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Puppet Master III: Toulon's Revenge (1991)

R  |  Video  |   |  Fantasy, Horror, Sci-Fi  |  1 May 1992 (Japan)
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Set in Berlin during WWII, the Nazi regime is attempting to develop a drug that will animate the dead, in order to use in the war effort. Toulon arouses suspicion as a Nazi dissident, and ... See full summary »

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Set in Berlin during WWII, the Nazi regime is attempting to develop a drug that will animate the dead, in order to use in the war effort. Toulon arouses suspicion as a Nazi dissident, and his secret is discovered. During a Nazi raid on his home, Toulon's beautiful wife is murdered. Toulon vows revenge, with the help of his animated puppets. This movie gives a new perspective on Toulon and his "friends". Written by Craig West <cwest@teleport.com>

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Rated R for violence and sensuality | See all certifications »

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Trivia

Six Shooter was chosen to resemble a cowboy after it was decided that one of Toulon's puppets should represent the opposition towards the Third Reich. See more »

Goofs

In the beginning when Lt. Stein confronts the Toulons, Tunneler and Jester are featured in a few separate moments watching the confrontation from behind a curtain. In this same scene, Elsa Toulon puts Six-Shooter into the puppet cabinet, and Tunneler and Jester can both be seen already inside the cabinet as well, essentially putting them in two places at once. See more »

Crazy Credits

The credits begin with the puppet 'six shooter' holstering his guns, laughing, and then text saying "COMING SOON - PUPPET MASTER 4: WHEN BAD PUPPETS TURN GOODS." See more »

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Fun "historic" war-time Puppet Master tale
6 January 2006 | by (England) – See all my reviews

The third "Puppet Master" movie is a prequel to the original two movies, showing events occurring in war-time Germany involving Andre Toulon, his wife Elsa and his band of merry wooden men (the puppets not the actors). This time, we see what happens when "Good Puppets Go Bad" as the ensemble of 12" killer characters seek revenge against the Nazis.

"Puppet Master III - Toulon's Revenge" is another building block in the series' mythology, filling in some of the back-story of the main protagonists. There's a continuity error with the timeframe, however, as this film is set in 1941 and, in the original, Toulon committed suicide in 1939! As expected, this is a really fun movie - the film's cast includes the late Walter Gotell as the Nazi general who commands his men with an iron fist but who also has a soft-spot for the local brothel. Gotell's best known for playing the Russian equivalent of "M" in numerous Bond movies. Sarah Douglas who plays Elsa Toulon will be familiar to genre fans as the evil Ursa from "Superman" and "Superman II". Guy Rolfe (Toulon), Richard Lynch (Major Krauss) and Ian Abercrombie (Doctor Hess) also deliver strong performances.

I was surprised at how high budget this film looks. Due to the season in which the film was made, the director settled on filming the external shots over 3 days on the Universal backlot rather than shoot on location in Europe. The results are impressively convincing.

My only complaint was that on the DVD I watched, the Ultra-Stereo soundtrack mixing had a heavy bias to the left channel.

"Puppet Master 3" is something of a rarity thesedays but it's well worth tracking down if you're a fan of the series.


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