Halloween: The Doctor’s Cut

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Original Release Date:
1978
Original Running Time:
102 & 92
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Fanedit Running Time:
139
Time Cut:
55
Time Added:
10
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Brief Synopsis:
It is Halloween 1, Halloween 1 Extended Edition & Halloween 2 mixed into one movie, the entire night he came home. The twist is that it focuses more on the relationship between Dr. Loomis and Michael rather than Laurie and Michael.
Intention:
To make the night he came home one long night with the primary focus being on Loomis and Michael with less focus on Laurie. More tension and suspense was meant to be created as well.
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Special Thanks:
ArtIsDead, Ryantology & INIGHTMARES

All three of them helped me in their own ways. As a new editor, I was thankful to have their help assisting me with technical things and overall guidance. Thank you guys!
Release Information:
Digital
Editing Details:
I tried to eliminate Laurie as much as realistically possible. In earlier drafts, I went a little overboard and did too much trimming. I’ve since allowed the film and characters to pace themselves better for a smoother movie. I’ve added lots of music throughout and restructured the beginning completely. Some characters completely removed and an overall streamlined story of the complete night he came home. With the exception of one short scene, Loomis isn’t cut at all for this edit.
Cuts and Additions:
All changes noted are roughly within a second or two.

Halloween 1978 removed:
0:00-3:34 - The opening credits/part of the opening scene of Michael watching his sister and boyfriend
6:00-7:00 - Michael walking outside after killing sister
14:29-16:25 - Loomis talking to Wynn and Laurie in class
25:37-28:06 - Laurie seeing Michael outside, talking on the phone with Linda
44:05-49:56 - Tommy talking about the boogeyman, Annie getting stuck in the laundry room
54:19-56:18 - Tommy seeing Annie being carried by Michael
1:07:44-1:07:50 - Linda being strangled on the phone, removed Laurie referencing her "famous chewing"
1:13:38-1:14:22 - Trimmed Laurie looking for Paul and Linda in the house
1:27:36-1:30:56 - Cut after Loomis says "as a matter of fact, that was" and then walks by Laurie. This transitions into the 2nd film

Halloween 1978 added:
-Beginning scene of Michael stalking Judith is now black and white with "Don't Fear The Reaper" playing. Judith can be heard saying Michael and stab effects are included until the scene eventually fades out to black.
-Scene from the Extended Edition added where Loomis is at the panel discussing Michaels future. Also includes Loomis walking back into Michael's room and telling him that he "fooled them". Opening credits and title are added and included in this scene. Two additional scores are added to this scene and Halloween theme fades out during 15 years later scene of Loomis and Marion in the car driving in the rain, signaling the end of the new intro.
-Extended Edition scene added of Loomis seeing Michael's room where he wrote "sister"
-Additional score begins in the scene of Loomis yelling at Lonnie and eventually talks to Brackett.
-New titles added featuring the dates and location early in the film. These replaced the ones from the original film that were in place.

Halloween 2 1981 removed:
0:00-3:05 - Opening recap removed. First film transitions into Loomis running outside to see Michael not in the grass
3:33-7:28 - Loomis not seen standing up after touching grass, opening title removed
8:30-12:27 - Michael not seeing stealing knife, killing neighbor girl, siren of police car removed during scene of EMS picking up Laurie.
14:17-16:02 - Laurie in ambulance trimmed to quicker arrival at hospital, boy with blade in his mouth removed entirely
19:59-22:02 - More of boy with blade in mouth removed, Jimmy visiting Laurie removed
24:29-27:55 - Karen heading to work removed, Michael being seen walking towards hospital removed, Bud and crew watching news about Michael removed
28:22 -32:16 - Garrett not seen letting Karen in, more of Bud and crew in break room watching news removed, Michael not seen walking down stairs, Karen talking with Mrs. Alves removed
44:22-52:35 - All of Bud and Karen removed. Laurie's dream sequence removed.

