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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

House Week Day 5: House: The Collection: Limited Edition (Blu-ray + DVD)- Arrow Video


Released by: Arrow Video

Release Date: March 27th, 2017

Region Code: REGION FREE (Blu-ray)
                        REGION 1 and 2 (House 1 and 2 DVD)
                        REGION 2 (HOUSE 3 and 4 DVD)

Run Time: 6h 15m (All Films)

Audio: See Individual Releases

Video: 1080p (1.85:1 Aspect Ratio) (Blu-ray)
            480p (1.85:1 Aspect Ratio) (DVD)


Day 1: House (1986)

Day 2: House II: The Second Story


Day 3: House III: The Horror Show

Day 4: House IV: The Repossession



THE FEATURES ⭐⭐⭐⭐


See individual releases for their respective special features

THE PACKAGING ⭐⭐⭐⭐


The four films fit inside a beautiful outer box that is think and durable.  The cover art is really nice, showing the hand from the first film opening the door to a house.

The back of the box gives all the information found on the individual cases as well as the info about the box set itself.

Inside the box are the four blu-ray cases for the films themselves, but there is also a hardcover, 148-page book that covers all four films. The book is a combination of original material written by Simon Barber and press materials.

The book is beautiful. The fact that it is a hardcover book blows me away, but what really sells it is the material inside. Barber writes about his favorite series with a passion and a gusto that is not seen that much in modern film writings. He doesn’t care what other’s opinions are, he just wants to share his love of the House series with everyone. The pages of the book are full color and glossy, giving a lovely box set that much more elegance.

THE PICTURE ⭐⭐⭐1/2


See individual releases for reviews of the picture quality

THE SOUND ⭐⭐⭐

See individual releases for reviews of the sound quality

THE FILMS ⭐⭐⭐


See individual releases for reviews of each film.

OVERALL ⭐⭐⭐1/2


Arrow has done a bang up job with this box set. Yes, the films are a bit underwhelming, except for the last one which is a tragedy, but Arrow put a lot of effort into this set and they should be commended for it. Any other company would have released the films with the less features and A/V quality would have been really bad. There would have been no book and the retail price for one film would have been close to the selling price of this set. The framing issue in the first film is a problem, but I believe that it is something that can be looked past. The rest of the films look great and the sound for each is good. The special features are outstanding, with the exception of House IV. All in all this is a great set and one that should be picked up by more people. 



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