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Format: DVD
Sku: 208427154
UPC: 796019815345
UPC 14: 00796019815345
Rating: UR
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Editor's Note
The early 2000s have seen a string of big-budget remakes of classic horror films. In addition to THE TEXAS CHAINSAW MASSACRE and THE HILLS HAVE EYES, John Carpenter's benchmark slasher flick HALLOWEEN has been given a new-millennial overhaul. At the helm of the project sits rocker Rob Zombie, whose previous films, HOUSE OF 1,000 CORPSES and THE DEVIL'S REJECTS, brought a fan's touch and an auteur's vision to the director's chair. While Zombie's HALLOWEEN is faithful to Carpenter's vision, there are some obvious changes, the most pronounced of these being the substantial focus on Michael Myers's childhood. The film posits Michael (played by a creepily vacant Daeg Faerch) as a troubled child made all the worse by a horrible home life--wonderfully illustrated via William Forsythe's performance as Deborah Myers's boyfriend--and constant abuse at school. Zombie paints Michael's pain with palpable grit and sleaze, but he isn't out to put our culture on the couch--he simply wants to show Michael killing his family. With the exception of Michael's therapy sessions while incarcerated, the film, post-massacre, stays loyal to the original.

Zombie's film is clearly the work of a filmmaker who knows and loves the genre. The director's signature is stamped all over HALLOWEEN (most notably in the use of grainy home movie footage and a smokin' classic rock soundtrack), although remnants of Carpenter's brilliant original still remain. When it comes to remakes, it's hard to ask for much more.

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Video Features DVD, Widescreen
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Release Information
Video Mfg Name Studio: Universal (Music)
Video Release Date Release Date: 10/7/2008
Video Play Time Running Time: 121 minutes
Video CategoryId Catalog ID: 81534
Video UPC UPC: 00796019815345
Video Number of Discs Number of Discs: 3

Audio & Video
Video Original Language Original Language: English
Video Audio Spec Available Audio Tracks: English
Cast & Crew
Video Cast Info Brad Dourif
Video Cast Info Danielle Harris
Video Cast Info Tyler Mane
Video Cast Info Scout Taylor-Compton
Video Cast Info Daeg Faerch
Video Cast Info Malcolm McDowell
Video Cast Info William Forsythe
Video Cast Info Sheri Moon
Video Cast Info Phil Parmet - Director of Photography
Video Cast Info John Carpenter - Source Writer
Video Cast Info Rob Zombie - Music Supervisor
Video Cast Info Tyler Bates - Composer
Video Cast Info Rob Zombie - Screenwriter
Video Cast Info Malek Akkad - Producer
Video Cast Info Andy Gould - Producer
Video Cast Info Debra Hill - Source Writer
Video Cast Info Rob Zombie - Producer
Video Cast Info Rob Zombie - Director

Professional Reviews

Entertainment Weekly
"Zombie's version offers an extended prologue that fills in the formative days of Myers' psychosis..." 09/14/2007 p.126

Total Film
"It's relentlessly malevolent....Zombie's production design laces it with a truly nasty edge." 12/01/2007 p.68

Product Attributes
Product attributeActor:   Zombie,Rob
Product attributeMusic Format:   DVD
Product attributeVideo Format:   DVD
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