Blair Witch Project (DVD)

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Description

This cult movie took the world by storm in 1999, grossing over $200 million dollars despite an original budget of just $30,000. In Burkittsville, in the year 1994, three students - Heather (Heather Donahue), Josh (Joshua Leonard) and Michael (Michael Williams) - head into the woods to investigate the local legend of the Blair Witch, a spirit blamed for the deaths of various children. However, soon after setting out, the trio run into trouble...

Product Details

Barcode
5060052419460
Department
Movies & TV
Released
22 Mar 2010
Type
Movies
Format
DVD
Genre
Horror
Region
Region 2
Language
English
Studio
Lionsgate
Runtime
77 min
Age Restriction
15
Supply Source
UK

Movie

Title
Blair Witch Project
Release Year
1999
Running Time
82 min
Language
English
Categories
Horror/Suspense / Filmmaking / Independent / Students / Supernatural / Theatrical Release / Witches
US Box Office
$140.0 million
Official Website
http://www.blairwitch.com
Ratings
IMDb
6.5
Rotten Tomatoes®
86% 55%
Metacritic
81
Synopsis
Made for $30,000 by two young filmmakers from Florida, THE BLAIR WITCH PROJECT wowed festival audiences for several months before finding distribution at the 1999 Sundance Festival. It is an ingenious creation which makes effective use of its lack of budget and cast of unknowns. The film is composed entirely of reportedly "found" footage shot by three missing college students who made a journey to the woods of Western Maryland in 1994 with the purpose of making a documentary about a "witch" of local legend who is linked to murders and mysterious occurrences spanning 200 years. It begins with footage of the crew leaving their homes and testing their equipment, but before we know it, they are lost deep in the endless woods, with the voices of screaming children piercing the blackness from off in the distance. Things get worse from there. The experience is disorienting and frightening as well as the most rewarding horror film experience to come along in many years, as it wisely chooses to prey on our vulnerable imaginations rather than bombard us with graphic images.
Poster
Poster for Blair Witch Project
Cast & Crew
Director
Daniel Myrick / Eduardo Sanchez
Star
Heather Donahue / Joshua Leonard / Michael Williams
Screenwriter
Daniel Myrick / Eduardo Sanchez
Composer
Antonio Cora
Executive Producer
Bob Eick / Kevin J. Foxe
Producer
Robin Cowie / Gregg Hale
Director of Photography
Neal Fredericks
Editor
Daniel Myrick / Eduardo Sanchez
Production Designer
Ben Rock
Art Director
Ricardo R. Moreno
Co-Producer
Michael Monello
Movie Critics
Box Office
"...Stylistically accomplished....THE BLAIR WITCH PROJECT achieves a harrowing sense of subjective dread..."
Ray Greene (1 Apr 1999, p.224)
Chicago Sun-Times
"...An extraordinarily effective horror film....The movie is like a celebration of rock-bottom production values..."
Roger Ebert (16 Jul 1999, p.30)
Entertainment Weekly
"...Works [even] better at home because it's a tale told close-up....Believably unnerving..." -- Rating: B+
Ty Burr (29 Oct 1999, pp.116-7)
Los Angeles Times
"...Clever....BLAIR PROJECT's fakery is utterly convincing..."
Kevin Thomas (16 Jul 1999, p.C12)
New York Times
"...A nifty example of how to make something out of nothing....A most inventive departure from standard horror fare..."
Janet Maslin (14 Jul 1999, p.E1)
Rolling Stone
"...I have seen the new face of movie horror and its name is THE BLAIR WITCH PROJECT..."
Peter Travers (5 Aug 1999, p.79-80)
USA Today
"...Low-budget horror at its resourceful best, in the same innovative league as the original NIGHT OF THE LIVING DEAD..."
Susan Wloszczyna (14 Jul 1999, p.1D)