Scream 4, Anyone? [Bluray Details Update]

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  1. maybrick

    maybrick Well-Known Member

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    In anticipation of the next installment, I revisited the trilogy for the first time in over a decade. My current impressions regarding the films is that the first one still holds up quite well, although Matthew Lillard continues to annoy. Skeet Ulrich is adequate as a poor man's Johnny Depp. My favorite scene in the whole film is probably Randy's lunatic rant in the video store. SCREAM 2 was, by comparison, instantly forgettable with sole exception to Jerry O'Connell singing and dancing on a table. (Damn, that scene suuuuucccks. I wish that I could burn it from my memory.) Too bad the filmmakers got scared off from their original ending by the internet. That's a hell of a sacrifice ruining a film for posterity just to maintain a few weeks of secrecy. I hated SCREAM 3 when I saw it in the theaters, but I think that it's aged better than the first sequel. It's still not that great of a film but a step up in quality from SCREAM 2 and I like how the film wraps up in a "haunted" house.
     
  2. wago70

    wago70 Surviving on nostalgia

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    The first one still impresses me. I will always love the chase scenes around Stu's ranch. Some of those shots remind me of Dana Kimmel's chase scenes in Friday 13th Part 3.
    Part 2 was okay but I hated the scene where Sid's boyfriend sings to her. I did like the killer's motive overall but some of that was clunky.
    Part 3 was fun, especially Parker Posey. I hated who they chose as the killer - that actor was just so wrong.
    On another note, I really liked the photography of the very first film. That film looked a tad grainy at the cinemas but I loved it. By contrast, Peter Deming's work on the sequels is much glossier, but I liked how shots were composed in that first film much better.
     
  3. The Chaostar

    The Chaostar Johnny Hallyday forever

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    The first minutes of Scream 4 are funny. But then it goes downhill. The film pretends to be somekind of a post-comment for all the US horror trands that appeared after Scream 3: remakes & nihilistic torture porn. But after the first 20 minutes or so, it follows the Scream formula with very few exceptions. It's to timid, it doesn;t dare to be as ground-breaking as it promises (Craven has filmed the best post-modern horror film, in my book, when he made The New Nightmare anyway). It is more bloody than the other films, but not much, for those who really care about things like that.

    Also, in the first film we laughed because the jokes were smart. In this one, we are supposed to laugh because the jokes are stupid. And the motives? You cannot imagine the stupidity.

    And Cox' face is FRIGHTENING. It's like OMG SHE'S SCARY.

    In conclusion, Scream 4 sucks. At least for me.

    Technical credits are fine, I liked the grainy photography although it looks more like digital noise and less like film grain (and the way sunlight "burns" through everything on some small occasions betrays that the movie was not shot on film, which is kind of a drag).
     
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    I thought Scream 4 was the best since the first one. Its power wasn't in the commentary on horror like the other three, but on the generation of today with youtube and obsession with fame and outdoing everything to the point of the world being crazy.
     
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    I'll have to wait until next weekend to catch it.A group of friends saw the earlier films with me and we decided we'd all catch the new one together,nostalgia I guess.Anyway the whole group won't be here till next Friday.I'll try to avoid the spoilers until then.
     
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    Just came back from Scream 4 and enjoyed the hell out of it. Such a fun movie. I must admit that I thought the ending was going to be different and go on a fair while longer but it didn't.
    I can't comment on whether it's better than Scream 2 & 3 because I haven't seen those for about eight years.


    The most creepy part was driving my girlfriend home afterwards. We stopped in a side street near her house to make out when she sat up and said "That's weird, that street light just went off".
    I sat up to have a look and about a minute later the one over the car went out, then the whole street was out. To reassure my girlfriend that everything was alright I said "Don't freak out, it's not like anythings going to happen". Then I realised that what I just said would be something a victim in Scream would say and I myself was freaked out. After locking the doors and not wanting to sit in the dark, I started the car. The lights then came back on but I rushed home. :lol: Easily the best part of the night and amplified my enjoyment for Scream 4. :D
     
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    Can't hardly wait for tomorrow!!! Which makes me feel like sucha a nerd, hehe.
    Also revisited the original trilogy this week. The first one is really cool and violent but the second has the best chase scenes, or at least the funnier ones. The third one is plain campy fun, and doesn't feel as dated as the others.
    :D
    I'll try not to read any review to avoid spoilers!
     
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    I really, really liked it a lot. It's really close to being on par with part 2, and it does some things better than that sequel--like the new characters, for one thing. It's a total blast, and I think anyone who liked Scream should love part 4.
     
