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Children of the Corn III: Urban Harvest [Blu-ray]

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An edge-of-your-seat thriller packed with suspense and terroryou cant miss Children of the Corn III: Urban Harvestthird in the wildly popular Children of the Corn series.

Soon after a childless couple adopts a pair of orphaned brothers, it becomes alarmingly clear the boys are much more than they seem. With the immense power to hypnotize schoolmates into mindless followers and destroy any adult opposition, the younger boy continues the frightening campaign of terror that began in Children of the Corn. But there is one personthe brave older brotherwho can possibly stop the relentless destruction, setting up a powerful final showdown between good and evil.

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  • Actors: Mari Morrow
  • Format: Multiple Formats, Blu-ray, NTSC, Widescreen
  • Language: English
  • Region: Region A/1 (Read more about DVD/Blu-ray formats.)
  • Number of discs: 1
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  • Studio: Echo Bridge Home Entertainment
  • DVD Release Date: May 10, 2011
  • Run Time: 91 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 3.1 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (46 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: B004TJWDL2
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #256,753 in Movies & TV (See Top 100 in Movies & TV)

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By Jeffrey Leach HALL OF FAME on December 25, 2004
Format: DVD
No other author in recent memory has had as much consistent success selling books as Stephen King. For roughly three decades the Maine writer churned out book after book, each one selling more and more copies. He's a world unto himself, the lucky fellow! He's so successful that he could throw out his pens, put away his typewriters, bury his word processor six feet under, never write another word in his life, and STILL have enough money to wallpaper the Great Wall of China five times over. In many respects, it's Stephen King's world and the rest of us are just living in it. But, and this is a gigantic but, an enormous number of metaphysically bad films based on his novels threaten to put a serious dent in his legacy. We all know the good ones, the ones that not only scared audiences stiff but also helped propel King's career to even greater heights. "Carrie" is probably the best example, followed by "The Shawshank Redemption" and "The Dead Zone." These are wonderful, magical films that one can watch again and again without wearying of them. Then there are the rest: the truly wretched refuse that reminds one of dental plaque or the junk that washes up on the shores of a filthy river. Welcome to the Children of the Corn franchise.

"Children of the Corn 3: Urban Harvest" moves far beyond the parameters established in the first film. Instead of Isaac issuing the doom and gloom prophecies of "He Who Walks Behind the Rows," we now have Eli (Daniel Cerny) stepping up to the plate. He and his older "brother" Joshua (Ron Melendez) turn up in Chicago after Joshua's father, who had the temerity to question Eli's increasingly bizarre behavior, perished in a hideous manner back on the Nebraska farm.
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'Children of the Corn 3' is pretty damn entertaining. Not as good as two, but still superior to the original and well worth watching. It's certainly never effective as a straight horror movie, but it's got plenty of camp appeal and some amusing gore. This one is sorta vaguely related to the original central story, as it's about little creepy Eli and larger, normal Joshua who are adopted brothers. At the films beginning Eli murders his adopted father so they have to move in with a foster family... IN THE CITY!!!!! Eli is some sorta evil corn warlock and he starts killin' people for no particular reason and works on a scheme to feed tainted super-corn to all the world with the unwitting help of their foster father, who is some sort of corn magnate. What's worse, Eli starts preaching at the toughest Catholic school in the hood and starts converting everyone, to create a whole new pack of corn children! That all sounds pretty silly, I'm sure, and it is, but they try to take is seriously, which is nice. Intentionally camp movie do work sometimes, but they can rarely compare to something which was meant to be taken seriously. Though actually, I don't wanna be to hard on it, as it's actually more competent than a lotta films of this caliber. I get the feeling that the director could manage a pretty decent horror movie if he had a decent script and a moderate budget. But this is what we got, and there ain't much they can do with this plot, and the dude who plays Eli just ain't menacing, like Malachi was in the first one.Read more ›
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Anything to do with Stephen King & his books I'm going to buy. I read all his books & he is a very talented mystery/horror writer with a very good imagination.
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You know after reviewing a few of these films in the series I decided I might as well finish them off. So I went back and watched parts three, four and five. Three as you may recall was the one that took place in the city instead of the country. Heck this film was even the debut of one Charlize Theron; she is one of the cult kids. After going back and watching this again I was surprised by how much I enjoyed it. It isn’t my favorite but still it is good, better than I remembered.

The story follows two boys who are adopted by a Chicago couple after their father was killed, see previous films. So it is understandably awkward at first but as time goes by and the boys are still not adjusting things seem to be getting worse. That is until Josh, the older of the two, starts to make friends while Eli continues the business from back in the country. Eli has found an abandoned building in which to grow corn and worship “He Who Walks behind the Rows”.

This was the last of the series to go to theaters I believe, I really can’t remember. But anyway writers Dode B. Levenson [Tripping the Rift] and Matt Greenberg [Prophecy 2, Halloween H2O, 1408] did a pretty good job here along with director James D.R. Hickox [Blood Surf, Sabertooth]. This film moves at good pace and has some creepy moments, but what horror film involving kids doesn’t. Speaking of the kids in this film do a nice job with the acting as does the adults.

Towards the end things kinda fall off track but over all this is a good entry in the series. Any horror fan out there should check this out if they haven’t yet. Not the best like I have said before but you can tell some care went into this entry. Not sure where I would rank it among the others but it is far from the worst.
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