Scream at Last as Wes Craven's Seminal Trilogy Slashes Its Way onto Blu-ray

Scream at Last as Wes Craven's Seminal Trilogy Slashes Its Way onto Blu-ray

Mar 03, 2011

"What's your favorite scary movie?" asked the Ghostface killer to a terrified Drew Barrymore at the beginning of 1996's Scream. The answer for audiences in the '90s was Scream itself, which pulled in over $100 million at the box office and reinvented the horror genre overnight with its hip, self-referential style. Wes Craven returned along with key cast members Neve Campbell, Courteney Cox, David Arquette, Jamie Kennedy and Liev Schreiber for 1997's Scream 2 and 2000's Scream 3. All three movies have been available individually or packaged together on DVD for years, but the original Scream—one of the first DVDs ever released—is still out there in a terrible non-anamorphic format that was designed to fit the screen of your parents' old tube television, not your giant HDTV.

All wrongs will be righted on March 29 when Lionsgate releases all three Scream movies individually on Blu-ray for the first time in 1080p and with 5.1 DTS-HD soundtracks. Scream will include an audio commentary, production featurette, behind-the-scenes footage and a Q&A with cast and crew. Scream 2 has a commentary, deleted scenes with optional commentary, outtakes and a featurette, while Scream 3 also has a commentary, deleted scenes and outtakes as well as behind-the-scenes footage and an alternate ending.

The timing is great to get your Scream on, too. Scream 4, again directed by Craven and starring Campbell, Cox, Arquette and a fresh young cast, goes for blood in theaters on April 15.

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