Wishmaster 3: Beyond the Gates of Hell – USA, 2001 – reviews

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Wishmaster 3: Beyond The Gates of Hell — known as Wishmaster 3: Devil Stone in the UK — is the second sequel to the film Wishmaster.

The 2001 American horror film stars Jason Connery, John Novak, A.J. Cook, Tobias Mehler, Louisette Geiss, Aaron Smolinski, Emmanuelle Vaugier, Sarah Carter, and Daniella Evangelista. Like Wishmaster 4, it was directed by Chris Angel.

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On March 28, 2017, the film is released on Blu-ray by Vestron Video/Lionsgate as part of the Wishmaster Collection:

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Buy: Amazon.com

Wishmaster Special Features:

Audio Commentaries:
Director Robert Kurtzman and screenwriter Peter Atkins
Director Robert Kurtzman and stars Andrew Divoff and Tammy Lauren
Isolated Score Selections/Audio Interview with composer Harry Manfredini

Featurettes:
“Out of the Bottle” – Interviews with director Robert Kurtzman and co-producer David Tripet
“The Magic Words” – An Interview with screenwriter Peter Atkins
“The Djinn and Alexandra” – Interviews with stars Andrew Divoff and Tammy Lauren
“Captured Visions” – An Interview with director of photography Jacques Haitkin
“Wish List” – Interviews with actors Kane Hodder and Ted Raimi
Vintage Featurette: “Making of Wishmaster”

Trailers, Spots, Galleries: Teaser & Theatrical Trailers, TV & Radio Spots, Storyboard & Still Galleries
Behind-the-Scenes Footage Compilation

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Audio Commentary with writer/director Jack Sholder
Trailer
Still Gallery

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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

Audio Commentaries:
Director Chris Angel and cast members Michael Trucco and Jason Thompson
Director Chris Angel and actor John Novak
Featurette: “Wishmasterpiece Theatre”
Trailer

Plot:

The Wishmaster returns with more evil and grotesquery to wreck the life of more innocents. This time, his victim is a beautiful, innocent and studious teenage girl named Diana Collins who accidentally opened up the Djinn’s tomb (a strange box with a jewel inside) and released him.

After gaining his freedom, the Djinn is asked by Professor Barash to let him be the one who makes the wishes. The professor wishes for two of the world’s loveliest ladies to be with him, in love.

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However, as soon as the Djinn grants this wish, the women (who were dressed in very revealing belly-dancer outfits and being seductive) kill the professor; the Djinn takes the face-off of the dead professor and is able to steal his identity. He then kills a secretary by her wishing for “files to burn up” but instead of the files, she burns, along with his needing the student file of Diana as an effort to find her and force her to fulfill her three wishes. While Diana is on the run, she must endeavor to prevent the Djinn from subjecting the entire world to Hell’s wrath.

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Reviews [click links to read more]:

‘… the screenwriters don’t really understand irony or the vague concept of twisting the words of the wish. Like the films that came before this, the deaths barely register on the ironic scale and feel less like the Djinn is trying to teach a lesson in watching out for what you wish for and more like he just wants to kill people and it doesn’t matter how he does it.’ Rev. Ron’s Movie Reviews

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‘The film seems to realise its need to obscure the cast and narrative early on and does so initially with some welcome nudity and plentiful, albeit amateurish, gore.’ Walter Chaw, Film Freak Central

Wishmaster 3 is workmanlike in its execution — there’s no real originality or distinctiveness separating it from other low-budget creepers. As is often the case with the sort of direct-to-video sequel, the entire enterprise appears to have been crafted with but one thing in mind: $$$. None of the characters are compelling, since the script doesn’t give us a reason to care.’ David Nusair, Reel Film Reviews

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‘Most important is the story, which (given the film’s low, low budget and small ensemble cast) actually turns out to kick some ass. The last half of the film is inspired by classic schlock ranging from “Terminator” to “Prophecy,” and it works. There’s a magic sword, the Archangel Michael who is “wished” down from heaven, even some nice make-up effects and a few car crashes.’ Chris Angel, eSplatter.com

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One Comment on “Wishmaster 3: Beyond the Gates of Hell – USA, 2001 – reviews”

  1. wishmaster 3 was one of those unfortunate sequels that never
    had an cinematic release and went straight to video by artisan
    later became lionsgate the main backbone was Jason connery
    who famously played robin hood in English tv drama robin of Sherwood
    that he took over from Michael praid who bowed out in the second season
    in this film he does the deal with the devil scenario by wishing for two of the
    most gorgeous babes in the world in revealing Egyptian garb that seduces
    and savages their victims that teaches us lessons in life becareful what
    we wish for and the rest was lack lustre with the most woodern acting
    from an weaker script but highly entertaining for an cheap low budget
    film but highly criticised by youtuber’s and bloggers a like they might as well
    classified this an pg13 rating not an rated r and still have its laughs though.
    Frankie Dandridge Smales
    SMALES TV UK

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