Blu-ray Review: HALLOWEEN 5 The Revenge Of Michael Myers


HALLOWEEN 5 picks up immediately where part 4 left off and then it takes off in this weird direction and introduces us to the mysterious man, dressed in black, wearing boots with a tattoo that matches Michael Myers’. Weird right?

So we find out that Michael Myers has some backup in this strange chapter. He’s still after little Jamie (Danielle Harris) and Dr. Loomis (Donald Pleasence) is still hell bent on capturing or killing his former patient, no matter what the cause or who gets in the way. By now Jamie has gone through so much it’s a wonder she hasn’t gone over the deep end and start, oh wait, never mind.

We’re also introduced to this weird back story for Michael Myers in this movie that is so mysterious to this day we’re still scratching our heads.  Michael gets to finish taking out Jamie’s friends from part 4 and then he’s introduced to all-new  potential victims that he eventually gets to take out.  The “Revenge” part of the movie is two stories, Michael who has to recover from his wounds he received at the end of part 4 and this new mysterious character who some how has something to do with Michael.  Oh well…

The transfer for Halloween 5 to high-def is great and we get nice new art for the cover and once again Moustapha Akkad‘s name appears at the top where it belongs! To me, this movie had so much potential and started out really good but it just falls apart by the end. Still, it’s an entry to this legendary franchise with this iconic killer who just doesn’t stay down for too long before he comes at you for more!

Bottom line is, even though this movie’s story was kind of a train wreck I’m sure most loyal Halloween fans will add it to their collection simply because of the awesome Blu-ray transfer. Halloween 5: The Revenge of Michael Myers [Blu-ray] releases on August 28th. This Blu-ray gets a 3 star rating simply for the nice transfer and the extras, not the movie itself!

Distributor: Anchor Bay

Run Time: 96 Minutes

Rated: R

Special Features: Good stuff!

  • Audio Commentary with Actor Don Shanks and Author Justin Beahm (NEW);
  • Halloween 5: Orginal Promo (NEW)
  • Halloween 5: On The Set (NEW behind the scenes footage)
  • Audio Commentary with Director Dominique Othenin-Girard and actors Danielle Harris and Jeffrey Landman
  • Theatrical Trailer.
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