Curse of the Puppet Master               review Bobby Blakey

The Puppet Master series has become one that is a stable in any horror fans collection, especially those fans of Charles Band and Full Moon Horror. This straight to video horror series debuted in 1989 and has since spawned ten sequels. While this is the sixth film of the series, it is actually the seventh film in chronological order to the overall story. In 2010 they finally started giving this series the Blu-ray treatment and now the sixth film in the franchise Curse of the Puppet Master (7th in chronological order) is finally hitting Blu-ray.

Curse of the Puppet Master follows Robert "Tank" who begins to work for Dr. Magrew sculpting a puppet for the Doctor to bring to life using the work of Andre Toulon. Robert begins to fall in love with the Doctors daughter, Jane. Unbeknownst to Robert, the Doctor is trying to create a "perfect race" of puppet humans. Jane discovers a "matt puppet" which is from his first assistant. She comes back just in time to see her father, cut up by the puppets, has succeeded in putting a living human, Robert, into the puppet he carved. Anyone that has seen these movies know what you are getting into, but this one just missed the mark completely for me. I get what they were trying to do to reinvent the franchise at the time of its release, but the fact that we get very little time with the puppets themselves just made it fall flat. What little time they do get was fine enough, but just never fully captures the magic or fun of the previous or future films. That being said, its part of the mythos of the characters and one that should still be seen and added to the collection of any true fan.

If you’re a true horror fan or just love anything Full Moon puts out, this is a must have version of Curse of the Puppet Master. It not only sports this great transferred re-mastering using the original 35mm negative, original SD release and Digi-Beta videotape master fully uncut, but also features the original full length videozone, commentary and Full Moon trailers. Don’t miss out on Curse of the Puppet Master on Blu-ray for the first time in this all-new edition available now!

 

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