Movie Review-Children Of The Corn (Special Edition Blu-ray)

Brand new 2K restoration from the original camera negative
High Definition Blu-ray (1080p) presentation
Original stereo and 5.1 DTS-HD MA audio options
Optional English subtitles for the deaf and hard of hearing
Brand new audio commentary with horror journalist Justin Beahm and Children of the Corn historian John Sullivan
Audio commentary with director Fritz Kiersch, producer Terrence Kirby and actors John Franklin and Courtney Gains
Harvesting Horror: The Making of Children of the Corn retrospective piece featuring interviews with director Fritz Kiersch and actors John Franklin and Courtney Gains
…And a Child Shall Lead Them a brand new interview with actors Julie Maddalena and John Philbin
It Was the Eighties! an interview with actress Linda Hamilton
Field of Nightmares a brand new interview with writer George Goldsmith
Return to Gatlin brand new featurette revisiting the film s original Iowa shooting locations
Stephen King on a Shoestring an interview with producer Donald Borchers
Welcome to Gatlin: The Sights and Sounds of Children of the Corn an interview with production designer Craig Stearns and composer Jonathan Elias
Cut from the Cornfield an interview with actor Rich Kleinberg on the infamous lost Blue Man Scene
Disciples of the Crow 1983 short film adaptation of Stephen King s story
Storyboard gallery
Original Theatrical Trailer
Reversible sleeve featuring original and newly commissioned artwork by Gary Pullin
FIRST PRESSING ONLY: Fully illustrated collector s booklet featuring new writing on the film by John Sullivan and Lee Gambin

Young couple portrayed by Linda Hamilton and Peter Horton find themselves deserted in a rural, deserted Nebraska town where they’re tortured by children and bitch slapped with corn stalk. The children worship an unseen evil force called “He Who Walks Behind the Rows.” As soon as these kids become adults, they’re sacrificed to the corn God to prevent adults from molesting their clan.The imagery is down right creepy with the support of a chilling children’s choir. Two of the most immoral little brats, ginger Malachi (Courtney Gains) and midget Isaac ( John Franklin) have some effective scenes with some comedic relief mixed in, “OUT LANDER! WE HAVE YOUR WOMAN OUT LANDER!” My only beef with this first installment is that it should have stayed hardcore throughout the entire duration of the film. Not only are children viciously murdering adults and children are brutally murdered in the process, the original ending was to feature Linda Hamilton tied to the cross with her eyes cut out. Guess they wanted a happy ending. For a blu ray from Arrow, I would say it is well worth a purchase, but I always feel they are going to give us something else with this down the line.

8 out of 10