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Child's Play (1988) Blu-Ray
Movie Review by Herr Doktor

Child's Play (1988) Charles Lee Ray AKA Chucky himself is back, and nasty as hell in BLU-RAY high definition glory! The 80's horror genre are starting to get the royal treatment like Night of the Creeps, The Evil Dead, and titles like Childs Play Look damn good, and probably will not look any better.

Everyone's favorite murderous, voodoo enthusiastic doll is back to remind the Puppet Master who the king of animated dolls. I had almost forgotten just how mean this little guy was, as the series started to get plain silly. As Chucky the man fiercely exclaims to the cop (Chris Sarandon of Fright Night fame) he would get him and his treacherous partner "No Matter What" is the whole point of this film of revenge, and utter evil and chaos that is Childs Play. Using his Voodoo incantation a dying Ray puts his heart and soul (pardon the stupid joke) into a popular Good Guys doll.

Fast forward to a little boy Andy and his single mother who wants this must have doll, but can't afford the 100 dollar price tag. Mom lucks out and finds a bum selling him for 30 bucks. It just so happens the Good Guy, is Chucky. Great, just great….

The rest is good old fashioned jump scares, minimal gore, and Chucky killing everyone but three people! Good clean fun that probably would get a pg13 rating if not for the language. Probably a bit lame for today's youth, but if you grew up in the 80's like me; you will love the nostalgia this Blu-Ray re-release will bring.

Video: 3.9 out of 5

This High Definition presentation is the best I have ever seen it, and it looks great for a 23 year old film. The fires are bright and sharp, and the night scenes are black and deep. You see every evil little twist on Chucky's face, and even a few marks, and battle wounds I don't remember seeing before. His clothes become noticeably dirtier as the film goes on, and he causes more mayhem. Especially after Chucky attacks the Cop in his car, causing it to flip. The film looks like it may have been out a year or so ago.

Sound: 4.5 out of 5

The Blu-Ray presentation of Child's Play is in DTS-HD 5.1. I was impressed with what they did with this aging track. The rear channels are utilized very well, especially with the explosions throughout the film, and gun shots. The center channel really screams out Chucky's angry bellows, and screams of vengeance! The ambiance sounds of the city come alive in this presentation, and it beats the hell out of the standard DVD 2.0 mix, or the 5.1 for that matter. This is why we buy Blu-Ray folks, not just for the picture, but kick-ass sound. And as Horror fans, we know sound sometimes is more important than the image. Sometimes. Buy or rent this Blu-Ray, and have some fun, What the Hell?


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