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Scream , Digital HD, Ultra Violet [Blu-ray]
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"Scream" jump started the horror movie genre in the 1990's. Without "Scream" we woudn't have flicks like "I Know Whay You Did Last Summer" or "Urban Legend". Without "Scream" we might not have "Inside" or "Martyrs". Sure "Scream" ushered in the 90's version of slasher flickes, but it also ushered in an era of self referential horror films. Wes Craven was able to poke fun of the genre he helped create....and the "Scream" audience was in on the joke.
So many horror films since "Scream" have come to rely on the horror converntions set forth in "Scream" that it actually feels original.
"Scream" is meant to be fun, the cast, and the soundtrack both indicate that this is a fun film, not to be taken too seriously. If you've seen "Terror Train" or "Prom Night" or "Hell Night" than you are the target audience for "Scream", as an homage to 80's horror, you won't find a better film. It plays on the viewer's recollection of Jamie Lee Curtis' early film work, and updating the horror genre beyond what is found in the latest "Halloween". If you are a fan of 80's horror this is a must see.
Save your money and wait for a complete, uncensored release, preferably with some new bonus material.
I broke down and picked this up because Amazon had it on sale for $6. Though not perfect, the picture quality is good/very good. The sound, on the other hand, is fantastic - one of the best DTS-MA tracks I've heard on blu-ray. However, despite all the audio and visual goodness on display, the admittedly small edits to achieve the "R" rating are annoying. The tone of the film changes subtly as a result.
The slow-mo zoom at the end of the opening scene is far more effective than when sped up. A snipped second here and there in a number of other death scenes make them seem cartoonish and sanitized. Two characters appear to repeatedly stab each other with little consequence.
If Scream were released today, it would surely receive an "R" in its uncut form. Compared to the likes of Saw and Hostel, the on-screen violence is positively restrained. Lionsgate dropped the ball on this one. Please don't wait another 15 years to fix it.
But the video is where opinions will clash. For me the upgrade to blu ray is much better than my dvd version. I never liked the dvd presentations and the blu ray is in a 1080p enhanced widescreen which makes viewing the film better.Read more ›
Most Recent Customer Reviews
I thought this was a good movie. I had confused it with the Scream parodies and was expecting a comedy. It wasn't a comedy, but that's okay. I still enjoyed it.Published 1 month ago by Norman C. Ledonne Jr.
I only saw this for the first tie this year and had to watch it twice. It's smart and at times terrifying and hilarious! Read morePublished 1 month ago by Eric Lankford
Wes Craven hit the nail on the head with Scream, which expertly embraces and satirizes the traditional horror tropes. Read morePublished 2 months ago by wjohnson357
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i bought this blueray and its the r rated version i was also hoping for the unrated too.
Apr 1, 2011 by bigmanpac | See all 3 posts
Not sure,.. I liked 1, 2, and 3 equally. Can't wait for 4, 5, and 6.
Apr 10, 2011 by P. R. Blay | See all 2 posts
noo! mine hasnt shipped yet! it better get here by tuesday.
Mar 27, 2011 by JSP89 | See all 6 posts