This is a follow-up to what Knowbody wrote about the Austrian MediaBooks for Halloween 4: The Return of Michael Myers, Halloween 5: The Revenge of Michael Myers and Halloween 6: The Curse of Michael Myers. Here we will look at the MediaBook for 1982’s Halloween III: Season of the Witch, a movie which is notable because it’s the only one in the Halloween franchise to not have anything to do with Michael Myers (but instead of the Michael Myers mask we got three other masks: a pumpkin, skull and witch).
The film was directed by Tommy Lee Wallace, who was also one of a handful of people who played Myers and wore the Michael Myers mask during the making of 1978’s Halloween. Halloween III stars Dick Warlock as an android and Tom Atkins as an alcoholic that is out to save the entire world from an evil plot.
As with the other Halloween MediaBooks, this “Limited Collector’s Edition” has 3 discs including the Blu-ray of Halloween 3, the DVD for Halloween 3 and the soundtrack CD for the film. Aside from the 3 discs, the packaging of this item is what really makes this a must-have for collectors, even though the book portion of this set doesn’t have any rare behind-the-scenes photos and overall seems to be a little lacking compared to the other Mediabooks (it has fewer pages).
Also, if you know how to read German it will come in handy because the book’s notes are in German just like with the other MediaBooks. The Blu-ray disc is region B, meaning you will need a region-free player to view Halloween III: Die Nacht Der Entscheidung if you live in the U.S.; the disc also includes 2 separate audio commentaries by Tommy Lee Wallace and Tom Atkins respectively.
HalloweeN: The Return, Revenge, Curse of Michael Myers 3 Disc Mediabooks
The Return and Revenge of Michael Myers: The DVD Years
Revisiting the HalloweeN 30th Anniversay Box Set (Blu-ray/DVD)