Starting around Halloween 4, that masked nut Michael Myers stopped chasing his sister (played by Jamie Lee Curtis in the first and second films, as well as Halloween H20) and went after his niece. Now he's chasing her arou... more »nd again in part 5, but it's a lot of other people who die in the process. Donald Pleasence continues his mad-doctor bit from the earlier movies, Danielle Harris is the unfortunate relation, and Donald L. Shanks plays the monster. The film is an improvement on parts 2 and 4 (part 3 having nothing to do with Michael Myers), but it still amounts to routine slaughter with none of John Carpenter's stylistic brilliance from the original movie. --Tom Keogh« less
"The first time I watched Halloween 5 (being it as the first Halloween movie I saw) I was home alone and my mother was at the store. Watching Michael go after Jamie, I was scared as Hell. Seeing that it was Halloween 5 I thought, there must be more sequels. My mind wanted more Michael, so I snuck and watched all of the Halloween movies. My favorite was Halloween 4 which is also coming out on Divimax edition. But, I really liked Halloween 5. I think the scariest was Halloween 5. I am very happy that they're making a Divimax Edition with behind-the-scenes and the Theatrical Trailer. I am a very big fan of Michael and I think this is his scariest work. I could just imagine how scard Jamie was when Michael is chasing her in a car down a corn field. I could just imagine how scard Jamie would be when she is climbing up a vent, having a butcher knife stabbed through it. This movie is a little simular to Halloween Ressurrection, having jumpy teens in it. But, in this one, the jumpy teens have a purpose but in Halloween Ressurrection, they don't. This movie (I think) is a pretty good sequel to Halloween 4, being very scary.
HALLOWEEN 5 HOPE YOU ENJOY!
Jordan Overall grade* A- Oh, if you're a fan of Michael like I am, then you must know they're making a Halloween 9. If you go onto the official website, Halloweenmovies or the imdb, you can find some news about it. Here's some news: Rob Zombie is writing and directing the movie and the movie will be a sequel/prequel. Excited about how it's going to turn out!"
Whats in the DVD
Nick Lavigne | CT USA | 06/15/2006
(5 out of 5 stars)
"Halloween is the best horror movie series. This DVD will be perfect even if it only included the High Def transfers. I hope they are working on the Blu-Ray Halloweens. What is included: * Widescreen Presentation enhanced for 16x9 TVs * Audio commentary with director Dominique Othenin-Girard and actors Danielle Harris and Jeffrey Landman (HALLOWEEN 5) * Inside Halloween 5: Documentary featuring rare behind the scenes footage, a cut scene, and interviews with Danielle Harris, Ellie Cornell, Don Shanks, Executive Producer Moustapha Akkad and Cinematographer Rob Draper * Introduction by stars Danielle Harris and Ellie Cornell * On-Set Halloween 5 Footage: Rare, never-before-seen footage taken on the set * Theatrical trailer"
Halloween 5, the somewhat slow, but still EXCELLENT movie!
Camren T. Burton | WA, U.S.A. | 02/21/2000
(4 out of 5 stars)
"Halloween 5, The Revenge of Michael Myers, is among the best in the series, if you're a Halloween nut like me. With the exception of part III, the entire series graces my video collection, and I display it proudly. I was disappointed to see Rachel die so early in the movie, but at least we had Jamie and Loomis to move the story along. Donald Pleasance seems to have changed his approach to stopping Michael in this movie, trying to reach the 6-yr-old boy buried beneath the madness that makes Michael a killer, rather than killing The Shape. Danielle Harris again gives an excellent performance as Jamie Lee Curtis' daughter, although I did think the entire mute thing was stretching credibility just a bit. The two self-described lousy cops added the perfect amount of humor, especially with the goofy sound effects heard whenever they show up, until Michael hacked 'em with a pitchfork. The only thing I disliked about this movie was the transformed Myers house. At times, the movie moves somewhat slowly, such as in the barn, or when Jamie's in the laundry chute, but Halloween 5 does an excellent job of continuing the story begun in Halloween 4 and sets up the storyline for Halloween, The Curse of Michael Myers. By the way, if they release the alternate cut of Curse on video or DVD, please tell me!"
Possibly the Most Underrated Film of all Time!!!
Laurie Lear | Wisconsin, USA | 10/27/2004
(5 out of 5 stars)
"Why are people so insane and critical about every little thing in every film? How many times have you personally heard people bash a film on the basis of high expectations? There is no number high enough to even begin to reach the amount of phlack that films get from some of the stupidest people you'll ever meet. Sometimes, I wish there was no such thing has preview trailers, television spots, and people expressing what doesn't need to be expressed. So is the case with "Halloween 5:The Revenge of Michale Myers." The first 'Halloween" film was an unexpected success. People flocked to it on the basis of small coments and reviews: "brilliant, smart, too real to beleive." But, as a matter of fact, these same reviews had previously called it everything besides those three comments and any sensible word that Webster can think up. So my question of the day: should we delete these beautiful things we call reviews? Sure, it's great that everyone gets an opinion. Without that fact, I wouldn't even be able to be writing this now. But sometimes I wish that people either weren't allowed to read reviews before watching films. I beleive people should go into a movie theatre with an open mind and sense of what they're saying. Obviously, the other reviews failed to realise this fact when writing their desription of the fifth film in the "Halloween" series. It is not the best film ever made which seems to be the standard these so-called reviews made when judging this great film. I love little Danielle Harris and the up-and-coming Ellie Cornell. Donal Pleasance is at a great peak, and the script is wonderful. End of story. Sure, this isn't the best, but it's not supposed to be. So, I've given this film a five on it's content and everything therin."
A great edition for a forgotten horror movie
movie_freak | Sydney, NSW Australia | 09/20/2000
(4 out of 5 stars)
"Michael Myers (Don Shanks) returns a year later after being shot to pieces in a cemetary and buried in a mine shaft to pursie his niece (Danielle Harris. This installment into the Halloween series was panned by quite a lot of critics and recieved quite a bit of abuse from a number of Halloween fans. This movie is not as bad as it has been credited. It still has plenty of scares, thrills and action for any horror fan. This DVD edition was a great tribute to the all the fans of the Halloween series. The edition that I have looked at is the limited edition. This means that it comes in a tin case and contains a 48 page booklet whcih contains some really good and rather interesting photos. The DVD itself is presented well. Although the movie was originally going to be THX Mastered, the picture quality is still very clean, not showing any signs grain or wear and tear, and the audio is a very well presented 5.1 Dolby track which really adds a loud slicing sound to the pumkin cutting in the opening credits. The extras are a very short introduction by Danielle Harris and Elle Cornell, a very interesting documentary with interviews with Director Dominique Othenin-Girard, Director of Photography Robert Draper, Don Shanks, Danielle Harris, Elle Cornell and Executive Producer Moustapha Akkad. It also contains a trailer which looks more like a TV Spot than a theatrical. It would have been good to see a commentary track by Dominique Othenin-Girard, Robert Draper, Elle Cornell and Danielle Harris. But overall its a very pleasing treatment of a very under-rated horror film."