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Urban Legend (1998) [VHS]

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  • Actors: Jared Leto, Alicia Witt, Rebecca Gayheart, Joshua Jackson, Tara Reid
  • Directors: Jamie Blanks
  • Format: PAL
  • Language: English
  • Classification: 18
  • Studio: Columbia Tristar
  • VHS Release Date: 21 Feb. 2000
  • Run Time: 99 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (61 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: B00004S5N5
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 337,265 in DVD & Blu-ray (See Top 100 in DVD & Blu-ray)

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When a bizarre series of deaths occur on the campus of Pendleton college, student Natalie (Alicia Witt) starts to believe that they are somehow linked to various urban legends. Her classmates are dismissive, claiming that the deaths are just freak coincidences, but as Natalie investigates more closely she realises that not only is there a sinister pattern behind the murders, but she may well be the next victim.

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Tell me if you've heard this Urban Legend before: an attractive young woman is driving her car on a dark country road and singing along to the radio. She's running out of gas and so she pulls into a gas station (run by a jittery, stuttering Brad Dourif), but then flees what seems to be an attack, only to find the real threat in her backseat: a hooded killer with an axe who takes her head off with a well-aimed swing. You've heard it before? Not surprising, given that it's one of the more famous urban legends borrowed for Urban Legend, a post-Scream exercise in self-referential horror. The students at an ivy-covered New England college are turning up dead, the victims of a serial killer who murders in the fashion of the "apocryphal" modern myths. It's all for the benefit of good girl with a dark secret Alicia Witt, the sole witness to most of the killings. Doe-eyed Rebecca Gayheart, her gullible best friend, and Jared Leto, the ambitious campus journalist, lead a cast of pretty young women, hunky guys and campus characters--the most notable of which is the suspicious professor Robert Englund, a genre legend in his own right as the star of seven Nightmare on Elm Street films. Take away the cheeky remarks and self-awareness and it's a throwback to the 1970s rash of teen-slasher films, where sexually active teens are sliced, diced and otherwise slaughtered in elaborate and ingenious ways. The increasingly preposterous film is no Scream, but the modestly stylish production has its moments. --Sean Axmaker, Amazon.com

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I enjoyed it, classic 90s teenage horror film. A bit like Scream but different killer. I don't know about DVD but picture look good on blu ray, good storyline and well acted by everyone.

There's Jared Leto, Joshua Jackson, Tara Reid, Alicia Witt, Rebecca Gayheart, and of course Robert Englund among a few more. Good cast that made good film. It is a film that is typically for Halloween night in for teenagers.

I cant believe I got it for only few pound on Blu Ray when the price is about the same for DVD. Of course its region free so that's why its not a lot of money. Get it while its cheap as DVD. It's got High Definition as well as subtitles in many different languages. No problem with delivery.
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The worst teen slasher ever, the acting is so cringe worthy. I hated all the so called victims in this awful movie. Imagine having Robert Englund as a teacher and you will get my drift. Made by Jamie Blanks the same 1 who made the dreadful "Valentine" movie. AVOID LIKE THE PLAGUE!!!!! 😁
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i love this horror its good classic 1990s film it is very cheap for the price but one problem i have it looks like the cover has been copied as the ratings is on the other page but apart from that a great film and great price and was fast delivery not much more i can say overall classic horror :)
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By Throda tzen TOP 1000 REVIEWER on 10 Feb. 2015
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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 just does not get the respect it deserves. Far from being a Scream clone, it is one of the most impressive slasher films of recent years in my opinion. The suspense is sustained throughout, the identification of the killer is handled superbly, and the ending is well-nigh perfect. The cast is simply terrific; how many horror films can claim actors and actresses the likes of Alicia Witt, Rebecca Gayheart, Tara Reid, John Neville, and Robert Englund? I would not have minded a little more gore, but there's an acceptable level of blood and suffering here. It all really starts with the impressive storyline, though. A serial killer who constructs his/her kills on urban legends - fantastic. Maybe it's not a wholly original idea, but no film had ever taken the premise to the extreme the way Urban Legend did.
It is so important for a film such as this to start off with a real bang, and Urban Legend wastes no time sinking its claws into the audience. A young girl just manages to make it to a gas station in the middle of nowhere when her tank hits empty, finds herself attacked by the strange, revolting attendant there, and manages to escape - only to have her head chopped off by a stranger in the back seat. Why they bother to do a decapitation scene and not show me the head is a question I have to ask, but certainly the opening scene tells the audience to buckle up for a wild ride. The setting for everything that happens here is Pendleton University, voted the safest school in the country by a prominent news magazine (despite the fact its campus security force consists of one lone woman). As we meet our major players in the film, the topic of urban legends comes up in the wake of the murder we already witnessed.
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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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Really good film, scary and enjoyable. The plot is really good with a fantastic twist. A film for everyone to enjoy.A creepy and tense teen horror. Not your average plot, and all the horror cliches are here. Tara Reid is the blonde who just can't act, but there is some good enough scences in here to keep you entertained throughout halloween. A must buy for a horror fan.
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