CHILD’S PLAY: COLLECTOR’S EDITION REVIEWED
“Child’s Play” is the film that dared to collapse the almighty My Buddy empire. Being of the right age when this film hit theaters, I can remember scores of elementary schoolers looking at their life size toys and saying NOPE. Tom Holland was so on fire back in the day and I wish he would keep getting bigger horror projects. He was one of those guys that could move Spielbergian suburban terror into a perfect mold with 80s gore. While the kills feel dated now, the masterful direction remains something to be adored.
The Blu-Ray packs literally every special feature for the film that exists and throws together some new commentaries and looks at the production. The 2K Scan is quite an improvement over the 1st generation Blu that FOX dumped on the market in the late 00s. That being said, I don’t know that much of an improvement in the audio. I guess you can only do so much with the audio elements that exist. Still, I love the disc for finding Ed Gale and talking to him. Ed Gale is literally the guy inside of most of your 80s/90s memories. The dude was Howard the Duck and Station. Show some respect and pick this disc up.
- Photo Gallery
- 1.85:1 1080p transfer
- DTS-HD 5.1 master audio track
RELEASE DATE: 10/18/16
The Plot Thus Far
The “chills come thick and fast”, (Los Angeles Times) in this riveting, jolt-a-minute thriller about an innocent-looking doll inhabited by the soul of a serial killer who refused to die. From the director of Fright Night, Child’s Play comes complete with “excellent special effects”, (Leonard Maltin) and a slew of special features that make this Blu-ray your “friend to the end! “,
In this “clever, playful thriller”, (The New York Times), only six-year-old Andy realizes that Chucky is responsible for a spate of gruesome murders, including that of his unsuspecting babysitter. But the real terror takes hold when the deranged doll becomes determined to transfer his evil spirit to a living human being… Andy!