Poltergeist III [Collector's Edition] [Blu-ray] [1988]

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Overview

Ratings & Reviews


Overall Customer Rating:
92% of customers would recommend this product to a friend (23 out of 25)

Special Features


  • NEW "High Spirits"-an interview with screen writer Brian Taggert
  • NEW "Mirror Images"-an interview with special effects creator John Caglione, Jr.
  • NEW "Reflections"-an interview with actress Nancy Allen
  • NEW audio commentary with director Gary Sherman
  • NEW audio commentary with webmaster of The Poltergeist fan site David Furtney
  • Still galleries
  • TV spots
  • Theatrical trailer

Synopsis


Poltergeist III
Evil spirits follow a young girl from the suburbs to the city in the second follow-up to the blockbuster horror film Poltergeist. Carol Anne Freeling (Heather O'Rourke) is now 12 years old and living with Patricia and Bruce Gardner (Nancy Allen and Tom Skerritt), her aunt and uncle, in a high-rise apartment building in downtown Chicago. Carol Anne attends a school for gifted children, where the staff psychologist Dr. Seaton (Richard Fine) attributes her past troubles with noisy ghosts to mass delusions and hypnotic suggestions. However, Carol Anne isn't so sure that the explanation is that simple, especially since she still sees threatening apparitions in the mirrors of her apartment. Particularly troubling is the ghost of the wicked Reverend Kane (Nathan Davis), who is eager for Carol Anne to join him and his followers in the unknown world on the other side of the light. Sadly, Heather O'Rourke died due to surgical complications resulting from an intestinal blockage several months before Poltergeist III was released. ~ Mark Deming, Rovi

Cast & Crew


  • Tom Skerritt
    Tom Skerritt - Bruce Gardner
  • Nancy Allen
    Nancy Allen - Patricia Gardner
  • Heather O'Rourke
    Heather O'Rourke - Carol Anne Freeling
  • Zelda Rubinstein
    Zelda Rubinstein - Tangina Barrons
  • Lara Flynn Boyle
    Lara Flynn Boyle - Donna Gardner



Overall customer rating

4.2
92%
would recommend to a friend
  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    The least liked with the best special features

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    geminidreamatl30
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    Poltergeist has always been one of my favorite movies. its scary, tauntly directed, builds suspense and you really care about that family. but once the sequels started coming they slowly went down hill with part 3 being the worst. its not a bad movie but its not a good one either. they went off in a totally different direction with part three and sadly heather o rourke who played carol ann in all three died during production. the original ending (which is included here though edited) was scrapped and a reshoot was done with a double. the special features more then make up for the movie and it gives you a great insight into the making of and production. my good friend david furtney gives an audio commentary as well since he runs the ultimate poltergeist fan site. if your a fan of the movies, get this if only for the bonus content.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    Blu-ray review of Poltergeist III

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    LedoSupertramp
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    Director Gary Sherman will probably be best remembered for two films he made before Poltergeist III: the cult horror classic Dead & Buried (1981) and the lurid exploitation thriller Vice Squad (1982). In both instances, Sherman had the advantage of starting fresh, rather than being burdened with the task of reinvigorating a franchise under constraints that made the job virtually impossible. Completists and the curious now have the opportunity to acquire Poltergeist III in a decent audio/video presentation but there is not much in the way of supplemental material include on this blu ray. Recommended for fans only.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Poltergeist 3

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    RockinTimmy1
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    Actually very good Sequel, The scenery filmed in John Hancock building in Chicago is awesome. Tom Skerrit is great for his part, as well as Nathan Davis as Reverend Kane. It is a must see. Good Sequel= A

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    Not awful

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    Chapin74
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    This is the least of the 3 Poltergeist movies. But overall it was ok I guess. The special features were pretty good. Though like Poltergeist II they fall short a bit. Recommended to anyone who likes the movie.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Scream Factory does it again!

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    caliaga
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    While not as good as Poltergeist II, this is still a worthy film. Once again, Scream Factory works it's magic, with excellent audio and video presentations, as well some fantastic supplements.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Shout Does A Nice Release

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    SlashHappy
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    Shout Factory did a nice release here with special features and slipcover. Though the movie itself isn't that good. It is worth getting just to complete the series collection.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    so scary you will gasp

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    blackriver1
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    so many years had gone by since I originally watched this I had forgotten the plot. That was a good thing, since I was scared so much it was unbelievable! I loved it!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Scream Factory Must-Own

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    nbk1dude
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    I have fond childhood memories of this one, though I'll be the first to admit the movie was not all that. Still a must-own for fans of the series.

    I would recommend this to a friend


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