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25th Anniversary Edition
Genre: Horror

Reviewed In Issue 77 (Oct 2003) Of Widescreen Review®

Jamie Lee Curtis, Donald Pleasence, P.J. Soles, Nancy Loomis

WSR Review Scores
WSR Picture Rating: 4.5
DD Sound Rating: 4
DTS Sound Rating: NA
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Critics' Composite Score: 5
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Special Features
Disc One of this two-disc set includes audio commentary with writer/director John Carpenter, writer/producer Debra Hill, and actress Jamie Lee Curtis. Disc Two includes the 87-minute "Halloween: A Cut Above The Rest" documentary, an 11-minute On Location: 25 Years Later featurette (that goes back to Haddonfield,, South Pasadena), a poster and still gallery, talent bios, and DVD-ROM content. There is also a glossy eight-page booklet.

 DVD General Information

(Studio/Distributor): Anchor Bay Entertainment
(Catalog Number): DV12284
(MPAA Rating): R
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(Retail Price): $29.98
(DVD Type): Two-Disc Set: DVD-9 & DVD-5
(Widescreen Edition): Yes
(Full Screen Edition): No
(Anamorphic Widescreen): Yes
(Running Time In Minutes): 91
(Color Type): Color
(Chaptered/Scene Access): Yes
(Closed Captioned): No
(Regional Coding): 1
(Theatrical Year): 1978
(Theatrical Release): Yes
(Direct-To-Video Release): No
(DVD Release Date): 08/05/03
(THX® Digitally Mastered): No

 Credits Information

(Director): John Carpenter
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  WSR Narrative Review
Story Synopsis:
"Halloween" is John Carpenter's terrifying thriller about a murderer, Michael Meyers, who returns to a quiet neighborhood to relive his grisly murder. The film is presented here in its 91-minute theatrical version.

DVD Picture:
Once again, "Halloween" has been released by Anchor Bay--this time as the 25th Anniversary DiviMax Edition--and the transfer is slightly improved over the previously reviewed (Issue 37) THX

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