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Import Corner: Children of the Corn Trilogy (Arrow Video) Blu-ray Review

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Studio: Arrow Video Release Date:  March 9th, 1984 (theatrical) (Children of the Corn)                                    January 29th, 1993 (theatrical) (Children of the Corn II)                                   September 12th, 1995 (video premiere) (Children of the Corn III)                                    September 28th, 2021 (4K blu-ray)  Run Time:  1 hour 32 minutes 11 seconds (Children of the Corn)                         1 hour 32 minutes 59 seconds (Children of the Corn II) (International Cut)                         1 hour 33 minutes 33 seconds (Children of the Corn II) (US Theatrical Cut)                         1 hour 35 minutes 29 seconds (Children of the Corn II) (Workprint Version)                         1 hour 30 minutes 57 seconds (Children of the Corn III) (US Cut)                         1 hour 32 minutes 54 seconds (Children of the Corn III) (International Cut) Region Code: REGION FREE (4K Blu-ray) (Children of the Corn)                                  REGION

The Replacement Killers (mini review)

I like The Replacement Killers. I think that it is a solid action movie. But I also feel that the movie doesn't allow Chow Yun-Fat to show us Americans what he is capable of. The movie places Yun-Fat into a scenario that he has seen many times before: that of an assassin who tries to do good and is hunted for it. We have seen him do the same thing in The Killer, a movie that is so much better than The Replacement Killers. The Replacement Killers gets the look of a Hong Kong Heroic Bloodshed movie down, but it doesn't get anything else right. When John Woo films bullet hits, not only do the intended targets get hit, but so does everything else resulting in a chaos of damage with almost nothing left standing. When bullets hit in American movies, there is still things left standing. Yun-Fat is left posing for the camera in the all the different poses that we have come to love from Hong Kong cinema, but there is no heart. The Replacement Killers is a soulless effort, but one that still entertains. It is empty, but somehow we still like it.


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