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Robert Harris

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While some films are either designed as, or breed sequels, there are few outside of "The Road to..." that seem to go on infinitum.

In modern times, Friday the 13th and Halloween seem to be the big breeders.

And while I doubt that Halloween Ends, which I'm told is the 63rd in the series, will actually be the last, it may possibly represent a break of sorts.

Regardless of how one feels about the extended series, Halloween Ends, which was shot in 4k, is a beautifully rendered 4k UHD release from Universal, and importantly doesn't lower the audio quality as some other distributors do by offering Dolby Atmos on the 4k variant, while delegating the Blu-ray to some lesser audio stream.

This is a big deal. As while some people may think of those who cannot, or choose not to decode Dolby Atmos as some sort of second class home theater denizens of the night, some of them have turned out to be very nice and reasonable people, and they should have equal access to audio streams.

Regardless of how one feels about this film and how it relates to the ever-morphing canon, and it's a quality 4k release.

For those other denizens of the night, slipcover collectors, this is also a special event release, and one must presume that the special slipcover will not remain past the first pressing.

In this case, the example uses embossing on the obverse, with the film's title printed in glossy white, above Michael's (or is it Jason's) head, beautifully rendered in three dimensions, and actually rather spooky.

Is it a future collectible? Who's to say.

Image – 5 (Dolby Vision)

Audio – 5 (Dolby Atmos)

Pass / Fail – Pass

Plays nicely with projectors - Yes

Makes use of and works well in 4k - 4.25

Recommended

RAH



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This one really seems to split fans into love-it or hate-it camps, and I'm firmly on the love-it side. It was surprising to me and I loved that it went off in "different directions", so to speak, rather than being just a by-the-numbers slashathon.

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As while some people may think of those who cannot, or choose not to decode Dolby Atmos as some sort of second class home theater denizens of the night, some of them have turned out to be very nice and reasonable people, and they should have equal access to audio streams.
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