Curse Of Chucky

Featured In Issue 180, October 2013

WSR Score3.5
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Universal Studios Home Entertainment
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R / Unrated
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Bloody Horror Violence and language
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95 / 97
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Don Mancini
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DTS HD Lossless 5.1, DTS 5.1
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The Curse Of Chucky presents the return of the pint-sized doll possessed by the spirit of a notorious serial killer. When a mysterious package arrives at the house of Nica (Dourif), she doesn't give it much thought. However, after her mother's mysterious death, Nica begins to suspect that the talking, red-haired doll her visiting niece has been playing with may be the key to the ensuing bloodshed and chaos. Chucky is voiced by Brad Dourif. (Gary Reber)

Both the rated version (01:24:43) and the unrated version (01:36:41) are available. Special features include commentary with Director Don Mancini, Puppeteer Tony Gardner, and Actress Fiona Dourif; six deleted scenes (HD 06:17); a gag reel (HD 01:27); the making-of featurette Playing With Dolls (HD 15:34); two featurettes Living Doll: Bringing Chucky To Life (HD 08:35) and Voodoo Doll: The Chucky Legacy (HD 07:08); four storyboard comparisons (HD 25:19); upfront previews; BD-Live; and an UltraViolet digital copy.

The 1.78:1 1080p AVC picture appears stylistically cold and detached with piercing blues, bruised browns, and aged yellows. Fleshtones are natural throughout. Contrast is well balanced with deep and sinister blacks and revealing shadow delineation. Resolution is excellent, with superb detail and edge-clean definition. Object texture, clothing, hair, and facial features are perfectly resolved, even Chucky's stitches and scars. The overall image quality is pristine, for a pleasing visual experience throughout. (Gary Reber)

The DTS-HD Master Audio™ 5.1-channel soundtrack relies on atmosphere and suspense to deliver its scares. When .1 LFE support is delivered, it is fully energized and deep. Surround envelopment creates an eerie dimensional feel, within which Chucky stalks his victims. Subtle directional and ambient effects underscore the tension and horror as the violence erupts. Dialogue is perfectly intelligible and integrated spatially. Overall, this is an effectively tense sonic experience. (Gary Reber)