The Making of 'The Children' is a special feature on the US released Blu-ray/DVD of the British horror film The Children (2008) that runs for about twenty minutes & as the name suggests is a making of documentary.
At twenty minutes this is longer than some of the featurettes around but there's nothing that substantial about it, it focuses entirely on the production side of The Children & not the pre or post aspect like where the idea for the film came from or it's influences or how it was received after it was released. I suppose if your a fan of The Children then this will probably satisfy you to an extent, it features little segments on the filming of the sledge ride where Robbie is killed, the scene where Elaine falls off a child's climbing frame, the greenhouse fight & the ending where Elaine kills her kid. There are lots of behind the scenes footage, some talking head interview snippets & director Tom Shankland chimes in every so often as well.
Nothing of any great interest or any great insight is learnt from this but as a basic promotional piece to accompany the film it serves a purpose.
The Making of 'The Children' is really only for fans of the film, I couldn't see anyone else gaining much from it & even then it's quite basic & will probably leave you wanting to know more. Acceptable but nothing memorable.
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