I had to give this film all 10s!!!! I really enjoyed and loved this version of both Rob Zombie's Halloween movies. While, I am a big fan of all the Halloween movies, I never really "got in to" Rob Zombie's version. With this edit, I felt like I was watching a new movie and really enjoyed it. Now, if there is an HD version out there, that would be awesome.
well what can i say?
i loved this cut, this is what i should have seen in the theater instead of a complete remake.
if rob zombie could see this i think he would be very pleased with this cut it feels like a rob zombie movie.
i always loved the first half of the remake but thought it just become a complete remake after that.
number 2 was a mess.
but this is what it should have been, steFANedit did a top job and this will be my go to version.
this is perfect for anyone that wants to see what rob zombie would have made if no one told him to go another way.
When I first watched Rob Zombie's Halloween films, I was disappointed - in both films there was an excellent story fighting to make itself known, buried under studio-imposed foolishness.
steFANedit has, several years later, given us the film that I imagine Zombie himself wanted to make when he signed on to the project. The audio & video quality are excellent, as is the editing, and the new narrative is much stronger.
Honestly, now that I have this edit I don't think I'll ever watch the original releases of the film - this is a much better presentation of the material.
When Rob Zombie's Halloween came to theaters, I had the opportunity to go see it in theaters twice that opening weekend. I enjoyed it for what it was. It was a different take on Michael Myers. I didn't even mind the rehash of Carpenter's film in the second half of it. After a while, the story started to feel a bit stale and the jagged edges of the story started to present themselves. After being a fan of the first film, when H2 came out. I wasn't exactly a big fan of it. I liked it, but didn't enjoy it as much as I did the first one.
However, I have found this to be a definitive replacement to Zombie's films. It takes what may be some of the best parts of those films and brings them together in this great edit. Only thing that was omitted that I missed was the hospital sequence from H2. Now it's a great alternate take on what zombie could've told in one great film instead of two mediocre films. Great job on this edit. I'd highly recommend it.
The biggest complaint I have with the Halloween reboot is that it feels like 2 different movies forced to exist together. steFANedit wisely excises the second half of the first movie to get rid of the forced rehash of the Carpenter movie. Halloween II was a terrible movie mainly because it felt like the the second half of Halloween repeated with less likable characters and worse dialogue.
Thankfully steFANedit had the great idea of taking the first half of Halloween and merging it with a condensed version of Halloween II. It may not flow perfectly, but it's a million times better than rewatching the Zombie movies on DVD.
Tech quality is great, it looks as good as the source DVDs and the editing was perfectly executed.
For me, the Rob Zombie Halloween movies have been retired. This is the Halloween reboot I wanted to see.