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Scream 4 (Blu-ray)

Featuring: Lucy Hale, Roger Jackson & Shenae Grimes

Format: Blu-ray | Rating: 15 years & over

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  SCRE4M

| | See all Dr4g0n's reviews (1)

I watched this once, I will never watch it again. I loved the Scream trilogy, but they should have let Ghost Face stay dead, rather than release this piece of tosh. The new actors are forgettable and the plot is predictable (apart from the quite-frankly, ridiculous twist).

  SCRE4M!

| | See all FamilyGuy17's reviews (1)

After the disappointment of the third instalment, wes craven goes back to basics and makes this up there with the best slasher movies. Brilliantly written, same old acting, great but kinda cheesy, but hey thats why we all love scream! More than a few 'jumpy' bits that will make you scream for more, pardon the pun. A different style of ending as of previous films, and it just makes it so much better, GO BUY IT!!!

  AN OKAY FILM BUT THE EXTRAS HAVE BEEN MURDERED!

| | See all Quiggan's reviews (166)

After a decade from Woodsboro, Sidney Prescott (NEVE CAMPBELL), now an accomplished author, finally returns to her hometown ready for a book signing session. She learns with dismay that the town has not forgotten the series of grisly Ghostface killings and that the masked murderer has achieved a cult status with many of the residents.

Dewey Riley (DAVID ARQUETTE) is now town Sheriff and happily married to former journalist Gale Weathers (COURTNEY COX), much to the consternation of Deputy Judy Hicks (the lovely MARLEY SHELTON). Sidney stays with her aunt, Kate Roberts (MARY MCDONNELL, in little more than a cameo) and cousin Jill (EMMA ROBERTS).

Almost on cue, Sidney, Jill and her friends begin receiving terrifying telephone calls from someone claiming to be the Ghostface killer, now back in town and out for revenge.

Local school horror fans Charlie Walker (RORY CULKIN) and Robbie Mercer (ERIK KNUDSEN) decide to coincide Sidneys return with a marathon showing of the six acclaimed Stab films based on her book. Many of the Woodsboro teens attend, including Kirby Reed (HAYDEN PANETTIERE), while Gale decides to launch her own observation on proceedings to see if Ghostface appears.

The film screening is interrupted by the masked killer, who viciously wounds Gale before being driven off by Sheriff Riley. With the murderer still on the loose, Riley puts the town on alert and gives police protection to both Sidney and Jill - but will it be enough to keep them alive?

Directed by horror maestro WES CRAVEN, I admit to being somewhat disappointed by SCREAM 4. While actually not bad, the film falls into pitfalls set up by the franchise and at times tries to be too clever for its own good. Some of the characters are merely dagger fodder, to be massacred while doing silly things, while others, such as Deputy Hicks, seem purely for comic value.

There are several shock moments but veteran horror fans are likely to see them coming and the film just tends to drift through the usual motions of the genre. Credibility is stretched further in the finale at the Hospital, a building which seems to have no staff on duty, and many viewers are likely to feel let down at the final reel.

Perhaps Ghostface has massacred the Special Features, too, as the only extra present on the disc is the Original Theatrical Trailer.

While I can never claim to be an ardent SCREAM fan, I wonder how many more instalments there are likely to be. Further additions to the series will need fresh ideas. As things stand, SCREAM 4 can be enjoyed even if none of the others have been seen but is not likely to be remembered as a classic in the long-running franchise.

  Good blu ray quality but bad film.

| | See all elliesdad's reviews (32)

A sharp and clear picture and a decent sountrack cant disguise a bad film.
Everyone looks older, heavier and botox'd to the heavens.
3 stars for the blu ray quality.

  same old same old

| | See all wink0011's reviews (49)

not too bad a movie to be fair but all the american horror films now a days are all the same. good looking big breasted blondes falling over. yawn. to be fair tho i didn't expect who the killer was. trying to guess the entire way through and i was wrong. so thats good i suppose but other than that expect the same old stuff from american horrors.

  Well made movie..... but a Blu Ray with no "extras" !!!

| | See all Klambo's reviews (1)

I liked Scream 4 and most of why I liked Scream 4 is pretty well covered already by others, but I thought it was well made, well acted and kept you guessing right up until the end.......and oh of course has lots of pretty girls meeting their grim fates!

As for the Blu Ray, well picture quality whilst fine doesn't exactly "Scream" (No pun intended) "I'm a HD Blu Ray movie!".
I am not sure if it is to down to the lighting or how they filmed the movie, but when I pop my Blu Ray copy of Saw V1 it looks like a high definition picture......when I put in Scream 4 it's not so obvious.

And then there are the extras.......well there are NONE!
There is a trailer of the movie but since when is that an "extra"!
It's doubling disappointing as one of the original "selling points" of the Blu Ray format was that it had much more capacity on the disc than on DVD for "special features"........it's really ironic that plenty of DVDs that I have in my collection are chocked full of extras......but my latest disc purchase on extra capacity Blu Ray has nothing.....NADA!.......I certainly didn't see THAT coming!
What a Blu Ray Let down!

