Thanks to Darth Jeremy, I watched HALLOWEEN 6 P-Cut last night.
I like it better than the theatrical release. I think the different music provides more mystery, suspense, and drama. Also, I like the longer scenes that have dialogue with explanations of things I heard in the theatrical film, even though the evil probably should not be explained at all. I would have preferred Michael had a mental illness instead of the whole Thorn thing. We know he is mentally ill, and maybe it should have been named at the beginning of the series.
I know the P-cut has been copied a few times, but the quality is good enough. The dark scenes make the story more intriguing.
It really is like watching a different movie (from the theatrical version). Jamie's death is less brutal (no farm equipment used) and Mr. Strode's head does not explode. Those deaths, in the theatrical cut, are over the top.
I am sure some of you have probably already watched the P-Cut, and know these things. I just wanted to share my thoughts.
I remember seeing the trailer for it back in the day on The Crow VHS. Needless to say, my friends and I were pumped for it. When we were able to rent it, man, what a disappointment.
I hate what they did to the character of Jaime, Michael is an overweight turd, and they come up with the worst explanation possible for why Michael is the way he is.
I have both the theatrical and producer's cut, and I'm not really sure which is the better film. The producer's cut seems to be more popular and I agree that it is more cohesive and makes more sense, but Michael comes off even more like a controlled tool in it. "Oh shit, some stones. I'm completely immobilized now!". Lame. As least he rebelled and wasted all the members of the cult in the theatrical version.
I can see why some like it, because I agree that it has a pretty dark and eerie kind of feel to it. I've always been a big fan of Mrs. Strode's death...that shit is awesome.