Kino Lorber is set to release the much anticipated title The Good Son, starring our favorite child star actors Macaulay Culkin and Elijah Wood. One of my favorite films of the early 90’s, The Good Son has been a staple memory in my childhood growing up. Macaulay Culkin’s character, unlike Kevin McAllister in Home Alone, is a demented child who loathes for being the favorite child. Oh did I forget that Macaulay Culkin’s real kid sister plays his younger sister in this film? Just be aware that the release of this film will cost you an arm and a leg, as Kino Lorber’s retail price on their products are upward of $19.95-$29.95, so it is best to wait for a sale. Rest assured, Kino Lorber is promising when it comes to film restorations, but may lack on supplemental features.
Evil resides in an unexpected place in this gripping, suspense-filled drama. Macaulay Culkin stars as Henry, an angelic-looking boy who seems loving and loyal to his parents, sister and friends. Only his cousin Mark (Elijah Wood) sees what lurks behind Henry’s smile – secret thoughts and a love of deadly games. But when Mark tries to warn Henry’s family, they won’t believe him, leaving the terrified youngster alone to battle his jealous, menacing cousin.
Starring: Macaulay Culkin, Elijah Wood, Wendy Crewson, David Morse, Daniel Hugh Kelly & Jacqueline Brookes.
Directed by: Joseph Ruben
The Good Son is set to release on blu-ray on August 1, 2017.