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Overview

Dimension's Scary Movie 3 disc is a strange and sometimes hilarious exercise in what happens when the right talent is handed down notes from the suits on not what to cut out, but add in. The DVD doesn't really lie -- the film in its original version was a mess. First things first, check out that 15-minute alternate ending in the Deleted & Extended menu! Where was that?...In the trash, where it deserves to be. Ordered to parody films that hadn't even come out yet, this finale is filled with out-of-nowhere ...
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Overview

Dimension's Scary Movie 3 disc is a strange and sometimes hilarious exercise in what happens when the right talent is handed down notes from the suits on not what to cut out, but add in. The DVD doesn't really lie -- the film in its original version was a mess. First things first, check out that 15-minute alternate ending in the Deleted & Extended menu! Where was that?...In the trash, where it deserves to be. Ordered to parody films that hadn't even come out yet, this finale is filled with out-of-nowhere riffs on everything from A Beautiful Mind to jaw-droppingly lame takes on The Hulk and, yes, even more on The Matrix Reloaded. This is where some of the footage in the first trailer went (not that you'd know from the DVD -- it wasn't included, thanks Dimension!). Switch on the commentary track to even hear the filmmakers dying from embarrassment as the train-wreck ending plays out with a crawl. Amazing enough, they tested this version on some poor souls in the theater! Not only that, but there's footage and interviews in the "Hulk vs. Aliens: Behind-the-Scenes" featurette that just proves how people really believed that this was going to be great. Ouch, indeed. The rest of the ten deleted scenes -- that's right, ten deleted scenes -- are mostly needless trash that just didn't work, though the Cindy Gets Fired scene turns out to be a gas. The commentary tracks are pretty fun, with jokes hurled left and right just as often as jeers and groans. The outtakes section is also good for a few laughs, with the rest of the extras including not one, but two making-of featurettes. Additionally, previews for the first three Osbourne season box sets are included, as is a Dimension promotional reel (again, no theatrical one for the main film). With a full-screen image (also available in the recommended widescreen version) and 5.1 Dolby Digital sound sure to rock the old entertainment system at home, this disc looks and sounds nice no matter what may be stinking on the screen. And since Scary Movie 3 is really best in spurts (especially during the non-8 Mile and The Ring moments), having it on DVD would make it easy to skip to the good stuff for some instant laughs.
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Special Features

Closed Caption; Alternate ending; Outtakes and bloopers; Deleted scenes with optional commentary; "Hulk vs. Aliens: Behind the Scenes of the Alternate Ending"; "The Making of Scary Movie 3"; "The Making of Scary Movie 3...For Real"; Feature commentary with director David Zucker, producer Robert K. Weiss, and writers Craig Mazin and Pat Proft
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Editorial Reviews

