With the Sci Fi Channel remake brewing, along with a potential new theatrical movie, Anchor Bay Entertainment is celebrating the film’s 25th anniversary by releasing the classic Stephen King adaptation of Children of the Corn on Blu-ray July 28th. If you’ve seen Anchor Bay’s Blu-ray versions of Evil Dead 2 and Halloween you’ll know exactly why you should be excited.
In 1984, a film adaptation of a chilling short story by horror master Stephen King terrified audiences and launched a film franchise that continues to this very day. Now, to celebrate the 25th Anniversary of a classic and just in time to welcome the upcoming remake, Anchor Bay Entertainment announces the July 28th release of the original Children of the Corn on Blu-ray! Not only will fans see and hear this `80s shocker classic like never before, this Blu-ray edition contains all the supplements from the previous DiviMax(TM) DVD, as well as nearly an hour of newly-produced high-definition bonus features, with all-new, never-before-seen interviews with the cast and crew – created exclusively for this release! SRP is $29.97.
Produced by Donald P. Borchers (who is helming the 2009 remake) and directed by Fritz Kiersch, Children of the Corn stars `80s sensations Linda Hamilton (Terminator) and Peter Horton (“thirtysomething”) as a young couple who find themselves stranded in the isolated community of Gatlin, Nebraska. They soon discover that all of the town’s adults have been slaughtered by a twisted religious cult of children led by the enigmatic Isaac (John Franklin) who worship a mysterious cornfield deity. A deadly race for survival begins -can these adults escape a town where the innocent become zealots and offer blood sacrifices to He Who Walks Behind The Rows?
The Children of the Corn Blu-ray offers a bushel of bonus features including:
Audio commentary with director Fritz Kiersch, producer Terrence Kirby and actors John Franklin & Courtney Gains
NEW “It Was The Eighties!” (HD) — Linda Hamilton talks about working on the film, offering great behind-the-scenes stories about the cast and crew
NEW “Stephen King on a Shoestring” (HD) – All-New interview with Producer Donald Borchers.
NEW “Welcome to Gatlin: The Sights and Sounds of Children of the Corn” (HD) – Interview with Production Designer Craig Stearns and Composer Jonathan Elias
“Harvesting Horror: The Making of Children of the Corn” (SD)
Fast Film Facts
Original theatrical trailer
Poster & still gallery
Original storyboard and original title sequence art
Whether you like your corn yellow, blood-red or HD blu, prepare to enjoy Children of the Corn in high-definition!