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Puppet Master III: Toulon's Revenge (1991)

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A puppeteer's ability to bring inanimate objects to life attracts the attention of the Nazis during World War II.

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David DeCoteau

Writers:

Charles Band (original idea), C. Courtney Joyner
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Guy Rolfe ... Andre Toulon
Richard Lynch ... Major Kraus
Ian Abercrombie ... Dr. Hess
Kristopher Logan Kristopher Logan ... Lt. Eric Stein
Aron Eisenberg ... Peter Hertz
Walter Gotell ... General Mueller
Sarah Douglas ... Elsa Toulon
Matthew Faison Matthew Faison ... Hertz
Michelle Bauer ... Lili
Jasmine Totschek Jasmine Totschek ... Prostitute
Eduard Will Eduard Will ... Soldier on Stage
John Regis John Regis ... Morgue Attendant
Neal Parrow Neal Parrow ... Young Driver
Kenneth Cortland Kenneth Cortland ... Pharmacy Soldier
Lenny Rose Lenny Rose ... Airport Agent
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Set in Berlin during WWII, the Nazi regime is attempting to develop a drug that will animate the dead, in order to use in the war effort. Toulon arouses suspicion as a Nazi dissident, and his secret is discovered. During a Nazi raid on his home, Toulon's beautiful wife is murdered. Toulon vows revenge, with the help of his animated puppets. This movie gives a new perspective on Toulon and his "friends". Written by Craig West <cwest@teleport.com>

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World War 2 Has Just Gotten Smaller! See more »


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Rated R for violence and sensuality | See all certifications »

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Trivia

The surgery scene in the opening had to be toned down to make it less intense upon request from producer Charles Band and Paramount Pictures. See more »

Goofs

When the Prostitute leaves General Mueller's room, she doesn't close the door all the way, but we can hear the door closing. See more »

Crazy Credits

At the end of the credits, Six-Shooter's laugh can be heard. See more »

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Featured in Killjoy 3 (2010) See more »

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Fun "historic" war-time Puppet Master tale
6 January 2006 | by DVD_ConnoisseurSee all my reviews

The third "Puppet Master" movie is a prequel to the original two movies, showing events occurring in war-time Germany involving Andre Toulon, his wife Elsa and his band of merry wooden men (the puppets not the actors). This time, we see what happens when "Good Puppets Go Bad" as the ensemble of 12" killer characters seek revenge against the Nazis.

"Puppet Master III - Toulon's Revenge" is another building block in the series' mythology, filling in some of the back-story of the main protagonists. There's a continuity error with the timeframe, however, as this film is set in 1941 and, in the original, Toulon committed suicide in 1939! As expected, this is a really fun movie - the film's cast includes the late Walter Gotell as the Nazi general who commands his men with an iron fist but who also has a soft-spot for the local brothel. Gotell's best known for playing the Russian equivalent of "M" in numerous Bond movies. Sarah Douglas who plays Elsa Toulon will be familiar to genre fans as the evil Ursa from "Superman" and "Superman II". Guy Rolfe (Toulon), Richard Lynch (Major Krauss) and Ian Abercrombie (Doctor Hess) also deliver strong performances.

I was surprised at how high budget this film looks. Due to the season in which the film was made, the director settled on filming the external shots over 3 days on the Universal backlot rather than shoot on location in Europe. The results are impressively convincing.

My only complaint was that on the DVD I watched, the Ultra-Stereo soundtrack mixing had a heavy bias to the left channel.

"Puppet Master 3" is something of a rarity thesedays but it's well worth tracking down if you're a fan of the series.


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

1 May 1992 (Japan) See more »

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Filming Locations:

California, USA See more »

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Budget:

$800,000 (estimated)
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Sound Mix:

Ultra Stereo

Color:

Color

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1.33 : 1
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