Posted Fri Aug 9, 2013 at 07:59 AM PDT by Tom Landy
'Curse of Chucky' made its North American debut at the Fantasia Film Festival in Montreal, Quebec at a sold out screening for over 800 fans on Friday, July 31, 2013, and just won the festival’s Audience Award for Best International Feature!
The screening was followed by a Q&A with Chucky creator/director Don Manicini, along with the film’s stars Fiona Dourif, Danielle Bisutti and Chantal Quesnelle. The panel was moderated by Fangoria’s Tony Timpone. The evening also included an autograph signing where dozens of fans brought their Chucky dolls, posters and even a Chucky jacket to be signed.
As previously reported, Universal Studios says 'Curse of Chucky' will have a Blu-ray release on October 8.
Also available on the same date is 'Chucky: The Complete Collection' -- a limited edition boxed set of all six films in the franchise.
'Curse of Chucky' reunites franchise creators Don Mancini and David Kirschner as Chucky returns to horrify viewers in an all-new, unrated chapter of the blood-soaked suspense saga that James Oster of ArrowInTheHead.com gleefully calls “Delightfully deadly.”
“It has been a quarter of a century since fans were first petrified by Toyland’s most lethal serial killer in 'Child’s Play'” said Glenn Ross, General Manager and Executive Vice President, Universal 1440 Entertainment. “Now, twenty-five years later, the deadly legacy continues as Chucky resumes his disturbing reign of terror, delivering more of the blood-curdling scares and bone-chilling twists that have cemented his place as one of the world’s most legendary horror film icons.”
Written and directed by Mancini, 'Curse of Chucky' finds a family imperiled by the murderous doll that launched a generation’s nightmares – determined to finish a job that was started long ago. The film stars Fiona Dourif ('The Master,' “True Blood”), A Martinez (“Longmire,” “General Hospital”), Danielle Bisutti ('Get Smart,' “CSI: Miami”) and Brennan Elliott (“Flight 93,” 'Double Jeopardy'), with Brad Dourif ('The Lord of the Rings,' " Deadwood") once again providing the voice of Chucky, the homicidal plaything inhabited by the spirit of notorious serial killer Charles Lee Ray.
The Blu-ray/DVD/Ultraviolet combo pack will feature 1080p video, a DTS-HD Master Audio 5.1 soundtrack, and supplements will include: Feature Commentary with Director Don Mancini, Puppeteer Tony Gardner and Star Fiona Dourif; Deleted Scenes; Gag Reel; and Playing with Dolls: The Making of Curse of Chucky: From scripting, to casting to shooting, this featurette proves that playing with dolls is definitely not child’s play! Follow the cast and crew of Curse of Chucky as they bring the newest and scariest chapter in the series to the screen.
Blu-ray exclusives include: Living Doll: Bringing Chucky to Life: Featuring the award-winning work of animatronics company Alterian, this featurette shows the pain-staking detail involved with bringing Chucky to life and the army of people behind the process; Voodoo Doll: The Chucky Legacy: More than six films and a quarter of a century, Chucky, the possessed Good Guys doll, has been the playmate we love to hate. This featurette looks at why we’re still frightened by the red haired terror and recalls some favorite moments from the previous films; and Storyboard Comparisons.
Suggested list price for the 'Curse of Chucky' Blu-ray is $34.98 while the box set is $84.98.
You can find the latest specs for 'Curse of Chucky' and 'Chucky: The Complete Collection' linked from our Blu-ray Release Schedule, where they're indexed under October 8.
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