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14 of 14 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars UK Blu-ray the same as US release
Mine arrived this morning, and I can confirm it's the same as the recent US release.

Audio Commentary with actresses Ellie Cornell and Danielle Harris
Audio Commentary with director Dwight H. Little and author Justin Beahm
Halloween 4/5 Discussion Panel (18:27)
Theatrical Trailer
Subtitles:English SDH and Spanish
Aspect...
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3.0 out of 5 stars The Night He Came Home...Again!
Halloween 4: The Return Of Michael Myers (DVD).

DVD Info.
Format: PAL
Language: English
Subtitles: None
Region 2
Aspect Ratio: 16:9 - 1.85:1
Audio: English 5.1, English 2.0
Number of discs: 1
Classification: 18
Studio: Anchor Bay Entertainment
Running Time: 85 minutes

Extras.
Theatrical...
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4.0 out of 5 stars UK Blu-ray the same as US release, 16 Oct. 2012
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Mine arrived this morning, and I can confirm it's the same as the recent US release.

Audio Commentary with actresses Ellie Cornell and Danielle Harris
Audio Commentary with director Dwight H. Little and author Justin Beahm
Halloween 4/5 Discussion Panel (18:27)
Theatrical Trailer
Subtitles:English SDH and Spanish
Aspect Ratio:1.85:1
Picture Format: 1080p 24fps AVC MPEG-4
Soundtrack(s):English Dolby TrueHD 5.1
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4.0 out of 5 stars The Welcome Return of Michael Myers, 9 Jun. 2001
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moviemaniac@eircom.net (Castlebridge, Co. Wexford, Ireland) - See all my reviews
This is a very good horror movie.It would be my 4th favourite in the series(after 1,2 & H20).It picks up 10 years after Part 2, and has an interesting storyline whereby Myers returns to Haddonfield to stalk his niece.Donald Pleasance returns as Sam Loomis, one again to try stop Myers.The characters in the film, namely Loomis, Jamie(the niece) and Rachel(her step sister), are likeable and you end up hoping that none of them wind up dead.Dwight H. Little does well in trying to recreate the tension and suspense of the first 2 movies but never really gets there.It seems he may have been more interested in the violence with Michael on the rampage in his quest to kill his niece.I think the body count is very high in this movie compared to some of the other ones(Michael even attacks the police station which is a cool touch).Little seems to be more comfortable with the violence than with the frights and shocks, but overall he has created a very good, entertaining horror movie.If you love Michael Myers and any of the other Halloween movie then you'll love this one immensely.
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3.0 out of 5 stars The Night He Came Home...Again!, 27 Sept. 2014
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Timelord-007 (The Eccentric Wanderer) - See all my reviews
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This review is from: Halloween 4: The Return Of Michael Myers [DVD] (DVD)
Halloween 4: The Return Of Michael Myers (DVD).

DVD Info.
Format: PAL
Language: English
Subtitles: None
Region 2
Aspect Ratio: 16:9 - 1.85:1
Audio: English 5.1, English 2.0
Number of discs: 1
Classification: 18
Studio: Anchor Bay Entertainment
Running Time: 85 minutes

Extras.
Theatrical trailer
Inside Halloween 4 Featurette

Cast.
Danielle Harris as Jamie Lloyd
Ellie Cornell as Rachel Carruthers
Donald Pleasence as Dr. Samuel Loomis
George P. Wilbur as Michael Myers
Michael Pataki as Dr. Hoffman
Beau Starr as Sheriff Ben Meeker
Sasha Jenson as Brady
Leslie L. Rohland as Lindsey
Kathleen Kinmont as Kelly Meeker
Gene Ross as Earl
Carmen Filpi as Rev. Jackson P. Sayer
Raymond O'Connor as Security Guard
Jeff Olson as Richard Carruthers
Karen Alston as Darlene Carruthers

Budget:$5,000,000
Box office: $17,768,757

Trivia.
1)The girl who drove Rachel & Jamie to the costume store was named Lindsey & is approximately 17 years old. In Halloween (1978), Jamie Lee Curtis babysat a someone named Lindsey.
2)A construction paper cutout of Michael Myers can be seen on a door on the second floor of the school just as Jamie & Dr. Loomis climb the stairs.
3)Melissa Joan Hart auditioned for the role of Jamie.
4)Jamie's dog Sundae is the third dog to die in the series.
5)Theatrical film debut of Danielle Harris.
6)Body count: 19 (including the dog).
7)The original ending had Rachel go upstairs to take a shower & replace the dirty, blood-stained clothes she was wearing only to have Jamie sneak up behind her & stab her to death now possessed by the evil malevolent spirit of her uncle.

What's The Story.
October 30, 1988 & Michael Myers has been in a coma since his pursuit of Laurie Strode, 10 years ago, was finally stopped, However when Michael is transfered from Richmond Mental Institute to Smith's Grove the evil spirit inside him reawakens him when he hears that he has a niece in Haddonfield who then kills the transfer crew & escapes returning to Haddonfield.

