So this week in May as we all begin to whip out the grill and start to get in the groove of pre-Summer, lets start a new ritual of winding down with some kick-ass horror films and b-movies; and what better way to kick off this ritual than this new re-release?! Retro Puppet Master, a.k.a the seventh installment in Full Moon Features’ hit Puppet Master series, is to be on BLU-RAY, next week!
Featuring the last appearance of Guy Rolfe as the infamous Andre Toulon, with the directing work of David DeCoteau (Puppet Master III, Creepozoids) the B-flick managed to be dubbed “one of the most unique, evocative films in the franchise.”
From the press release:
Get ready for the seventh spellbinding entry in Full Moon’s iconic Puppet Master series: Retro Puppet Master! Directed by insanely prolific genre legend David DeCoteau (Puppet Master III, Creepozoids) and produced by Charles Band (Puppet Master, Hideous!), Retro Puppet Master dials back the clock, serving as both a thrilling prequel to Puppet Master III and as one of the most unique, evocative films in the franchise.
Actor and author Greg Sestero (The Room) stars as the young Andre Toulon, living a peaceful life as a puppeteer in pre-World War I Paris and courting the lovely Ilsa, the Swiss ambassador’s beautiful young daughter. But the strings of fate that guide Toulon’s destiny are about to pull him into an unexpected direction after he encounters the renegade sorcerer Afzel, who has stolen the mysterious secrets of life from the dark god Sutekh. When Sutekh’s sinister servants arrive, and make Ilsa a part of their diabolical plans, it’s up to Toulon and his army of custom made puppets to stop them at any cost!
Featuring the final appearance of actor Guy Rolfe as the elder Toulon and boasting rich production values, a fine score by John Massari and a much stronger emphasis on human drama, Retro Puppet Master is a trip back in time with a very different pack of puppets.
Full Moon is proud to premiere this picture on Blu-ray completely remastered from the original 35mm camera negative.
Retro Puppet Master is available on May 16th. Special features include New Director’s Commentary, 2 hours of behind the scenes footage (with commentary), vintage Videozone special and more.