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 film debuted in 1989 and has since spawned ten sequels. While the first of the series, it is actually the fifth film in chronological order to the overall story. After numerous releases, it finally got the Blu-ray treatment in 2010 using the original print to re-master this horror classic, but does it add much to the experience and does it still hold up after all these years?
Puppet Master follows a group of psychics who are set out to discover the reason behind a colleague’s suicide and the connection to Andre Toulon who had discovered the Egyptian formula to create life, but had killed himself before letting the Nazi’s get control of it. While investigating they uncover the secrets of the Puppet Master as they come face to face with Blade, Jester, Pinhead, Tunneler, Leech Woman, Shredder Khan and Gengie. Of course this low budget film still works as it is just one of the more unique visions to come along at its time and clearly resonates with fans since they still churn them out. Thanks to the re-mastering it comes across more clear and precise than any other version to date. While this is not so much a scary movie, unless puppets creep you out, the fact that it takes itself and this seemingly ridiculous premise so seriously makes it clear why these are so popular. Yeah there is some bad acting here and there, but it was the 80’s, it was low budget, and really not the reason you watch this type of film anyway. The create filming style really delivers a unique perspective to the viewer actually running around as the puppet making it work even better and much more fun. The creative look and original design of each and every one of them clearly made this film like nothing else at the time and nothing much like it since.
If you’re a true horror fan or just love anything Full Moon puts out, this is a must have version of the original classic. Not only sporting this great transferred re-mastering of the film it includes additional features trailers from the first 12 Full Moon features, featurettes, and a special intro by Full Moon guru himself Charles Band. Don’t miss out on seeing the original for the first time in this all-new Blu-ray edition available now!
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