|Retro Puppet Master
was the last of
the true Puppet Master films, which was shot
during the death throes of the old Full Moon
I played the confusingly-named "First
You: Like, you mean you were the butler?
Me: Uh, no. The First Servant of Sutekh.
You: Oh, uh, wow. That's much more clear.
I was the villain ...a mummy raised from the
-The Egyptian God Sutekh , in order to track
down and kill...
-The Sorceror Afzel, before he can pass on
the secrets of the dead to...
-Young Parisian puppeteer Andre Toulon
(the future Puppet Master).
Confused? You're not alone.
|Me with two co-stars,
Retro-blade , and Dr. Death.
It's set in 1892 Paris, and was shot in
Bucharest, Romania. It used to play in
heavy rotation on Sci-Fi Channel.
As a piece of trivia, the climax at the end of
the film originally called for me to morph into
a giant, monster-like mummy creature and
battle to the death against Toulon. Most of
our budget got pulled during production,
though, so now it ends with a fist-fight.
Retro was released in 1999, and then
exhumed in 2003 so that excerpts from it
could be planted into the clip-show-like
Puppet Master: The Legacy
|(above) between fellow recovering mummies, 3rd
Servant (Vitalie Bantas) and 2nd Servant (Robert
Radoveanu). I'm in the middle.
|(left) with Ilsa
Brigitta Dau) and 2nd
Radoveanu) on board the
train near the climax of
Sestero as young
Toulon and Jack
Donner as Afzel
|(above) The mummy Servants of Sutekh being
raised from a 3,000 year slumber. Coffee please!!!
yes...it's a thought!!!
father, while the
um... guards .
|Romanian actor Robert
Radoveanu and I chill with
the Puppet Master stars, past
Behind the scenes, as
Second Servant and First Servant
pay a visit to Ilsa at the Swiss
|(right) Retro Puppets taking a break from shooting...
(l. to r.) Dr. Death, Cyclops, RetroSixShooter,
RetroBlade, and RetroTunneler
|(Above) The trailer for Retro Puppet Master