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Scream 3
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Starring: Neve Campbell, David Arquette, Courteney Cox Arquette, Jenny McCarthy
MPAA Rated: R
Released By: Dimension Home Video
Distrubted by: Buena Vista Home Entertainment
Kiddie Movie: It's scary and might give them nightmares.
Date Movie: She might get scared and snuggle.
Gratuitous Sex: Nah.
Gratuitous Violence: It's about a dude who stabs a lot of people, so yes.
Action: People run around.
Laughs: Quite a few.
Memorable Scene: Nah.
Memorable Quote: None.
Directed By: Wes Craven

Cool Things About the DVD

Learn a Foreign Language! You've got an optional French audio track and Spanish subtitles.
Buy a New TV! It's only in 2.35:1 so it's better on a widescreen.  On a normal TV you'll have some big-ass black bars on the top and bottom.
Buy a New Stereo! This had some of the best surround separation I've heard. You get great individual sounds from each speaker.  It was very cool.
Anything Else! One of the better DVD offerings for special things.  You get outtakes, behind the scene stuff from all three Screams, explanation of deleted scenes, an alternate ending that was shot, bios, and a cool commentary track to go along with the film explaining fun things about movie-making and the movie in general.

Scream 3
A DVD Review

MPAA Rated - R

It's 2:00 Long

A Review by
The Dude on the Right
So Iím watching the DVD version of "Scream 3" and I started to realize what my next major purchase needs to be Ė a big-ass, widescreen TV. Why? Because as more and more DVDís come out in widescreen format, well, it gets a little annoying watching a cool movie where the black bars are about 5" on the top and bottom of my 37" TV. That makes for mighty slim viewing. My only dilemma with this major purchase, however, is that they still havenít figured out the whole HDTV thing so I hate to spend big bucks now on something that might just be useless or a pain in the ass later. Oh well, such are my troubles. Anyway, "Scream 3" has a DVD version that is pretty kick-ass when it comes to DVD extras, and Iíll get to that at the end of this review, but letís talk about the movie first.

"Scream 3" is one of those sequels, alright, for you "Scream" buffs, the ending to the trilogy, where the only question I had at the end was "Do these people ever learn?" Sure, the idea behind the movie is that for a trilogy, well, for the third part all bets are off, but why, after youíve been through part 1 and part 2 would you ever think, while being hunted at the killerís place, to say "Iím going to check down here, you go call for help." Oh well, even so "Scream 3" was entertaining, but I still wondered if Sidney, Gale, and Dewey would ever learn.

What can I say about the story-line except that the basic idea is the same Ė kill Sidney (Neve Campbell). This time the killer goes after the cast of "Stab 3", a movie in production about the Woodsboro murders. It seems that the killer is going in order of the movie, except the problem comes in that there have been so many re-writes that no one knows who is going to get it next. To help with the murders on the set, Gale is called in for her past experience, Dewey is already a security dude working on the movie, and Sidney gets scared when she gets found in her mountain hide-a-way. So the three are back together again, trying to figure out who the killer is this time (thereís a huge hint given during the movie as to the relationship the killer has to Sidney), but I still couldnít figure out which dude it would end up being. I was kinda surprised, but not too much, and just tried to let myself enjoy the film, which I ended up doing.

Iím not going to say much about "Scream 3" because it doesnít really break any new ground the way "Scream" was original. They did keep the movie entertaining and had a great comic element with the teaming of Parker Posey playing Jennifer Joile as Gale in the "Stab" movie, then cruising around with the real Gale, and the both of them acting the same. They made me laugh among the scariness, and I liked that.

I canít say "Scream 3" is better than its predecessors, but it is on-line with keeping the entertainment value in a slasher film. It had some cool cameos like Carrie Fisher busting on the "Star Wars" thing, Jay and Silent Bob as tourists at the studio, poking fun at "Must See TV," and also had Lance Henriksen, the creepy dude from "Millennium." All in all an entertaining film so with that itís 3 Ĺ stars out of 5. It could have been more, but it didnít break any new ground, although I did laugh more than during the first two.

Thatís it for this one! Iím The Dude on the Right!! L8R!!!

 

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