The Blair Witch Project (Full Screen)
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In October of 1994 three student filmmakers diappeared in the woods near Burkittsville Maryland while shooting a documentary... A year later their footage was found. Now prepare for a motion picture experience unlike anything you ve ever seen heard or feared before. The Blair Witch Project follows a trio of filmmakers on what should have been a simple walk in the woods... but quickly becomes an excursion into heart-stopping terror. As the three become inexplicably lost morale deteriorates. Hunger sets in. Accusations fly. By night unseen evil stirs beyond their campfire s light. By day chilling ritualistic figures are discovered nearby. As the end of their journey approaches they realize that what they are filming now is not a legend...but their own descent into unimaginable horror.System Requirements:Running Time: 87 Min. Color. This film is presented in \"full screen\" format. Formatted from it s original version to fit your screen.Format: DVD MOVIE Genre: HORROR Rating: R UPC: 012236112662 Manufacturer No: 11266
The Blair Witch Project
Anyone who has even the slightest trouble with insomnia after seeing a horror movie should stay away from The Blair Witch Project--this film will creep under your skin and stay there for days. Credit for the effectiveness of this mock documentary goes to filmmakers Daniel Myrick and Eduardo Sanchez, who armed three actors (Heather Donahue, Michael Williams, and Josh Leonard) with video equipment, camping supplies, and rough plot outlines. They then let the trio loose into the Maryland woods to improvise and shoot the entire film themselves as the filmmakers attempted to scare the crap out of them. Gimmicky, yes, but it worked--to the wildly successful tune of $130 million at the box office upon its initial release (the budget was a mere $40,000).
For those of you who were under a rock when it first hit the theaters, The Blair Witch Project tracks the doomed quest of three film students shooting a documentary on the Burkittsville, Maryland, legend of the Blair Witch. After filming some local yokels (and providing only scant background on the witch herself), the three, led by Heather (something of a witch herself), head into the woods for some on-location shooting. They're never seen again. What we see is a reconstruction of their "found" footage, edited to make a barely coherent narrative. After losing their way in the forest, whining soon gives way to real terror as the three find themselves stalked by unknown forces that leave piles of rocks outside their campsite and stick-figure art projects in the woods. (As Michael succinctly puts it, "No redneck is this clever!") The masterstroke of the film is that you never actually see what's menacing them; everything is implied, and there's no terror worse than that of the unknown. If you can wade through the tedious arguing--and the shaky, motion-sickness-inducing camerawork--you'll be rewarded with an oppressively sinister atmosphere and one of the most frightening denouements in horror-film history. Even after you take away the monstrous hype, The Blair Witch Project remains a genuine, effective original. --Mark Englehart
Curse of the Blair Witch
Are you wondering just exactly who the Blair Witch was? What the Burkittsville, Maryland, legend was all about? Or what exactly fascinated student filmmaker Heather and what possibly took her, Mike, and Josh from this earth? Get all your background questions answered by Curse of the Blair Witch, a one-stop-shopping "documentary" originally produced for the Sci-Fi Channel as a tie-in marketing tool. Entirely fictionalized, Curse of the Blair Witch focuses both on the past and the present, with copious info on the Blair Witch myth as well as on the disappearance of Heather, Josh, and Mike. As it turns out, the original witch was one Elly Kedward, who was accused in 1785 of taking blood from several children; she was subsequently banished to the harsh winter woods and left for dead. Her grisly and bloody legacy involves missing children, polluted water, disemboweled men, and a serial killer of children who claims to have been haunted by "an old woman ghost." Aside from some ineffective "newsreel" footage of the serial killer, all this intriguing information is presented convincingly and chillingly. Curse may in fact freak you out more than the movie, and it evokes the great, pulpy In Search Of series of the '70s, one of the prime inspirations for filmmakers Daniel Myrick and Eduardo Sanchez. News clips of the search for Heather, Josh, and Mike lend a vérité atmosphere to the proceedings, but shed little light on their mysterious disappearance or their characters. Basically, it's a tease to go see the movie. Still, The Blair Witch Project provided only ever-so-slight information on the legend that haunted the forest, so you'll want this cleverly constructed mock documentary to supplement your knowledge of the film. --Mark Englehart
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When it first came out and was hyped as possibly true, many people believed it. To me, that tells you that the acting is believable under the circumstances presented. As for all the complaints about the camera movement, to each his own. It didn't bother me one bit and just made it more believable.
Utz chips and beer is indeed the meal of champions.
Guide: F-bomb. No sex or nudity. Heather Donahue gives us the best Up-Nostril since José Ferrer in "Cyrano de Bergerac."
The story is simple enough and probably everyone and their mother has already seen the movie or heard the details. Three people get lost in the woods attempting to make a documentary on a legendary witch that haunts Maryland. They disappear. Their videos are found several years later and here is what they captured before their untimely demise. It is a horribly clever way to get the public interested. Everyone likes a good true unsolved mystery, especially when it's live and center stage on a gigantic theatre screen.
The actors are decent enough... and some have even parlayed this excursion into a small acting career (you might have seen Heather Donahue in a certain Freddie Prinze Jr. movie, "Boys and Girls" and also in a Sci-Fi network miniseries in 2003). I felt that the true underrated star of the movie was, indeed, one Mary Brown. Though only onscreen for about 2 minutes, she is the most outrageous character in the film and if you see her recounting her experience with the Blair Witch, you may well wet your pants.
Overall, the movie isn't necessarily Oscar-quality... but what is aside from anything Nicole Kidman releases? It isn't a horror movie, but rather one of the better suspense films released in the 1990's. It capitalizes on the fear of the unseen and what lurks in the dark of the forest at night. Is it really the ghost of the Blair Witch? Is it a local resident who followed them with the intent to kill?Read more ›
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what a load of crap. walked out of this half way through and got my money back. so many good movies out there and this one becomes a hit. Yikes.Published 4 months ago by Amazon Customer
Le film est bon, je n'ai rien à redire là-dessus... Par contre, Amazon vend le DVD avec:
Dubbed: French, Spanish"
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I haven't seen this movie since passing on my VHS collection when my last VCR died. I bought the dvd with fond memories and upon rewatching it I was again impressed. Read morePublished on June 16 2011 by Andrew M
When I got this film, I thought it would be just another scary movie...I was WRONG. This film is theoratically very possible and can happen to people. Lost in the woods. Read morePublished on Jan. 11 2011 by Jesse King
I heard this movie was scary, and, it was, but I can't understand all the swearing. For example, I got on the site, Internet Movie Database, that the word F*CK, was used 133 times. Read morePublished on Sept. 5 2005 by RICK
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