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THEY’RE BACK! ‘Poltergeist II: The Other Side’ and ‘Poltergeist III’ Hit Blu-ray In January 2017!

Scream Factory is unleashing the definitive editions of two supernatural horror classics with the release of the Collector’s Editions of Poltergeist II and Poltergeist III on January 31st, 2017. The suspenseful saga of Carol Anne and the Freeling family continues in these follow- up films to the smash hit Poltergeist, and are filled with spectacular special effects, memorable scares and a genuinely creepy villain. These scary sequels both include DTS-HD Master Audio 5.1 and DTS-HD Master Audio 2.0 tracks and come loaded with brand-new bonus features, including new 2k scans of the inter-positive, audio commentaries, interviews, behind-the-scenes featurettes and more!

In Poltergeist II, the thrilling follow-up to the smash hit Poltergeist, the Freeling family (JoBeth Williams, Craig T. Nelson, Heather O’Rourke, Oliver Robins) settles into a new home following the annihilation of their former residence by terrifying visitors from the netherworld. But the spirits of the dead are still hell-bent on luring the family’s clairvoyant daughter Carol Anne to “the other side.” This chilling sequel, directed by Brian Gibson (Breaking Glass) also stars Will Sampson (One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest), Julian Beck (The Cotton Club) and Zelda Rubinstein (Anguish), returning as Tangina.  Fans can pre-order their copies now atShoutFactory.com

  • NEW2K scan of the inter-positive
  • NEW Audio Commentary with writer/producer Michael Grais
  • NEW Audio Commentary with Poltergeist IIwebmaster David Furtney
  • NEW Robbie’s Return – an interview with Oliver Robins
  • NEW The Spirit World – an interview with special effects designers Richard Edlund, Steve Johnson and Screaming Mad George
  • NEW Ghosts of Giger– a look at the contributions of artist H.R. Giger featuring rare photos and illustrations and an interviews with Giger’s friend and agent Les Barany and special effects designer Steve Johnson, Richard Edlund and Screaming Mad George
  • Vintage Featurettes: They’re Back: The Making of Poltergeist II, Monster Shop and Ghostmakers: The Magic of Poltergeist II
  • Theatrical Trailer
  • TV Spots
  • Still Galleries (behind-the-scenes photos, stills, posters and script pages)

In Poltergeist III, they’re back… again!  And they’re looking for Carol Ann (Heather O’Rourke) in this riveting finale to thePoltergeist trilogy. Sent by her parents to live in a Chicago high-rise with her aunt (Nancy Allen, Carrie) and uncle (Tom Skerritt, Alien), Carol Ann discovers she must now face demons more frightening than ever before. Led by the Reverend Kane (Nathan Davis, Flowers in The Attic), the spirts have moved from invading homes to taking over an entire skyscraper.  They are lurking behind every mirror… waiting. Fortunately, Tangina (Zelda Rubinstein, Poltergeist) returns to help battle these malevolent forces. Fans can pre-order their copies now at ShoutFactory.com

  • NEW2K scan of the inter-positive
  • NEW Audio Commentary with director Gary Sherman
  • NEW Audio Commentary with Poltergeist III webmaster David Furtney
  • NEW High Spirits – an interview with screenwriter Brian Taggert
  • NEW Reflections – an interview with actress Nancy Allen
  • NEW Mirror Images– an interview with Special Effects Creator John Caglione, Jr.
  • Alternate Ending
  • Theatrical Trailer
  • TV Spots
  • Still Galleries (behind-the-scenes photos, stills, posters and script pages)

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