October 6th Scream (Laserdisc): The Laserdisc of Scream is the unrated director's cut, and unlike the first Friday the 13th where I had mentioned I prefer the R-rated cut, a lot was removed for Scream's R-rating. I didn't know Scream was censored until much later however, because the VHS tape was also the NC-17 version of the film, which was released by mistake! It wasn't until HBO runs and the DVD release did I realize Scream was butchered by the MPAA. The film is still a great slasher that balances horror and comedy in a way that doesn't detract from the horror, which had also been done successfully a decade before in An American Werewolf in London. I usually bust out my LD of this film once every couple of years. I don't think, however, the sequels fair as well. It never got better from here, and I typically ignore them.