Halloween 1 (1978)
|Fifteen years ago, Michael Myers brutally murdered his sister. Now, after escaping from a mental hospital, he's back to relive his grisly crime again, and again...and again.|
This is Halloween like you've never seen or heard it before!
Halloween has been fully restored under the supervision of Lucasfilm's THX digital mastering services. The DVD was transferred by the award-winning colorist Adam Adams (Terminator 2, Titanic) from a new 35mm interpositive (made from the original camera negative) and approved by the film's cinematographer Dean Cundey (Jurassic Park, Who Framed Roger Rabbit). The new Dolby Digital 5.1 soundtrack was created by Chace Productions in association with Alan Howarth using the original 16-track music studio master and the recently discovered original 35mm magnetic dialogue and effects tracks.
"Turn off the lights...Crank up the sound, and be scared witless by horror's greatest director. Chris Hewitt, Empire
"...almost perfect...[Carpenter's] style draws equally (and intelligently) from both Howard Hawks and Alfred Hitchcock. Dave Kehr, Chicago Reader
"Well made, with lots of scares... Leonard Maltin's Movie & Video Guide
"...remains an original that continues to inspire a genre and probe middle America's fears... Mike Emery, Austin Chronicle
"...an absolutely merciless thriller...I would compare it to Psycho. Roger Ebert, Chicago Sun-Times
"...nary a drop of blood on screen...but there is enough sheer cinematic ingenuity on display to coax screams out of the most jaded gorehound. TV Guide
Editor's NotePerhaps the most influential and successful independent film ever made, HALLOWEEN is the movie that put director John Carpenter on the map as a viable filmmaker. An exercise in simple, pure horror, HALLOWEEN takes us into the world of a mad killer, Michael Myers, who at a very young age stabbed his older sister to death. Locked away for many years in a mental hospital Michael escapes one night and returns to his hometown to continue his killing spree. Jamie Lee Curtis, in her first role, plays the resourceful babysitter who is chased by the killer on Halloween night. Produced for very little money and a tight shooting schedule, HALLOWEEN was a stunning success when it was released. Written by John Carpenter and his longtime producer Debra Hill, the film set their careers on fire, with both of them working together many times over the next 25 years. The film also made a star out of Jamie Lee Curtis and turned the slasher movie into a viable, successful genre. HALLOWEEN has been copied, parodied and even turned into a franchise of its own, but the original is still considered the best of the bunch. HALLOWEEN was John Carpenter's first foray into horror, and remains the standard to which all other modern horror films are measured.
|Jamie Lee Curtis|
|Charles Bornstein - Editor|
|Dean Cundey - Cinematographer|
|Debra Hill - Producer|
|Debra Hill - Writer|
|Irwin Yablans - Executive Producer|
|John Carpenter - Director|
|John Carpenter - Writer|
|John Carpenter - Original Music By|
|Tommy Lee Wallace - Editor|
|Tommy Lee Wallace - Production Designer|
|"Was that the bogeyman?"----Laurie (Jamie Lee Curtis), after Michael is shot off a balcony |"As a matter of fact...it was."----Dr. Loomis (Donald Pleasence)|