Halloween 1 (1978)
|25 years ago, director John Carpenter changed the shape of terror forever with the immortal story of babysitter Laurie Strode (Jamie Lee Curtis), Dr. Sam Loomis (Donald Pleasence) and the night that Michael Myers came home. Roger Ebert still proclaims it "superb." Entertainment Weekly calls it "the granddaddy of teen-slasher flicks, still more primal and frightening than any of the gazillion knock-offs." 25 years later, Halloween remains one of the greatest horror movies ever made.|
For this landmark 25th Anniversary Edition, Anchor Bay has created a stunning new high-definition widescreen transfer of the classic film, plus an unprecedented collection of bonus features that will surprise even the most hardcore fans. Celebrate this remarkable milestone in horror history with the ultimate two-disc edition of Halloween like you've truly never seen or heard it before!
Includes a 16-Page Collector's Booklet.
This DVD has been mastered with DiViMax--a High Definition (HD) film transfer process that provides state-of-the-art picture quality--and can be viewed on any home entertainment system.
"Halloween is an absolutely merciless thriller... I would compare it to Psycho. Roger Ebert
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.
Halloween - DVD Review
By: Norm Schrager filmcritic.com DVD Reviews
Published on: 8/3/2007 7:49 PM
|Considered by many to be a modern horror classic, Halloween succeeds through simplicity. This thriller -- a veritable kickoff for 25-plus years of slasher films -- works because director John Carpenter keeps the story neat and the presentation basic. It's an approach that gives Halloween an easy, no-frills realism, and a likable indie style that shines through even today. Carpenter and co-writer/producer Debra Hill turn a few suburban streets into a house of horrors for some unsuspecting teenagers -- with no special effects and very few cheap thrills....read the full review|
Cast & Crew
|Jamie Lee Curtis|
|John Carpenter - Director|
|Irwin Yablans - Executive Producer|
|Debra Hill - Producer|
|Debra Hill - Screenplay|
|John Carpenter - Screenplay|
|"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)|