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The Blair Witch Project [Blu-ray] (1999)

Heather Donahue , Michael C. Williams , Daniel Myrick , Eduardo Sánchez  |  R |  Blu-ray
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  • Actors: Heather Donahue, Michael C. Williams, Joshua Leonard
  • Directors: Daniel Myrick, Eduardo Sánchez
  • Format: Multiple Formats, Blu-ray, Color, DTS Surround Sound, Full Screen, Subtitled
  • Language: English
  • Subtitles: English, Spanish
  • Region: Region A/1 (Read more about DVD/Blu-ray formats.)
  • Aspect Ratio: 1.33:1
  • Number of discs: 1
  • Rated: R (Restricted)
  • Studio: Lions Gate
  • DVD Release Date: October 5, 2010
  • Run Time: 82 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 3.1 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1,955 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: B003Y5H59M
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #35,744 in Movies & TV (See Top 100 in Movies & TV)
  • Learn more about "The Blair Witch Project [Blu-ray]" on IMDb

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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 stirsbeyond 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.

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180 of 209 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Give Credit Where Credit's Due March 29, 2005
It seems like everyone now enjoy's ripping on "The Blair Witch Project", and I don't get it?! It's almost like when you scare the hell out of that kid when you are in 6th grade, and he might have been screaming wide-eyed with fright, only to tell you a couple minutes later "Hey, You Didn't Scare Me", just to repair his pride or ego. When I first saw "Blair Witch", it did scare me, and left me a little rattled at the end.....why? Because when I went to see it in the theater, there was still a strong buzz about the movie that it was either really an aborted documentary, or was a film based on true events...we were supposedly seeing the genuine article. Sure, I may have been duped by a clever marketing campaign that involved TV mocumentaries, internet gossip and radio buzz.....and looking back I think that was great. "Blair Witch" if nothing else, is a wonderful homage to William Castle, who back in the day of "The Tingler" would wire theater seats to shock select members of the audience to induce a well timed scream, or his film "The House on Haunted Hill", where skeletons would buzz the audience, or his movie "Straight Jacket" in which he offered the audience a chance to buy life insurance in case the film scared them to death. That is great stuff that put butts in the theater seats, and with the advances in technology, and modern communication, "Blair Witch" and it's marketing campaign did the same thing, only the updated version. It worked, the movie made a ton of dough and was the water-cooler talk around theoffice for weeks. Did I feel let down when I learned "Blair Witch" was just a movie? No. I applauded the idea behind the movie, and only wish more films would do the same. As far as the actual movie goes when I watch it on dvd.... Read more ›
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58 of 66 people found the following review helpful
This was and is, for me, a most fascinating film on several levels; the film itself being only one of the interesting points. Take a close look at the reviews that have been posted here on Amazon...look at them closely. We are quickly approaching a total of 2,000 reviews and if you check the spread you will instantly see that people are quite divided. It is almost an even split between those who love this film and praise it in many ways, and on the other end, those who absolutely despise everything about this work. I like that...just goes to illustrate the wonderful diversity in taste we humans are blessed with. What if we all liked the same thing? Boooring!

If you bother to read through these almost 2,000 reviews, dating back to 1999, you will note that this difference in opinion has generated a number of "flame wars" amongst our reviewers here. Whoa, talk about striking an emotional chord for a lot of movie viewers and buffs. There simply are not that many films that seem to polarize like this film. And again, personally I think that is a good thing.

