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Sunday, October 20, 2013

Blu-ray Review: CURSE OF CHUCKY (2013)

  
CURSE OF CHUCKY
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Distributed by Universal Studios Home Entertainment

  I am a huge fan of the CHILD'S PLAY movies, especially the first two films.  The later sequels BRIDE OF CHUCKY and SEED OF CHUCKY got a little (further) far fetched and kind of cheesy.  I was so relieved as I was watching the newest installment in the CHUCKY films, CURSE OF CHUCKY, that it was a return to the original concept.  This was more of a pure horror film than the last few sequels have been.   Here is the plot of the film from the Universal Studios Home Entertainment website:

  He's back! From the filmmakers that brought you Chucky comes the terrifying return of the pint-sized doll possessed by the spirit of a notorious serial killer. When a mysterious package arrives at the house of Nica (Fiona Dourif, True Blood), she doesn't give it much thought. However, after her mother's mysterious death, Nica begins to suspect that the talking, red-haired doll her visiting niece has been playing with may be the key to the ensuing bloodshed and chaos. The return of America's favorite toy, voiced again by Brad Dourif, is unrated and full of more blood-splattered thrills and chills.

  I was sad that this film didn't get a theatrical release.  The film went direct to video, and I know that scares some people off.  Used to direct to DVD films meant that weren't good enough to be at the theater.  That is not necessarily true any more, and CURSE OF CHUCKY proves it.  This was an excellent film, and one of the better, if not the best sequel of all the CHUCKY films in my opinion.  If SEED and BRIDE both got a theatrical release, I have no clue why this one didn't.  I liked this film better than those for sure.  

  As I mentioned above, CURSE OF CHUCKY is a return to the true horror film like the first couple of films.  Sure, there is still some cheesy dialog and some hoaky Chucky one-liners, but that is part of the appeal of these films and is quite normal for horror films.  Heck, Freddy Kruegar throws out one-liners with the best of them!  Chucky may still have his wit, but he is all business in this new film.  He deliverers some major damage to his victims, resulting in some really great gore! 

 Check this one out for sure.   If you are a fan of the CHILD'S PLAY films, you will not be disappointed! 

 CURSE OF CHUCKY is available now on DVD and Blu-ray/DVD combo pack.  The DVD and Blu-ray contain the following special features:

*  Deleted Scenes
*  Gag Reel
*  Playing with Dolls:  The Making of Curse of Chucky
*  Feature Commentary with Director Don Mancini, Puppeteer Tony Gardner, and Star Fionna Dourif

The Blu-ray also contains these exclusive Special Features:

*  Living Doll:  Bringing Chucky to Life
*  Voodoo Doll:  The Chucky Legacy
*  Storyboard Comparisons


CLICK HERE to watch the trailer
CLICK HERE to purchase the DVD
CLICK HERE to purchase the Blu-ray/DVD combo pack





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