WSR Detailed LaserDisc Review

Children Of The Corn III: Urban Harvest

Reviewed In Issue 16 Of Widescreen Review® Stars:
Daniel Cerny, Ron Melendez, Michael Ensign.

WSR Review Scores
Picture Rating: 4.5
Sound Rating: 4.5
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DVD General Information
(Studio/Distributor): Dimension Home Video
(Catalog Number): 3263 AS
(MPAA Rating): R
(Retail Price): $$39.99
(Running Time In Minutes): 91
(Color Type): Color
(Chaptered/Scene Access): Yes
(Closed Captioned): Yes
(Theatrical Release): 1995
(LD Release Date): 9/1/95
(THX® Digitally Mastered): No

Credits Information
(Director): James D.R. Hickox
(Screenplay/Written By): Dode Levenson
(Story): NA
(Music): Daniel Licht
(Director Of Photography):
(Production Designer): Blair A. Martin
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(Editor): Chris Peppe
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(Re-Recording Mixers):
(Executive Producers): Anthony L.V. Hickox
(Co-Producers): NA
(Producers): Gary DePew & Brad Southwick

DVD Picture Information
(Principal Photography): Academy Standard Flat
(Theatrical Aspect Ratio): 1.85:1
(Measured LaserDisc Aspect Ratio): 1.85:1

DVD Sound Information
(DVD Soundtrack): Dolby Surround
(Theatrical Sound): Ultra Stereo
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WSR Narrative Review
Story Synopsis:
This third edition in the Children Of The Corn series based on the short story by Stephen King, is about a childless Chicago suburb couple who adopts two orphaned brothers brought up in the cornfields of Nebraska, only to realize that they are much more than they seem. The youngest brother grows a corn patch behind his new home, resurrecting a malignant force that he manipulates. With the power to hypnotize the younger boy turns his school classmates into mindless followers who destroy any adult opposition to their frightening campaign of terror. But the older brother braves his younger brother to stop the relentless destruction in a final showdown of good versus evil.

LaserDisc Picture:
The sharp and detailed picture is matted at 1.85:1. Colors are fully saturated and vivid with natural fleshtones. A slight noise permeates the darker scenes but without artifacts.

LaserDisc Soundtrack:
The music score is powerful and dynamic with excellent deep bass extension. Aggressive surround envelopment is provided by the music and sound effects.
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