Well it looks like there is not a whole heck of a lot hitting shelves today, but one of my favorite 80s horror flicks is coming to 4K, Children of the Corn.  Burt (Peter Horton) and his girlfriend Vicky (Linda Hamilton) pass through Nebraska while driving cross-country to Burt's new job as a physician in Seattle, Washington. But when they accidentally hit a young boy just outside a town called Gatlin, they go into town to look for help. But once in Gatlin they discover all adults have been killed by the town children under the guidance of their leader, a mysterious boy preacher, Isaac Chroner (John Franklin) and his henchman Malachai (Courtney Gains). Now Burt and Vicky must try to survive before they become sacrifices to ‘He Who Walks Behind the Rows’.

Children of the Corn was made in 1984 and based on a short story by Stephen King and while it doesn’t have a healthy dose of cheesiness, it is also still disturbing witnessing a town run only by murderous children. Horton and Hamilton are both great here, but it is Franklin and Gains who steal the whole movie creating timeless horror villains. The new 4K edition is beautiful with a new 4K restoration from the original camera negative, fantastic stereo and 5.1 sound options, and an awesome selection of special features including audio commentaries, some great interview featurettes, and a great making of doc. And best of all for King fans, this edition also includes Disciples of the Crow, a 1983 short film adaptation of Stephen King’s short story. For horror fans, Children of the Corn 4K is an essential purchase.

Also of note this week is a new limited special edition of Ridley Scott’s Legend starring Tom Cruise, and the strange and wonderful new documentary The Sparks Brothers directed by Edgar Wright.

Until next week movie lovers, stay safe!                                     

DVD and Blu-ray Releases for Tuesday September 28, 2021

13 Washington Square (1928)*

3 from Hell 4K Steelbook - Best Buy US Exclusive

A Day of Judgment (1981)*

A Full Day's Work a.k.a. Une journée bien remplie (1973)*

A Night at the Opera (1935)*

Beats (2019)

Blades (1989)*

Blithe Spirit (2020)

Children of the Corn (1984) 4K

Clue (1985)*

Commando Ninja (2018)

Death Screams (1987) – Limited Edition

Debbie Does Dallas Part II (1981)*

Devil Story (1986)*

Drop Dead Fred (1991)*

Duck! the Carbine High Massacre (1999)*

For Madmen Only (2020)

Harvest of Horrors – Wild Eye Raw & Extreme

Illustrious Corpses a.k.a. Cadaveri Eccellenti (1976)*

Kid Candidate (2021)

Legend (1985) - Special Edition

Lucky Luciano (1973)*

Masquerade (1965)*

Maya the Bee 3: The Golden Orb

Melvin Van Peebles: Four Films* - Criterion Collection

Midnight (1982)*

Never Gonna Snow Again (2020)

Primetime Panic (1981-1983)*

Resurrection (1999)*

Seven Days...Seven Nights a.k.a. Moderato cantabile (1960)*

Shallow Grave (1984)*

The Fourth Victim (1971)*

The Hunchback of Notre Dame (1923)*

The Hunter Will Get You a.k.a. L'alpagueur (1976)*

The Sparks Brothers (2021)

Tough Guys Don't Dance (1987)*

Transformers: The Movie 4K – 35th Anniversary Edition

Twist (2021)

What Really Happened to Baby Jane? (1962-1972)*

Wild Tigers I Have Known (2006)

WNUF Halloween Special (2013)

*New to Blu-ray