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The complete Halloween - nearly
on 6 October 2002
This box is a magnificent box set, it contains completely remastered versions of the Halloween films (which put the dodgy budget versions of 2, 4 and 5 to shame).
First up with have the magnificent original, which although the best of the series is nowhere near as scary as the legends.
Next is the Halloween 2 which continues straight onwards, not as good as the first but a worth continuation. Next is no 3 which is no good and has nothing to do with the legend.
Then we have 4 which is a sequal but also an attempted remake, this delivers a lot of scares and is much more scary than 1. Then comes 5 which is still scary and they try to vary the story a bit beginning to explain Michael's invulberability. Then comes 6 which continues the story straight on from 5 and fully explains Michael and what he is. But what's this? Six is not in the box, has there been a mistake? No the manufacturers for some inexplicable reason left out 6. Which is a vital part of the story. Finally we have H20 which continues the story on from 2 and kind of from 6 as well. H20 is a good sequal which effectively concluded the Michael Myers series, in the most satisfying was as possible ie the kind of death he can not return from. This box is released to coincide with Halloween 8: The Resurection, which extremely cunningly explains how Michael survived. All in all this box is very good, but it should have included 6: The Curse Of Michael Myers. Instead of 3 even that's why I gave this box 3 stars, 1 off for not having 6 1 off for not excluding 3. 3 has nothing to do with the story where as 6 actually does so it just defies all logic. Still this is very very good value for money. I'd recommend it and by a copy of 6 on video or wait for the DVD so you have the complete experience.