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Retro Puppet Master (1999)

PG-13  |  Video  |   |  Adventure, Romance, Fantasy  |  November 2005 (France)
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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 ... See full summary »

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Valentin
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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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Originally supposed to take place just after Puppet Master III: Toulon's Revenge (1991), with Toulon and his "friends" on a train bound for someplace other than Germany and encountering a variety of Nazis and demonic foes. This script, by Matthew Jason Walsh, was thrown out by Kushner-Locke because it "would offend the German audience". See more »

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When the second slave hands the picture of Elsa to the leader slave, he grabs it with his left hand. In the next shot he's holding it with his right, and after that it's back in his left. See more »

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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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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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