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Halloween (35th Anniversary Edition) (1978)

NOTE: This commentary is only available on the 35th Anniversary Edition release from 2013. A different commentary track is available on some of the older Halloween Blu-rays, DVD, and laserdiscs, but not all.

Commentaries on this disc:

Commentary 1: Screenwriter/director John Carpenter and actor Jamie Lee Curtis Rating:7.7/10 (3 votes) [graph]Login to vote or review
Reviewed by Bakersfield on September 13th, 2015:Find all reviews by Bakersfield
Still good friends after all these years, Carpenter and Curtis record this must-listen commentary for all "Halloween" fans. Right off the bat Carpenter admits that because of his advanced age he doesn't really remember all details, but the good news is that Curtis is as energetic and informative as you can be.

This commentary is basically a nice, honest conversation between two friends who have fun watching a movie. They pay respect to the late Debra Hill, Curtis points out the scene in the beginning that still freaks her out and she shares some very interesting stories regarding her casting, her character, her on-screen hair, the bold camera work, the franchise as a whole and locations.

Both of them complement each other, they address some of the criticisms aimed at the movie, they talk about the state of modern horror movies (Curtis is not a fan) and overall they deliver a strong, informative commentary that's an absolute pleasure to listen to.

If you're a fan of the movie you will like it.
Reviewed by Whispered on March 29th, 2017:Find all reviews by Whispered
Curtis, while energetic, reveals just what a weird control freak she can be -- at one point, Carpenter teases her about a mistake of memory, and Curtis tells him to relax...but minutes prior, she had jestfully called him out for something similar, so it seems Jamie can dish it out but can't take it. She's also annoyingly melodramatic at times, and Carpenter seems amused by it. Fun, but yeah, her personality can be grating.
Reviewed by aderok on November 6th, 2021:Find all reviews by aderok
35th Anni. actually has two commentary tracks --
featuring director of photography Dean Cundey, production designer/editor Tommy Lee Wallace and The Shape himself, Nick Castle.