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Blade the Iron Cross (2020)

Not Rated | | Fantasy, Horror, Sci-Fi | 26 June 2020 (USA)
In 1945 a psychic war journalist gains a telekinetic link to a murderous puppet and uses its help to sabotage a top secret Nazi experiment that involves using a Death Ray to transform people into zombies.

Director:

John Lechago

Writers:

Brockton McKinney (story by), Neal Marshall Stevens (as Roger Barron)
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Tania Fox ... Elisa
Vincent Cusimano ... Detective Lieutenant Jonas (Joe) Gray
Griffin Blazi ... Barney
Roy Abramsohn ... Ingenieur Erich Hauser
Bobby Reed ... Prok
Angelica Briones ... Gloria
Todd Gajdusek ... District Attorney James D. Madison
Nihilist Gelo Nihilist Gelo ... Hank Maxwell
Noel Jason Scott ... Big Cop
Lee Sargent Lee Sargent ... Cop George Hallehan
Cyrus Hobbi ... Klein
J. Eamon Roche ... Lang
Mark Law ... Bald Goon
Marqus Bobesich ... Greasy Goon
Derek Petropolis ... Muller
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For decades the fans have been clamoring for it, and now Full Moon delivers with the first standalone feature debut of one of its most beloved (and most frightful) characters: the hook-handed maniac puppet, BLADE. Charles Band's PUPPET MASTER series continues as an unspeakable evil from Blade's past emerges in the form of a murderous Nazi scientist named Dr. Hauser. As Hauser's heinous crimes are discovered, the psychic war journalist, Elisa Ivanov, awakens Blade, and together the bloody journey of revenge begins. It's Herr Hauser's reanimated undead army versus a possessed doll and a beautiful vengeance-seeking clairvoyant. Who will win, and how will it affect the Full Moon Universe? Find out in BLADE: THE IRON CROSS. Written by Chris Alexander

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Genres:

Fantasy | Horror | Sci-Fi

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Not Rated
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Blade is the first puppet to get a solo movie. See more »

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Spun-off from Puppet Master: Axis Termination (2017) See more »

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Fox keeps this watchable but the franchise needs reigniting
8 November 2020 | by amesmondeSee all my reviews

A psychic war journalist, Elisa Ivanov, awakens Blade and together they begin a bloody journey to stop scientist Dr. Hauser.

Director John Lechago delivers a hokey instalment in the vein of the Axis of Evil trilogy in terms of production values and tone. Like the recent Band Puppet Master productions writers Brockton McKinney and Shawn Gabbori offer more warped Nazi science, a punishing puppet and a few Axis staple zombies thrown in for good measure.

Lechago does his best with the budget but if less was more we'd have nothing on screen, so credit has to be given. Blade is just off, his look, his size etc. Fans honestly have a better looking Blade puppets in their collections. Clairvoyant crusader Elisa played by Ukrainian actress Tania Fox is notable and out acts the majority of the cast both dressed and undressed with ease. Both Vincent Cusimano detective and Angelica Briones' Gloria deserve a mention.

The solid music score by Richard Band is the main reason to watch this Puppet Master spin off. Ultimately, it's in desperate need of a high budget remake of the original to reignite the franchise. It's unrecognisable when compared to Puppet Master 1 & 2. A Blade film could have been special but this just doesn't cut or hook the mustard.

Overall, as part of Full Moon's Deadly Ten sequels it's a good effort given the budget but it's clunky, rusty and the WWII story is tired. It highlights more than ever Puppet Master needs a serious reboot.


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26 June 2020 (USA) See more »

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$90,000 (estimated)
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