot and you get early glimpses of the man in black who controls michael myers with the rage that he has.
I'd give it a go and watch it.