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Urban Legend [DVD] [1999] [Region 1] [US Import] [NTSC]

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  • Language: English
  • Subtitles: English
  • Subtitles For The Hearing Impaired: English
  • Region: Region 1 (US and Canada DVD formats.)
  • Aspect Ratio: 16:9 - 2.35:1
  • Number of discs: 1
  • Classification: R (Restricted) (US MPAA rating. See details.)
  • Studio: Sony Pictures Home Entertainment
  • Average Customer Review: 4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (48 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: 0767824954
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 172,230 in DVD & Blu-ray (See Top 100 in DVD & Blu-ray)

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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Corey Newcombe on 25 Mar. 2014
Format: Blu-ray
Urban Legend tells the story of a group of college students at a remote New England university.

Natalie is an academically-gifted student at the Pendleton University. Natalie and her friends are all involved in the Folklore class being taught by Professor Wexler.

Wexler regales his class with urban legends, which include Pendleton's own urban legend about a Psych professor who murdered six students at Stanley Hall 25 years ago.

Natalie is the first one to suspect there's a killer on campus, especially after she has ties to all of the victims. First, it's her high school friend, a guy she's in the woods with at night, her roommate...

No one, including her friends, Wexler, Dean Adams and security guard, of course, believes her until it's too late and everyone begins to die according to famous urban legends.

Natalie believes it's all tied to a dark and horrible secret from her past....

After the success of Scream and IKWYDLS, it was inevitable that these films would carry on until they dripped the last bit of profit they could from the genre.

This movie was when the genre was beginning to falter just a little, but the film is still breezy, and has a fantastic story to it. It's just a shame that the script wasn't polished up a little, as the ending should have been sorted out.

The cast are great and nauseatingly beautiful, and the idea of an urban legend killer has to be up there with Ghostface, It's just the killers rant at the end of the film is so poor, it taints the rest of the film.

It's not the performers fault, they are really good, the lines they spout are just too cringe inducing.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Throda tzen on 10 Feb. 2015
Format: DVD Verified Purchase
Urban Legend is a 1998 slasher horror film based on a university campus where a killer uses the methods described in various urban legends as a means to kill the victims. The film is cleverly made, linking together a number of modern urban legends [and hence murders] as various victims fall by the wayside. The common link in all this is Natalie Simon (Alicia Witt) who tries to warn everyone with varying degrees of success.
The opening of the film is a bit predictable but the scares do tend to be plentiful and a few are guaranteed to make you jump and if it's gore you want then there is enough of that to keep most fans going. The film generally has something for everyone but its no longer ground breaking and doesn't really offer anything that modern film go'ers wouldn't have already seen, but other than that it's age doesn't really show.
This single disc opens to a main menu featuring Language [German 5.1 or English 5.1], subtitles[13 European plus Hebrew] scene selection, Extra features [trailer, behind the scenes & filmographies] and Play.
Overall the acting, sound and picture quality are all good. So why ****, simply that the script can sometimes be a bit obvious and a few lines are cringe inducing. But if you want scares and thrills, this should do the trick. Almost a ***** but not quite.
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Urban Legend (1998) is a horror film by Jamie Blanks, who is also know for Valentine (2001). This is a solid horror film, that came out during the slasher revival era (1996-2001), and which began with Wes Craven's Scream (1996). This era marked the second wave of slasher films, original films, that petered out just prior to the remakes of the first generation. Like Scream, it centres on the idea of a serial killer stalking college-aged teens; like I Know What You Did Last Summer (1997), it also looked at urban legends. But where I Know What You Did Last Summer concentrated on perhaps the most famous urban legend, The Hook, this film incorporated more than one legend, each legend corresponding to a death in the film.

The setting is a New England university, a fictional university named Pendleton. The story concentrates on a specific group of students, who attend the folklore class taught by Professor Wexler. The prologue is interesting, dealing with a specific urban legend in which there is a killer unknowingly hiding in the back seat of the victim's car. It is a dark and stormy night, which sets the tome of the movie to come. I thought it was a pretty strong opening sequence. The victim here is linked to a student or students at Pendleton and, after their death is announced, it seems that the killer has moved onto campus, a spate of killings following in the tradition of urban legends.

From here on in the film progresses at a break-neck speed and maintains an ominous atmosphere, offering plenty of edge-of-the-seat moments, as well as an adequate amount of twists and turns, and red herrings.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By OwenDavies2 on 10 Mar. 2014
Format: Blu-ray Verified Purchase
With Jared Leto having won a best supporting actor Oscar i thought i would review some of his previous movies.

Basically this movie is played out on urban legends things like a man hiding in the back of your car etc and the killer kills them using these legends.
Its actually rather well acted in parts but not by the lead woman she is rather bad in parts.

the blu ray picture is really clear which surprised me as its from 1999!

The extras just include a making of and a commentary :)
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