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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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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
... Young Toulon
... Ilsa
... First Servant
... Afzel
... Elder Toulon
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
... Father
Elvira Deatcu ... Margarette
... Leader
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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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Guy Rolfe's last film. See more »

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The early 1900's theater has modern tubular steel frame chairs. See more »

Quotes

Andre Toulon: Ilsa, this is Cyclops, Blade, Dr, Death, Drill Sergeant, Pinhead, and Six-Shooter.
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Follows Bad Channels (1992) See more »

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9 December 2004 | by See all my reviews

This is the kind of movie that you rent when you are incredibly tired, or impaired in some other way... The acting in this movie is so bad it seems intentional, and to let you know how bad the special effects are, there is one scene when the puppets are coming alive where you can see most of a hand holding the puppet, moving it about. The movie looked as if it was filmed with a camcorder. When I saw this movie for the first time, a fistfight nearly erupted when my friends and I were calling each other names from this flick, that's how terrible it was. If you enjoy getting mad at movies, I recommend this to you, otherwise, flee as though your very life depended on it.


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