Arrow Video announces Children of the Corn trilogy boxset (UK Exclusive)

Arrow Video has announced their full September release slate which includes the original adaptation of Stephen King‘s Children of the Corn – coming to 4K Ultra HD disc for the very first time.

The 4K release for Children of the Corn is coming to the UK as a three-film trilogy set.


The trilogy set includes Children of the Corn, Children of the Corn II and Children of the Corn III, with the first film on Region Free 4K disc and the sequels on Region 2 Blu-ray discs.


TIME TO REAP THE HARVEST!

Best-selling author Stephen King sowed the seeds for a bumper crop of horror films with his classic collection Night Shift. But few would sprout into the kind of franchise that Children of the Corn would grow to be.

In the cult classic original a young couple (Linda Hamilton and Peter Horton) find themselves stranded in the small town of Gatlin, Nebraska where they meet a religious cult of children led by the mysterious Isaac and the unhinged Malachi and learn the blood-curdling secrets of He Who Walks Behind the Rows.

Meanwhile in Children of the Corn II: The Final Sacrifice, the well meaning locals of nearby Hemingford adopt the children who survived the original terror, but all is not as it seems. A new harvest is about to begin.

Finally, Children of the Corn III: Urban Harvest brings terror to the big city, as two orphaned boys from Gatlin are taken into foster care in Chicago, where He Who Walks Behind the Rows begins to walk again!

Featuring the original film in Ultra High Definition and alternate cuts of both its follow-ups for the first time on Blu-ray, plus a wealth of new and archival extras, the Children of the Corn Trilogy box set is a terrifying treat!


  • DISC 1 – CHILDREN OF THE CORN (BLU-RAY / 4K UHD BLU-RAY)Brand new 4K restoration from the original camera negative by Arrow Films

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
It Was the Eighties! – an interview with actress Linda Hamilton
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 the actor who played “The Blue Man” in the fabled excised sequence
Theatrical Trailer
Disciples of the Crow, a 1983 short film adaptation of Stephen King’s short story


  • DISC 2 – CHILDREN OF THE CORN II: THE FINAL SACRIFICE (BLU-RAY)

Two versions of the film: the International Cut, and the US Theatrical Cut with additional CGI and an alternate audio mix (via seamless branching)
Brand new audio commentary by critics Matty Budrewicz and Dave Wain
Brand new audio commentary by critic Lee Gambin, in conversation with director David Price
A New Harvest, a brand new interview with director David Price
Sowing the Seeds of Terror, a brand new interview with co-screenwriter A.L. Katz
Framing Fear, a brand new interview with cinematographer Levie Isaacks
Workprint version of the film
Stills gallery
Theatrical Trailer


  • DISC 3 – CHILDREN OF THE CORN III: URBAN HARVEST (BLU-RAY)

Two versions of the film, the R-rated US Cut and the Unrated International Cut with extended ending (via seamless branching)
Brand new audio commentary by critics Matty Budrewicz and Dave Wain
Corn in the City, a brand new interview with screenwriter Dode Leveson
Corn in the USA, a brand new visual essay by author and critic Guy Adams
Early treatments, versions of the story from the development process
Stills Galleries
Theatrical Trailer


Pre order your copy of Children of the Corn Trilogy Limited Edition on Amazon UK now.

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