Poor sequel to a classic and a poor DVD transfer also
- Halloween II review by MR
A lazy uninspired sequel to a horror classic. No wonder John Carpenter chose to completely reinvent what a ‘Halloween’ movie was with the delightfully bonkers Halloween III: Season of the Witch. The film has several unintentional laugh out loud moments that make it worth a watch, but the overall workman like quality of the film sinks it. Even Jamie Lee Curtis in a bad obvious wig delivers a completely flat performance.
On the technical aspects of the DVD at least it is presented in the correct 2:35 widescreen aspect ratio (not the shameful 4:3 pan and scan TV version I found on one streaming giant). However the transfer and image quality is atrocious. The image appears out of focus and has some kind of doubling effect going on that makes it look as if it was been projected through the bottom of a pint glass.
There is a new BluRay out that apparently is a fantastic high definition transfer of the film. Hopefully Cinema Paradiso will eventually stock this as the DVD is like a bad VHS.
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