Urban Legend
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Urban Legend

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Director: Jamie Blanks

Cast: Jamie Blanks, Jared Leto, Alicia Witt, Rebecca Gayheart

     
 

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Though adding little that is new to the teen slasher genre, Urban Legend is well crafted, and was successful enough to spawn a top-grossing sequel. It is also the type of film likely to be popular party viewing for many years, and Columbia TriStar's DVD edition should satisfy even the most demanding horror enthusiasts. The widescreen enhanced picture is nothing…  See more details below

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Though adding little that is new to the teen slasher genre, Urban Legend is well crafted, and was successful enough to spawn a top-grossing sequel. It is also the type of film likely to be popular party viewing for many years, and Columbia TriStar's DVD edition should satisfy even the most demanding horror enthusiasts. The widescreen enhanced picture is nothing too special, but the Dolby Digital 5.1 audio track is unusually good, maximizing the suspense by emphasizing every threatening nuance of the soundtrack. The special features on the disc include extensive filmographies and the surprisingly appetizing original theatrical trailer. The behind-the-scenes featurette is brief at only six minutes, and is probably inferior to the trailer. However, the feature commentary by director Jamie Blanks, screenwriter Silvio Horto, and cast member Michael Rosenbaum is good fun. Though they discuss background and shooting in only cursory fashion, the good-humored banter between the three makes it consistently enjoyable listening. Urban Legend may not be the greatest piece of cinema ever made, but this disc markedly improves the film for home viewing.

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Product Details

Release Date:
02/23/1999
UPC:
0043396030916
Original Release:
1998
Rating:
R
Source:
Sony Pictures
Region Code:
1
Presentation:
[Full Frame, Wide Screen]
Sound:
[Dolby Digital Surround, Dolby Digital 5.1 Surround]
Time:
1:40:00

Special Features

Interactive menus; Filmmakers commentary; "Making of" featurette; Languages: English [Dolby Digital 5.1 and Dolby Surround]; Subtitles: English; Theatrical trailler; Scene selections; Widescreen and full screen formats

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Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Jared Leto Paul
Alicia Witt Natalie
Rebecca Gayheart Brenda
Michael Rosenbaum Parker
Loretta Devine Reese
Joshua Jackson Damon
Tara Reid Sasha
Danielle Harris Tosh
John Neville Dean Adams
Robert Englund Professor Wexler
Natasha Gregson Wagner Michelle Mancini

Technical Credits
Jamie Blanks Director
Charles Breen Production Designer
Jay Cassidy Editor
James Chressanthis Cinematographer
Per Hallberg Sound/Sound Designer
Mary Claire Hannan Costumes/Costume Designer
Silvio Horta Screenwriter
Cal Loucks Set Decoration/Design
Brad Luff Executive Producer
Elliot Lurie Musical Direction/Supervision
Gina Matthews Producer
David McAree Asst. Director
Michael McDonnell Producer
Neal H. Moritz Producer
John Papsidera Casting
Brian Parker Associate Producer
Benno Tutter Art Director
Christopher Young Score Composer

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Scene Index

Side #1 --
0. Scene Selections
1. Start [3:42]
2. "Out of Gas?" [5:49]
3. Parker's Story [2:52]
4. "Bloody Mary." [2:47]
5. Professor Wexler [2:30]
6. A Little Experiment [2:24]
7. Inflammatory Rubbish [5:18]
8. Damon the Healer [2:57]
9. The Hanging Tree [6:46]
10. The Library [2:41]
11. Computer Date [4:33]
12. Tragic Suicide [3:06]
13. 25th Anniversary [2:19]
14. Wexler's Office [2:24]
15. Criminal Record [3:38]
16. "I Knew Michelle." [2:44]
17. Sole Survivor [2:00]
18. Dean Adams, R.I.P. [:55]
19. The Party [6:46]
20. "You're Gonna Die." [2:37]
21. Off the Air [6:18]
22. "Smell Something?" [4:14]
23. "It's Him!" [4:07]
24. "Gotcha!" [3:54]
25. The Kidney Heist [2:08]
26. Reese to the Rescue [1:15]
27. What Friends Are For [2:08]
28. The Twist [6:29]
Side #2 --
0. Scene Selections
1. Start [3:42]
2. "Out of Gas?" [5:49]
3. Parker's Story [2:52]
4. "Bloody Mary." [2:47]
5. Professor Wexler [2:30]
6. A Little Experiment [2:24]
7. Inflammatory Rubbish [5:18]
8. Damon the Healer [2:57]
9. The Hanging Tree [6:46]
10. The Library [2:41]
11. Computer Date [4:33]
12. Tragic Suicide [3:06]
13. 25th Anniversary [2:19]
14. Wexler's Office [2:24]
15. Criminal Record [3:38]
16. "I Knew Michelle." [2:44]
17. Sole Survivor [2:00]
18. Dean Adams, R.I.P. [:55]
19. The Party [6:46]
20. "You're Gonna Die." [2:37]
21. Off the Air [6:18]
22. "Smell Something?" [4:14]
23. "It's Him!" [4:07]
24. "Gotcha!" [3:54]
25. The Kidney Heist [2:08]
26. Reese to the Rescue [1:15]
27. What Friends Are For [2:08]
28. The Twist [6:29]

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Urban Legend 4.3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 10 reviews.
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This movie is excellent. It builds up suspense and has many jaw dropping surprises and twists. Not to mention the extraordianry endind..... :)
Guest More than 1 year ago
I saw this movie on a cable channel and i just loved it, i liked the part where the killer kills the blonde girl, and the part where she kills the blonde guy. The ending is awsome, although they sould of put the ending in the begining, that would og been like the killer was actually telling the story, Anyway i loved this movie!!!!!!!!!!!
Guest More than 1 year ago
This is a rare horror movie today about a killer that is actually really good and if you like the sequel I recommended that too.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This was a good suspenseful movie & the cast was great. I loved it-it had Freddy in it as a professor! What's not to love!! I loved the premise about urban legends!
Guest More than 1 year ago
Two years after SCREAM came out (1998)... this terrific slasher/mystery was released. A very classy and engrossing thriller that benifits from a top list of people behind and in front of the camera. Cast includes Alicia Witt, Rebecca Gayheart and Jared Leto (amongst many others). They turn in terrific performances and look fast for some very effective cameo's. Film was directed with style to spare by Jamie Blanks. Watch out for some of those camera angles. Terrific. The score was by Christopher Young of HELLRAISER and HELLRAISER 2. He returned to his horror roots and scored a very propulsive and energetic horror/thriller score. Well worth you time and money.
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Guest More than 1 year ago
This movie was a great movie with an even greater surprise ending. It has a little bit of everything...gore, suspense, horror, and originality. Overall, it was excellent.