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Any fans of the 'WISHMASTER' films here? (1 Viewer)

Inspector Hammer!

Senior HTF Member
Mar 15, 1999
Houston, Texas
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John Williamson
I watched the original on the Sci-Fi channel on Saturday and was very surprised at how much I enjoyed it! I saw the second film as well, but this was a couple of years ago, but I do remember liking it too. Part three came on right after the original, but when I saw that Andrew Divoff wasn't playing the Djinn once again, I lost interest and changed the channel.
He was fantastically creepy, especially his voice, as the title charactor the 'Djinn', an evil genie who will grant you three wishes in exchange for your soul, but be careful what you wish for, this guy is a master at finding loopholes in your wish!! :eek: I was pleasantly surprised to see Tony Todd (Candyman), Robert Englund (Freddy), and Kane Hodder (Jason), turn up in small roles, that was a real kick and added to my enjoyment quite a bit.
It was nice to watch a horror film that was different, and was genuinly fun to watch. It was better than most of the crap they make now IMO. Did this film even get a theatrical run? I don't recall it ever being in theaters, I think it was a straight to video release but I could be mistaken.
BTW, I know that thier is a dvd release with both the original film and the sequel both in the same package and was thinking of picking them up, but how are they? What's the transfer like, and the audio?

Travis Olson

Supporting Actor
Oct 7, 2001
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Travis Olson
I like the first one, but not the sequels, they are too damn boring. I like the voice of the Djinn also, it sounds cool. I think it was a straight to video release and I believe Wes Craven had a hand in it if I'm not mistaken. Good flick. :emoji_thumbsup:

Matt Pelham

Mar 13, 2002
Yes, I saw the first movie in the theater and loved it! The sequels seem to be getting worse and worse with each one. Part 3 was so bad that I might not even rent part 4 which comes out very soon.
The DVD-2pack is really a good deal, especially when you can find it at places like Target for under $10. As for the video and sound I couldn't tell you (although it looks and sounds fine on my tiny TV:) )

Damin J Toell

Senior HTF Member
Mar 7, 2001
Brooklyn, NY
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Damin J. Toell
I think it was a straight to video release and I believe Wes Craven had a hand in it if I'm not mistaken.
The first film definitely had a theatrical release, as I saw it on opening day. As for Craven's involvement, he was the executive producer, and it was promoted as "Wes Craven's...," which was a little misleading.


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