The UK branch of 20th Century Fox has revealed that it is planning to bring to Blu-ray Brian Gibson's Poltergeist II: The Other Side (1986) and Gary Sherman's Poltergeist III (1988). The two releases are expected to arrive on the market on October 7th.
The Freeling family 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". Starring Craig T. Nelson, JoBeth Williams, Heather O'Rourke, Zelda Rubinstein, and Will Sampson.
They're back...again! And they're still looking for Carol Anne in this riveting and climactic finale to the Poltergeist trilogy. Sent by her parents to live in a Chicago high rise with her aunt (Allen), uncle (Skerritt) and cousin (Flynn Boyle), Carol Anne must face demons more frightening as ever before, as they move from invading homes to taking over an entire skyscraper. Starring Heather O'Rourke, Tom Skerritt, Nancy Allen, Lara Flynn Boyle, and Zelda Rubinstein.
So jealous of the UK for getting "III". I'd love to see Scream Factory re-release "Poltergeist II" and pair it with "III" in a double feature Blu-ray. No doubt you could squeeze some juicy extras onto a release like that.
Australia has had Part II & III available as a double feature Blu Ray since last year. A good marketing technique to bundle them together, as people are less inclined to buy them separately. Neither were great movies, but never the less it is great to have them both in my Blu Ray collection!