Disc arrives on October 4
Now, the question I’m seeing a lot is this: Why isn’t the fourth chapter being included in the Scream collection that’s arriving on September 6.
It’s all about DVD distribution rights. In an earlier news item, I talked about how the rights to the original trilogy were owned by the new Miramax holders and not The Weinstein Company/Dimension Films. Although there is an agreement between the companies to pump out sequels, distribution rights are being divided.
Miramax has a deal with Lionsgate Home Entertainment to distribute the first three Scream films. Meanwhile, The Weinstein Company struck up a partnership with Anchor Bay to distribution their titles. Scream 4 and any sequel that follows will be put out on DVD/Blu by Anchor Bay.
This is similar to the Child’s Play/Chucky films where MGM and Universal handle separate titles in the franchise or even Friday the 13th/Jason which are divided between Paramount and New Line.
Source: Ryan Turek, Managing Editor