Halloween 2 1981 added:
-Halloween main theme begins when Loomis is visualized stepping outside to see Michael not in the grass. It plays through until scene of EMS picking up Laurie and fades out at the beginning of said scene.
-Additional score included when Hunt tells Bracket that he believes they found Annie dead. Scene plays through Brackett actually seeing her, Loomis and Hunt discussing things and finally fades out at the very beginning of Garrett missing Michael on the camera at the hospital scene.
-Additional score during the Samhain scene at the school
-Additional score after Loomis points gun at officer shouting "those orders have changed!" and plays through after Laurie seeing Loomis and crew entering hospital
-Don't Fear The Reaper cover fades in and plays when ambulance drives away with Laurie and plays through the newly constructed end credits.
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Definitely a very solid edit. I viewed a very early version of this edit and the narrative has really been strengthened since that early cut so congrats to JNisch on all their hard work. All the cuts and additions have really made Loomis the star here and it definitely works. Though being more of a supporting character or second lead here, Laurie's story is still given room to breathe and she remains an important part of the narrative. You still feel the same attachments you would have to characters even if they don't have quite as much screen time.

Great job inserting the Loomis centric scenes from the TV Cut of Halloween. I myself have always loved them and they fit right in here. Kudos as well for pairing down the runtime to Halloween II. I feel you need very little of this movie to tell a full story. I did enjoy a lot of the score replacements and scoring more of Loomis scenes did help him feel more like the main character. Though the feel of the Halloween 1-3 scores can be quite different, I didn't find it particularly distracting to have all of them present here.

I have a few nitpicks but they are minor. Audio removal tool could probably help limit the amount of the original soundtrack is present when Judith yells Michaels name. While I'm absolutely in love with the somber version of "Don't Fear the Reaper" used to close out the movie, the original version of "Don't Fear the Reaper" used to open the movie just didn't quite work tonally for me. I do however know this is personal preference and many have loved this. Lastly, Laurie mentions someone watching her in Mr. Riddle's back yard while Annie guesses it was actually just Mr. Riddle. With Laurie actually seeing Michael in her backyard being cut, you can't really say who's right. I would've preferred either that scene been left in or this dialogue exchange been cut. Again, these are minor when weighted against the edit as a whole.

A fun way to watch Halloween and Halloween II for sure! Great to see how far this edit came from its early inception!
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**Halloween: The Doctor’s Cut** (Halloween I and II) - JNisch

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Filesize = 5 GB, Video = 1920 X 1080p AVC, Audio = 164 kbps 2-Channel Stereo, AAC. No subs.

Very good edit, especially for a first edit. A few too many fade to blacks at the beginning, although the editor does not make that a habit.
The video editing is skillfully done, especially the transition from the first film to the second.
Overweighed with the first film, I probably would not have missed an additional 10 minutes cut.
Second film is noticeably darker, although that works to disguise Jamie Lee Curtis’s age. In neither does she resemble a high school student.
High praise to the editor doing such a fine job merging the two films.
The first film was fresher, though I’ve always found Carpenter an adequate director, at best. Too many long shots, poorly paced until the final third, too much time where little happens. The second film was better directed, with nail biting tension from beginning to end, and the deaths were better shot.
For many (including me) this will be all the “Halloween” you need.

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A much better way to watch the two of them. Nice flow from one to the other.
Although Donald Pleasence, does seem to turn it up to 11, but as always his performance is very enjoyable.
If only we could do something about that wig.

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I have to confess as a fan of the horror genre that I'm not that familiar with the Halloween franchise. Oh, I've seen the first movie. It's one of the greats. And I did see the 2018 movie of the same name. But unlike the Nightmare on Elm Street, Friday the 13th, or even the Chucky franchises, I haven't gone through the effort to watch every movie revolving around infamous slasher movie villain Michael Myers. I only just bought (and saw) Halloween II in preparation for this edit of the first two films. So I can't really tell you whether it stacks up as a worthy edit for the Halloween fanatic. But as a casual observer, I thought this was a mostly well done effort. A few hiccups, but not too bad.

This mashup of Halloween (1978) and Halloween II (Although the first one takes up a little more running time for the first 80 minutes of this 138-minute cut) is pretty much what you expect it to be. And if you're not a big fan of the padding that Halloween II suffers from, you can rejoice over how much faster paced the second half is. I still think the Halloween section is better than the Halloween II section, and I still don't think the twist revolving around Michael Myers' sister is growing on me. Still, this edit is a nice, complete recreation of the first two, and they complement each other well enough that I can't complain beyond a few of the shortcomings of Halloween II.

If I have any criticisms to give towards the editor, I do think there is an overuse of the most popular theme songs at the beginning of the edit. I think I heard the main theme 3 times in the span of 15-20 minutes. And yes, it kind of annoyed me. So, points off in the audio department for that one. Otherwise, this is a pretty good mashup. It's not one of my favorites, but it's close enough to being one that I'd recommend it.

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Very impressed with this edit, would absolutely recommend it.

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