Just in time for Halloween, Arrow Video will release a special edition of the classic horror film Children of the Corn. The movie has been released before to Blu-ray, namely on a 25th Anniversary edition in 2009, but this new Special Edition adds plenty of new bonus content to supplement the brand new 2k restoration from the original camera negative.
Based on the novel by Stephen King, Children of the Corn takes you to the town of Gatlin in rural Nebraska, where a cult of children are murder anyone over 18. The film won “Best Fantasy Film” at the Brussels International Festival of Fantasy Film, an is director Fritz Kiersch’s most known cinematic accomplishment.
In the extras there are new audio commentaries, interviews, and a production featurette that visits the shooting location of Children of the Corn. The Blu-ray package art was commissioned by artist Gary Pullin.
Children of the Corn Features
- 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