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Salem Witch Trials [Blu-ray] [2003]

  • SKU: 8943762
  • Release Date: 09/30/2008
  • Rating: NR

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    Salem Witch Trials
    In the tradition of Arthur Miller's McCarthy-era play The Crucible, this two-part TV dramatization of the Salem Witch Trials was heavily influenced by the present-day political scene. Rev. Parris (Henry Czerny), spiritual leader of Salem, Massachusetts, in 1692, needs a unifying issue to end the intramural squabbling between the town's Puritans. When the daughters of Ann and Thomas Putnam (Kirstie Alley and Jay O. Sanders) begin behaving in a bizarre, disruptive fashion, Parris knows that he has found something that can be transformed into a target of unilateral hatred for his flock. Before long, the Putnam girls and the family's servant Titubea (Gloria Reuben) have been labeled as witches, and eventually the hysteria spreads throughout the town, with anyone who doesn't agree with the status quo running the risk of public ostracism, and ultimately, execution for witchcraft (the eventual fate of 20 unfortunates). The climax is devoted to the notorious witch trials, staged at the behest of the Massachusetts colony's politically ambitious deputy governor (Peter Ustinov). Shirley MacLaine makes a rare TV appearance as the ill-fated Rebecca Nurse. Salem Witch Trials was presented by CBS on March 2 and 4, 2003. ~ Hal Erickson, Rovi

    Cast & Crew

    • Kirstie Alley
      Kirstie Alley - Ann Putnam
    • Shirley MacLaine
      Shirley MacLaine - Rebecca Nurse
    • Peter Ustinov
      Peter Ustinov - William Stoughton, deputy governor
    • Gloria Reuben
      Gloria Reuben - Titubea
    • Henry Czerny
      Henry Czerny - Rev. Parris

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    • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

      Okay For The Most Part.

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      I was expecting something different. Not scary and honestly this movie does have a pretty good cast of actors in it. But to be even more honest, this movie seemed a LOT like the TV show Salem...which Salem was a WAY more entertaining to watch to me then this movie. This movie has a lot of the same name of characters as the Salem TV show I noticed. But if you get the chance to check it out...I’d say go for it and see what you think.

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    • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

      Burn Witch

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      An interesting miniseries about one of the most controversial times in American history.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      a must have


      As an avid collector of witchcraft information, I found this to be a very well done movie.

      I would recommend this to a friend

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