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6 items from 2008


Icons Exclusive: Tom Holland's Director Commentary For Child's Play! Free Download!

16 September 2008 8:45 AM, PDT | iconsoffright.com | See recent Icons of Fright news »

Last week MGM put out a new special anniversary edition of Child's Play on DVD, dubbed as “Chucky’S 20th Birthday Edition.” While loaded with plenty of new features and extras, there was one thing that was notably absent from the DVD release… The director of the film, Tom Holland. For whatever reason, the producers on the DVD decided to exclude him from the disc. It’s fairly obvious when you hold up the first film to all of its sequels, that it was the craft of a director like Holland that made Child's Play the genre classic that it is. Had the first film not worked, there wouldn’t have been a franchise. So, we felt we should give fans what they deserve - a commentary from the man who directed Chucky's first outing.

We contacted Tom and asked if he'd be interested in recording a Child's Play commentary track for Icons Of Fright. »

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Don Mancini Talks Child's Play Remake & What's In Store For Chucky!

5 September 2008 8:24 AM, PDT | iconsoffright.com | See recent Icons of Fright news »

Bloody Disgusting's BC recently chatted with Don Mancini, who will be writing and directing the upcoming Child's Play remake and uncovered some interesting tid-bits on the filmmaker's plans for Chucky's new outing.

Firstly, the reasoning behind a remake of the original as opposed to a sequel of Seed Of Chucky? Mancini tells Bd, "The bottom line, our main mission was to make it scary again and the best way to do that would be to reboot (the series)."

How much will this reboot differ from the original film? Mancini explains, "It’s a remake, but there are a lot of new things in it. None of the details of the murders in the first movie will be repeated. All of the setpieces are going to be completely brand new, and we’re going to do a slight re-design on Chucky himself, although Brad Dourif will absolutely be the voice of Chucky, »

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Early Look At The Child's Play Special Edition DVD!

28 August 2008 5:07 AM, PDT | iconsoffright.com | See recent Icons of Fright news »

The new 20th anniversary special edition DVD of Child's Play, titled Child's Play: Chucky's 20th Birthday Edition hits store shelves on September 9th. We have the cover art at This previous news post, and you can check out the listing of special features Here. Shock Till You Drop scored several screengrabs from the disc's actual menus. Click Here or on the teaser image below to check them out!

Child's Play was written & directed by Tom Holland from a story by Don Mancini and starred Chris Sarandon, Catherine Hicks, Alex Vincent and Brad Dourif as Charles Lee Ray (aka Chucky). The 1988 horror hit went on to spawn 4 sequels and is now on the cusp of a new remake. (More on that Here!) The DVD arrives September 9th! »

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Child's Play DVD Special Features Announced!

28 June 2008 5:38 PM, PDT | iconsoffright.com | See recent Icons of Fright news »

Last week, we reported on the new 20th Anniversary Edition DVD of Tom Holland's classic film Child's Play. The new disc hits DVD on September 9th, along with a 20th Anniversary Edition of Pumpkinhead. Now, MGM has released the final special features, listed below:

- Commentary with Alex Vincent, Catherine Hicks and FX artist Kevin Yagher

- Commentary with producer David Kirschner and screenwriter Don Mancini

- Select Scene Chucky Commentary

- Evil Comes in Small Packages ("The Birth of Chucky," "Creating the Horror," "Unleashed")

- Chucky: Building a Nightmare featurette

- A Monster Convention featurette

- Introducing Chucky: The Making of Child's Play featurette

- Theatrical Trailer

- Photo Gallery

Quite frankly, I'm bummed there's no material with director Tom Holland on the disc. Why DVD producer Michelle Gold didn't ask him to take part is beyond me. It's quite obvious from the quality of the sequels that »

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Chucky's Packing a Lotta Extras

27 June 2008 3:59 PM, PDT | DreadCentral.com | See recent Dread Central news »

On September 9th, the same day as the new Pumpkinhead DVD, Child's Play will be hitting store shelves again as it reaches 20 years since the killer doll ravaged a kid and his mom with voodoo and murder.

The last time we heard about this anniversary edition of the first Chucky flick, the details were very slim on what to expect. Good thing Styd found out all the gory details! Check out the list of special features below!

Commentary with Alex Vincent, Catherine Hicks and FX artist Kevin Yagher Commentary with producer David Kirschner and screenwriter Don Mancini Select Scene Chucky Commentary Evil Comes in Small Packages ("The Birth of Chucky," "Creating the Horror," "Unleashed") Chucky: Building a Nightmare featurette A Monster Convention featurette Introducing Chucky: The Making of Child's Play featurette Theatrical Trailer Photo Gallery - Syxx

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Child's Play Anniversary Edition DVD September 9th! Update: Special Features Announced!

20 June 2008 2:41 PM, PDT | iconsoffright.com | See recent Icons of Fright news »

Early word has it that a new special "Anniversary Edition" of Chucky's first movie Child's Play will hit DVD shelves on September 9th of this year! The original Child's Play (directed and co-written by Tom Holland) hit theaters 20 years ago and launched the "Chucky" franchise. It starred Chris Sarandon (reuniting with Holland after Fright Night), Catherine Hicks, Alex Vincent and Brad Dourif as serial killer Charles "Chucky" Lee Ray. No word yet on what special features the DVD will boast, but here's hoping we'll get a director's commentary from Holland? We'll keep you posted!

Update: Shock Till You Drop got the following special features listings:

• Audio Commentary with Tbd

• Select Scene Chucky Commentary

• Evil Comes in Small Packages ("The Birth of Chucky," "Creating the Horror," "Unleashed Chucky: Building a Nightmare

A Monster Convention")

• Introducing Chucky: The Making of Child's Play featurette

• It's Hard Being Evil featurette

• Theatrical Trailer

• Photo Gallery »

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