Barnes & Noble - Ed Hulse
The Wayans brothers started this series of fright-film spoofs, but the third Scary Movie is better than the first two combined, thanks to the formidable new team behind the camera. Scary Movie 3 director David Zucker -- who, together with his brother Jerry and their partner Jim Abrahams, practically invented the spoof genre with 1980's Airplane -- worked here with writer Pat Proft, his collaborator from the Naked Gun movies. Zucker tones down the sex-and-drug jokes and relies on tighter scripting, better pacing, and sharper parody to distinguish this entry. Easily recognizable targets of good-natured ridicule include The Ring, Signs, Independence Day, The Matrix,, and even Eminem's 8 Mile. As the story opens, TV reporter Cindy Campbell (series veteran Anna Faris) investigates a number of deaths tied to the viewing of a bizarre videotape, which may have some connection to the crop circles that have appeared in former clergyman Tom Logan’s cornfields. The gags fly fast and furious, and the cast members go through their paces with the goofy, deadpan charm typical of characters in ZAZ-ian spoofs. Helping in this regard is the casting of Charlie Sheen, a veteran of Abrahams and Proft’s Hot Shots movies, as Logan. There's no shortage of cameos, either: Pamela Anderson and Jenny McCarthy figure in yet another variation on the Scream telephone-call opening; Zucker regular Leslie Nielsen pops up as an addle-brained U.S. president, and hip-hop luminaries Queen Latifah, Ja Rule, Method Man, and Master P contribute plenty of raucous humor to the proceedings. A fourth Scary Movie -- also helmed by Zucker and co-scripted by Proft -- is in development, but it'll have to be really special to top this rib-tickling, fast-moving farce.
All Movie Guide
The third in the Scary Movie franchise, this film is little more than a mediocre episode of Saturday Night Live. Indeed, the focus on certain "scary" movies -- like 8 Mile and The Matrix -- are noticeably lackluster when compared to the mini-parodies SNL alumni Mike Myers and Will Ferrell produced for the annual MTV Movie Awards with much greater success. That said, despite the abundance of awkward pop-culture references (it's doubtful that this movie's target audience will catch Leslie Nielsen's small homage to 1980's Airplane!), done-to-death jokes, and lack of any true laugh-out-loud moments, Scary Movie 3 does deliver a joyful, equal-opportunity disrespect for all things politically correct, as well as several well-aimed jabs at modern news media outlets. Clad in cartoonish Catholic school regalia, professional bombshells Pam Anderson and Jenny McCarthy offer a surprisingly self-aware send-up of The Ring's ill-fated video watchers, thus setting the premise for the rest of the movie: the hapless broadcast news journalist Cindy Campbell's (Scary Movie veteran Anna Faris) effort to bring a recent onslaught of crop circles to the forefront of her sex-obsessed station, all the while protecting her friends and family from watching the killer tape. As fate would have it, the crop circles only become the top story when her ratings-hungry television network airs 24-hour footage of the video, in doing so causing an alien race to die off in droves after viewing it via radio waves in space. Certainly, the story is absurd enough to make a funny movie, but the overly heavy reliance on slapstick and bland performances all around keep Scary Movie 3 from reaching its potential. Charlie Sheen's character doesn't so much resemble Mel Gibson's role in Signs as it proves virtually indiscernible from his performance as the angst-ridden Topper Harley in Hot Shots! In the same vein, Simon Rex's boring take on Eminem's rise to stardom is given an inexplicable amount of screen time while Leslie Nielsen, Regina Hall, Eddie Griffin, and Queen Latifah are grossly underutilized. In short, Scary Movie 3 isn't as good as the original, nor is it as bad as Scary Movie 2 or Not Another Teen Movie, a notable companion in over-the-top genre spoofs gone wrong -- perhaps Scary Movie 4 will get it right.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 5/11/2004
  • UPC: 786936241754
  • Original Release: 2003
  • Rating:

  • Source: Dimension
  • Region Code: 1
  • Presentation: Pan & Scan
  • Time: 1:24:00
  • Format: DVD
  • Sales rank: 97,665

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Anna Faris Cindy Campbell, Cindy
Anthony Anderson Mahalik,
Charlie Sheen , Tom
Leslie Nielsen The President
Camryn Manheim Trooper Champlin,
Simon Rex George,
Pamela Anderson Becca,
Jianna Ballard Sue
Peter Boyle
George Carlin The Architect,
Simon Cowell
Marny Eng
William Forsythe
Macy Gray
Eddie Griffin Orpheus
Regina Hall Brenda Meeks
Darrell Hammond , Father Muldoon
D.L. Hughley
Fat Joe
Diane Klimaszewski
Elaine Klimaszewski
Queen Latifah Aunt SahNeequa,
Method Man
Master P
Jenny McCarthy , Kate
Drew Mikusha Cody
Jeremy Piven , Ross Giggins
Raekwon
Redman
Denise Richards Annie,
Ja Rule
RZA
Tim Stack , Carson Ward
U-God
Carson Ward
Technical Credits
David Zucker Director
Doug Metzger Asst. Director
Kate Vanderbyl Asst. Director
John Papsidera Casting
Viktoria Langton Choreography
Mark Irwin Cinematographer
Grace Gilroy Co-producer
Carol Ramsey Costumes/Costume Designer
Malcolm Campbell Editor
Andrew Rona Executive Producer
Bob Weinstein Executive Producer
Harvey Weinstein Executive Producer
Brad Weston Executive Producer
L. Taylor Roberts Makeup
Rachel Levy Musical Direction/Supervision
Randy Spendlove Musical Direction/Supervision
Robert Weiss Producer
William Elliott Production Designer
Willie Heslup Production Designer
James L. Venable Score Composer
Jason Friedberg Screenwriter
Brian Lynch Screenwriter
Craig Mazin Screenwriter
Pat Proft Screenwriter
Aaron Seltzer Screenwriter
Kevin Smith Screenwriter
Rose Marie McSherry Set Decoration/Design
Michael J. Benavente Sound/Sound Designer
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Scene Index

