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Retro Puppet Master (1999)

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In the late nineteenth century, an Ancient Egyptian sorcerer discovers the art of transferring the souls of the dead into inanimate objects.

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(as Joseph Tennent)

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(original story), (screenplay) (as Benjamin Carr)
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Brigitta Dau ...
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First Servant
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Robert Radoveanu ...
Second Servant
Vitalie Bantas ...
Third Servant
Sando Teodor ...
Latour (as Sandu Teodor)
George Calin ...
Valentin
Juliano Doman ...
Vigo
Vlad Dulea ...
Duval
Dan Fintescu ...
Beggar
Serban Celea ...
Father
Elvira Deatcu ...
Margarette
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It's 1892 and Sutekh is hopping mad. It seems a 3,000 year old Egyptian sorcerer has stolen one of the God's secrets of life - that of instilling the souls of the dying into inanimate things. Sutekh raises three mummified former high priests, led by the villainous "First Servant", and charges them with recovering both the Sorceror and his secret. There is no lack of victims for the 3 high-faluting, stylish villains as they pursue their prey to 19th century Paris, and the very young puppeteer, Andre Toulon. Toulon runs a puppet theatre in the heart of Paris, and meets the sorcerer (the mysterious Afzel) when he is found by the lovely Swiss Ambassador's daughter Ilsa, after being nearly killed. It is there and then that we find the seed of things to come, and the origin of the Puppetmaster series of tales. Written by Fred Bloggs

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Rated PG-13 for horror violence | See all certifications »

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Trivia

The footage of the train was actually second unit footage filmed for what was supposed to have been the Puppet Wars mini-trilogy. See more »

Goofs

Puppetmaster showed that Andre Toulon committed suicide in 1939. This movie is set in 1944. Andre Toulon gives a flashback of the back. However, he is already dead and cannot do this. See more »

Quotes

Ilsa: The old man...
Andre Toulon: Well?
Duval: [straightforward] If he wakes in the next hour, he should recover. If he doesn't, he probably won't.
Ilsa: But, why would anyone want to kill him?
Andre Toulon: Ah...
[at a loss for words]
Duval: Some men don't need a reason.
[shakes head then walks off]
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Referenced in Cinemassacre's Monster Madness: Puppetmaster (2012) See more »

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Pretty good for a low budget
11 June 2002 | by (Pearl Beach, South Africa) – See all my reviews

I don't understand all these bad reviews. I believe this movie was one of the best in the Puppet Master series. Being made on a low budget, one can comprehend why the special effects and acting were not spectacular, but they were not completely horrible.

Greg Sestero brought a lot of charisma to the role of Andre Toulon. He has a lot of potential, and I hope to see more of him soon. And though the cinematography was not excellent, and there was minimal violence and gore, this film was a lot of fun. I am a big Puppet Master fan and have grown to expect blood and gore from the films of this series, but I can say that I was never bored through the entire course of watching Retro Puppet Master. So, if you ever get an opportunity to see this movie, don't automatically regard it as unworthy of your time. Give it a chance. You might like it.


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