Scary Movie 4

Featured In Issue 117, February 2007

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Start jumping on your couch, because the events of 2005 and 2006 have just been parodied. The tripods from War Of The Worlds are back in this Scary Movie, looking 4 vengeance against The Village. But Cindy (Faris) and Tom (Bierko) won't hold a Grudge, because the love they Saw in each other's eyes will keep evil at bay! (Suzanne Hodges)

Special features include a 30-minute-plus conversation with Director Zucker, Producer Weiss, and Writer/ Producer Mazin; a 16-minute look at the cast; and seven minutes with improvisario Craig Bierko; plus those found on the DVD: an audio commentary with Zucker, producer Weiss, and Mazin; 15 deleted scenes with optional commentary by Zucker, Weiss, and Mazin; exactly seven minutes of bloopers; almost four minutes with Zucker; three minutes of Zucker-style humor; five minutes worth of "interviews"; an almost nine-minute look at the visual effects used; a little over three minutes with the Youngbloodz; not quite three minutes with acting rappers; theatrical trailer; and DVD-ROM/Online features.

The H.264 AVC-encoded 1.78:1 HD DVD exhibits well-balanced contrast, very good shadow delineation, and vibrant colors. Details are resolved nicely, but fine textures are not resolved as well as the best releases are. (Danny Richelieu)

The Dolby® Digital Plus 5.1-channel soundtrack sounds good, with a lively mix and good fidelity. Dialogue is slightly thin and does not have the level of articulation of the best recordings. (Danny Richelieu)