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Wishmaster

3.5 out of 5 stars 51 customer reviews

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Product Details

  • Actors: Tammy Lauren, Andrew Divoff, Robert Englund, Chris Lemmon, Wendy Benson-Landes
  • Directors: Robert Kurtzman
  • Writers: Peter Atkins
  • Producers: Clark Peterson, David Tripet, Erik Saltzgaber, Noël A. Zanitsch, Pierre David
  • Format: NTSC
  • Number of tapes: 1
  • Run Time: 90 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 3.5 out of 5 stars 51 customer reviews
  • ASIN: 6304808178
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Format: DVD
Be careful what you wish for! Indeed, a slant on the olde genie mythos harking back to its primordial origins in the Djinn, demonic creatures who exist between the worlds; and if granted the opportunity, would possess the realm of men for their own. In this instance, an ancient Djinn is seen coalescing with arcane rulers from the Middle-East in a truly memorable scene of horror and mutilation, as he twists the wishes of mortals to is own morbid design.
A Sorcerer imprisons him within a ruby gem, concealed inside a statue of Ahura-Mazda, the Zoroastrian deity of light and darkness, but is damaged upon transport in modern times, as it was scheduled to be added to the acquisitions of a Collector {played by Robert Englund}, but ignorance and intoxication brought the blood ruby {equivalent to a genie's bottle, as subsequent legendry would water-down and dictate}, and comes into the hands of a deck worker, an ignoramus who sells it to a pawnshop for a pithy sum - its proprietor who then himself takes it to be priced, but his own ignorance is evident as well, as he is also offered a small sum for this treasure.
A Jr. High School teacher, a friend of the pricer, comes into possession of it, who forthwith has it tested with certain infrared equipment, where it subsequently explodes, releasing the Djinn within, who goes forth upon the earth to wreak havoc upon a world of vengeful, vein, and greedy mortals. The Djinn basically amplifies the desires of the wishers, unto literal scenarios, with a deadly twist in every instance. She meets with a folklorist to gain more information on this terrible foe, who explains some of the origins of these creatures, but she also meets with a morbid and poetic demise.
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The horror genre has suffered in the past decade from derivative movies; sex sex sex movies; and generally unimaginative scripts. WISHMASTER is a refreshing, albeit gory, change, and thanks to the skills of an inventive director, and a tongue in cheek cast, succeeds in establishing a different kind of horror. As Jenny O'Hara, who is great as the folklore teacher, exlains to innocent Tammy Lauren, genies (or djinn) are not the Barbara Eden, happy little genies who come out and grant wonderful wishes. No, djinn are malevolent, evil and want only to rule our world. Andrew Divoff is frightfully good as the Djinn, and in assuming his human form, an antithesis of the handsome hunk. With his blazing blue eyes and potmarked skin, Divoff's handsomeness is swarthy and perfect for the part. The effects are good; the gore is plenty, but creatively filmed. I'm looking forward to the sequels, and even if they aren't as good, they tried something different. By the way, Tony Todd (Candyman) has a brief scene in which his desire to "escape" is granted micheivously.
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A WOMAN [TAMMY LAUREN] ACCIDENTALLY FREES AN EVIL GENIE [ANDREW DIVOFF] FROM SOME KINDA JEWEL. GRANTING WISHES THAT BACKFIRE, THE GIRL MUST NOW FIND A WAY TO PUT THE GENIE BACK IN HIS JEWEL. HAS SOME COOL MURDER SEQUENCES, BUT, IT'S JUST NOT AS GOOD AS IT COULD'VE BEEN. FILLED WITH GORE AND OVER-THE-TOP HORROR VIOLENCE. HORROR FANS SHOULD LIKE THIS, BUT, IF YOU'RE LOOKING TO SEE A REALLY GOOD HORROR MOVIE, THIS MIGHT NOT BE WHAT YOU'RE LOOKING FOR. HAS A REALLY GOOD MOTORHEAD SONG AT THE END CREDITS. FOLLOWED BY THREE DIRECT-TO-VIDEO SEQUELS.
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Format: DVD Verified Purchase
I love this movie so much! it kept me interested from the moment Angus Scrimm started narrating the intro! I have always loved mythology and this did not disappoint me. It kept true to the original myth of the sinister Islamic creature that is the Djinn. I enjoyed the fact that they included in the movie how much modern day tales of the genie (and most myths) are just a watered down version of the original tales to prevent people from being scared. The movie is creative and super fun to watch the acting was great and dont get me started on the special effects makeup! I was grinning from ear to ear watching the awesome gore all thanks to a great team of artists like Greg Nicotero, Robert Kurtzman, Howard Berger and many other amazing spfx artists, the production quality was visually appealing. and the story was entertaining. nothing but good things to say about this movie! also the quality of the actual DVD was great as well as the extra features included were a nice touch. take my word and pick this movie up! :)
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Format: VHS Tape
One of my stupid friends made me see this dung-fest. It might SOUND good, but don't be fooled. It is about an ancient demon called you guessed it- The Wishmaster. He basically screws people over with their wishes in the most idiotic ways imaginable. It has an all star horror movie fame cast: Robert England, Kane Hodder, Tony Todd, Tallman's vioceover, and this new Wishmaster guy. Most of the stars roles are pointless however, because they play victim 0 dimensional characters, except for Robert England. But even he is not in enough of the movie.
There is one very unintentionally funny "dramatic" scene where the heroine talks to her sister, the acting is apalling. The one part where they are talking about a past family crisis .I would say that that is worth the price of the rental alone, but I cant, because that would be like telling you to spoon-feed yourself through dirty cat litter until you get to the piece of candy on the bottom of the box.
Bottom Line: Don't watch this movie, not even if you like Grade B horror movies, because this one tries to be good, therefore it isn't very funny. There are plenty of other much better Grade B horror movies out there like Dead Alive, Sleepaway Camp 3, or even Friday the 13th Part 3. If you must see a Wes Craven PRODUCED movie, watch Dracula 2000. All in all, please stay away.
1/2 of a star out of 4 stars
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