Halloween 5: The Revenge of Michael Myers
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- Introduction by Stars Danielle Harris and Ellie Cornell
- Inside Halloween 5 Documentary
Top Customer Reviews
I certainly agree that this film could have done without the two dumb cops. And the telepathy. And the mysterious man in black. But the Halloween movies, when they are at their best, revolve around building a spooky atmosphere, effective stalking scenes, and big finales in which Dr. Loomis manages to salvage at least one person's life. Halloween 5 scores well in each of those areas. If you want real-life crime drama, tv is pretty well-stocked with shows that depict that.You won't find that in a Halloween movie. There are so many other places where you can find that, there's no point in looking for it in a slasher film.Read more ›
What is included:
* Widescreen Presentation enhanced for 16x9 TVs
* Audio commentary with director Dominique Othenin-Girard and actors Danielle Harris and Jeffrey Landman (HALLOWEEN 5)
* Inside Halloween 5: Documentary featuring rare behind the scenes footage, a cut scene, and interviews with Danielle Harris, Ellie Cornell, Don Shanks, Executive Producer Moustapha Akkad and Cinematographer Rob Draper
* Introduction by stars Danielle Harris and Ellie Cornell
* On-Set Halloween 5 Footage: Rare, never-before-seen footage taken on the set
* Theatrical trailer
Halloween 5: The Revenge of Michael Myers is a movie that has the fans split in the middle. A lot of people see this as the downfall of the series, while others praise it as the last great Halloween movie. I have to admit Halloween 5 is a movie I like a lot more than I should and I sometimes think I like the movie for more what it could have been instead of what it is. The one thing I will say is Halloween 5 is probably the most flawed of the series.
The script written by Michael Jacobs, Dominique Othenin-Girard & Shem Bitterman was rather weak and filled with numerous clichés; John Carpenter & Debra Hill they aren't. While not the worst script ever written, Halloween 5 has a lot of great ideas that never quite seem to work as well as they should. Bottom line is Halloween 5 feels more like a first draft rather than final shooting script.
They had some excellent ideas that if just re-worked a bit would have made Halloween 5 a very strong and solid movie despite being yet another sequel to long running franchises that dominated the 80s. I love when Loomis says, "I prayed that he would burn in hell. But in my heart, I knew that hell would not have him." That does show some decent writing right there, though it is very much Carpenter/Hill.
The first half of the movie Jamie is a mute and she also has a psychic link with Michael Myers. While that may have turned off some fans I think it was actually a solid idea. Jamie is helpless and afraid, but the problem is when all is said and done the psychic link between the two never really seems to go anywhere. At the end of the day it didn't advance the plot. It seems the makers had some good ideas, but abandoned them along the way.Read more ›
Most Recent Customer Reviews
It's not the best Halloween movie, but it's not the worst. I can find some enjoyment out of it.
The returning cast is great. Donald Pleasence returns as Dr. Read more
Like other reviewers have said very well, Halloween 5 had the potential to be a very worthy sequel in the franchise, but never quite lived up to it's potential. Read morePublished 3 months ago by Nutrition Man
When this film came out, I was 18, stupid and loved it. Saw it 8 times. Then a couple of years later I snapped and have hated it ever since. Never again would I own a copy of this. Read morePublished 3 months ago by BullDog
Poor misunderstood Michael Myers gets the shaft and some dynamite but fails to die on cue. Instead, he floats merrily down a stream and ends up the house guest of an old geezer... Read morePublished 3 months ago by Einsatz
Best suggestion is to do what my son did & go digital. no more worries about scratched or broken disc. go to someplace like www.vudu.comPublished 4 months ago by Cathy S. Tachera