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Anchor Bay Press Release: Scream 4 (Blu-ray)


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#1 of 6 Ronald Epstein

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Posted July 05 2011 - 09:38 AM


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ANCHOR BAY ENTERTAINMENT AND DIMENSION FILMS PRESENT THE NEWEST INSTALLMENT IN THE ACCLAIMED HORROR FRANCHISE SCREAM 4 ON BLU-RAY/DVD COMBO PACK AND DVD


Directed By Wes Craven And Starring David Arquette, Neve Campbell,

Courteney Cox, Emma Roberts, Hayden Panettiere, Anthony Anderson,

Shenae Grimes, Lucy Hale And More, Scream 4 Heads To Retail On October 4th



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BEVERLY HILLS, CA – Anchor Bay Entertainment and Dimension Films announced today that the Blu-ray™/DVD Combo Pack and DVD release of the latest installment in the acclaimed horror franchise, SCREAM 4, is heading to retail on October 4, 2011.  Directed by the incomparable Wes Craven, SCREAM 4 features an ensemble cast that includes the film’s original cast plus new stars – David Arquette, Neve Campbell, Courteney Cox, Emma Roberts, Hayden Panettiere, Anthony Anderson, Adam Brody, Rory Culkin, Marielle Jaffe, Mary McDonnell, Marley Shelton, Nico Tortorella, Lucy Hale, Shenae Grimes, Aimee Teegarden, and Brittany Robertson.  SCREAM 4 is available for an SRP of $39.99 for the Blu-ray™/DVD Combo Pack (which includes a Blu-ray™, a DVD, and a code for the Digital eCopy) and $29.98 for the standard definition DVD.



Here’s what the critics have to say about SCREAM 4: “Pure genius.” (Richard Roeper, RichardRoeper.com)  “The Best ‘Scream’ since the original!  Funny, clever and scary as hell.” (Dan Jewel, Life & Style Weekly)  “Full of surprises!” (Rene Rodriguez, Miami Herald)



Directed by suspense master and director of the first trilogy, Wes Craven, SCREAM 4 is the newest installment in the acclaimed franchise that ushered in a new wave of horror in the 1990s.  In SCREAM 4, Sidney Prescott (Neve Campbell), now the author of a self-help book, returns home to Woodsboro on the last stop of her book tour.  There she reconnects with Sheriff Dewey (David Arquette) and Gale (Courteney Cox), who are now married, as well as her cousin Jill (Emma Roberts).  Unfortunately Sidney’s appearance also brings about the return of Ghost Face, putting Sidney, Gale, and Dewey, along with Jill, her friends (Hayden Panettiere, Rory Culkin) and the whole town of Woodsboro in danger.


The SCREAM 4 Blu-ray™/DVD Combo Pack and DVD bonus features include a “The Making of Scream 4” featurette; an Alternate Opening; an Extended Ending; Deleted and Extended Scenes; and a Gag Reel.  Note: Special features are subject to change.



Learn more about SCREAM 4 at: www.scream-4.com



ABOUT THE WEINSTEIN COMPANY

The Weinstein Company (TWC) is a multimedia production and distribution company launched in October 2005 by Bob and Harvey Weinstein, the brothers who founded Miramax Films in 1979.  TWC also encompasses Dimension Films, the genre label founded in 1993 by Bob Weinstein, which has released such popular franchises as SCREAM, SPY KIDS and SCARY MOVIE.  Together TWC and Dimension Films have released a broad range of mainstream, genre and specialty films that have been commercial and critical successes, including Tom Hooper’s THE KING’S SPEECH, winner of four 2011 Academy Awards®, including Best Picture.  Since 2005, TWC and Dimension Films have released such films as GRINDHOUSE; I’M NOT THERE; THE GREAT DEBATERS; VICKY CRISTINA BARCELONA; THE READER; THE ROAD; HALLOWEEN; THE PAT TILLMAN STORY; PIRANHA 3D; INGLOURIOUS BASTERDS; A SINGLE MAN; BLUE VALENTINE, THE COMPANY MEN; MIRAL; and SCRE4M.  Upcoming releases include SPY KIDS: ALL THE TIME IN THE WORLD IN 4D, APOLLO 18, OUR IDIOT BROTHER, THE DETAILS and MY WEEK WITH MARILYN.   Recently wrapping are I DON’T KNOW HOW SHE DOES IT and COGAN’S TRADE.
TWC is also active in television production, with credits including the Emmy® Award-winning hit reality series “Project Runway,” the new VH1 reality series “Mob Wives,” and the critically acclaimed HBO comedy/crime series “The No. 1 Ladies Detective Agency.”  The company is producing two “Project Runway” spinoffs, “Project Runway: All Stars” and “Project Runway: Accessories,” which are expected to debut in 2011.  The company currently has 17 series in different stages of development, including: “Marco Polo,” a scripted historical series about the great explorer; “The Nanny Diaries,” based on the hit book; and “The Mad Ones,” adapted from the Mafia novel of the same name.  




ABOUT ANCHOR BAY ENTERTAINMENT


Anchor Bay Entertainment is the home entertainment division of Starz Media, LLC. It includes the Anchor Bay Films and Manga Entertainment brands. It distributes feature films, children’s entertainment, fitness, TV series, documentaries, anime and other filmed entertainment on DVD and Blu-ray™ formats. Headquartered in Beverly Hills, CA, Anchor Bay Entertainment has offices in Troy, MI, as well as Canada, the United Kingdom and Australia. Starz Media (www.starzmedia.com) is a controlled subsidiary of Liberty Media Corporation attributed to the Liberty Starz tracking stock group.


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SCREAM 4 BLU-RAY™/DVD COMBO PACK

(Includes Blu-ray™ + DVD + Digital eCopy)
Street date:                   October 4, 2011
Pre-book:                      September 7, 2011
Catalog #:                     BD23263
UPC:                            0 1313 23263-9 9 80
Run time:                      111 Minutes
Rating:                          Rated R for strong bloody violence, language and some teen drinking. SRP:                                        $39.99
Format:                         Widescreen
Audio:                          5.1 DTSHD-MA                        






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#2 of 6 cafink

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Posted July 05 2011 - 10:04 AM

I'm curious to know what the alternate opening is like; I really hated the existing one. I enjoyed the film overall, though, and will probably pick it up on Blu-ray if the price is right.
 

 


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Posted July 05 2011 - 10:51 AM

My guess is that the alternate opening's differences are with the two girls in the 'real world' rather than altering the the movie-inside-a-movie jokes. A few weeks ago on Twitter, Wes Craven said he was recording a commentary (along with Campbell, Roberts and Panettiere) so I expect that to be on here as well.

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Posted July 06 2011 - 01:49 PM


Originally Posted by cafink 

I'm curious to know what the alternate opening is like; I really hated the existing one.


Amen.  It was overlong, entirely too self-indulgent and hideously boring.  Like you, though, I'll prolly pick this up for the right price.  I mean, I have the other three on the shelf and I can't have an incomplete set...




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Posted July 07 2011 - 07:16 AM

Eh, maybe the opening had one 'movie' too many but I thought it was pretty good.

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Posted July 07 2011 - 04:53 PM

I'm curious to know what the alternate opening is like; I really hated the existing one. I enjoyed the film overall, though, and will probably pick it up on Blu-ray if the price is right.

Here is a description of the original opening. There are spoilers so be warned. http://scream-trilog...scene-spoilers/
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