Top positive review
Incredibly better picture than the original 4K Release
Reviewed in the United States on October 8, 2021
I’m a huge fan of Halloween as I grew up with the originals and seeing the original in this amazing upgraded picture reminded me of why I fell in love with this horror movie. The colors pop especially well for a film released in the 70s and even holds up against time. I was noticing detail in plants and trees I never noticed before. Not to mention the color differences in buildings that just added character to the town of Haddonfield. Yeah it’s not crucial, but it’s most definitely the best way to watch this classic horror film. The background actors/actresses are no longer blurred slightly and are visibly noticeable to where each face has just as much clarity as the main characters.
Now the audio is INSANE. The Dolby Atmos track provided a new level of immersion for me that I was actually jumping during scares I have seen before over a couple dozen times. The low-end (Under 100 hrs) has so much added detail that it makes you FEEL the tension when Michael appears on screen for a kill. The famous ‘knife in the wall’ scene still gets me with this new audio treat. Just do yourself a favor and watch this movie at moderate volume levels as this is an older film that begs to be listened to at a higher level for scares.
So happy with this purchase and the man behind this remaster has earned my trust. Stoked to get the sequels soon and I really hope they do a 6) Curse - 8) Resurrection restoration as well. I don’t expect the Rob Zombie films to be restored by him, but I’ll take the Original 8 any day. : )