Seed of Chucky -
Unrated & Extended
Universal Studios Home Entertainment
Date: June 7, 2005
Review posted: June 17, 2005
dolls Chucky and Tiffany are revived by their son, and plot to
take new bodies and produce another child.
While I am not a
fan of the Child’s Play films, I do admit that the first film
is a very good horror film. It has a very high fright factor, which
helps disguise the fact that everyone is terrified of a plastic doll.
The series proceeded to slip downhill with Child’s Play’s 2 & 3,
neither of which were all that interesting. 1998’s Bride of Chucky
brought a little life into the series by adding a good dose of humor
into the mix, but even then, it wasn’t enough to fix the film’s
flaws. However, what all these films have in common were that they
were all horror films.
Seed of Chucky
Although it does
have the serial killing dolls, the film cannot be classified as a
horror film. Seed spends too much of it’s time trying to parody both
itself and Hollywood. However, calling the film a comedy would be a
misnomer. To be a comedy would imply that there is actually something
funny in the film. The Seed of Chucky is best described as a waste of
time. The film is competently put together, the plot is coherent, but
that’s about it. The story is lazy, the horror is lackluster, and the
humor is too few and far between (though there is a great joke on the
behalf of Chucky’s child in which he believes he’s Japanese because of
a Made in Japan label on his wrist.) But in the end, it just adds up
The cast is okay,
considering the material. Jennifer Tilly spends the entire film
making fun of herself, Redman isn’t bad playing himself, even John
Waters has fun in the film. But things like Ed Wood references (the
seed of Chucky is a gender confused doll going by Glen or Glenda –
depending on who’s addressing him/her,) and puppet masturbation…well…I
could see how it could be funny on paper.
If a film about a
deranged killer puppet masturbating so he can artificially inseminate
an actress in order for her to produce a human child is what you’re
looking for, then Seed of Chucky is for you. Otherwise, let
this one go.
The video is just a
standard transfer. There is no enhancement of image, or is there any
noticeable muting of image. It looks really nice.
The film is
presented in Dolby Digital 5.1 Surround and DTS 5.1 which both sound
good. Nothing special or noteworthy with the presentations, they’re
just standard sound mixes.
Commentary by Don
Mancini and Jennifer Tilly:
An okay commentary track. There is a good amount of information given.
Commentary by Don
Mancini and puppet master Tony Gardner: A pretty good technical track, giving a good impression as to how
hard it was to make the film.
subtitle option that gives many different facts about Seed of Chucky
and the other Child’s Play films. Not bad.
First half of a cut sequence in which the Tiffany doll tries as hard
as she can to not kill actress Debbie Carrington. The commentary on
the scene is much better than the scene itself.
An “Interview” with Chucky which includes his “screen tests” for other
Chucky, Tiffany, and Glen look at slides of their family vacation.
Tilly on The
A segment of Jay Leno’s show featuring a video “diary” of Jennifer
Tilly shooting the film in Romania. Lame, even for Leno.
Tilly’s diary on making the film. Eh, whatever.
Fuzion Up Close
with The Seed of Chucky:
Another faux interview program. Don’t bother.
Seed of Chucky:
The only real making of feature, which is mostly the usual cast and
crew praises of the material.
Storyboard to Film
Somewhat interesting, but not really.
Yawn. I think it’s
best for Chucky to stay dead after this one.
VERDICT: SKIP IT
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