I first watched this film shortly after its release and I must confess to you that at that time I was on the side of those who were not overly impressed. I remember my first reaction was "What the....." Since that time I have watched this film five or six times, with the last viewing being last night. I have changed my mind. The reason for this number of viewings is not that I was all that enamored with the movie, but rather that I keep very late hours...very, very late, (Insomnia you know) and do a tremendous amount of channel surfing in the wee hours of the morning. And that is where you will find this movie residing now...lost in the jumble of late night T.V.
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46 of 54 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Gave Me The Creeps January 7, 2000
I really don't care for modern horror movies....they seem so stupid nowadays (Scream was a recent exception). But I really liked this.
If you like Hollywood cookie-cutter horror movies, this is definitely NOT for you. It's a very unique, experimental movie, one which had elements from my childhood nightmares (getting lost, being in a strange house, etc.).
Why it works, I think, is because so much is unseen or vague, leaving much of what is going on to your own imagination, sort of like Jaws, where the most intense scenes are those where the shark isn't even in sight. Hitchcock understood this concept, that less is more.
Unfortunately, today's viewers (especially younger ones) are jaded by the glut of gore and special effects in modern Hollywood horror movies, which may explain the negative reviews (worst movie ever? Not by a long-shot). Gore is almost non-existent in this movie...but be warned, I believe the "R" rating comes from the use of the "F" word, which becomes more and more prevalent as the three filmmakers get more and more lost/scared/frustrated.
I was a little disappointed at the ending initially, but the movie stuck with me for weeks after (I also had trouble falling asleep the night I saw it)....give it a shot.
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32 of 37 people found the following review helpful
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First, I feel like I have to address the buzz surrounding the movie. I am at the same time disgusted and sort of impressed with the hype. It is pretty clever when you think about it. No trailers (well, they did have some eventually, but still, it took them long enough) no cast members doing the rounds on talk shows, no big budget, etc. Just the website, the documentary on the SciFi channel, and big-time word of mouth. Apparently worked. I feel for those actors, since they got paid about what I make in 2 weeks for 3 weeks of hell. I hope to God the filmmakers were generous and gave them points in the film.
I am also hearing that at most theaters, they pay the manager, etc to get up before the showing and get the crowd all hyped up, which is kind of lame. When we saw it Saturday, the owner (before she threatened people who had laser pointers) got up and yelled, "Hey, welcome to Crossroads theater, and ARE YA READY FOR THE BLAIR WITCH PROJECT? Whooooo-hoooo! Everyone READY TO BE SCARED?" I was like, oh please. I also heard these girls in front of me asking someone next to them if **this was a real documentary**. We got up and moved because I did not want to spend the movie sitting behind someone so incredibly stupid and naive. But I guess that's what a good job they did marketing it, because I heard there are plenty of stupid people out there who think the thing is real. I also grudgingly admire whoever decided to market it initially as a 'hard ticket', meaning they wanted to have it only at one theater or so per city for a few weeks. I'm sure that helped the buzz.
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3.0 out of 5 stars Did you ever see the McFarlne figure of the Blair Witch? Imagine THAT...
Back in the summer of 1999, The Blair Witch Project was a huge deal. The commercials for it claimed that this was a true story, with the “movie” being what was filmed by three... Read more
Published 5 days ago by Armando N. Roman
5.0 out of 5 stars Still holds up
The Blair Witch project remains a staple flick of the modern horror canon, with its inventive filmmaking that's still far scarier than 95% of the found footage films that were left... Read more
Published 6 days ago by gavin miller
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
Published 6 days ago by Mr.Head
5.0 out of 5 stars Creatively Spooky
I love the fact that this movie uses no blood, no shock factor, no loud sounds, or any stereotypical gimmicks. The induced fear comes from your own mind. Read more
Published 7 days ago by Matt
1.0 out of 5 stars Not formatted for US!
It was not in a format I could use in the US. I could have overlooked that in the description, but it was a let down when I got it and couldn't watch it. Read more
Published 8 days ago by Kati
5.0 out of 5 stars I love it
Great movie I have always loved this movie and always will
Published 12 days ago by Jeffery B.
4.0 out of 5 stars Four Stars
Pretty good film, though it is a bit over dramatic in a way.
Published 14 days ago by Gordon
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
Published 17 days ago by Stacey Young
3.0 out of 5 stars I like them real and this isn't....
This movie freaked me out when I first saw it when it came out. I watched it again and it just didn't do it for me. Read more
Published 20 days ago by Angelina Mattioda
2.0 out of 5 stars good creep level but nothing more.
there is so much build up to the ending that you just don't get any satisfaction. decent acting and good creep level but other than that its just stupid
Published 24 days ago by Todd Goforth
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