Know What You Did Last Summer/C+,A-
This slightly constructed
thriller about a group of kids that think they have killed a midnight pedestrian on a deserted
coast road tries hard to capitalize on the attractiveness of its young stars. Written by Kevin
Williamson, who also wrote the very successful Scream, I Know What You Did Last Summer
fails to repeat the genre delight that Scream captured under the helm of director
Wes Craven. Jim Gillespie makes a polished picture, but the characters and situations are far from
It's just a holiday parade.©Columbia Tristar
The film charts it's course when the four teens opt to hide the result of
the accident by throwing the body into the water. Maybe a stupid decision, but dumber things happen
in real life. Guilt first follows the high school graduates as they get on with their lives but it
is when a plot of systematic revenge takes over that the film begins to strain in both script and
cinematic style. Someone knows what they have done and is out to get them. The stalker seems to
know their every move. Who could it be. The youngsters investigate to no avail, but rest assured
there will be a final confrontation.
This special edition DVD is a very handsome production. Night scenes
sparkle and color is thoroughly lively. The image is very sharp in every circumstance. The Dolby
Digital 5:1 surround provides several jumpy moments with its excellent detail and precise
directionality. Director Jim Gillespie delivers Audio Commentary in a lilting Scottish brogue. Too
much time is spent on describing the scenes we are seeing and not enough time of the filmmaking
process. Still, the commentary is a major treat.
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