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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 Trailer Park: Alligator (1980) Theatrical Trailer

I love "When Animals Attack" films. I just love watching a group of people running away from a pack of dogs or watching some hikers being attacked by a bear. There is something about these films, I don't really know how to describe it other than having fun. Yeah, these films are just a lot of fun.

Alligator is a film that was not liked by critics when it opened. Roger Ebert gave it one star and said that the film should be flushed down the toilet. This remark, while funny, is aimed at the urban legend that birthed this film.

Back in the 70s, parents in major cities across the country were buying their kids baby alligators. These baby alligators were very cute and the parents were told that the alligators wouldn't grow to full size. The kids play with their new, tiny killers until they did indeed start to grow. The parents, fearing that they would wake up one day to find that the not-so baby alligator had eaten the kids, decided to flush the alligators down the toilet.

The legend concludes that the flushed baby alligators had survived the flushing only to grow into enormous alligators, bigger than regular alligators.

Alligator takes this urban legend and runs with it. The film could have been one not, but Lewis Teague and John Sayles weren't going to let that happen. They have crafted a film that is both ludicrous and fun to watch at the same time. I love this film and hope that you will too.
 

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