1984’s Children of the Corn is returning with a 2k restoration to remind you decades after the film’s release why you should never have kids.
The film, starring Linda Hamilton of Terminator fame, is being re-released through Arrow Video USA with a whole slew of special features and is set for release on September 19th. It centers around a couple stranded in the desolate town of Gatlin as they risk their lives at the hands of a religious cult filled with killer children. Though it has spawned numerous sequels since the original Children of the Corn, none have come close to matching the terror of the 1984 film. As most horror fans know, the film was based on a short story by Stephen King of the same name.
The packaging for this release will feature artwork by Gary Pullin, who has been absolutely dominating the art world as of late. The first pressing of the Blu-Ray will also include a limited edition booklet. More information on Pullin can (and should) be found by visiting his website here.
A comprehensive list of special features can be found below. Pre-orders are live now through Diabolik.
Children of the Corn special features include:
• Brand new 2K restoration from the original negative
• High Definition Blu-ray (1080p) presentation
• Original Mono and 5.1 Audio Options
• Optional English subtitles for the deaf and hard of hearing
• Brand new audio commentary with John Sullivan of childrenofthecornmovie.com and horror journalist Justin Beahm
• 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
• Feeling Blue – an interview with the actor who played “The Blue Man” in the fabled excised sequence
• Theatrical Trailer
• Reversible sleeve featuring original and newly commissioned artwork by Gary Pullin