Side #1 --
1. Losing Brain Cells
2. Crop Circle Mystery
3. Hard-Hitting Coverage
4. "The 6-1-1"
5. The Rap Battle
6. "The TV Is Leaking"
7. One Last Time
8. Brenda's Wake
9. The Scary Movie
10. Visiting the Oracle
11. "Are You Mad?"
12. "Something's Not Right"
13. The Architect
14. "We Don't Want a Panic"
15. "Swing Away"
16. Help Arrives
17. Breaking the Curse
18. End Credits
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Menu

Side #1 --
   Set Up
      Audio Options
         English
         French
      Captions & Subtitles
         English for the Hearing Impaired
         Spanish
         None
   Sneak Peeks
      Play All
      The Osbournes: The First Season
      The Osbournes: The 2nd Season
      The Osbournes: Season 2 1/2
      Dimension
   Scene Selection
   Special Features
      Feature Commentary
         View Film With Commentary by Director David Zucker, Producer Robert K. Weiss, and Writers Craig Mazin and Pat Proft: On
         View Film With Commentary by Director David Zucker, Producer Robert K. Weiss, and Writers Craig Mazin and Pat Proft: Off
      Deleted & Extended Scenes
         Play All
            View Scene With Commentary by Director David Zucker, Producer Robert K. Weiss, and Writers Craig Mazin and Pat Proft: On
            View Scene With Commentary by Director David Zucker, Producer Robert K. Weiss, and Writers Craig Mazin and Pat Proft: Off
         Call From Orpheus
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         Tractor Fix
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         Rap Club Extended
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         Weather Forecast
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         George Burns Stuff
            View Scene With Commentary by Director David Zucker, Producer Robert K. Weiss, and Writers Craig Mazin and Pat Proft: On
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         George & Cindy Date
            View Scene With Commentary by Director David Zucker, Producer Robert K. Weiss, and Writers Craig Mazin and Pat Proft: On
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         Cindy Gets Fired
            View Scene With Commentary by Director David Zucker, Producer Robert K. Weiss, and Writers Craig Mazin and Pat Proft: On
            View Scene With Commentary by Director David Zucker, Producer Robert K. Weiss, and Writers Craig Mazin and Pat Proft: Off
         Rappers Arrive
            View Scene With Commentary by Director David Zucker, Producer Robert K. Weiss, and Writers Craig Mazin and Pat Proft: On
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         Alternate Ending
            View Scene With Commentary by Director David Zucker, Producer Robert K. Weiss, and Writers Craig Mazin and Pat Proft: On
            View Scene With Commentary by Director David Zucker, Producer Robert K. Weiss, and Writers Craig Mazin and Pat Proft: Off
         MJ Hits Cody
            View Scene With Commentary by Director David Zucker, Producer Robert K. Weiss, and Writers Craig Mazin and Pat Proft: On
            View Scene With Commentary by Director David Zucker, Producer Robert K. Weiss, and Writers Craig Mazin and Pat Proft: Off
      Making Scary Movie 3
      Making Scary Movie 3... For Real
      Outtakes and Bloopers
      Hulk vs. Aliens - Behind the Scenes of the Alternate Ending
   Play Movie
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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Totally Funny!

