4K Ultra HD + Blu-Ray + Digital | Universal | 2021 | 109 mins | Rated R | Jan 11, 2022
Director: David Gordon Green
Starring: Jamie Lee Curtis, Judy Greer, Andi Matichak, Will Patton, Thomas Mann
Codec: HEVC / H.265
Resolution: Native 4K (2160p)
HDR: Dolby Vision, HDR10
Aspect ratio: 2.39:1
Original aspect ratio: 2.39:1
English: Dolby Atmos
English: Dolby TrueHD 7.1 (48kHz, 24-bit)
French (Canada): Dolby Digital 5.1
Spanish: Dolby Digital Plus 7.1
| Film Synopsis |
Minutes after Laurie Strode (Curtis), her daughter Karen (Judy Greer) and granddaughter Allyson (Andi Matichak) left masked monster Michael Myers caged and burning in Laurie’s basement, Laurie is rushed to the hospital with life-threatening injuries, believing she finally killed her lifelong tormentor. But when Michael manages to free himself from Laurie’s trap, his ritual bloodbath resumes. As Laurie fights her pain and prepares to defend herself against him, she inspires all of Haddonfield to rise up against their unstoppable monster. The Strode women join a group of other survivors of Michael’s first rampage who decide to take matters into their own hands, forming a vigilante mob that sets out to hunt Michael down, once and for all. Evil dies tonight.
| Video |
Universal's 2160p/Dolby Vision UHD presentation of 'Halloween Kills' improves on an already excellent Blu-ray in all key areas. There is good separation of character and background with good confident camera movements showcasing it. It’s not the most colorful movie other than the red blood is the primary color the stands out the most. The blacks in the film are deep and inky. Skin tones are natural and consistent from start to finish.
| Audio |
The Dolby Atmos soundtrack is a well-rounded representation of contemporary Slasher film. Dialoge is clean and clear with no issues. There are plenty of good ambient atmospherics built in the rear and side channels in this mix. The Bass is punchy and tight for the death scenes, from impaling, punching, door slamming and more.
| Special Features |
HADDONFIELD’S OPEN WOUNDS - Those who die at the hands of Michael Myers are not his only victims. We look at some of the returning characters, and why their past traumatic encounters with The Shape made them natural candidates to try and defend Haddonfield against him.
THE KILL TEAM - It takes a big team to create a film the scale of HALLOWEEN KILLS, especially when part of the task is raising the bar for Michael's gruesome kills. We hear the people behind the mayhem discuss how they continue to push the franchise to new heights.
STRODE FAMILY VALUES - Filmmakers and cast discuss the three generations of Strode women that have been terrorized by The Shape, and the roles Laurie, Karen and Allyson play in trying to vanquish his evil.
1978 TRANSFORMATIONS - Shooting new footage that matches the feel of the iconic 1978 footage is no easy task, and even takes a little bit of luck. We reveal some of the secrets of how filmmakers achieved these stunning sequences.
THE POWER OF FEAR - The impact of Michael Myers' pure evil extends far beyond his victims. We examine how fear of The Shape changed the psychology of the people of Haddonfield.
FEATURE COMMENTARY - Director/co-writer David Gordon Green and stars Jamie Lee Curtis and Judy Greer
| Overall Reaction |
The 4K UHD disc is a very solid disc, with video that really mimics the look of the 2018 Halloween. You will be satisfied if you’re looking for some fun and gory death scenes. The bonus features are equally stellar and informative.
Film: 3.5 Video: 5.0 Audio: 5.0 Extras: 3.0 Overall: 4.5