Saturday, April 9

History repeats itself with Children of the Corn II & III

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Echo Bridge's new double feature of Children of the Corn II: The Final Sacrifice (1992) and Children of the Corn III: Urban Harvest (1995) parallels their Hellraiser III & IV release. Both features on one disc, horrible compression, and the first film taken from a Top Ten Media bootleg stretched to widescreen from full frame. Granted, Final Sacrifice looks better than Hell on Earth, but again it's proof Miramax screwed over their own catalog...

3 comments:

Jayson said...

They even use the phrases on the Final Sacrifice bootleg DVD's cover. "From the Producer of Hellraiser III" "The Ultimate Adult Nightmare"

Nice...

Starmummy said...

I have that Children of the Corn II boot. Good to know it's the same shitty transfer so I wouldn't bother looking for a copy.

SaxCatz said...

It should be noted that Children of the Corn II has not been stretched to widescreen during the encoding process. The content on the disc is correctly encoded in the 4:3 aspect ratio of the substandard source that they used. Unfortunately, Echo Bridge somehow managed to screw up the authoring process causing many devices to believe that it is an anamorphic widescreen encoding and stretch it.
I could forgive alot of flaws with this disc just to finally have CotC2 at a relative bargain price, but this authoring error is unforgiveable. Especially since this is not the first time that Echo Bridge has made exactly the same mistake... Their release of Silent Night Deadly Night 3 (in a set with Slaughter High & 2 other films) was butchered in exactly the same manner!

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