What else can be said about Child's Play that already has been said since its release 29 years ago? The film is a classic, but with several flaws throughout, but worthy of the status. This brand new BluRay though? This is a fantastic set for fans of the film, and a big upgrade from the older MGM/Fox release. This release, spread over 2 discs, has all the old features and several new ones and a new 2k scan of the film on its own disc. Having owned the previous BluRay & DVD releases (The picture quality on those is fantastic and to save a few bucks, I would recommend a pick up on those and they come with a ton of extras as well), this is a superior release with a more accurate feel to the film, well-preserved film grain and upticks in detail across the board and looks nice on a larger screen. The sound does carry over the MGM 5.1 DTS-HD track from a few years ago and sounds great, but the inclusion of the original lossless 2.0 DTS-HD track is the way to go. Accurate, no warping or other major issues, and some surprising heft in the bass department, it works on all levels. The extras are the main reason to upgrade to this edition (Along with the 2k remaster and the cool artwork), starting with 4 commentaries (3 full length, 1 selected scenes.), 3 of them carried over from the MGM DVD/BluRay.
Track #1: Stars Alex Vincent, Catherine Hicks and Chucky Designer Kevin Yagher (A good listen, with plenty of details and stories about the shoot and how the film means to them)
Track #2: Film Series Producer David Kirshner and Screenwriter Don Mancini (A more technically oriented track that is equally entertaining and informative)
Track #3: Brad Dourif as Chucky (Quick, slightly amusing, but only worth listening to once. Would've been great if Dourif was paired with the cast or etc.)
Track #4: Director Tom Holland (Haven't listened to it, but this is the newest track of the bunch)
Moving onto disc 2, there are plenty of new and all the old supplements starting with the old:
Evil Comes in Small Packages (A good making-of/interview piece from the original BluRay/DVD)
Chucky: Building a Nightmare (A good look on how Chucky came to be)
A Monster Convention (An okay look at a piece from a convention)
Introducing Chucky: The Making of Child's Play (A good look at the techniques used to bring the doll to life)
Vintage Making-of (A short EPK of the making of the film from 1988)
New stuff includes:
Behind-the-Scenes Special Effects Footage (An hour-long look at creating the effects and interviews with the crew members)
Howard Berger: Your Special Effects Friend Til the End (A lengthy talk with Berger and how he helped shape the film with Chucky)
Life Behind the Mask: Being Chucky (Another lengthy interview, this time with Ed Gale, the human counterpart of Chucky used for more complicated work that puppetry couldn't pull of at the time)
All of this is rounded off with the trailer, a TV spot and photo galleries of BTS photos and lobby cards and posters and reversible artwork on the case itself.
Overall, this is a highly recommended purchase, with great video and audio quality, all the old extras, several new pieces and nice artwork, but if you are scraping by, get the MGM disc, its several dollars cheaper, has good AV qualities and a lot of the extras from this release.