In Haddonfield, Jamie Lloyd has been adopted by the Carruthers family but keeps having nightmares about Michael Myers & on Halloween night, Jamie goes out trick & treating, little knowing that her murdering Uncle is following her & her adopted sister Rachel.

Hearing of Michaels escape, Dr. Loomis returns to Haddonfield & with the help of Sheriff Meeker starts to search the town for Michael & find Jamie to protect her from Michael's murderous rage...but will he find her in time?

Timelord Thoughts.
Halloween 4 sees Donald Pleasence reprising his role as Dr Sam Loomis & gives a brilliant morbid performance here who delivers the usual monologues of how dangerous & unstoppable Michael is & adds great acting gravitas to the movie while Danielle Harris on acting debut here as Michael's Niece, Jamie is excellent & gives a emotional driven performance acting well beyond her year's & shows great believability & is a very good young actress.

The film features several decent kills which aren't really gruesome or gory but the shadowy shape of Michael Myers is usually terrifying enough to chill, but here the mask doesn't quite look right & isn't scary enough & I felt the producers should've continued to use the original chilling looking mask of the previous two movies.

The movie does have great moments of suspense, the opening transfer sequence is tense & quite terrifying as is a later rocking chair sequence with the dead policeman, while the climax of film with the truck were Michael bashes his head through the windshield is tension filled drama as is the movie's final frame ending as just hearing Dr. Loomis saying "no, nooo, noooooo..." then crying always freaks me out!

This is a decent follow up, but sadly misses Jamie - Lee Curtis as Laurie Strode & the plot isn't that original & how Michael survived such horrific burning of the previous film is completely far fetched as he was burnt to a cinder at the conclusion of Halloween 2.

Overall, Halloween 4 is worth a watch & has decent performances by Donald Pleasence & Danielle Harris, & contains a few jump scares but it isn't in the same league as the first movie or it's sequel & maybe this is one Halloween that Michael shouldn't have come home to.

Timelord Rating.
6/10
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5.0 out of 5 stars Brilliant ending, 8 Dec. 2007
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marky77 (England) - See all my reviews
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In Haloween IV: The Return of Michael Myers, (as suggested by the title) Michael Myers returns (Halloween III having been a completely separate movie and not featureing Michael Myers). It has been 10 years since the events of Halloween and Halloween II and Michael escapes once again, this time while bein transported between institutions in an abulence, this time determined upon killing his niece, Jamie.

Lorrie (Jamie Lee Curtis) in not in this movie. We are instead introduced to her daughter, Jamie, neice of Michael Myers, a girl who is about 7 years old and has horrible nightmares about her Uncle and is teased by the kids at school because her Uncle is "the boogeyman".

Michael Myers makes his way to Jamie in Haddonfield, leaving behind him a bloody trail of corpses.

I wasnt very impressed by this sequel (especially after the greatness of Halloween II). The story-line isnt that great and there is a long period of time in the middle of the movie where there are no killings. However, the reason I gave this movie 5 stars insted of only 2 or 3 was because of the twist in the end which I thought was absolutley brilliant and made up for the rest of the movie not being so good, in my opinion.
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4.0 out of 5 stars "..GREAT HORROR SEQUEL..", 16 Jan. 2015
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S. Drury "SDX-800" (U.K) - See all my reviews
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THE RETURN OF MICHAEL MYERS 1988

Its great to see Michael Myers return after a few years break since the second movie, part 3 went in a weird direction and broke the franchise up a bit, Michael Myers returns to Haddonfield to create more havoc, this time he's after his niece (Danielle Harris) and will kill anyone who gets in his way, its a great film with a cool cast especially Harris of course who was an amazing little actress who now deserves her scream queen fame, I think the ending to this movie is brilliant too, one of the best in the whole franchise, there's plenty of the usual creeping around and scares that you expect, nothing major gory here, but there's some blood letting, this is for die hard fans only really, the average horror buff wont get much.

