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

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

Screenshot Saturday: One-Armed Swordsman (IVL)

Studio: Intercontinental Video (IVL)

Release Date: July 26th, 1967 (theatrical) / January 8th, 2013 (blu-ray)

Run Time: 115 mins 

Region Code: REGION A

Picture 1080p (2.35:1 Aspect Ratio)

Sound: DTS-HD Master Audio 5.1 (Mandarin)

Starring: Yu Wang, Chiao Chiao, and Chung-Hsin Huang

Written by Cheh Chang and Kuang Ni

Directed by Cheh Chang

Rating: IIA (Hong Kong rating) (Martial arts violence and bloody images)

Welcome to Screenshot Saturday. Today's blu-ray is the IVL release of the Jimmy Wang Yu classic One-Armed Swordsman.

The reason for showcasing this older blu-ray is because films from Hong Kong do not get the love that they deserve. When this, and the other One-Armed Swordsman films, was released it was like a gift from heaven. This is one of the few blu-rays for a Hong Kong film to sport a real, 1080p High Definition picture. Most of the blu-rays coming out of Hong Kong were upscales. This blu-ray was important because it showed that people wanted true HD. We wouldn't get another big true HD blu-ray until the 4K remasters of the Bruce Lee films were done a few years ago. Now we are getting a whole slew of 4K remasters coming out for films like Police Story and Iron Monkey (which I think is 2K, but you get the point.


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