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Old 4th March 2015, 02:54 PM
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III is an excellent stand-alone '80s horror film - you just need to forget that it has the word 'Halloween' in the title.

IV is mediocre but watchable if you're a fan of the franchise... it does seem to have its fans though.
That's exactly how I feel about them.
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III is an excellent stand-alone '80s horror film - you just need to forget that it has the word 'Halloween' in the title.

IV is mediocre but watchable if you're a fan of the franchise... it does seem to have its fans though.
Nor look into the plot too closely as it's really ludicrous.

The Return of Michael Myers is quite enjoyable really. It loses the directorial flourishes which made the original such a landmark film and becomes just another slasher really. However it does continue the Myers mythos and naturally has suites of the Carpenter score it also has a decent cast with the always watchable Pleasence and Ellie Cornell makes for a likeable heroine.
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Nor look into the plot too closely as it's really ludicrous.
But surely that's a good thing... especially where '80s horror films are concerned!
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But surely that's a good thing... especially where '80s horror films are concerned!
I get where you're coming from...but it's just a little too OTT. The whole Stonehenge stuff is just silly.
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Thanks. Both films are on my shopping list now.
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The Optimum Blu-ray is not particularly bad. In some respects, it is a bit better than the DVD. The blacks of the Blu, for instance, look a lot blacker than those of the DVD (I'm sure there's a technical term for that); so the really dark scenes (and there are quite a few) look slightly better to me.

It's just one of those Blu-rays that don't really blow you away.
I agree. I've got the REgion One Special Edition DVD with the comic book. Whilst the extras are superb, the Blu-ray PQ is better.
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Old 5th March 2015, 12:26 PM
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Halloween III is the best John Carpenter film that he never Directed; well, not officially anyway. It benefits from having Dean Cundey as cinematographer, doing the night shoots. Tom Atkins is always good value.
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Unhinged (1982) and Graduation Day (1981).

Any thoughts on those two?
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Unhinged (1982) and Graduation Day (1981).

Any thoughts on those two?
I like both.

They're nowhere near top-tier slasher territory, but I find both worthwhile in their own way. Unhinged is more of a plodding slow-burn, and whilst Graduation Day is also a little slow, it's more of the cheese-infused variety of slasher complete with dodgy disco soundtrack.
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Old 10th March 2015, 11:17 AM
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Unhinged (1982) and Graduation Day (1981).

Any thoughts on those two?
I like both as well, with Graduation Day as slightly more formulaic and 'fun' than Unhinged. The 88 Films Graduation Day BD is very good.
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