  Good movie, good picture, NO extras??

| | See all largey1's reviews (1)

Now i`m a huge Scream fan, loved the first two, the third looked abit rushed to me so wasnt the strongest, so i was very happy to see they are back on form with this one.
Good to see the same old (i say old but they dont seem to of aged) faces & i loved the start of the movie (still nowhere near as good or as shocking as the first outing with Drew Barrymore) so all in all i really liked this instalment, but i have to say WHERE ARE THE EXTRAS? all you get is a trailer!! now i`m a massive Blu-ray fan & have over 100 titles so this come as a shock to me that there wasnt anything on the disk, so to sum up very good movie, good picture (as always) but only a trailer on offer which is very poor (i just hope that they dont start releasing COLLECTORS or SPECIAL editions of the same film a few months after they are released like they used to do on DVD)

  It's Worth Another Stab!

| | See all MovieAddict's reviews (1336)

The original Scream movie was, and still is a classic slasher that re-wrote the well worn serial killer movies from the late 70's and 80's, but like most of the slasher films it poked fun at the Scream series had ran out of steam by 2000's Scream 3 and resembled of being more like a Scooby-Doo episode than a self knowing slasher film, it was best to put the series on ice.
Fast forward eleven years and a lot has happend to horror movies over the decade, as we all have been bombarded by all the Saw movies and gory for the sake of being gory slashers. Scream 4 arrives like a breath of fresh air, it's also re-writes the rulebook once again, and although it may be light on gore, it more than makes up for in thrills and laughs. The clever who done it script is smart and keeps you guessing who is ghost face, the reunion of the surviving memebrs of the original trilogy mixed with thew new cast of fresh faced victims is good, but unfortunatly it does underwrite some of the new cast, as they might aswell have victim chalked on the back. Wes Craven direction is swift and ramps up the tension that proves that although his success rate is very hit and miss, when Craven gets it right he delivers the goods, and this is a movie he has got mostly right. My only concern is that some of the younger viewers might wonder what all the fuss is about, as the were too young to remember the original Trilogy and was brought up on the likes of SAW and Hostel, but to us who loved the first, enjoyed the second and just about put up with the third will relish every minute.
Scream 4 might not be as good as the original 1996 movie, but is far superior to Scream 3, and there is very chance that this is a launch of another trilogy.
This is a top class slasher, but it's a shame the Blue Ray is anything but class!
The picture is crisp and sound is as good as expected.
But what about the bonus features?
All you get is a trailer and nothing else! No making of, not a thing. Surly any film hoping to re-launch the series demands these features. It makes you question if you should have saved your money and bought the cheaper DVD instead.
Good film.
Pathetic bonus features
See if you liked....
Scream Trilogy (1996 -2000)
Halloween (1978)
Friday The 13th (1980).
I know What you did last summer (1997).
Urban Legend (1997).

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  It's Worth Another Stab!

| | See all SECTION8's reviews (1336)

The original Scream movie was, and still is a classic slasher that re-wrote the well worn serial killer movies from the late 70's and 80's, but like most of the slasher films it poked fun at the Scream series had ran out of steam by 2000's Scream 3 and resembled of being more like a Scooby-Doo episode than a self knowing slasher film, it was best to put the series on ice.
Fast forward eleven years and a lot has happend to horror movies over the decade, as we all have been bombarded by all the Saw movies and gory for the sake of being gory slashers. Scream 4 arrives like a breath of fresh air, it's also re-writes the rulebook once again, and although it may be light on gore, it more than makes up for in thrills and laughs. The clever who done it script is smart and keeps you guessing who is ghost face, the reunion of the surviving memebrs of the original trilogy mixed with thew new cast of fresh faced victims is good, but unfortunatly it does underwrite some of the new cast, as they might aswell have victim chalked on the back. Wes Craven direction is swift and ramps up the tension that proves that although his success rate is very hit and miss, when Craven gets it right he delivers the goods, and this is a movie he has got mostly right. My only concern is that some of the younger viewers might wonder what all the fuss is about, as the were too young to remember the original Trilogy and was brought up on the likes of SAW and Hostel, but to us who loved the first, enjoyed the second and just about put up with the third will relish every minute.
Scream 4 might not be as good as the original 1996 movie, but is far superior to Scream 3, and there is very chance that this is a launch of another trilogy.
This is a top class slasher, but it's a shame the Blue Ray is anything but class!
The picture is crisp and sound is as good as expected.
But what about the bonus features?
All you get is a trailer and nothing else! No making of, not a thing. Surly any film hoping to re-launch the series demands these features. It makes you question if you should have saved your money and bought the cheaper DVD instead.
Good film.
Pathetic bonus features
See if you liked....
Scream Trilogy (1996 -2000)
Halloween (1978)
Friday The 13th (1980).
I know What you did last summer (1997).
Urban Legend (1997).

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