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    Got tickets for tomorrow night :)

    Didn´t have much hope for this one until I read some reviews and saw the trailers, I wasn´t a big fan of part 2 and 3, but this one seems to be more in style with the original that I REALLY loved back in the day.

    My old Unrated Laserdisc of the original still gets a spin from time to time :)

    Might still keep my expectations a bit low for part 4 though ;)
     
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    Loved it and it's the best since the first and i'm leaning toward being my favorite one. Will check it out again and see if it holds up as well after a second viewing.
     
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    Now I was never a massive fan of the Scream movies but last year I decided to buy the trilogy and give them another try and I enjoyed the hell out of them. Scream 1 is a 9 out of 10, Scream 2 is a 6 out of 10 and Scream 3 is a 7 out of 10. Now when I saw the Scream 4 trailer I got kind of excited and having just come back from the cinema I have to say Scream 4 is up there with Scream 1. I'd say it an 8.5 out of 10 and its just pure fun. I will say on a negative note in the final 20 mins the film fell a little for me but was still good. Also I knew everytime something was about to happen and I realised who Ghostface was pretty early on but it didnt bother me cause Scream movies are supposed to be full of cliches. On the plus side though it was definitely the goriest entry yet, the kills were better than any of the previous Scream films and the comedy dialogue was hilarious (at times maybe a little Scary Movie but still good fun). My favourite part of the film was definitely the opening, they did such a fantastic job with this that if the film had ended when the title Scre4m came up I wouldn't have been disapointed. So all in all 8.5 out of 10, hopefully the success of this film will get Halloween 3D off the ground cause Halloween deserves to be brought back to its best.
     
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    really enjoyed scream 4 alot more than part 3
     
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    Uh, Scream 4 was shot on anamorphic film. I even checked the end credits, there was a 'camera loader' credit, two film stock companies used (Kodak and Fujifilm) but no mention of digital cameras. I can see where you're coming from in terms of the nighttime car sequences, but I think that's just a product of a digital intermediate transfer/color timing issue.

    But I enjoyed the hell out of this film. I liked it almost as good as the first film, and I was surprised at who the killer(s) were even though everyone was a suspect. I had a ball with this, and I think Wes Craven got his mojo back.
     
  14. MisterTwister

    MisterTwister The Schlock King

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    Hell yeah. Craven is back bitches. The last Wes Craven flick I enjoyed was....Scream 3. I actually quite enjoyed that one.

    But Scream 4 was better and an entertaining time at the movies.
     
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    Scream 4 was a lot of fun. I was worried after the opening, which was too clever for its own good, that things would be Scream 3 bad, but things picked up after that. The new characters were more engaging than any of the newbies the other sequels had, the deaths were brutal, and the ending was very entertaining.
     
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    Really enjoyed it but damn, Emma Roberts is a terrible actress. I always thought Neve Campbell was one-note with her halting. way. of. delivering her. dialogue. But she's Oscar-worthy compared to Roberts. Hollywood nepotism at its worst.
     
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    Seeing it today. Trying to avoid spoilers until I'm there. Remember how when Scream 2 hit how many things had been revealed online from the script leak?
     
  18. wago70

    wago70 Surviving on nostalgia

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    I'm looking forward to it for sure, now. I watched all 3 movies yesterday and they were really good. The first one is pretty strong and holds up. I enjoyed the 3rd more than I remembered (except for the actor playing the villian).
    I want to wait until Sunday night when the crowds die down.
     
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    Wow, that was a lot of fun! Am I the only one here that thinks it's weird how a film like Scream 4 has become "old school"? That's precisely the thought that crossed my mind as I was leaving the parking lot. This franchise and it's various clones were trendy as fuck 10-15 years ago, but as the saying goes they really just don't make them like this any more. Because the others are so fresh in my mind from seeing them in the past week I can safely say that this film is just as good as the first one, or maybe even a little better on account that it doesn't suffer from Matthew Lillard! :lol:
     
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    Yeah, its sure felt a bit old-school :)
    Incredible that it´s 15 years ago I saw the original in the theatre, so I sure got a dose of nostalgia seeing this one ;)

    And YES, I think it´s just as good as the original. THIS is what part 2 and 3 should have been like. Can´t wait to see it again!
    After part 2 and 3, I really wasn´t sure I would bother to see this one in the theater, glad I listened to the recommendations :)

    Wes Craven is back on track again!!
     

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