October 2, 2016

31 Days of Horror Blu-rays: Halloween (1978)

"Halloween stars Curtis in her debut role and tells the now iconic story of Michael Myers, who, as a child, butchered his sister with a kitchen knife. Committed to a mental institution and watched over by Dr. Loomis (Pleasance), the madman engineers his escape 15 years later, returning to his hometown of Haddonfield, Illinois on Halloween night to terrorize anyone who gets in his way, including babysitter Laurie Strode (Curtis)."

Another title that you'd expect to be on a Halloween Blu-ray list, John Carpenter's classic 1978 film is an essential part of any October viewing schedule.

As a Horror movie, Halloween is Slasher perfection, and about as good as it gets. As a Blu-ray, this 35th Anniversary Edition is about as good as it gets, HD-wise. This movie should be in every self-respecting Horror Fan's Collection. There's really no other way to say it. 

This is the best that we've ever seen Halloween look. Balanced and sharp, perfect black levels, and exactly the way that Director of Photography Dean Cundey says it should be seen, this is a visually stunning disc. Keep in mind that there are plenty of Videophiles out there that say the picture's color timing is wrong, despite the DP of the film's claim that it isn't.

Special Features:

  • All-new commentary track with writer/director John Carpenter and star Jamie Lee Curtis.
  • "The Night She Came Home" new featurette with Jamie Lee Curtis.
  • On Location.
  • Trailers.
  • TV & Radio Spots.
  • Additional Scenes from TV Version.




  1. Do you know if this is the same bluray treatment of Halloween that was included in the set I bought a couple years ago (https://www.amazon.com/gp/aw/d/B00KDU8HQQ/ref=mp_s_a_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1475528390&sr=8-1&pi=SX200_QL40&keywords=halloween+complete+collection+blu+ray&dpPl=1&dpID=51kCTNOjz8L&ref=plSrch) - man I hope so, I love this movie so much but I'm tired of buying new copies of it...lol.

    1. It's the same BD that was in that set, so you're all good :)