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    Unique ID Code: 0000013962
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    Added on: 16/2/2001 23:51
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    Halloween II (UK)

    7 / 10
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    More of the night HE came home
    Certificate: 18
    Running Time: 101 mins
    Retail Price: £15.99
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    A Halloween night of terrifying butchery. A convicted killer on the loose. A frenzied chase after an unstoppable murderer - these are the harrowing ingredients of the follow-up to John Carpenter`s sensational horror hit.

    Once again, Michael Myers pursues the beautiful teenager Laurie and satisfies his blood lust with random slaughter: loving couples, a defenceless nurse, a luckless guard and many more fall prey to Myers as he wields axe, breadknife and even medical syringe in his relentlessly violent quest.

    Special Features:
    Interactive Menus
    Scene Access

    Video Tracks:
    Pan & Scan 1.33:1

    Audio Tracks:
    PCM Stereo

    Directed By:
    Rick Rosenthal

    Written By:

    Lance Guest
    Jeffrey Kramer
    Charles Cyphers
    Donald Pleasence
    Jamie Lee Curtis

    Casting By:
    Mary Gail Artz

    Soundtrack By:
    Alan Howarth
    John Carpenter

    Director of Photography:
    Dean Cundey

    Skip Schoolnik
    Mark Goldblatt

    Production Designer:
    J. Michael Riva

    Debra Hill
    John Carpenter
    Barry Bernardi

    Executive Producer:
    Irwin Yablans
    Joseph Wolf
    Moustapha Akkad

    Castle Home Entertainment

    Your Opinions and Comments

    8 / 10
    The `Halloween` series is by far the best of its genre to date. When I heard that the `Halloween 2` DVD disc had been released in the UK I was very excited. I`ve been a fan of the series from the very start (70`s). However I was disappointed to discover that this DVD has infact no special features, not even a trailer. It does include a "photo gallery" but in my opinion adding around ten poor quality photographs doesn`t make up for the disc having no added content. The USA version (region 1) is packed with special features, I just can`t understand why they didn`t bother with the UK version. On the other hand the film is excellent, and the visual and audio transfer is also of a reasonable standard. Although it isn`t shown in widescreen which is a shame. Also something else I thought was rather odd is that so far in the UK only `Halloween` 2,3,4,5 have been released on DVD all of which have no added content. Why have they not released the first? `Halloween` is a horror classic. Although overall if you`re a `Halloween` fan I reccommend you add this one to your collection.
    posted by Andrew (UK) on 28/8/2001 02:10
    6 / 10
    I think original Halloween was awesome, and this sequel makes justice to the original. This should`ve been the final though, as the series is followed by several crappy sequels. but anyway...

    Video: Horrible. Pan&Scan from 2.35:1 into 1.33:1, this is just unforgivable. And worst of all the image hasn`t even been re-mastered, and the quality looks like recorded from TV on a worn-out VHS. This is supposed to be DVD!

    Audio: Now this one is a lot better. The dialogue is clear, but quality is equal to TV with it`s stereo sound.

    Feautures: Great. There are no subtitles, not even a trailer, all we get is a photo gallery which sin`t even a "photo" gallery, just few pictures, even then most of them are there twice, only zoomed in/out.

    Overall: Great film ruined by a horrible, horrible DVD release. Don`t get this one! If you already have it, burn it and get the new, better one!
    posted by Tetsuro on 15/1/2003 11:49