Halloween II is a 1981 US horror film by Rick Rosenthal. See IMDb
Passed 18 uncut with previous cuts waived for:
UK 2011 Scanbox R2 DVD at UK Amazon
just released on 10th October 2011
UK 2010 Lions Gate Online
UK 2010 Lions Gate R2 DVD
UK 2002 Sanctuary R2 DVD
The US release is uncut and MPAA R Rated for:
Previously passed 18 after 17s of BBFC cuts for:
US 2011 Universal 30th Anniversary R0 Blu-ray just released on 13th September 2011
US 2005 Universal R1 DVD at US Amazon
The BBFC cuts were:
Cuts to the scene where Michael dunks a nurse into a boiling Jacuzzi. The final two thrusts under the water have been removed, a close up of her burnt face and also Michael throwing her naked body to the floor.
Summary Review: Successful exercise in terror
It is rare that horror sequels (or any film sequels) manage to capture the tone and feel of their predecessor. However Halloween 2, made 3 years after John Carpenter's original, is a successful exercise in terror.
However, expect more violence than the almost entirely blood-free first outing.
A very worthwhile film for lovers of the horror genre.
Update: Boycott Universal's Halloween II
23rd October 2011. See campaign
, thanks to TheDVDMonster
In a completely disgraceful move, Universal/MCA replaced producer Moustapha Akkad's credit, on the new release of HIS film, Halloween II, with their own corporate logo.
What's worse, they did it after his tragic death, when he is not here to defend his own work. Therefore, we need to let the studio know that we will not stand for it. No one did more for the Halloween franchise than Moustapha Akkad,
and we want his credit put back - NOW.
Do not but this, or any other Universal DVD, until they fix this shameful situation! And if you have bought it, return it.
Solidarity among Michael Myers lovers, for the Godfather of Halloween, Moustapha Akkad, R.I.P.
The campaign coordinator writes:
Universal has said that they will fix the situation, and apologized for the error. We believe that no harm was intended and it was a mistake.
But, wow, the power of Halloween fans united. We will keep you posted, as news develops...