Universal delivers a good looking disc once again! The 4K picture is crisp and clean with no noise. It really doesn’t get much better than this. But the true hallmark of any horror is the darks.
The black levels are perfect with deep rich depth. No crushing, which means that you can make out the shapes in the dark (Important when you killer is called “The Shape”)
The color and signage really pop of the screen when they are given a chance to shine and you can’t beat the audio presented in English Dolby Atmos, as well as Spanish 7.1 Dolby Digital and French 5.1 Dolby Digital
So what about the extras? Easily the most important part of any disc. So let’s dive in:
Audio Commentary with Co-Writer/Director David Gordon Green, Actors Andi Matichak and Rohan Campbell, Co-Producer/First Assistant Director Atilla Salh Yücer, and Production Assistant Hugo Garza. No Jamie Lee so this just seems like a campaign for us to like Rohan. Skip it.
Deleted and Extended Scenes (4K, 7:06)
Final Girl (4K, 4:40) – A tribute and send off for Jamie Lee Curtis. This is a nice piece though I wish it was more expansive.
No Place Like Haddonfield (4K, 7:49) – Town puff piece. Neither bad or good. Just filler.
Gag Reel (4K, 2:45) Always fun.
Ending Halloween (4K, 8:26) – We look at the justifications for the story we got as they are expecting us to drink the kool-aid they are serving.
A Different Threat (4K, 5:43) – Corey. A character we didn’t need or ask for. Yet is featurette is longer that Jamie Lee’s. Skip it.
The Visions Of Terror (4K, 5:47) – A look and tribute the the hard working craftsmen and women who brought Haddonfield to life.
Twisted Deaths (4K, 5:02) – Spotlight on the two grand kills in the film. (Spoilers)
After the traumatic return of Michael Myers on Halloween night, Laurie Strode (Jamie Lee Curtis) is broken, her daughter, Karen (Judy Greer) dead, along with several townspeople including Tommy Doyle ( Anthony Michael Hall), we are left wondering, how is this going to end? Not the way we want.
All in all, this is a beautiful presentation of a film that doesn’t deserve it. But for those completists, it delivers the technical goods though the content is a mixed bag.