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Halloween 3: Season of the Witch [DVD] [1982]

Release Date:10/07/2003
This third film in the Halloween cycle -- which marked a unique and distinctive break from the original story line -- has been given a solid presentation for its release on DVD. Halloween III: Season of the Witch has been given a letterboxed transfer at its original widescreen aspect ratio of 2.35:1, which has been enhanced for anamorphic playback on 16 x 9 monitors. The audio, in English, is presented in its mono original mix, mastered in Dolby Digital Mono; the disc also features optional subtitles in French and Spanish, as well as closed captions in English. No bonus material has been added for this edition.

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    Halloween III: Season of the Witch
    The only installment of the Halloween series to abandon the Michael Myers story line, Halloween III: Season of the Witch is an intricate sci-fi horror hybrid. A week before Halloween, an older man named Harry Grimbridge (Al Berry) is wounded by a mysteriously dispassionate group of assailants in an industrial parking lot. After receiving treatment at a local hospital from Dr. Dan Challis (Tom Atkins) -- a hard-drinking divorced father of two -- Grimbridge is killed by an assassin who later sets himself on fire. Blowing off his own kids, Challis teams up with Grimbridge's daughter, Ellie (Stacey Nelkin), to find out why the middle-aged toy salesman was murdered. The duo's search soon leads them to a Halloween-mask factory run by inventor and practical joker Conal Cochran (Dan O'Herlihy). In between bouts of passionate lovemaking, Ellie and Challis begin to realize that the sinister old businessman has something other than treats in mind for America's kids -- something to do with the Silver Shamrock masks that Challis' children and thousands of other youngsters have bought for the holiday. Original screenwriter Nigel Kneale, whose scripts for Britain's Quatermass TV series made him a beloved science fiction fixture, sued the producers of Halloween III to have his name removed from the credits after seeing the gory finished product; director Tommy Lee Wallace ultimately received screenplay credit. John Carpenter, director of the first Halloween film, co-produced the third installment with Debra Hill, who would later soldier on without Carpenter for additional, belated sequels. ~ Brian J. Dillard, Rovi

    Cast & Crew

    • Tom Atkins
      Tom Atkins - Dr. Daniel Challis
    • Stacey Nelkin
      Stacey Nelkin - Ellie Grimbridge
    • Dan O'Herlihy
      Dan O'Herlihy - Conal Cochran
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      Ralph Strait - Buddy Kupfer
    • Michael Currie
      Michael Currie - Rafferty

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