August 10, 2021
Paramount Home Entertainment will release the 1996 slasher film Scream for the first time on 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray Oct. 19 to mark its 25th anniversary. A 4K Steelbook edition and a newly remastered Blu-ray also will be available. The discs will include access to a digital copy of the film.
Directed by Wes Craven and written by Kevin Williamson, Scream deconstructs the horror genre by paying homage to the conventions of slasher films while upending them with clever twists and witty dialogue.
After a series of mysterious deaths befalls their small town, an offbeat group of friends led by Sidney Prescott (Neve Campbell) becomes the target of a masked killer. As the body count rises, Sidney and her friends turn to the “rules” of horror films to help navigate the real-life terror they’re living in. The film also stars Courteney Cox, David Arquette, Skeet Ulrich, Matthew Lillard, Jamie Kennedy, Rose McGowan and Drew Barrymore.
The new Scream 4K and Blu-ray releases will include the new retrospective featurette A Bloody Legacy: Scream 25 Years Later, a look back at the film and Craven, featuring archival behind-the-scenes footage and new interviews with Campbell, Cox and Arquette, as well as Williamson and the directors and other cast members from the new installment in the franchise scheduled to premiere in theaters in 2022.
Other extras include commentary by Craven and Williamson, a production featurette, behind-the-scenes featurettes “On the Scream Set” and “Drew Barrymore,” and a Q&A with the cast and filmmakers focused on the questions “What’s Your Favorite Scary Movie?” and “Why are People so Fascinated by Horror Films?”
In addition, Fathom Events and Paramount Pictures are re-releasing Scream in select cinemas Oct. 10-11.