Jason Connery, A.J.Cook, Tobias Mehler
Djinn is back, granting wishes to Illinois university students.
of the Hollywood sequel machine is quite astonishing. Itís not
surprising that when you make sequels without any of the key cast or crew
members of a well-received original, and hand them to directors with no
perceptible vision for the franchise, and even less apparent flair for the
genre, that youíre going to end up with a film that will appeal only to
a tiny number of optimistic die-hard fans, and one thatís unlikely to
satisfy even them. This time the Djinn (no longer played by Andrew Divoff,
is sporting a goofy new look, in the few scenes where heís not in human
form). Hereís a good barometer for the quality of the movie: the film is
also known as Wishmaster 3 Ė Beyond the Gates of Hell and Wishmaster
3 Ė Sword of Justice. Here itís subtitled Devilstone on the
credits and on the trailer, but this appears as Devil Stone on the
packaging. Not exactly inspiring.
American disc features a commentary track and a short featurette that
arenít included on Mosaicís UK version. Their disc includes only the
trailer, a tiny photo gallery and some cursory production notes, but it
does boast an uncharacteristically decent 1.78:1 anamorphic transfer, and
the same vanilla 2.0 audio mix (at 192kbps) as the Region 1 disc.
Djinn will apparently be returning in Wishmaster 4: The Prophecy
Fulfilled. I kid you not.