review by 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 fourth of the series, it is actually the seventh film in chronological order to the overall story. After original previous entries in the Puppet Master franchise got the Blu-ray treatment in 2010 using the original print to re-master this horror classic, it was only a matter of time before more would follow and now Puppet Master: The Legacy on Blu-ray is here.
Puppet Master: The Legacy doesn’t have much of a synopsis to give as it is literally a montage of clips wrapped up to attempt to make one film. The story is just someone telling the Puppet Master story to someone else, so it plays like a TV episode clip show and uses archive footage from previous films. While this might have been an interesting direction and great jumping on point for people at the time it fails to offer up much in the way of new material to stand out. The other big issue here is that the footage is all different qualities which obviously couldn’t be helped, but that in turn makes the film feel disjointed and near impossible to fully get into like the previous chapters.
After reviewing every film in the Puppet Master franchise it is really pointless to tackle this one as it is the same footage just slapped together in an unsuccessful way. At the same time, if you’re a true horror fan or just love anything Full Moon puts out, this is a must have version of Puppet Master: The Legacy. This release not only includes the film, but also trailers and the first Puppet Master featurette “No Strings Attached”. Don’t miss out on Puppet Master 5 for the first time in this all-new Blu-ray edition available now!
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