Halloween 5: The Revenge of Michael Myers (Blu-ray)

Posted in: Disc Reviews by Gino Sassani on August 28th, 2012

(out of 5)

Gino Sassani

Gino Sassani is a member of the Southeastern Film Critic's Association (SEFCA). He is a film and television critic based in Tampa, Florida. He's also the Senior Editor here at Upcomingdiscs. Gino started reviewing films in the early 1990's as a segment of his local television show Focus. He's an award-winning recording artist for Omega Records. Gino is currently working on his 8th album Merchants & Mercenaries. Gino took over Upcomingdiscs Dec 1, 2008. He works out of a home theater he calls The Reel World. Favorite films: The Godfather, The Godfather Part II, The Body Snatcher (Val Lewton film with Karloff and Lugosi, not the pod people film), Unforgiven, Gladiator, The Lion King, Jaws, Son Of Frankenstein, The Good, The Bad And The Ugly, and Monsters, Inc.


  1. Dave
    08/28/2012 @ 9:16 pm

    Bad DVD release? The Divimax was a solid release in terms of audio and video and the BD makes for a slight upgrade but not major.

    If you’re referring to the DVDs prior to the Divimax than I agree

  2. Gino Sassani
    08/29/2012 @ 12:18 am

    Hey Dave, I had the 2010 double-feature release and the compression artifact was terrible. They also used a zoomed focus on those things and I can tell you they sucked big time.

  3. Dave
    08/29/2012 @ 12:35 am

    Were they on the same disc? Most double features are so perhaps that could be a reason or was it a 2 discer? I had the Divimax editions so I never bothered with the double feature.

    Honestly I kinda regret buying this and 4 more Halloween 4 than this one since I thought 5 made for a little more of an upgrade.

    The Divimax editions were good IMO and sure there is a difference, but nothing that adds to the movie at least for me. For me an upgrade is when there are things you couldn’t see or make out. The whole time I’m watching this and 4 for that matter all I can think of is it kinda looks slightly better than an upscaled DVD.

    Excellent site you have here by the way.

  4. Gino Sassani
    08/30/2012 @ 5:04 pm

    Hey Dave, Mine was a flipper but I do believe it was released as a single-sided disc as well. Likely same transfers.
    Thanks for the kind words on the site.

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