Fictional serial killer Michael Myers has never looked better...in high definition that is. "Halloween 4," one of the more entertaining sequels in the never-ending "Halloween" franchise, is finally out on Blu-ray and will please long-time fans.
"Halloween 4" brought back the character of Michael Myers after the ill-fated "Halloween 3" took a different direction and tanked. Jamie Lee Curtis bowed out of this sequel, so the writers concocted the idea that her character, Laurie Strode, died and left behind a daughter Jamie (horror icon Danielle Harris). This fueled the fire for Mr. Myers to stalk his niece in Haddonfield and (of course) slaughter a few new victims along the way.
"Halloween 4" brought back the look and feel of the original John Carpenter film, and this can be seen clearly on the new Blu-ray. Occasional scenes of Michael Myers lurking in the background or in shadows harken back to the 1978 "Halloween" and the never-ending nighttime scenes are crystal clear. This chapter of "Halloween" will always be known as featuring an outlandish yet shocking twist ending that set up another abysmal sequel.
It’s unfortunate that the special features on the Blu-ray are the same as we found on the DVD, with the somewhat uninspiring exception of a new audio commentary. This commentary features director Dwight Little and author Justin Beahm, who is currently writing a complete history of the entire "Halloween" series. A discussion panel featuring the actors from a "Halloween" convention and the theatrical trailer are also included.