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.
The Legacy Begins...
Did You Know?
At the time Greg Sestero
was cast, he and Tommy Wiseau
were both struggling actors trying to break into Hollywood. Although Wiseau was initially supportive, Sestero's long period away filming on location caused him to become jealous and sink into a deep depression. He ultimately broke himself out of it by beginning to work on a creative project, which evolved into the script for The Room
(2003). See more
When Afzel helps Young Toulon bring the first puppet to life, a visible hand can be seen manipulating the puppet. See more
To do? Well, since there is neither a bribe nor a loose moral, Mademoiselle, attatched to the complaint, I suspect they'll do nothing.
The UK DVD release from Blackhorse Entertainment runs longer than the U.S. Full Moon Features DVD of the film. See more