Movie Review: HALLOWEEN III: SEASON OF THE WITCH (Collector’s Edition Nlu-ray)

HALLOWEEN III: SEASON OF THE WITCH was the first and only movie in the Halloween franchise that was made without Michael Myers aka “The Shape” anywhere to be seen. This movie was considered a box office flop and disappointed many moviegoers when it was released but over the years it has turned into a cult classic and a favorite among many horror fanatics.

The transfer to Blu-ray is much clearer now in this High-Def debut and the sound is just OK, there  is still some hissing at times but that can be expected for a movie this old. The special effects in the movie are old but still fun to watch! When you get scenes with maggots and creepy crawlies slithering around in a Halloween mask it’s always going to be fun!  The story is pretty cool with a few twists and completely different that what fans first expected to see way back. The bad guy this time is a warlock who is set of killing off America with his Silver Shamrock line of Halloween masks. A small town doctor catches on to the game plan and ends up coming face to face with this evil man and his robot henchmen.

The box art is also new on this release but it still has that classic feel to it. Nathan Thomas Milliner did a great job and also contributed his talent to Scream Factory’s Halloween II Blu-ray release.

Bottom line is, this Halloween III: Season of the Witch (Collector’s Edition) [Blu-ray] comes highly recommended and is a great watch.  Shout! Factory/ Scream Factory gets a standing ovation for the effort put into this release! Even though you have probably seen this movie over and over, the  NEW special features are so cool it’s worth picking up just for them, well that and to stare at the cool box art and cool slip case ! The Blu-ray drops on Tuesday, September 18th.

Synopsis:

When a terrified toy salesman is mysteriously attacked and brought to the hospital babbling and clutching the year’s most popular Halloween costume, an eerie pumpkin mask, Dr. Daniel Challis (Tom Atkins, The Fog, Night Of The Creeps) is thrust into a terrifying Halloween nightmare. Working with the salesman’s daughter, Ellie (Stacey Nelkin), Daniel traces the mask to the Silver Shamrock Novelties company and its founder, Conal Cochran (Dan O Herlihy, RoboCop).

Ellie and Daniel uncover Cochran’s shocking Halloween plan and must stop him before trick-or-treaters across the country are kept from ever coming home in this terrifying thriller from writer/director Tommy Lee Wallace.

Distributor: Scream Factory /Shout! Factory

Run Time: 99 Minutes

Rated: R

Special Features: Home Run!

  • Audio commentary with writer/director Tommy Lee Wallace
  • Audio commentary with actor Tom Atkins
  • Stand Alone– The Making of HALLOWEEN III: SEASON OF THE WITCH featuring interviews with writer/director Tommy Lee Wallace, actors Tom Atkins, Stacey Nelkin, Brad Schacter, Stunt Coordinator Dick Warlock, Executive Producer Irwin Yablans, Director of Photography Dean Cundey, Co-Composer Alan Howarth and more!
  • Horror’s Hallowed Grounds- The Locations of Halloween III – Host Sean Clark and writer/director Tommy Lee Wallace  revisit the original shooting locations of the film
  • Teaser Trailer
  • Theatrical Trailer
  • TV and Radio Spots
  • Still Gallery

 

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