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Which Halloween II to buy?

Discussion in 'Archived Threads 2001-2004' started by AaronG, Sep 20, 2001.

  1. AaronG

    AaronG Well-Known Member

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    Hi guys! Which Halloween II is better, the Goodtimes (with complete score easter egg), or the Universal (which supposedly has better picture)?
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  2. Ricky f

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    To be honest, If you really, really want better picture and you can find it for below 15 bucks, Go for Halloween 2 Universal.
    But if you can find the Goodtimes cheap, Which I am sure you can, You might as well get that. I felt robbed by Universal announcing those features and NOT delivering.
    Time to teach them a lesson.
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  3. Matthew Chmiel

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    - If you want to pay $5 for a semi-decent non-anamorphic transfe, a decent DD 2.0 track, and production notes, get the Goodtimes version.
    - If you want to pay $20 for an okay anamorphic transfer, a decent DD 2.0 track, a trailer, cast and crew biographies, and more production notes, get the Universal edition.
    If you don't have a 16x9 TV, get the Goodtimes version.
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  4. bill lopez

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    Picture=even Menus=Goodtimes Sound=even Packaging=even
    Extras=Goodtimes Price: GoodTimes $9 vs. Universal $18
     
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  6. Antonio_M

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    Both versions suck ass. I will await a SE instead. This is coming for a die hard Halloween fan by the way. [​IMG]
     
  7. Jesse Skeen

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    The Goodtimes disc does NOT have the complete score- you just get to hear parts of the main theme over the menus but that's it; nothing like the entire passages that are on some Universal discs. I haven't seen the Universal "Halloween II" disc so can't comment on it.
     
  8. bill lopez

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    Stick with the GoodTimes. I owned it and sold it when I heard about the Universal was coming out. BIG MISTAKE!
     
  9. Wes Ray

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    I'd just stick with the Goodtimes one. Aside from everything mentioned already, Goodtimes recently switched from using snapper cases to keepcases. You've got to respect a company that does that. Bravo, Goodtimes.
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    Wes, I thought I heard or read somewhere that Goodtimes went under?! I may be mistaken. Anyway, I was thinking of replacing my Goodtimes version with the new Universal one, but you guys say it's not that great, but it's anamorphic right, so it has to be better in some respect right? I mean how can a nonanamorphic transfer like the Goodtimes version be on par with a new anamorphic transfer!?
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  11. Adam Tyner

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    John: Goodtimes is Universal, in a roundabout way. A quick search seems to indicate that Rudolph The Red-Nosed Reindeer And The Island Of Misfit Toys is the only Goodtimes release slated for release in the near future, though.
    I have a 36" VVega that does the anamorphic squeeze, and though the new presentation is improved in some respects (colors, particularly), the difference is not night-and-day. The non-anamorphic Goodtimes disc looks rather nice, and aside from anamorphic enhancement, the two are not remarkably different.
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  12. Sean-D

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    Halloween II ? Are you kidding me? Why are you guy's debating the picture quality of a second rate sequel?
    It wouldn't help if it were available in HDTV(1080i).
    Go to your nearest dvd retailer and buy the REAL DEAL!
    HALLOWEEN (Original) THX Remastered Box Set
    16:9 Anamorphic Widescreen, DOLBY DIGITAL 5.1, Extended Director's cut.
    (also has FULL-FRAME 4:3 version option)
    NOTE: A new anamorphic widescreen print and dolby digital 5.1 mix was made just for this dvd.
    Additional Features you get:
    (Behind-the-scenes footage,Cast & Crew bios,Picture & Poster Gallery,Theatrical Trailer & Television spots, and a Documentary with John Carpenter,Jamie Lee Curtis and others)
    Priced between 25 to 30 dollars. (a genuine bargin)
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    I bought the Goodtimes version a few years ago and was suprised how it looked.Its a uneven transfer, but I dont own a 16x9 TV so..... It was nice just to se it in OAR if you ask me.Do you really need the pisspoor extras for this disc? At $9 its a nobrainer really.
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  17. Chuck L

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    If the price fits in with a answer to the question...
    Right now in many Wal-Mart discount bins is the Goodtime's version at the low, low price of just....$5.00.
    I simply refused to buy the Universal release since they didn't come through on what the promised.
     
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    Jesse, as reported at DVDReview, the whole score is on the Goodtimes dvd, you just have to participate a little...
     
  19. Scott Weinberg

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    I've owned both and while I think the Universal one looks a bit better, I think Universal blew it when they failed to deliver the extra features.
    Go with the Goodtimes.
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  20. Sean Conklin

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    Yeah, and K- mart also has it for $5 (while they last).
    I'm really beginning to like the Goodtimes deals!
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