I've more or less always enjoyed Full Moon movies. Given I haven't seen too many of them (all but one or two Puppet Master movies, Seed People, Dark Angel: The Ascent, and Demonic Toys and the DM vs DT crossover) and even Prehysteria (although it technically wasn't released under the Full Moon name but a subsidiary production company owned by Full Moon). Of those, Curse of the Puppet Master was about the only one I would say as far as I hated the one time I saw it.
I remember seeing some of the Demonic Toys and Dollman vs the Demonic Toys late one night back in the late 90s when I was in junior high. I remember enjoying them enough. I saw this boxet in a local Dollar General for $10 for a while so I finally decided to get it.
First, the plot summaries:
Dollman is a science fiction movie centered around Brick Bardo (Tim Thomerson), the titular Dollman. Bardo is a 13 inch high cop. However, Bardo is not your run of the mill cop as he's an alien from another planet where his height is normal. He's forced to land on Earth while chasing an escaped criminal. This criminal allies himself with a local gang to look for Bardo while Bardo is discovered by a local woman and her son who takes him in. When the gang discovers this, Dollman must protect the mother and son from the gang.
Demonic Toys deals with with a small gang of toys possessed by evil forces led by a demon who wants a human baby body to be born in. His target is a local police officer named Judith who becomes trapped in a toy factory after an undercover job gone bad and is also newly pregnant. Also trapped in the factory is chicken delivery boy named Mark and runaway girl named Anne. The trio must find a way to stop the toys and more importantly the demon after Judith before it's too late.
----DOLLMAN VS THE DEMONIC TOYS----
Dollman vs the Demonic Toys takes place a year after Demonic Toys. Here we have Bardo still on Earth looking for Nurse Ginger from the movie Bad Waves who is also dollsized. Elsewhere Judith, the heroine from Demonic Toys, is keeping an eye on the old toy factory still fearing something will happen. Unfortunately, a homeless man breaks into the factory and is killed by a falling box. His blood brings the toys back who begin working on bringing their master back. Judith learns about Dollman and Nurse Ginger and decides to go to Dollman for help since Mark from the first movie refuses to talk to anyone, even her. Dollman decides to help her as a fellow cop to bring the toys down once again.
All in all, each movie is pretty good. These are the kind of movies you just need to grab some popcorn and have fun watching. Simple as that. I loved Tim Thomerson as Dollman.
A few people mentioned the picture quality. I didn't seem to have much issue with Dollman or the Demonic toys. But when I watched DM vs DT, I'll be honest in saying there were some pretty bad picture quality moments. There were moments when characters or items were noticeably blurry.
Other than that, I'd say this boxset would be a good buy if you're looking for some new horror or sci-fi movies to add to your collection. Especially if you find yourself enjoying Full Moon movies and never have seen these movies.