Blu-ray looks good, features are quite good with a couple of commentaries that explain lots about the movie, and a Q&A with the cast which is rather cool.
If your a hard-core fan then seek out the German media book version which is 3-discs including the Blu-ray, DVD and movie soundtrack CD plus all these features and more. All in English. Region B.
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5.0 out of 5 stars The second best Halloween movie!, 3 Jun. 2004
No matter how much they all try, no one can seem to make a Halloween sequel which betters the original. Well, whoever made this sure came close to it!
Halloween 4 is a great slasher movie despite the bad reviews. It offers more gore then in any others, and has a much larger body count.
In many of the Halloween movies Myres rarely shows up (e.g. Halloween 5), and when he does, it's only to quickly slit a throat, and then he's back into the shadows...not in this movie however. He shows up frequently, and looks better and freakier then ever before. His killings are much more imaginative, gorier and not at all boring.
But even after all this movie has to offer, if you still dislike this movie, please....just watch the last 30 minutes!
If you enjoy this movie check out: Halloween 1, Halloween 2, Friday 13th, Freddy vs Jason, Nightmare on elm street, Texas Chainsaw Massacre (original).
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Stick with your old anchor bay dvd!!, 16 Oct. 2012
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Halloween 4 arrives on blu ray thanks to anchor bay and the result is best described as mediocre.
The blu ray transfer just looks like an upscaled dvd,the picture is mostly soft and lifeless and the audio does not seem to have been improved much.
There are moments in the film where you get to see some sharp and defined images and there are also times when the colour seems to pop but,unfortunately most of the film just looks dull.Daytime scenes seem to fare best and are a big improvement over the dvd but,as fans know most of this film is set at night and so the transfer never really is allowed to shine.
If you are a fan of the halloween series,then for the price that they are now which is £7.00 on blu ray,then that is a bargain.However if you are hoping to see a massive upgrade in picture quality,then you might as well stick with your old anchor bay dvd.
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4 of 5 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Its god good and bad points., 6 Oct. 2009
The two things which hold this film together,firstly -the work of the director; who gives it a great opening sequence and "feel/vibe". And secondly - donald pleasance. The thing that basically lets the film down, is the mask they used. When i first bought this film on VHS, i was quite intruiged because i'd never seen any sequels past Halloween 2. I saw the cover, and what really irritates me, is on the cover they use an image of the mask used on halloween 2 (which in my opinion is rather scary). And then when you actually watch the film, the mask used is just basically quite funny looking. Watch it.. you'll see what i mean, and you'll probably see how that is what majorly destroys this film.
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3.0 out of 5 stars Michael Myers: Man of Iron, 20 Jun. 2001
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It was round about this film that things started to get ridiculous. Whereby before Michael Myers was a cold, calculating murder machine that was put down by a few gun shots and a big explosion, in this film he takes among other things, the butt of a shotgun to the noggin, about eight gun shots and gets a truck driven into him. He also single-handedly wipes out a police station in an offscreen massacre. And he blows up a gas station. And electrocutes one poor bugger. And sticks a shotgun through the token big breasted girl. It was this kind of film that Scream takes the mick out of. That said though, the ending is really, really good and Donald Pleasance is, as per usual, actor par excellence.
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7 of 9 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Welcome home, Michael, 20 Jan. 2003
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Daniel Jolley "darkgenius" (Shelby, North Carolina USA) - See all my reviews
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This review is from: Halloween 4 [DVD] (DVD)
Halloween 4 is a terrific entry in the best slasher series of all time. While it doesn't have quite the all-pervading atmosphere, suspense, and general gloom and doom of the incomparable original, it more than lives up to the Halloween tradition. To me, the key to this movie's success is the acting talent of both Donald Pleasance (Dr. Loomis) and young newcomer Danielle Harris (Michael's niece Jamey). Disfigured from his encounter with Michael ten years earlier, Dr. Loomis strides through this movie as the avenging hero he is, having to convince foolish minds that Michael has returned home to wreak havoc yet again. Of course, you can blame a couple of paramedics for tipping Michael off that he still has a living relative, namely his sister Laurie's little girl Jamie (Laurie has supposedly died in an accident a year earlier). After Michael is transferred out from under Loomis' nose, he naturally escapes and begins leaving a trail of bodies on his way to Haddonfield. Loomis is right behind him, intent on saving the little girl from her evil uncle. The young Danielle Harris gives an incredible performance for someone so young, conveying emotion and fear quite convincingly. After this movie came out, I remember hearing some criticism of terrorizing such a young person in this type of horror atmosphere, and Harris spoke quite eloquently on the subject from her perspective. She brings to this movie talent well beyond her years.
Surprisingly, this movie is not altogether that graphic. We rarely get to see the actual coup de grace of each killing (and in a couple of cases we don't even see the actual murder), and even the remains of the slain never exhibit much blood loss. Of course, Michael uses a variety of means (including his bare hands) to murder his victims here. I for one missed the guy's trademark knifings. He does get hold of a knife eventually, but, sadly, he doesn't get much of a chance to use it. As for Michael himself, it is easy to see that the man behind the mask is not the original "shape" Nick Castle. George P. Wilbur has a slightly different build, and he just doesn't have the malevolent presence Castle possessed. He is strong in the category of standing still and watching from the shadows, but he is a little awkward in his movements and often seems to be patterning them on those of King Kong.
This movie has some really nice touches to it, several that strongly call to mind pivotal scenes from the original. Another master stroke is the conclusion, which certainly surprised me when I first saw it. Far too often a trite ending can ruin one's impression of an otherwise good horror movie, but Halloween 4 offers evidence of how much a terrific ending can increase one's enjoyment of an already satisfying experience. By inserting a whole new chapter in the Michael Myers saga, Halloween 4 actually injected the series with newfound life (and blood); it certainly excited me as a fan, and that is something that most sequels of sequels simply do not do.
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