Lionsgate continues to knock it out of the park with there Vestron Video Series, and the new title may be the best release yet. Warlock the complete 3 movie set has now been released on Blu-ray and it's loaded with special features.
For those of you unfamiliar with the Warlock trilogy let me give you a breif synopsis of the films.
Warlock stars Julian Sands who gives a fantastic performance as The Warlock. He's trust into modern times by Satan from the sixteen hundreds to assemble the Gran Grimoire. It's a book that when assembled will reveal God's true name. When that name is spoken the world will end.
Luckily enough a Witch Hunter who followed the warlock in the past has jumped through Satan's time portal and is here to stop that from happening.
The film is considered a cult classic for a reason. Fun, creepy, and over the top. A must watch for any horror fan and a well rented titled back in the video store days.
Warlock II The Armageddon again stars Julian Sands as the warlock, this time battling Druids. He this time is reborn durring an eclipse. In what can only be described as different a grown woman gives birth to him, he fully grows to adulthood then simply murders her. The woman in question has one of the sacred Moonstones. He now must find the other five so he can summon Satan to earth.
This time a decendent of a Druid Warrior is on the case and he and his girlfriend do battle with the warlock to stop this from happening.
Played over the top by Julian Sands this is a a very well done sequel which also was quite a hit durring the video rental boom.
Warlock III The End of Innocence this time stars Bruce Payne as the Warlock. This is more of a cut and dry slasher with satanic overtones. This time the warlock is stalking a group of young people in an old house. He wants the main girl, Kris, as she is the "Child of the Caul" and has with blood in her. Through her he can begin fathering a race of satanic demons.
Though not as fun as the previous entry, primarily because of the loss of Julian Sands as the title character this is an acceptable entry into the slasher genra.
As I said this set is part of the Vestron Collection so aside from. Watching these on a spectacular transfer you get a lot of special features for each film. They are as follows
A must own set for horror fans.
Overall 4 out of 5 Stars!