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Death Scream

3.3 out of 5 stars 4 customer reviews

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Jill is surprised and angry when her computer-genius boyfriend decides to quit his job with a big company for unclear reasons. But when her children mysteriously disappear and seem to have been kidnapped, she wants to know more, and discovers that she may be caught in a deadly trap...

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Product Details

  • Actors: Raul Julia; Cloris Leachman; Art Carney
  • Directors: Richard T Heffron
  • Writers: Stirling Silliphant
  • Producers: Dean Barkley
  • Format: NTSC
  • Region: All Regions
  • Studio: Synergy Ent
  • DVD Release Date: October 30, 2008
  • Run Time: 96 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 3.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (4 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: B001JP63N8
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #682,355 in Movies & TV (See Top 100 in Movies & TV)
  • Learn more about "Death Scream" on IMDb

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By rsoonsa VINE VOICE on January 31, 2005
Format: VHS Tape
Loosely based upon the appalling Kitty Genovese murder in 1964, wherein young Kitty was slain in front of her Queens apartment building as 38 onlookers refused involvement, this made for television movie, originally a back door pilot for ABC that failed to achieve high enough ratings deemed necessary for further production, shifts the action to Brooklyn and lowers the crime witness count to 15, a more manageable number for a film in which primary emphasis is placed upon casting of "guest stars" in lieu of attempting a measured approach into socio-cultural connotations of the tragedy. Originally titled HOMICIDE, and a year later THE WOMAN WHO CRIED MURDER for its second television showing, this work was heavily publicized but its meretricious courting of an audience ratings advantage brought negative reaction from most viewers, especially those still mindful of the original dreadful crime, and it quickly disappeared from distribution lists, effectively excising an initial top billing appearance for Raul Julia, as a New York City homicide detective. From among the celebrity packed cast emerge noteworthy cameo performances, including those of Art Carney, Tina Louise, Cloris Leachman, and Lucie Arnaz who chose a plot climactic role rather than one offered her that involved more screen time, and there is a polished turn from 12 year old Helen Hunt, as well as a poor one from Diahann Carroll, with solid acting from Julia and, as his detective partner, John P. Ryan. Breezily generic dialogue is composed for the detectives in a script that is full of bromides, as is the jazz-flavoured score. The film is capably directed, but the shade of Kitty Genovese trivializes this effort, baring its failure to explore a crucial event in modern U.S. urban history.
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This review is about the dvd that has the cover shown with a knife on the front, we ordered the Synergy version and we were sent this knife on cover Braun Media version instead and it's awful. We watched same movie from the person who has the 70's tv movie playlist on YouTube and it's better! The movie used for this Braun dvd was obviously originally recorded with commercials as the places where they have been edited out have rainbow lines and in one place the movie starts back after a commercial edit, and then re-starts back again repeating the same scene, as if person editing was trying to redo 1st edit attempt, but failed to restart after spot where started recording the first time. It was so bad did not even finish watching. Don't even understand how a company could release a movie as an 'offically' released dvd when such a poor copy! We have been saving 70's tv movies for many years, the majority of which still have not been officially released, and all of our saves are better than this dvd... that since offered as an 'offical' release was not unreasonable to expect better quality. Very disappointed!
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Format: VHS Tape
I liked this program and had a fun time recognizing all of the many, many stars that appear. Watch the first suspect arrested...it is Tony Dow...he played Wally on Leave it to Beaver! He is not even mentioned in the credits!
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Good VHS copy of a hard to find made-for-television movie. Very scary beginning in the film's story.
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