This weekend sees the release of director Lars Klevberg’s Child’s Play remake, which gives a new tech twist – and Mark Hamill’s sinister voice – to the devilish doll. However, if you long for Don Mancini’s original, more supernatural take on the Good Guy toy, Amazon has the deal for you.
The original Child’s Play franchise is a horror staple at this point, comprised of seven movies from the 1988 original to 2017’s Cult of Chucky. If you don’t happen to own any of them on Blu-ray (or if you want to expand on the one or two you do have), Amazon is currently selling Chucky: The Complete 7-Movie Collection for $19.99. Not only is that 50% off of the list price, but it rounds out to a little under three bucks a movie. I can guarantee there’s not a single entry in this set that isn’t worth owning in beautiful HD for less than the cost of a cup of iced coffee.
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Of course, included in the set are Tom Holland’s original Child’s Play (1988), John Lafia’s Child’s Play 2 (1990), Jack Bender’s Child’s Play 3 (1991), Ronny Yu’s Bride of Chucky (1998), and the three Don Mancini films: 2004’s Seed of Chucky (2004), Curse of Chucky (2013) and Cult of Chucky (2017). Each of these movies features Brad Dourif as the voice of the possessed doll and is produced by Mancini, who’s been vocally negative about Orion’s remake.
“So when someone says, ‘Oh yeah, we would love to have your name on the film’… it was hard not to feel like I was being patronized” he said recently. “They just wanted our approval. Which I strenuously denied them… The people who are making that movie, they don’t know how that’s going to affect my livelihood. It’s not just a paycheck. It’s very personal. MGM’s screwing with that…”
As unfortunate as it is that this year’s Child’s Play didn’t receive his blessing, critics are somewhat defending it, if you can call a “passing grade” on kills alone a defense.
In any case, before you head out to theaters, make your way online and throw this hell of a deal into your cart. You can thank me in 2-5 business days.