    This is by far the best Scary Movie of all. It is SO funny!!! Every scene has something to laugh at. Non of the others are as good as the third

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Better Than The Other Two Combined

    We finally got back to basics in Scary Movie 3 with David Zucker directing, you know the usual sex jokes and racial cliches. Good stuff in convergence with Michael Jackson, lest us forget!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Scary Movie 3 Rev.

    My group and I said that this movie was HELARIOUS! Bad content but its worth buying, its that funny. Don't miss the sequel Scarry movie 4.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    HILARIOUS!

    The movie was so funny! Like when she went to the lighthouse and just twisted that thing-so funny and stupid. Pamela and Jenny at the beginning were funny. The video was funny, like when Queen Latifah attacked the mom. The boy getting hit was funny and so was the rap part where he had his hood like a kkk. VERY FUNNY!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    funny, funny, funny!

    i saw the movie when it came out, its sooooooooo much better than the first 2. you will be laughing so hard!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    AWESOME!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    This movie is sooooooooooo cool! I totally loved it that me and my family were laughing so hard through the whole movie! It's a must-see!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Love this MOVIE!

    This movie is nothing short of amazing. This is my new favorite movie. I love when George, the aspiring white rapper, tries to give the 611 to Brenda and Cindy while making up stupid rhyming words. It's hilarious. You gotta see it to believe it! Pick up the movie today, y'all! LOL! Best movie ever made!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    I Agree with Thomas Lewis....terrible!!!!!!!!!!!

    This is by far and away the most sophomoric and pathetic movie of the year. it did nothing more than attempt to rehash old sight gags. I expected much better from this team, but i ended up being embarrassed for leslie nielson, and the rest of this crew. don't waste your time or money on this one. I rated it 1 star, only because there was nothing lower.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Awful, terrible, what happened?

    It seems that the team of Zucker and Nielsen have lost their way. I found the first two movies in this series to be pretty amusing(not classics, but funny). I had high hopes for this one despite the departure of the Wayans brothers. I really thought the comedy team that produced Airplane and the Naked Gun series would be able to build on this franchise. I was dead wrong. The jokes were bad, predictable, and just plain tired. I think this team has lost all concept of comedy. Timing is everything when doing this kind of humor. You have to play it straight and be convincing to earn the laughs. Everything in this movie seems contrived and forced to the point of serious abdominal pain. More than anything else, I just feel sorry for the few talented performers who were unable to escape their contracts. Eddie Griffin and Leslie Nielsen have shown that they can be very funny, but this movie shows that they can be very apathetic as well. I hated this movie, do not pay to see it. You have been warned.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    uuuummmmmmm...

    this movie is great. saw it 3 times and wanna see it again. i luv the scene where he gets hit by the car in the beginning and the bathroom scene from 8 mile

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    SWEET!!!

    this movie was so cool it was better then the first and second even though i like the first and second.I was laughing through the whole movie.It is a big must see!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Great movie

    This movie was amazing i saw it 4 times and it still gets better especaly the shovel gun i loved this movie

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    great move!

    this movie is simply funny i truly recomend it. the best of all three scary movies!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Scary Movie is right!

    I saw this movie in theaters a wk after it was released and I'm soo glad that I didn't have to pay for it b/c I would've been seriously disappointed. Even though the first two were good that doesn't mean that this one was. People do NOT waste your money on this movie! It sucked and I absolutely wouldn't recommend this movie to anyone! Critics said Gigli was bad, well this movie is worse! Never again!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Great Movie!

    This movie rocked! I saw it with my friend and we both think it was the best of the Scary Movie flicks. The scenes were hilarious, and knowing that this movie's playing off real 'scary movies' made it even better.

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