Halloween: The Doctor’s Cut

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A very good 2-in-1 edit. Starting and ending the movie with (Don't Fear) The Reaper was a great idea, but I think I would have preferred that Michael killing his sister had been muted behind the music also. No jarring cuts, but I did "stumble" when Laurie said she saw someone standing in Mr. Riddle's back yard and Annie saying she got stuck because neither scene was shown earlier. It seemed like it was over in no time even though the runtime is over 2 hours... so a very enjoyable watch!

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Im a huge fan of the original Halloween. This cut kicks it up as a complete night and keeps a smooth pace throughout the film. I got to see a sneak peek of this and was really wild about it. This last release made a nicely polished movie shine. Its a great add on for Halloween collector.

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Halloween (1978) is a movie in which the creator, John Carpenter, put a lot of love and care thus creating one of the most important horror films of all time, Halloween 2 is a movie he wrote the script while drunk so he could get money, thus creating a sequel he hated and which to ignore, but should you too?

Halloween (1978) is a movie with a lot of scary moments and an interesting story that doesn't have any payoff the ending leaves the viewer with a lot of questions that you think the movie is building the plot towards an explanation.

Halloween 2 is the payoff of everything that was built in the first movie, but the movie couldn't keep the same scary tone.

This Fan edit tries to have a consistent scary tone by focusing the story from the point of view of the doctor alongside having some other really good ideas, the new opening is great.
This new approach creates a scary tone that is superior to Halloween 2 but inferior to Halloween 1, although that is expected when you combine Halloween 1 and 2 and this fan edit does a much better job than the other fan edits that combine both movies.

It's the definitive way to experience the story of "The Night He Came" saga
The editing itself is flawless

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(Updated: August 17, 2022)
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I really enjoyed this edit; I hadn't seen a fan edit of these two films before, so I was looking forward to seeing something different, to see each story presented in a unique way.

The opening sequence, with the "Don't Fear The Reaper" music is perfect, and really had me thinking that this was always like that in the original film! The subtle trims work perfectly; none of the trims stood out as "hang on, something is missing". All of the cuts and trims were seamless, especially the transition from the first film into the second film, which was flawless.

The audio overall sounds great. In my ratings, I slightly marked down the audio, as very early on in the film there is a noticeable shift in the volume of the audio. This is nothing terrible, and doesn't ruin the experience by any means.

The picture quality was fantastic, so much better than the old VHS and DVD versions I saw years ago!
The trims and cuts excise anything that originally slowed down each film, and preserves the suspenseful atmosphere of each film.

This edit is the one I'll be keeping and watching of these two films from now on.

This is a really enjoyable edit, and I recommend it to anyone whether they enjoy suspenseful films / horror films or not!

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I watched this a month or so ago and I loved it. As usual I'm happy to say I really don't need to see the theatrical versions anymore now that this is available. My one minor nitpick would be I think some of the music is a tad too high on a scene here or there and it makes some of the dialogue a little difficult to understand but it's not a big deal. That's the only thing I would try to fix and that's why I deducted one point in the audio score. I look forward to watching this again on Halloween night.

Once again, I'd like to thank the editor for sharing this work with the fans. Thanks a lot, I appreciate it. GREAT JOB. This is a must for Halloween fans.

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