Subject: I have found a DVD that I think you would enjoy
|Puppet Master 3-D UNRATED Puppetmaster in 2D 3D|
Actor: Alex Whitaker
Director: David Schmoeller
Genres: Horror, Documentary
PUPPETMASTER — He's Cutting A Few Strings. — His Death Is The Only Beginning... For no apparent reason, an aged puppetmaster carefully packs away the marionettes of his craft and shoots himself. Those who come to mourn, or d... more »
Good horror movie, with awful fake 3D
The Other Eye | Glendale, CA United States | 08/04/2007
(2 out of 5 stars)
"A marionette maker dies, but his puppets don't... and they have a vengeful, murderous dark side. This is a classic low budget horror movie that works well. Watch it in 2D here or elsewhere (ASIN: B000A8OJOK ), or get the full series boxed set (ASIN: B000FNYXYQ ).
This (2D version) is the first movie in the Full Moon series of Puppet Master films. (No relation to a Donald Sutherland movie by a similar name.) This movie was good enough to launch a long series of sequels, and is a clever premise.
Included is what is advertised as a 3D version -- don't believe it. Most of it looks like a flat image that was just pushed back in depth slightly, but is still flat. Then there's inside-out, broken, eye-strain / nausea inducing imagery that doesn't conform to any definition of 3D that I'd use. The DVD author simply offsets the video by one or two frames in one eye, and on rare occasion (less than 2 percent of the movie, apparently) this produces something that looks somewhat like 3D. The other 98 percent of the time, it just looks like unwatchable poop.
The original filmmakers did not do this 3D conversion. It does not even look like an earnest attempt.
This is a +4 star horror movie, with a -2 star fake-3D assault to the eyes. Hence the 2 star rating.
If you haven't seen Puppet Master and like low budget horror movies (I do), then this DVD is probably worth purchasing (for the 2D version). -- If you like 3D (I do) or think the 3D might be a fun extra, then this is probably NOT the DVD for you, since the 3D is extremely un-3D and a complete waste of money. Saying that this is bad fake 3D, would be a gross understatement."
Nice... Puppet Master in uncut form. :)
Joshua Peters | 03/24/2009
(4 out of 5 stars)
"Okay, now the 3D isn't very good, but the 2D version is in fact two minutes LONGER than the original version from Full Moon, despite listing the runtime as 75 minutes. The transfer isn't as good as the Full Moon version, so this is really just good as a companion piece to the original version."