Blu-Ray Review: Halloween – The Complete Collection Limited Deluxe Edition (15 Discs)

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Introduction

In 1978, John Carpenter and Debra Hill brought the boogeyman to life and gave him a name. Halloween was a massively successful independent movie that spawned several sequels, a remake and a sequel to the remake. 10 movies (9 of which feature Michael Myers) comprise one of the most iconic and celebrated horror franchises of all time.

And now you can own all of it, along with a plethora of bonus content, for the first time in this 15-disc deluxe edition blu-ray set.

Read on for my full review of the set and, while you’re at it, check out the 2014 Obsessive Viewer Holiday Buyer’s Guide. You can also check out my podcast’s full review of the Halloween franchise here.

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The Obsessive Viewer Podcast – Ep 84 – Gangster Movies, The Newsroom, I Know That Voice, and Captain Phillips

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OV84 – Gangster Movies, The Newsroom, I Know That Voice, and Captain Phillips

This week, the guys talked about a few of their favorite Gangster Movies (mostly Martin Scorsese movies, naturally). After covering the topic, Mike laments his current “stack” of movies he needs to watch in his collection. Tiny then brings up the voice-acting documentary I Know That Voice among other things.

Find back episodes of the podcast at http://ovpodcast.com and let us know what you think of the movie by tweeting us: @ObsessiveViewer@ObsessiveTiny@IAmMikeWhite.

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The 2014 Obsessive Viewer Holiday Buyer’s Guide

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It’s officially the holiday season and let’s face it, it’s hard to shop for people. Whether you define yourself as an Obsessive Viewer (ahem, trademark Matt Hurt and ObsessiveViewer.com) or you have one on your shopping list, there’s no denying the minefield that comes with shopping for someone who loves movies and TV.

If you’re not sure what to get your movie/TV fan (or you want to show your friends and family what you want), I’ve put together this list of potential gifts. Clicking the links will take you directly to Amazon where buying the item will help support The Obsessive Viewer blog and podcast.

For 2013’s Obsessive Viewer Buyer’s Guide click here!

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The Obsessive Viewer Podcast – Ep 83 – Interstellar (Guest: Robert Fekkes)

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OV83 – Interstellar (Guest: Robert Fekkes)

This week, friend of the show (and friend of the hosts) Robert Fekkes joins the guys to talk in depth about Christopher Nolan’s latest movie, Interstellar. Find back episodes of the podcast at http://ovpodcast.com and let us know what you think of the movie by tweeting us: @ObsessiveViewer@ObsessiveTiny@IAmMikeWhite.

Runtime: 1:40:26

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Decade Reviews – Night of the Living Dead (1968) – Reviewed 7/2/04 & 11/10/14

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A decade ago, I was a teenager in high school. I had my first job at my local movie theater and used my newfound disposable income to get a Netflix subscription.

Over the summer of 2004, 17/18 year old Matt wrote 21 movie reviews and posted them on IMDb. Recently, I dug up these reviews and decided to revisit each movie and evaluate how my tastes have changed over the last decade.

So for each of these posts, I will write a present-day review and then copy/paste the original review after. Then I’ll compare the two and give a summary at the end. You can find all the reviews herefollow me on Twitter here and check out The Obsessive Viewer Podcast here. Now, lets talk about Night of the Living Dead. Continue reading

The Obsessive Viewer Podcast – Ep 82 – OV Remix – The Nolan Retrospective in Chronological Order (Sept. 2013)

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OV82 – OV Remix – The Nolan Retrospective in Chronological Order (Sept. 2013)

On Sept. 11, 2013, Matt, Mike and Tiny recorded their “Christopher Nolan Retrospective.” Matt edited it in the style of Memento, putting individual discussions into reverse chronological order and splicing a general discussion about Nolan in between each discussion.

Later this week, we are releasing our Interstellar review. In honor of that episode, we’re re-releasing our Nolan Retrospective in chronological order. There’s also a teaser for our Interstellar review at the end. Continue reading

The Obsessive Viewer Podcast – Ep 81 – Favorite Movie Dialogue, Horrible Bosses 2, Nightcrawler and Blue Ruin

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OV81 – Favorite Movie Dialogue, Horrible Bosses 2, Nightcrawler and Blue Ruin

This week the guys talk about some of their favorite scenes of dialogue in movies. Tiny puts forth Charlie Wilson’s War and There Will Be Blood while Matt throws The Social Network and Glengarry Glen Ross into the mix and Mike offers up The Dark Knight and Vacation.

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Decade Reviews – Throne of Blood (1957) – Reviewed 6/25/04 & 11/10/14

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A decade ago, I was a teenager in high school. I had my first job at my local movie theater and used my newfound disposable income to get a Netflix subscription.

Over the summer of 2004, 17/18 year old Matt wrote 21 movie reviews and posted them on IMDb. Recently, I dug up these reviews and decided to revisit each movie and evaluate how my tastes have changed over the last decade.

So for each of these posts, I will write a present-day review and then copy/paste the original review after. Then I’ll compare the two and give a summary at the end. You can find all the reviews herefollow me on Twitter here and check out The Obsessive Viewer Podcast here. Now, lets talk about Throne of Blood. Continue reading

Decade Reviews – Stray Dog (1949) – Reviewed 6/24/04 & 11/4/14

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A decade ago, I was a teenager in high school. I had my first job at my local movie theater and used my newfound disposable income to get a Netflix subscription.

Over the summer of 2004, 17/18 year old Matt wrote 21 movie reviews and posted them on IMDb. Recently, I dug up these reviews and decided to revisit each movie and evaluate how my tastes have changed over the last decade.

So for each of these posts, I will write a present-day review and then copy/paste the original review after. Then I’ll compare the two and give a summary at the end. You can find all the reviews herefollow me on Twitter here and check out The Obsessive Viewer Podcast here. Now, lets talk about Stray Dog. Continue reading

The Obsessive Viewer Podcast – Ep 80 – Bonus Ep – Boardwalk Empire’s Final Season

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OV80 – Bonus Ep – Boardwalk Empire’s Final Season

In this bonus episode, Matt and Tiny sit down and pay tribute to the end of one of HBO’s most underappreciated dramas, Boardwalk Empire. They go through what worked and what didn’t work in the series’ final, shortened season. They break down the final season by the different storylines in the season and then end the show on their thoughts on that final scene of the series and then what legacy Boardwalk is leaving behind.

Runtime: 1:43:12

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