Making a spoof of a satire could prove to be an impossible task, but the Wayans clan seems to pull it off with
The anamorphically enhanced 2.35:1 DVD exhibits image quality that should surely delight fans of this wacky movie. Colors are bold and vibrant, with natural fleshtones and deep blacks. Images are sharp and finely detailed, with nicely rendered background definition; though some scenes appear slightly soft. Shadow delineation and contrast are excellent. Sometimes, the visual experience is slightly "digital". The finer details shimmer on occasion, like Shannon Elizabeth
After installing the DVD-ROM components for this title, you are brought to the main menu, which has rotating pictures from the film and full sound. From this menu, you are given links to the sections Play Movie, Scary Movie: A Guide for the Culturally Challenged, Character Profiles, Screenplay Viewer, Screensaver, and DVD Destination Website. The screenplay is done well, with a theme that ties in nicely with the rest of the components. The only real problem I could find is the difficulty of selecting certain scenes right away. To view scenes further in the movie, you must scroll through each scene. The Guide for the Culturally Challenged is a trivia game for Scary Movie. There are two ways to go through this section. In the Guide Mode, it gives you information relating to each scene. If you switch over to Quiz Mode, you can be tested on your knowledge of the film. The Character Profiles give biographies of each character, including sound clips from the movie for each. The Screensaver is a simple slide show presentation of a few still images from the film, with quotes accompanying each of what the character is saying in the movie. When playing the movie from the PCFriendly software, it loads quickly and smoothly to the opening scene of the film. This title has a lot to offer, and is well presented. I really like the Guide for the Culturally Challenged, and think that something like that should be incorporated into many other title's DVD-ROM components. (Danny Richelieu)
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