HALLOWEEN 4 – THE RETURN OF
MICHAEL MYERS and
HALLOWEEN 5 -
THE REVENGE OF MICHAEL MYERS
Director: Dwight H. Little and Dominique Othenin-Girard
Starring: Donald Pleasence, Ellie Cornell, Danielle Harris
Halloween 4 is perhaps the best of the
sequels, and seems more than usually spiritually connected to John
Carpenter’s original. The fifth film is an altogether different matter,
and demonstrates a bankruptcy of ideas, and an ill-judged move towards
more overt humour.
These two UK Region 0 Digital Entertainment discs are a
considerable improvement on any VHS equivalent, but far from the standard
you'd hope for from such recent movies. Both discs are presented in
non-1:9-enhanced widescreen ratio of about 1.85:1.
(Several sources credit The Return… as being shot in
anamorphic Panavision, but, as the American version is also 1.85:1, there
seems no reason to doubt the integrity of Digital’s version). The Dolby
Digital 2.0 sound mixes are adequate, but better versions are available.
These discs should be treated as obsolete - Anchor Bay
has subsequently issued Special Edition versions (with
anamorphic transfers and 5.1 audio).