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Product: Halloween H20
Company: Disney DVD
Review By: Alex Harris
Price: $27:99

Aspect Ratio Regional Information DVD Disc Details
2.35 : 1

1 : USA
Closed Captioning: CC
Master format: Film
Sides: 1 (SS-SL)
Average Bit Rate: 6
Running Time: 85 Mins


Sound: English



H20 takes you into modern day with Jamie Lee Curtis returning, but this time as the Headmistress of a private school. Even the last 20 years has not helped Laurie Strode (Curtis) get over the horrific memories of Michael Myers. With a new young cast to help along side Curtis, Michael Myers returns in what becomes a turning point in the Halloween Saga. Even though this film was not directed by John Carpenter himself it still is able to conjure up the fear that was in the original Halloween.

The young cast that could be the next victims of Michael Myers are Laurie's son (Josh Hartnett - The Faculty), his girlfriend (Michelle Williams - Dawson's Creek) and the school security guard who is played by LL Cool J.

In this film sees a turning point of where Laurie finally confronts the terror that has been following her for the last 20 years and at one point Laurie becomes the hunter and Michael Myers becomes the hunted. This film is quite good offering a good dosage of horror to a film that started off good, kind of got worse in the middle and picked up at the end.

How It Grades
  Picture Quality: 90%
Sound: 93%
Special Features: 90%
Movie Overall: 90%
DVD Overall: 91%


The DVD itself leaves a lot to be desired. There are hardly any extra features on the DVD, not only that, but one of the main features on the disk doesn't even exist...The commentary by the director was removed from the DVD but still gets a mention on the cover. Probably worst of all is the fact that the DVD isn't Anamorphic which leaves the final picture quality lacking a little.

To be fair to Disney, the movie is pretty good but the poor quality of extras and the fact that despite the picture not being too bad, the lack of an Anamorphic transfer really does let the DVD down.

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Specs & Package
Overall Score 91%
Release Date Out Now
In The Box? 1 DVD
1 Inlay Card
Special Features Interactive Menus
Music Videos
The Good Points Well acted
Not A Bad Story
The Bad Points Not Anamorphic
Hardly any extras
Features on the DVD removed without a note on the DVD case
Memorable Scenes  
Reviewers DVD & PC Setup Pentium II 450
Windows 98 Second Edition
128 Meg SD-Ram
Matrox G400 32MB AGP Graphics Card
DirectX 7a
SoundBlaster Live! Value
17" LG Electronics Monitor
Microsoft Force Feedback Pro
Microsoft Game Pad Pro (USB)
Microsoft Digital Sound System 80
Microsoft Intellimouse Explorer

DVD TV Player - Pioneer DV-626D
Widescreen TV - Sony KV-28WS2U 28"
DVD-ROM: Toshiba SD-1202


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