Seems as though we've been receiving special editions of John Carpenter's original 1978 Halloween in Anniversary Editions since at least as far back as 1980, but probably not.
I have no idea how many numbered limited editions have come through the Anchor Bay gates.
A home video perennial, released on laser, DVD and Blu-ray, may finally be close to making fans happy.
Let me state at the outset that I've never researched Halloween. I have no idea what the true and accurate colors should look like. I would also presume that there is no extant color answer print that can be used as reference.
The best that we get, after past releases scorned by active fans of the film, for re-evaluated color and densities, is a new version, based upon a new scan, and supervised and approved by DP Dean Cundey.
I'm going to presume that everything is as it should be.
As a Blu-ray, to my eyes, it looks just fine.
Now re-imagined in Dolby TrueHD 7.1, which can also run properly at 5.1, fans have the ability to discuss whether the monaural is truly the original or a new creation. I'll not go there, as I have no idea.
All that I can relate, is that the experience of viewing and listening to this latest incarnation, is a positive one. And creepy and frightening as ever, and finally worth the upgrade.
Image - 5
Audio - 5