Scream

Scream

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Director: Wes Craven

Cast: Neve Campbell, Liev Schreiber, Courteney Cox

     
 

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Wes Craven's Scream became a box-office blockbuster and breathed life into the nearly dead slasher genre. This DVD of the film is an improvement over all previous editions. The disc offers a widescreen transfer that preserves the original theatrical aspect ratio of 2.35:1. The closed-captioned English soundtrack is rendered in Dolby Digital 5.1. There are noSee more details below

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Wes Craven's Scream became a box-office blockbuster and breathed life into the nearly dead slasher genre. This DVD of the film is an improvement over all previous editions. The disc offers a widescreen transfer that preserves the original theatrical aspect ratio of 2.35:1. The closed-captioned English soundtrack is rendered in Dolby Digital 5.1. There are no subtitles on this release. Supplemental materials include a pair of commentary tracks (one from the director and another from writer Kevin Williamson), interviews with the cast and crew, theatrical trailers, television promotional spots, cast and crew profiles, making-of footage, and a special effects gallery. No matter what one thinks of the film, this is a superb DVD from Disney/Buena Vista.

Editorial Reviews

All Movie Guide - Lucia Bozzola
With contemporary horror master Wes Craven at the helm and a cheekily self-aware script by Kevin Williamson, Scream (1996) single-handedly resuscitated the teen slasher genre for the media-saturated 1990s. From the opening slaughter of blonde star Drew Barrymore through the last-minute heroics of final girls Neve Campbell and Courteney Cox, Scream simultaneously sent up and reenacted 1970s and 1980s slasher film conventions (with a nod to founding father Alfred Hitchcock). With a telephone-and knife-wielding psycho taunting beset babes, clueless authority figures, and references to such slasher chestnuts as Friday the 13th (1980) and Halloween (1978), Scream played off the teen audience's pop knowledge while taking a jab at the debate over the effects of media violence. The teen audience responded by turning the unheralded horror flick into a $100 million smash. Along with spawning the inevitable sequels, Scream's success reestablished the strength of the adolescent demographic and resulted in a host of teen horror movies, including the Williamson-penned I Know What You Did Last Summer (1997) and The Faculty (1999), as well as establishing Williamson as the teen scribe for the late 1990s.

Product Details

Release Date:
12/08/1998
UPC:
0717951000835
Original Release:
1996
Rating:
R
Source:
Dimension
Region Code:
1
Presentation:
[Wide Screen]
Sound:
[Dolby Digital, stereo]
Time:
1:51:00

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Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Neve Campbell Sidney Prescott
Liev Schreiber Cotton Weary
Courteney Cox Gale Weathers
David Arquette Dewey Riley
Skeet Ulrich Billy Loomis
Rose McGowan Tatum Riley
Jamie Kennedy Randy Meeks
Matthew Lillard Stuart
Drew Barrymore Casey Becker
Henry Winkler Principal Himbry
Lawrence Hecht Neal Prescott
W. Earl Brown Kenny
Linda Blair Reporter
Troy Bishop Expelled Kid

Technical Credits
Wes Craven Director
Linda Beach Casting
Marco Beltrami Score Composer
Howard Berger Makeup Special Effects
Stuart M. Besser Executive Producer
Dixie J. Capp Co-producer
Richard Bryce Goodman Sound/Sound Designer
Mark Irwin Cinematographer
Cathy Konrad Producer
Robert Kurtzman Makeup Special Effects
David Lubin Art Director
Patrick Lussier Editor
Marianne Maddalena Executive Producer
Nicholas Mastandrea Asst. Director
Bruce A. Miller Production Designer
Gregory Nicotero Makeup Special Effects
Bob Weinstein Executive Producer
Harvey Weinstein Executive Producer
Kevin Williamson Screenwriter
Cary Woods Producer

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Scene Index

Side #1 --
0. Chapter Selection
1. Program Start/ Opening Credits. [:18]
2. Wrong Number. [8:21]
3. It's Only Billy. [4:18]
4. Sidney's Turn. [4:12]
5. Questions. [1:30]
6. Story With A Punch. [6:31]
7. A Call For Sidney. [7:40]
8. Confrontation. [:12]
9. Someone's Knocking. [2:49]
10. Beer Bust. [1:15]
11. The Rules. [2:51]
12. Not The One. [:49]
13. No Help Here. [8:25]
14. Final Setup. [1:53]
15. Thwarted Plan. [6:09]
16. Face-Off. [7:01]

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