"He had maimed sixteen people to get to his sister. He was shot and incinerated, but still the entity that Dr. Sam Loomis (Donald Pleasence, Cul-De-Sac) calls 'evil on two legs' would not die. Tonight, Michael Myers has come home again....to kill! This time, Michael returns to Haddonfield for Jamie Lloyd (Danielle Harris, The Last Boy Scout) – the orphaned daughter of Laurie Strode - and her babysitter Rachel (Ellie Cornell, House of the Dead)."
Halloween 5: The Revenge of Michael Myers -
"Michael Myers survived the mine explosion thought to have killed him. One year later, his traumatized young niece Jamie is horrified to discover she has a telepathic bond with her evil Uncle...and that Uncle Michael is on his way back to Haddonfield. But Dr. Loomis has a new plan to destroy The Boogey Man in his childhood home using Jamie as bait."
Anchor Bay's Blu-rays offer the two movies in a 1.85:1 aspect ratio with 5.1 Dolby TrueHD audio tracks. The discs also contain the following supplements:
Halloween 4: The Return of Michael Myers -
Director Dwight H. Little and author Justin Beahm
Actors Ellie Cornell and Danielle Harris
Writer Alan B. McElroy
Thirty minutes of deleted and alternate scenes
Halloween 4 & 5 discussion panel
Halloween 5: The Revenge of Michael Myers -
Director Dominique Othenin-Girard and actors Danielle Harris & Jeffrey Landman
Actor Don Shanks and author Justin Beahm
Original promo for Halloween 5
Seventeen minutes of raw production footage
Both Halloween 4: The Return of Michael Myers and Halloween 5: The Revenge of Michael Myers street on August 28th.
Im Happy for the fans of these two movies. Now its time for Anchor bay to get off their lazy asses and give us Phantasm and Night of the Demons if you guys still have the rights. If not, give it to someone with some heart like Shout Factory.
I love Halloween 4: The Return of Michael Myers. I think it's the best sequel of the bunch after part 2. Even though part 2 wasn't perfectly timed and paced as the original, I found it really entertaining. The ending of the fourth movie takes the cake though. I still remember thinking "I wonder where they'll take the series now?" Too bad they chickened out in the 5th instalment...Still, a first day buy for both for me.
I love the 4th. It's my personal favorite Halloween movie. I have such fond memories of watching it. It was actually the first Halloween movie I saw. My sister and her boyfriend rented it when I was a kid and my parents weren't home. I watched it and was fairly terrified. I did not want to go trick-or-treating that year. I've watched it several times since. What a chilling ending. I liked #5 well enough too. I know it's pretty despised and it's a big step down from the fourth, but I still find it entertaining. I'm sure I'll add both to my collection. I'm especially eager to have the fourth to watch this October.
NICE! Bout time. First the annoucements for the special editions of two and three, and now this. Both day one for me. Will also have to pay a visit over to Casetopia.com to get a couple of 2 disc blu ray cases so I can keep my 4 and 5 DVDs in there as well. Might as well grab a 4 disc holder for a blu ray of Halloween as well (1 blu ray. 1 DVD and the 2 disc 25 years of terror documentary), what can I say, I'm a sucker for making my own special editions. (And yes, I'll be throwing the Universal Halloween II in the new blu ray Halloween II as well so I can keep Terror In The Aisles close by)
I love all the Halloween films, in their own way (except for Resurrection, that POS can go die in a fire), mostly because they get the look of small town Halloween absolutely perfect. Growing up in a small Massachusetts town as a child, I remember being extra terrified by these movies because they looked like they could take place next door to where I lived. So excited to be able to watch almost all of them in hi def come this October.
Now let's get a halfway decent release of Halloween 6 (WITH the Producer's Cut, GET ON THIS ANCHOR BAY, OR STARZ, EITHER WAY!) as well as H2O with John Ottman's original score put back in (a fever dream, i know, but a boy can hope.) and THEN we'll be talking.
I'm really glad to see these being released with new commentaries and lossless audio tracks. (Fingers are crossed that the commentaries are at least 224kbit/sec!) Are the lossless audio tracks 24-bit?
I really like 4, and 5 is still interesting until the retarded ending. Loomis and Michael should have died together in the house where it "all began" instead of the retarded jail break, IMO. That being said, the sixth film had a great original concept (that is more in line with John Carpenter's later innovative sci-fi/horror crossover films) that somehow got screwed during editing. I would *love* to see a proper alternate cut of that movie -- the original script was incredibly inventive, and the ending was such a great idea to breathe life into the series.