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Old 09-09-2012, 17:46
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I actually really liked the story if they remade the film would it work if wasnt attached to the halloween franchise
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Old 09-09-2012, 18:46
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"Halloween 3" was actually a pretty decent film. But it will probably be forever shunned by most Halloween fans because there's no Michael Meyers in it. The studio did a stupid thing by naming it "Halloween 3".
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Old 09-09-2012, 18:52
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Just been released on Blu-ray in the US with retrospective documentary, filming locations then and now, audio commentaries. First time in HD.

My copy should be here this week
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Old 09-09-2012, 19:11
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Should have been called just "Season of the Witch" or "Masks of Death" or something. The studio wanted Halloween to become an anthology of scary films, each year a different story but called Halloween 3,4,5 etc. They thought they had told the Michael Myers story.
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Old 09-09-2012, 19:18
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Yup, I actually enjoyed this film. In reality though it should not have been attached to the Halloween franchise.
Michael Myers = Halloween.
No Michael Myers = Unhappy Halloween fans!
Sad, but true.
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Old 09-09-2012, 19:58
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Michael Myers does appear in it
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Old 09-09-2012, 20:22
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I was really annoyed the first time watching it because of the lack of Michael I didn't realise until I was watching it.
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Old 09-09-2012, 20:24
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Regading the title of this film.The 3 in the title is actually reference to the 3 Silver Shamrock Masks.
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Old 09-09-2012, 21:28
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Michael or no Michael, I still found it to be just another in a long line of messy, badly made, silly 80's B movies from the horror genre. The only thing it has going for it that nauseating song.

Without Halloween in the title it would have fallen into obscurity.
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Old 09-09-2012, 21:34
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Michael or no Michael, I still found it to be just another in a long line of messy, badly made, silly 80's B movies from the horror genre. The only thing it has going for it that nauseating song.

Without Halloween in the title it would have fallen into obscurity.
It also has a good electronic score from Carpenter, though obviously nowhere near as good as the Halloween theme.
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Old 09-09-2012, 21:37
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oh i love this one ..it's different
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Old 09-09-2012, 21:50
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I love this film!

It was also surprisingly gory and full-on for it's time.
I've seen several versions of this, but when I saw it the cinema it was only a 15, but it contained an un-cut version of the sequence where the henchman (robot?) plunges his fingers straight into the old guys eye-sockets and crushes his skull!
I remember my jaw dropping...
It also has kid-killings (actually that's the whole concept) and an off-camera driller-killing!
Wonderful cliff-hanger ending as well.
If, as Miss Dexter says, there is a new Blu-Ray, I will have to invest!

I really wish the franchise had continued in this way, with fresh Halloween stories every year!
Mind you, at least the sequels gave us Danielle Harris, who is a bit of a genre star now ...
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Old 09-09-2012, 21:55
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I love this film!

It was also surprisingly gory and full-on for it's time.
I've seen several versions of this, but when I saw it the cinema it was only a 15, but it contained an un-cut version of the sequence where the henchman (robot?) plunges his fingers straight into the old guys eye-sockets and crushes his skull!
I remember my jaw dropping...
It also has kid-killings (actually that's the whole concept) and an off-camera driller-killing!
Wonderful cliff-hanger ending as well.
If, as Miss Dexter says, there is a new Blu-Ray, I will have to invest!

I really wish the franchise had continued in this way, with fresh Halloween stories every year!
Mind you, at least the sequels gave us Danielle Harris, who is a bit of a genre star now ...
What do you mean "If"? I'm not telling porkies.......

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Old 10-09-2012, 00:19
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this is one film that world be perfect for a remake,the evil toymaker would have more technology available today like the internet and smartphones to get his plan across.
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Old 10-09-2012, 00:29
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It's an unfairly maligned film. It was always interesting back in the 80s that the only version you could get on video was the censored 15 version while BBC1 used to show it uncut.
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Old 10-09-2012, 11:49
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Please tell me this is going to get a UK release !!!! H3 has always been one of my favourite movies .... Just something about it , don't know if it's the music score or just the way it was shot , but it scared me when I first watched it as a kid all those years ago , and I still find it wonderfully creepy even today . Has a great atmosphere to it , and makes such a change from the normal slasher movies . In fact I guess it's a bit more sci-fi than pure horror . Love it , really hope it gets a UK release in time for the big giveaway at 9 ! Watch The Magic Pumpkin............Watch .............Watch.
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Old 10-09-2012, 12:46
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Great little film, and a true oddity, though I understand Nigel Kneale was rather miffed with it.

btw, as of today, it's....fifty one days till Halloween, Halloween, Halloween...
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Old 10-09-2012, 17:51
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Bought the DVD a couple of weeks ago and haven't watched it yet. Think i may watch it tonight!
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Old 10-09-2012, 21:12
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I didn't enjoy it at the time of it's release because it was so different to the previous ones, maybe a rewatch is in order.
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Old 10-09-2012, 21:18
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I always liked Halloween 3. Much better than some of the Halloween films which followed, apart H20 which was decent come back, then to ruin it all over again.
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Old 10-09-2012, 21:25
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I intend to watch this for the first time in October.
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Old 11-09-2012, 15:21
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There is always something about Halloween 3, its not that impressive the first few times you watch it but it seems to have because a bit of a classic over the years and it has certain amount of charm. I do think that it did need the "Halloween" title attached to it to though else it might have just slipped into obscurity.

Lets face it though nothing can be worst than number 6, 7 and 8 in the franchise haha
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Old 11-09-2012, 15:25
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This is one horror movie i would actually like to be remade.
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Old 11-09-2012, 18:34
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There is always something about Halloween 3, its not that impressive the first few times you watch it but it seems to have because a bit of a classic over the years and it has certain amount of charm. I do think that it did need the "Halloween" title attached to it to though else it might have just slipped into obscurity.

Lets face it though nothing can be worst than number 6, 7 and 8 in the franchise haha
I like H20. It's a pretty tame horror movie - very little gore and needed more complications - but it was a tour-de-force performance of Jamie Lee Curtis' iconic scream queen.
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Old 11-09-2012, 21:48
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I like H20. It's a pretty tame horror movie - very little gore and needed more complications - but it was a tour-de-force performance of Jamie Lee Curtis' iconic scream queen.
I can never get on with it, it was all a little bit of a slap happy teen fest for me

I do agree with Jamie Lee Curtis though. She can never be criticised, she was always the best thing about the Halloween franchise.
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