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on 17 September 2011
Ok once again amaazon are mixing up the reviews for all the different reviews for halloween 2, so lets make this clear from the start... THIS REVIEW IS FOR THE US BLU RAY OF HALLOWEEN 2.
ok, now thats out of the way, halloween 2 follows on directly from halloween only this time directed by Rick rosenthal, as after writing the screenplay carpenter didn't want to direct 'more of the same' and moved on to other projects. The film takes the action to the local Hospital where michael myers quickly begins carving his way through the staff to get to the films last survivor Laurie strode (still played by jamie lee curtis from the first movie) all the while pursued by Dr sam loomis (donald plesence, who bcame a mainstay of the franchise).
Halloween 2 is gorier and louder than its predecessor and while some say its not as good as its predecessor (and their probably right about that) Halloween 2 is a LOT of fun nontheless and will certainly entertain fans of the origional. I'm not sure the gratuitous gore shots are really needed but are probably included for commercial reasons as at this point the slasher craze was in full swing and much of the competition was laying the grue on with a trowel. If you havent seen the origional Halloween then shame on you, go buy it now, if you have then this is well worth watching and definately one of the better horror sequels out there.
So is the disc worth getting?
If your a halloween fan the 35th anniversary blu-ray is a fantastic update. The picture quality is phenomenal and far better than even the previous, great quality, universal release. Extras-wise we get a featurette, and alternate ending and some deleted scenes (all of which seem to come from the TV version) but sadly we dont get the kim newman and alan jones commentary track from the uk version, which is a shame as the picture quality on that release was dreadful.
Overall then, this is a definate must buy for anyone looking for the film in hi-def, and definately worth watching if you havent seen it before. It looks and sounds fantastic and is definately the best presentation of the film to date.