Point to one single fan of horror that doesn’t enjoy at least one of the Child’s Play films and I’ll point out the fact that he, or she, is blind. Don Mancini’s franchise has been nothing short of stellar. When the films are dark, pure horror pieces like Child’s Play and Curse of Chucky, they’re wildly engaging and spine tingling affairs. Comedic installments like Bride of Chucky, or Seed of Chucky are weighted down with hefty doses of punchlines and a hint of slapstick humor, and while they aren’t frightening in any way, these films, too, are a blast to behold.
In other words, no matter what your favorite flavor is, the Child’s Play franchise has offered you plenty.
Now it’s time for Scream Factory to offer all of us something special. The genre loyals at Scream Factory will be treating the original Child’s Play to a Collector’s Edition Blu-ray, and it’s going to be available to snag on October 18th, well in advance of Halloween.
Entertainment Weekly just broke the news, and revealed some interesting details of the double-disc package.
The two-disc set boasts a new 2K scan of the movie plus a recently-recorded audio commentary with the film’s Master of Horror director, Tom Holland (the original Fright Night). Other extras include two more commentaries (one with actors Alex Vincent and Catherine Hicks as well as Chucky designer Kevin Yagher, the other with producer David Kirschner and screenwriter Don Mancini), select scene commentaries from Chucky himself, numerous featurettes, the original theatrical trailer, and a still photo gallery.
More extras will be announced at a later date.
From the sound of it, Scream Factory will be doing what they do best: providing fans with comprehensive discs that eliminate any need to ever purchase the same title in a separate package again. And knowing that there are more bonus supplements soon to be announced just strikes me as glorious.
You can head over to Scream Factory’s site and get your pre-orders in now!
Synopsis: When Charles Lee Ray needs to get quick escape from cop Mike Norris, he takes his soul and buries it into playful, seemingly good guy doll Chucky. Little does he know a little boy by the name of Andy Barclay will be the new owner of him soon-to-come. Charles confides in Andy while he commits numerous murders. Once the adults accept Andy’s story as truth, it’s too late.