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Complete ‘Urban Legend’ Trilogy Coming to a Blu-ray for the First Time!

On October 4th Australia’s Via Vision Entertainment will release a Blu-ray triple feature of Urban Legend, Urban Legends: Final Cut and Urban Legends: Bloody Mary. Not only is this the first time the set has been assembled as one collection on Blu-ray anywhere in the world, but it marks the worldwide Blu-ray debut for both Final Cut and Blood Mary. Yeah, this is kind of a big deal.

The original Urban Legend was released as part of a wave of post-Scream slashers trying to cash in on the success of Wes Craven’s meta hit. Director Jamie Blanks created arguably the most successful film of that bunch, assembling a cast of rising talent and cleverly creating kills based on urban legends. Plus he has us all terrified to mix soda and Pop Rocks, but intrigued enough that we all wanted to try it. Urban Legend may not be for everyone, but there are horror fans of a certain age that will always hold this film near and dear to the heart. Personally, I’m thrilled to see all three films getting a proper release together on Blu-ray.

Somebody at Pendleton College is fast turning many of the modern myths of night stalkers, axe murderers and lurking boogiemen into blood-soaked reality. Jamie Blanks’ smash hit, along with Scream and I Know What You Did Last Summer, helped refashion the slasher genre for a new generation in the 1990s. Set at a film school, its postmodern sequel hinges on a student filmmaker investigating urban legends as part of her thesis film. Soon a series of fatal accidents sweep through her crew. Can she uncover the killer before she ends up on the cutting room floor? Urban Legends 3: Bloody Mary sees the trilogy come full circle when a trio of high school friends chant an incantation unleashing an evil spirit from the past with deadly consequences, revisiting a fable, to chilling effect, introduced in the first film.

These contemporary macabre myths that have no traceable source come to terrifying life in this hip, wry and fast-paced horror trilogy. Unveiling a new generation of young stars including Jared Leto, Kate Mara, Tara Reid and Eva Mendes, the Urban Legend Trilogy is loaded with bonus features including audio commentaries, deleted scenes, and featurettes. It’s a feast for horror fans.



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COMMENTS

15 Comments
  • DrewHamster

    I love the first film and I’m not exactly a fan of the second film, but it’s still enjoyable. Honestly I wouldn’t even want “Bloody Mary” taking up shelf space.

  • Adam Matthews

    bloody mary is on a par with wrong turn 3 – unwatchable

    but i really really love final cut, could watch it anytime

  • MulderIsBack

    Liked the first two. As already mentioned…bloody mary was bloody aweful.

  • Luca Vasto

    Liked the first one, second and third movie are terrible

  • Khy

    I never understood the hate for Final Cut. I’ve always enjoyed it. Sure it’s ridiculous, but oh boy is it so much fun.

    • pablitonizer

      I love UL 1 & 2, they’re great…and I didn’t expect them to be connected at all but I was so wrong! Loved them! I’m still upset UL3 not be a continuation or at least a final closure to the “triology”

    • Matt-fBR

      I think ‘Final Cut” has a promising first half hour. The lead girl is likeable, the comic reliefs are funny, the film school set up is cool and the first murder is beyond insane..But then they reveal the twin brother and it just goes downhill from there.
      At least we get to see Matthew Davis’s ass.

    • Barry El Beardo

      I agree, I think I owned Final Cut on dvd but never Urban Legend. Final Cut is stupid but fun.
      And that end scene tho!

  • J Jett

    damn! i didn’t even realize there were 3 of these movies. i’ve only seen the first film and liked that one a lot. are the other 2 worth watching?

    • pablitonizer

      I actually love 1 & 2, the first is a classic slasher and the second one has a lot ot film-making horrific atmosphere, a lot of possible murders, it’s really fun and the black police officer is also in urban legend 2. Plus the ending of UL 2 is really fantastic to me…I was so waiting to UL3 to be a continuation… but well…. UL3 is terrible, don’t watch it

      • J Jett

        pablitonizer, sounds good! i’m going to watch part 2 hopefully tonight! i’ll let you know (if i do watch it tonight) what i think of it. you make it sound pretty good! 🙂

      • art123guy

        TOTALLY agree with you on your assessment of the ending of Urban Legend 2. Made the entire movie worth it to me.

    • Barry El Beardo

      The second is terrible, but fun. Very much like Valentine

  • Tony Harley

    I don’t understand why Bloody Mary had to have the name Urban Legend. I get that it’s an Urban Legend but Bloody Mary is one of the most popular myths of all time therefore “needing” a “known brand” makes no sense in this case.

  • Kaid Smith

    But is it region free?

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