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    As I wrote before, I think there were some really inspired moments. I won't give too many details (so these shouldn't be spoilers to anyone who hasn't seen the movie), but I loved the devastating revelation that the heroine was going to have a difficult time finding aids to help her fight the Wishmaster, as well as the subtle technique she used to defeat him. And as Tom pointed out, the party scene was really terrific, borrowing terrifying icons from another culture to great effect.

    As far as the gimmick with the Wishmaster fooling people to make wishes that resulted in their own demises goes, that was probably the least interesting thing about the plot, for me anyway.
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    The whole series huh? The second film is certainly fun, again its much more jokey than the first, mainly thanks to spending a decent amount of time with the Djinn in prison (!) because what better place to grant wishes? The budget was significantly lower than the first too so the gore isn't as elaborate though there's some great casino carnage near the end involving a rouge roulette wheel. It was Andrew Divoff's last time playing the Djinn which was unfortunate as he's so great in the role especially during the prison scenes.

    The third and fourth are watchable thanks to their lead actresses, AJ Cook and Tara Spencer-Nairn respectively. They really would have benefitted from Divoff's presence.
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    And here are the full specs for this set:

    Street Date: 03/28/17
    Blu-ray™ SRP: $49.99

    PROGRAM DESCRIPTION

    Your wish has come true with the Vestron Video Collector’s Series upcoming release of the Wishmaster Collection, a must-have for cult classic collectors, available for the first time on limited-edition Blu-ray™ on March 28 from Lionsgate. In the Wishmaster series, an evil djinn grants three wishes to the person who releases him, fulfilling a prophecy that will unleash his fellow djinn upon the earth. With brand-new illustration from renowned artist Thomas Hodge, the three-disc Wishmaster Collection limited-edition Blu-ray™ includes all four films, restored and remastered, plus never-before-seen special features, and will be available for the suggested retail price of $49.99.

    WISHMASTER COLLECTION OFFICIAL SYNOPSIS

    Magically powerful and supernaturally evil, the ancient entity known as the Djinn can grant your wildest dreams — and unleash your darkest nightmares. Follow the Wishmaster’s bloodcurdling quest to devour souls and plunge the world into eternal damnation in this fright-filled collection of all four horror-fantasy favorites.

    WISHMASTER SPECIAL FEATURES
    · Audio Commentaries:
    o Director Robert Kurtzman and screenwriter Peter Atkins
    o Director Robert Kurtzman and stars Andrew Divoff and Tammy Lauren
    · Isolated Score Selections/Audio Interview with composer Harry Manfredini
    · Featurettes
    o “Out of the Bottle” - Interviews with director Robert Kurtzman and co-producer David Tripet
    o “The Magic Words” – An Interview with screenwriter Peter Atkins
    o “The Djinn and Alexandra” – Interviews with stars Andrew Divoff and Tammy Lauren
    o “Captured Visions” – An Interview with director of photography Jacques Haitkin
    o “Wish List” – Interviews with actors Kane Hodder and Ted Raimi
    o Vintage Featurette: “Making of Wishmaster”
    · Trailers, Spots, Galleries: Teaser & Theatrical Trailers, TV & Radio Spots, Storyboard & Still Galleries
    · Behind-the-Scenes Footage Compilation

    WISHMASTER 2: EVIL NEVER DIES SPECIAL FEATURES
    · Audio Commentary with writer/director Jack Sholder
    · Trailer
    · Still Gallery

    WISHMASTER 3: BEYOND THE GATES OF HELL SPECIAL FEATURES
    · Audio Commentary with director Chris Angel and cast members John Novak, Jason Connery, and Louisette Geiss
    · Vintage Featurette: “Making of Wishmaster 3: Beyond the Gates of Hell”
    · Trailer

    WISHMASTER 4: THE PROPHECY FULFILLED SPECIAL FEATURES
    · Audio Commentaries:
    o Director Chris Angel and cast members Michael Trucco and Jason Thompson
    o Director Chris Angel and actor John Novak
    · Featurette: “Wishmasterpiece Theatre”
    · Trailer

    WISHMASTER COLLECTION PROGRAM INFORMATION
    Year of Production: 1997
    Title Copyright: Wishmaster © 1997 Artisan Pictures Inc. All Rights Reserved. Artwork & Supplementary Materials © 2017 Lions Gate Entertainment Inc. All Rights Reserved.
    Type: Catalog Release
    Rating: R for horror violence and gore, and for language.
    Genre: Horror
    Closed-Captioned: N/A
    Subtitles: English SDH
    Feature Run Time: 90 Minutes
    Format: 1080p High Definition, 16x9 Widescreen (1.78:1)
    Audio: English 5.1 DTS-HD Master Audio™

    WISHMASTER 2: EVIL NEVER DIES PROGRAM INFORMATION
    Year of Production: 1999
    Title Copyright: Wishmaster 2 © 1999 Artisan Pictures Inc. All Rights Reserved. Artwork & Supplementary Materials © 2017 Lions Gate Entertainment Inc. All Rights Reserved.
    Type: Catalog Release
    Rating: R for horror violence and gore, strong language and some sexuality.
    Genre: Horror
    Closed-Captioned: N/A
    Subtitles: English SDH
    Feature Run Time: 96 Minutes
    Format: 1080p High Definition, 16x9 Widescreen (1.85:1)
    Audio: English 5.0 DTS-HD Master Audio™

    WISHMASTER 3: BEYOND THE GATES OF HELL PROGRAM INFORMATION
    Year of Production: 2001
    Title Copyright: Wishmaster 3 © 2001 Wishmaster 3 Production, Inc. & Pendle View (WM), Ltd. All Rights Reserved. Artwork & Supplementary Materials © 2017 Lions Gate Entertainment Inc. All Rights Reserved.
    Type: Catalog Release
    Rating: R for violence/gore, some sexuality and language.
    Genre: Horror
    Closed-Captioned: N/A
    Subtitles: English SDH
    Feature Run Time: 92 Minutes
    Format: 1080p High Definition, 16x9 Widescreen (1.85:1)
    Audio: English 2.0 DTS-HD Master Audio™

    WISHMASTER: THE PROPHECY FULFILLED PROGRAM INFORMATION
    Year of Production: 2002
    Title Copyright: Wishmaster 4 © 2001 Wishmaster 4 Productions, Inc. All Rights Reserved. Artwork & Supplementary Materials © 2017 Lions Gate Entertainment Inc. All Rights Reserved.
    Type: Catalog Release
    Rating: R for strong violence/gore, sexuality and some language.
    Genre: Horror
    Closed-Captioned: N/A
    Subtitles: English SDH
    Feature Run Time: 92 Minutes
    Format: 1080p High Definition, 16x9 Widescreen (1.85:1)
    Audio: English 5.1 DTS-HD Master Audio™
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    Quote Originally Posted by Tom Clark View Post
    The third and fourth are watchable thanks to their lead actresses, AJ Cook and Tara Spencer-Nairn respectively. They really would have benefitted from Divoff's presence.
    Do they have the creative death scenes and gore of the first two? Lots of CGI?

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    I didn't even realize there was a part 4.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Alex K. View Post
    I didn't even realize there was a part 4.
    They shot 3 and 4 back to-back if I remember correctly...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Matt H. View Post
    Do they have the creative death scenes and gore of the first two? Lots of CGI?
    They actually do deliver in that department. By the 4th film though the budget limitations began to affect the effects but it still gets pretty gooey.

    That's a great set of extras for the first film. If they release them individually I'll snag that one for sure.
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