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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Quite good (if you don’t mind the change in genre)
There was quite a lot of fuss made by ‘Child’s Play’ die-hard fans when the fourth instalment (aka ‘Bride of Chucky’) was released. Not only did it drop the ‘Child’s Play’ title, but it also changed genres.

The first three films played it dead straight every time. They were horror movies through and through...
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3.0 out of 5 stars Katherine Heigl in Horror Movie ...
Bride of Chucky, also known as Child's Play 4: Bride of Chucky is the second of three horror films co-starring a young Katherine Heigl. In this comic horror she plays a back seat role to 'Chucky' (Brad Dourif) and his bride (Jennifer Tilly) who obviously steal the show. To any of you who are unfamiliar with the Chucky series be prepared for plenty of violent ott killings...
Published 19 months ago by Bob Weston


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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Quite good (if you don’t mind the change in genre), 5 Feb 2014
This review is from: Bride Of Chucky [1998] [DVD] (DVD)
There was quite a lot of fuss made by ‘Child’s Play’ die-hard fans when the fourth instalment (aka ‘Bride of Chucky’) was released. Not only did it drop the ‘Child’s Play’ title, but it also changed genres.

The first three films played it dead straight every time. They were horror movies through and through. However, Bride of Chucky could almost be considered a reboot, as it uses very little of the ‘mythology’ from its predecessors and introduces a whole new concept to the franchise, i.e. humour.

This is very much a ‘black comedy.’ Personally, I was never that scared of the original films and thought that a story about a possessed killer doll was hardly ‘serious’ subject matter to begin with, so I was okay with the change. However, Child’s Play ‘purists’ disagreed.

So, if you only see the Child’s Play franchise as straight horror, I’d leave the series at Part III. However, if you’re okay with some campy humour added into the mix, or are just a fan of black comedies in general, I’d give this one a try.

Special kudos to Jennifer Tilly, who’s brilliant as the ‘bride’ of Chucky in both human and doll form.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Well hello dolly, 8 Nov 2011
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After being stuck in an evidence locker for 2 years, Chucky is freed by corrupt cop Bailey, sent by his girlfriend Tiffany. Officer Bailey is quickly offed and Chucky is taken home. He's in quite a state, but then so would you be if you were diced in a giant fan. Using bits off her massive doll collection Tiffany manages to bring Chucky back to life using another chant to the mighty Damballa.

As soon as he's on his feet Chucky does yet another killing to get the circulation going. Tiffany is excited and can't wait to get Chucky into a human body so they can get hitched. But Chuck is dead against marriage and laughs in her face. Dejected, Tiffany locks him in a play pen while she blows off some steam. Not taking kindly to being locked up, Chucky breaks out and kills her by knocking a TV into her bathtub.

Another chant to Damballa brings her back in the form of one of her many dolls. Angry with the loss of her nice, fleshy body and being stuck in a short, plastic one, Tiffany starts researching ways to help herself without Chucky's aid. Tough luck, the only way out is with the help of an amulet that was buried with Chucky's human body years ago.

Conning a couple of local lovebirds, hick Jesse and well-to-do Jade, into driving them to the graveyard in New Jersey, Chuck and Tiff begin a cross-country killing spree, leaving a pile of dead bodies in their wake that the cops assume are the work of Jesse and Jade. Marital disputes between couples both flesh and plastic follow. Don't laugh, it's good! The formula of Child's Play was wearing mighty thin by the end of the 3rd film and really needed a fresh new spin to keep it alive. Don Mancini struck the nail right on the head when he turned it into a post-modern horror. Remember, this was back in the days when post-modern horror was all the rage so it might seem just the tiniest bit dated now. But compared to the endless Urban Legend, Scream and I Know yadda yadda films Bride of Chucky seems to have the sharpest wit, the slickest direction and strongest production values.

Director Ronny Yu gives us plenty of eye-candy and shoots the film with loads of darkness and deep blacks. A horror series like this needs technical superiority and imagination when it comes to direction and Ronny Yu soars over Jack Bender's mundane approach to Child's Play 3.

Composer Graeme Revell returns and delivers a more sophisticated, if slightly generic, score to those awful death-metal guitar/synthesizer cues to Child's Play 3. His main theme from Child's Play 2 comes and goes briefly and he forgets the huge orchestral mayhem he did before. But he does introduce a very cool Twin Peaks-style love theme for Chuck and Tiff. An alright score overall that really should get a release on CD.

Katherine Heigl is very easy on the eye as is Jennifer Tilly (as a human). Plus it also features one of my favorite actors, the late John Ritter, who died in 2003. Margot Kidder's gorgeous niece Janet also has a small role and Kathy Najimy (that's Peggy Hill for you King of the Hill fans) cameos as a distressed Motel Maid.

