on 10 October 2013
Absolutely amazing Blu-ray set of movies, all the chucky films are here including the awesome new curse of chucky, they all look totally stunning in high definition including all the originals, if your a big fan of the series this set is a must!! you get the uncut versions of the films, the unrated versions of bride and seed and curse of chucky and they are all region free!!! they are packed with tons of features too except 2 and 3 which have never had anything but a trailer, amazing set for any horror buff, great transfers, worth every penny!!!
on 30 July 2016
Child's Play 1,2 & 3 where great fun to watch, Bride of Chucky was OK, Seed of Chucky not so much, but I've also seen the latest movie, Curse of Chucky which I think blew me out of this world, its the film time I seen a good Chucky and a bad Chucky in the same film, Tiffany is also a cool doll murderer, with there son Glen.......some of my favorite scenes in some of these movies is where Chucky gets into the back of a bin wagon and the man follows him, kinda bad idea, you know where this goes...the scene in the toy factory, and the scene in which he gets chopped up by a huge fan.
on 11 October 2013
Firstly - Although listed as a US import, the discs are all region free. I got a voucher for a UV digital copy of Curse of Chucky but this is NOT valid outside North America nd Canada.
I've been a fan of the Child's Play films since the first in 1988 and if you like your horror with a tinge of comedy (or in the case of Bride & Seed your comedy tinged with horror) this is the set for you.
Child's Play 2 & 3 only have trailers but the remaining four films have a toybox of extras. It's in a nice gatefold slip case as well.
The rrp fluctuates a bit but I paid £50 for this. It's good value as certainly 2 & 3 have not been out on uk blu ray before and Curse of Chucky has only just been released. The picture and sound is fine and you get unrated cuts to a couple of the movies.
And to the quality of the films.
Child's Play - Creepy, good central perfomances including Alex Vincent. 5 stars
Child's Play 2 - Glossy sequel ups the gore and again well cast. 4 stars
Child's Play 3 - Relocating to marine academy Novel but suffers from moody teenager syndrome and bad child actors.3 Stars.
Bride of Chucky - Comedy takes priority here but still has a good horror quota. Jennifer Tilly is a standout. 4 stars.
Seed of Chucky - Loud and extreme. More laughs and weirdness (not my favourite) but still 3 stars.
Curse of Chucky - Return to the chills of the first film. Straight to DVD/BR but definately Cinema quality filmmaking. Good cast, not particularly likeable which I suppose is a good thing. Some clever scares thrown in, as is the creepiness and some good gory deaths. There are clever links to previous movies in the series. Maybe one ending too many but a twist/reveal towards the end was great. Stay to the end of the credits too. Don't watch the extras first as there are major SPOILERS. 5 stars.
And of course Brad Dourif IS Chucky and CHUCKY is Brad Dourif. Scene stealer either in human or doll form. (The actress in CofC is his real life daughter btw)
on 30 March 2014
The new Chucky: The Complete Collection box set is notable for one big reason: the original Child’s Play is included! The first film was made by MGM, only for the company’s then-owner to drop the franchise due to objections over the content, despite the film’s success. As a result, Universal ended up acquiring the series and have produced all of the sequels, but because MGM still owned the first movie, it’s never been a part of any of the previous collections Universal have put out, until now. There’s something for everyone here, whether you enjoy the satire of the early films, the comedic horror of the fourth and fifth installments, or the return to scares in the latest picture. The collection is loaded with extras, particularly in the original Child’s Play, Seed of Chucky and Curse of Chucky. It’s a must-have for Chucky lovers and a great collection for horror fans in general. I'll try and write a short synopsis on each film cause I don't want this to be a long review:
Child's Play (1988): The film that started it all. Child’s Play introduced audiences to the psychotic serial killer/voodoo practitioner Charles Lee Ray (Brad Dourif) who transfers his soul into a child’s Good Guy doll, named Chucky. The doll soon gets picked up by a woman who later gives it as a present to her son Andy and then... All hell breaks loose!
Extra features: Commentary with Alex Vincent, Catherine Hicks and Chucky Designer Kevin Yagher. Feature Commentary with Producer David Kirschner and Screenwriter Don Mancini. Select Scene Chucky Commentaries – Chucky (Brad Dourif) provides commentary to his favorite scenes ect. Vintage Featurette Introducing Chucky: The Making of Child’s Play. Evil Comes in Small Packages: The Birth of Chucky, Creating the Horror, Unleashed (~30 minutes total) – Three behind-the-scenes featurettes on the creation of Chucky. Chucky: Building a Nightmare. A Monster Convention (~5 minutes) – A recording of cast-members Vincent, Hicks and Sarandon appearing at the 2007 Monster Mania fan convention. Also has a photo gallery and theatrical trailer.
Child's Play 2 (1990):- Basically continues straight from the first film, a great follow up that adds more blood and gore (not much since the first one didn't have any) Andy's mother has landed in a mental institution and Andy has been taken in by a foster family with appropriate mental vacuity to be a horror movie surrogate family. Andy himself still isn't all together, and when Chucky the killer doll re-enters his life again, watch out! My favorite scene was when the mean teacher finally gets it in Andy's school. I thought it was quite funny.
Extra Features: Theatrical Trailer and that's it.
Child's Play 3 (1991):- This film, too, starts off where we left off, with the cleaning out of the dilapidated Good Guys factory eight years later. Of special note is the bloody torso of Chucky that’s carried out on a crane during the opening credits, where we see his blood mixed in with the paint/molten plastic mixture. This time around, Andy is all grown up and attending a military academy, Chucky once again manages to infiltrate the facility to eventually find Andy, but things play out in much the same way as the previous two installments. It's a decent sequel but I wasn't as impressed as the series was getting abit too formulaic and repetitive.
Extra Features:- Theatrical Trailer.
Bride of Chucky (1998) Seed of Chucky (2004) Curse of Chucky (2013) :- At this point the series had obviously taken a different route, the films were more comedic and the Andy plotline was taken out. Bride of Chucky introduces a new femme fatale in the form of Tiffany (Jennifer Tilly), who is after Chucky’s remains. She eventually turns into a doll herself In classic 90s movie-making, it takes pot-shots at the 80s while also being self-referential. Happily, there’s some clever writing this time around to go with the improved puppetry. Extra Features include Bride of Chucky Spotlight on Location (~10 minutes), two commentaries and a theatrical trailer. Seed is basically more of the same and is not to be taken seriously, the suspense and scares of the earlier films were completely gone this time as it focuses more on the comedic aspects. Curse of Chucky centers on a disabled young woman, Nica (Fiona Dourif), who lives with her over-protective mother (Chantal Quesnelle) and longs to escape the house and explore the world. Everything changes when a Chucky doll is delivered to their doorstep and Nica’s mother dies that very evening. I thought it was a decent film while not the great comeback as some critics have said, it did provide some nice gory death scenes, although some of the characters were boring.
Extra Features: Deleted Scenes, gag reel, Playing With Dolls: making of, Living Doll: Bringing Chucky to Life, Voodoo Doll: The Chucky Legacy, Storyboard Comparisons and commentary. Overall, this was a great blu-ray boxset that will please all the horror fans out there, with great audio and picture quality, it's a deal that should not be missed. Highly recommended.