Studio and Year: Dimension Films – 2011
MPAA Rating: R
Feature running time: 111 minutes
Disc Format: BD-50
Encoding: VC-1 (MPEG-4)
Video Aspect: 2.35:1
Audio Format(s): English DTS-HD-MA 5.1
Starring: David Arquette , Neve Campbell, Courteney Cox , Hayden Panettiere , Emma Roberts , Rory Culkin , Adam Brody
Directed by: Wes Craven
Music by: Marco Beltrami
Written by: Kevin Williamson
Region Code: A
Blu-ray Disc release Date: October 4, 2011
[singlepic id=33 w=214 h=317 float=left]Film Synopsis (courtesy of IMDB):
Ten years have passed, and Sidney Prescott, who has put herself back together thanks in part to her writing, is visited by the Ghostface Killer. 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.
Do I like scary movies? YES I do. I love them. Especially the Scream franchise. I find this franchise to be smart, tongue-in-cheek and poke fun of themselves. However, unlike most people who find this movie to be the best of them all, I find it to be the worst and left my home theatre with the feeling of… “Huh?”. Storyline aside, it looks awesome. I couldn’t find any faults other then a few scenes where it showed overblown whites which looked like a post production flub and certainly not an encoding issue. Black levels amazing and really show command as they never crushed in the films many dark scenes with ample of shadow details. Even in faces, fabrics or anything else on screen, this blu-ray is an amazing example how a movie should be transferred. Colours looked natural almost without secondary colour boost that tend to plague today’s movies.
The surround sound-stage has the ability to amaze you with a creak from behind, the hi-end slashing sound of a knife slicing through the air and ear piercingly loud screams that never distort. Low frequencies digs deep and tight which is truly a test of your subwoofer and room acoustics.
Equipment used for this review:
Anthem MRX-700 Receiver
DSPeaker Anti-Mode 8033s IIR Subwoofer EQ
Grandviewscreen 96” 21:9 matte-white 1.0-gain screen
PSB Century 300i (front and surround speakers)
PSB Image C5 (centre speaker)
PSB Subseries 300 (subwoofer)
Panasonic PT-AE4000U projector
Pioneer BDP-LX55 BD player
Ultralink Ambiance MKII speaker wires
Viewing room is as per THX and SMPTE recommendation with 45-degree Field of View
Audio: 8/10 (based on the new reference standard set by Rio – read my previous review)
Video: 8/10 (due to some post-production errors, not the fault of the disc)
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