Shot on Kodak Vision Premier, the 1.85:1 anamorphic picture would look much better on Blu Ray. Come on Universal, I've had this DVD for nearly 13 years!
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4.0 out of 5 stars What A Lovely Bride She Is too..., 6 Dec 2003
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This review is from: Bride of Chucky [1999] [DVD] (DVD)
When I first heard that there was going to be yet another Chucky film...I sighed. Sequels are usually rubbish; stupid plots that don't make sense; actors you have never heard of and don't want to see in another film ever again; crap directors. I was not only surprised but really chuffed that this film didn't follow a long line of boring sequels. I wouldn't really call this a serious film; parts of it are hilairious and the blood and gut's are splattered left, right, and centre. Jennifer Tilly is fantastic as Tiff, the love of Chucky's deranged and daring life; she's sexy and has a fanastic part to play. As usual, Chucky has the charm and charisma of a pogo stick, and is great at it. This film also stars some actors some of you may not have heard of, but don't let this put you off; they made a good job. The director, Ronny Yu has made a successful job in my mind; he's brought Chucky back to life, and we are grateful to him for bringing back the toy every little boy and girl wants for christmas. The special features are good too, it includes a location diary from the marvellous Jennifer Tilly, cast and crew Biographies, Trailers, History of Chucky, etc. Well worth watching and as Total Film so rightly quotes; 'A non-stop romp of belly laughs and over-the-top splatter'...
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5 of 6 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Terrifying, well no, but still a great film, 2 Nov 2005
This review is from: Bride of Chucky [1999] [DVD] (DVD)
My first introduction to Chucky was watching Childsplay at a girly sleepover when I was about 12. It absolutely terrified me, reinforcing the fact that films have ratings for a reason! Being older and braver I thought I’d give Bride of Chucky a go.
Watching this film proved two things to me: 1) sequels can in fact be good, and 2) I was a very wimpy child! If you want terrifying this probably isn’t the film for you, but for shear entertainment its first class. It has everything you could ever want from a typical American cheesy horror, from the goody-goody teenagers caught in the wrong place at the wrong time to a couple of dolls on a murderous rampage, perfect!
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3.0 out of 5 stars Katherine Heigl in Horror Movie ..., 14 Jan 2013
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This review is from: Bride Of Chucky [1998] [DVD] (DVD)
Bride of Chucky, also known as Child's Play 4: Bride of Chucky is the second of three horror films co-starring a young Katherine Heigl. In this comic horror she plays a back seat role to 'Chucky' (Brad Dourif) and his bride (Jennifer Tilly) who obviously steal the show. To any of you who are unfamiliar with the Chucky series be prepared for plenty of violent ott killings. Blood and gore hit the screen frequently but it still maintains humour throughout. The picture quality and sound is very good quality and it has a gripping and engaging soundtrack. If not taken too seriously this is an entertaining film and keeps you guessing right up to the end. Certainly it's worth a viewing if you like this sort of thing but hardly what I'd call family entertainment. 6/10 for value.
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5 of 6 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars The best in the series, 14 July 2004
This review is from: Bride Of Chucky [DVD] [1999] (DVD)
This has to be my favourite chucky film, it's far more concerned on making chucky a character that we can relate with (ok not the killer side) and doesen't go for creepiness as we all know CHUCKY IS ALIVE. It's a must buy though watch the first as that is also up this standard.
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4.0 out of 5 stars chucky is back, 6 Sep 2003
This review is from: Bride of Chucky [1999] [DVD] (DVD)
this film is, in one word, excellent. don't be put off by Child's Play 3 not being as good as the first two, because this film really does pick up the story line. in this film Chucky has given up on Andy,but who wouldn't after being ripped up by a fan and various other casualties from trying to kill Andy? Chucky was sewn back together and now has a partner in crime, who is his bride. This film is great, and i give it such a high rating because it merges together violence and gore and comedy, this film is hilarious all the way through, and also very gory. Personally this is my favourite film of the Chucky saga, but all of them are very good films. i recommend it to anyone, as long as you don't get offended by strong language, violence, and doll sex. this film is a must-see, so everyone, go buy it now!
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4.0 out of 5 stars chilling, 2 July 2004
This review is from: Bride of Chucky [1999] [DVD] (DVD)
another great film with chucky, this time its more bloody and has more excitment, its also nice to see two dolls getting together, you never get to see that in a film hahahahaha
this film is very scary and jumpy, theres lots of action and some comedy, which you hardly get in a terrifying movie.
you dont need to see the other 3 to watch this film, but it is nice to see what happened in the others cause they are good.
its a great film and fun to watch, but after you do, you wont look at your dolls the same again hahaha, it woulod be great to watch this movie in the dark, all alone, with all your dolls with you in the smae room, go on try it, i dare you, only if you havent seen it hahaha
please do watch it, it is a great film.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Chucky's back!, 13 April 2000
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Although all the films are good, this fourth installment seems hated by a lot of people. But why? This film is not to taken seriously, and did you ever think that the 3 previous films were serious? This is watchable, but what has to be remembered is it is partly a horror/comedy. Sure this film is corny, but at least it isn't boring.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Excellent, Jennifer Tilley shines, 16 Dec 2003
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This review is from: Bride Of Chucky [DVD] [1999] (DVD)
This movie sends up the whole Chucky concept. Forget the first three in the series, this one is hilarious, borderline dark-comedy, and excellent special effects.
Jennifer Tilley is superb, and really steals the show. You will enjoy her in human form and when she trascends to a doll.
Very entertaining, and holds up well.
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