Seed of Chucky You'd think you'd know what you're in for when the credits sequence traces the reproductive journey of killer-doll sperm. Still, though self-referential to the point… Seed of Chucky You'd think you'd know what you're in for when the credits sequence traces the reproductive journey of killer-doll sperm. Still, though self-referential to the point…
DVD Review

Seed of Chucky (2005)

EW's GRADE
B-

Details Release Date: Jun 07, 2005; DVD Release Date: Jun 07, 2005; Movie Rated: R; With: Brad Dourif and Jennifer Tilly; Distributor: Focus

You'd think you'd know what you're in for when the credits sequence traces the reproductive journey of killer-doll sperm. Still, though self-referential to the point of inanity, the fifth Child's Play film reveals a genuine braininess behind gory effects that are more silly than scary. In a conceit worthy of Charlie Kaufman — okay, maybe Donald Kaufman — Bride of Chucky's Jennifer Tilly, now playing herself, gamely delivers lines like ''I'm an Oscar nominee, for chrissakes, now I'm f---ing a puppet'' and dishes about Bound costar Gina Gershon. Cinehipsters will no doubt appreciate that Chucky makes air quotes and that his gender-confused spawn resembles art-rock diva Laurie Anderson. EXTRAS Those interested in a movie called Seed of Chucky will be satisfied with no less than the unrated — um, ''fully extended'' — version. There's the usual array of goodies (storyboards, a ''slashed'' scene, featurettes), but the highlight — witty commentary by Tilly and writer-director Don Mancini — references tasty deleted sequences not included here (what gives?). During a TV clip from the mun2 channel, an interviewer asks Tilly, ''It's more comedy than humor now, right?'' That's certainly an intriguing way to put it.

Originally posted Jun 06, 2005 Published in issue #824 Jun 10, 2005 Order article reprints
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