A blog about my favourite movies, music, and TV.

24 January 2009

Dollman vs Demonic Toys

The DVD box says it a 'Directors Uncut Version' - I can't imagine a trashier film to receive a directors cut release! This is a sequel to three Full Moon movies - Demonic Toys, Dollman, and Bad Channels, the 'stars' of all three movies - Tracy Scoggins, Tim Thomerson, and Melissa Behr, all reprise their roles. This 72 minute movie is an unashamed cash-in on the 'success' of those crappy movies, and despite some of the reviews I'd read of it, I didn't think it was that bad.

Judith Gray (Scoggins) is still on the trail of the evil demonic toys, and calls on Dollman (Thomerson) and shrunken Nurse Ginger (Behr) to help her prevent them from bringing back the spirit of their demon master.

Most of the toys return, in particular Baby Oopsie Daisy who attempts to impregnate poor Nurse Ginger in the 'climax' of this stellar addition to my collection. The Dollman series continued with further sequels, but it was the end of the line for the Demonic Toys until they was brought back by the Sci-Fi Channel a few years ago.

One interesting special feature on this DVD is a rather interesting special feature - an original making of documentary - The Video Zone. These were staple features of Full Moon videos, and its here in all its glory, featuring interviews with director Charles Band and all the stars, and some of the crew. In it Tracy Scoggins says that she's a big fan of movies like this, and you get to see how they did the effects. These kind of things are run of the mill these days, but in 1993 it must've been quite a novelty. In fact Paramount who distributed these movies refused to even pay for the tape to print the Video Zones on, so they were paid for entirely by Full Moon themselves. Melissa Behr didn't do much acting after this, except for writing, producing, and starring in her own movie Me & Will, which was released in 1999 - which is pretty good, and can be found in pound shops everywhere.

Demonic Toys 2 was filmed back in November and will be released later this year!


Mike said...

You really do watch some amazing SHIT!

thesaunderschild said...

You're mistaken. There was only one sequel to Dollman, and it was this very movie you're talking about. There was a series of Dollman and Demonic Toys comics that were released through Eternity Comics, but they didn't follow the same continuity as the films, and are separate...

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