Halloween: The TV Terror Cut

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Halloween: The TV Terror Cut
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Original Release Date:
1978
Original Running Time:
90
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101
Time Added:
11
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Brief Synopsis:
When Halloween was sold for broadcast to NBC in 1980, it became necessary to create additional scenes to fill the TV time slot. Using the crew of Halloween II, director John Carpenter commenced a three-day shoot of all-new scenes and alternate footage that was then added to the original version.

The TV Terror Cut is an attempt to add back these scenes from the TV cut into the feature film to created the longest version of Halloween.
Intention:
I wanted to create a HD version of the film with the shot-for-TV footage and see how the film flows with these new scenes.
Other Sources:
Halloween 35th Anniversary Edition (2013): Feature film came from arguably the best transfer of the film
Halloween - 2 Disc Special Edition (1999): Title card placement and some audio transitions borrowed from here (as the TV cut was included on disc 2)
Release Information:
Digital
Special Features
- TV Terror Cut Trailer
- TV Footage Restoration Comparison
Cuts and Additions:
- Added Dr. Loomis argues with 2 other doctors about transferring Michael Myers to a minimum-security-sanatorium (taking place a few months after young Michael kills his sister)
- Added Loomis talking to a 'comatose' young Michael about fooling the doctors, but not him
- Added Loomis looking at the room where Michael was held in the sanatorium and managed to escape.
- Added Laurie's friend coming over and talking about the guy that was following them
Cover art by Bobson Dugnutt (DOWNLOAD HERE)
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I can only echo what has been said before. This is the definitive version of the classic Halloween. The bonus scenes fit seamlessly and wonderfully expand on the human element of the film, while also serving towards building the suspense before the third act blood bath.

The TV scenes are noticeably lower in quality but it's no distraction. This edit is perfect.

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This is the definitive version of the original classic. Having the TV scenes added early really balances the pace of the movie and gives it a feel of completion. The edits are flawless and the TV sources match quite well to the Blu-Ray footage.

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Great combo of TV scenes and the actual masterpiece. Wonderful edit and a pleasure to enjoy all year around.

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By far the best version of this classic slasher I've seen. The seamlessly added scenes flesh out the heretofore-rushed first act, lending character weight to all parties, especially Loomis but also Laurie's friends who seem more like real people instead of just victims awaiting the knife. Great editing and restoration throughout.

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I think this might be my new definitive edition of Halloween.

The added scenes really nicely temper the pacing of the original, and the quality is very good - I certainly didn't notice any obvious shifts between the TV scenes and the original. The editing is seamless, and it's great to have a new edition of Halloween that really adds to the material.

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