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.
Retro Puppet Master (1999) 720p YIFY Movie
Retro Puppet Master (1999)
Retro Puppet Master is a video starring Greg Sestero, Brigitta Dau, and Stephen Blackehart. 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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The Synopsis for Retro Puppet Master (1999) 720p
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.
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HilariousReviewed byCrazedCommandoVote: 10/10
This is not an epic Hollywood blockbuster. It is not gory, overly violent and contains no scenes of a sexual nature.
It is a fantasy period piece with rich artistic visuals and the feel of a made for TV movie.
Perfect for: rainy days, late nights, slow and relaxed days, escapism, pre teens plus.
Not so perfect for: movie nights with friends, high expectations, high energy days, tiny children.
What I liked: atmosphere, wardrobe, scenery and set, casting, relaxed unpretentious vibe
What I disliked: meandering title credits, volume seemed low, some of the lighting seemed exceptionally dark
Go into this film expecting a fantasy, non violent (both pluses) and chilled (lead actor Greg sestero is pretty chilled) addition to the story. Imagine you are tuning into a made for TV movie. I don't think this is a set your expectations low movie at all it is a don't expect Hollywood because it doesn't me Hollywood.
I found it charming.
Horror it is not.
Fantasy it is.
The seventh film of the Puppet Master series, Retro, is chronologically first of them all. The story reverts back to when Andre Toulon was a young man performing puppet shows for a living. When a wizard from Egypt, who is being hunted by Sutekh's henchmen, stumbles across Toulon his life will change forever. The wizard and Toulon team up to battle the evil forces by bringing Toulon's puppets to life. The puppets themselves are a classical wooden style puppet not seen in any of the previous films but they bring back some of the stars like Blade, Pinhead and Drill Sergeant. One puppet I'm particular fond of Doctor Death is a new entry to the series. Retro provides a storyline that fits well being the prequel to everything. Although the acting is atrocious and didn't really spark my interest too much, I found it watchable because of how short and to the point the film was.