Artisan's DVD of The Blair Witch Project is a Dolby 2.0, full-screen 1.33:1 presentation. What would one expect from a movie famous for shaky camerawork? Predictably, plenty of the special features explore the made-up mythology of the film. The best of these is "Curse of the Blair Witch," the 45-minute "documentary" originally aired on cable TV to hype the film.The fascinating commentary and production notes step out of the "documentary" conceit to explain the nuts and bolts of the filmmaking. Two things were frustrating about the commentary by directors Daniel Myrick and Eduardo Sanchez: discussion of deleted scenes that the filmmakers hoped to see "end up somewhere" (they didn't), and references to specific dialogue that the viewer can't hear over the commentary (the directors may have the movie memorized, but most of us don't). Beyond those two problems, the commentary is a great window into the movie-making process, including the techniques used to make the actors almost as hungry and scared as their characters. To find some semi-hidden features, select "Special Features," arrow down to the stick figure symbol, and press enter. Ignore the ad for Stephen King's The Stand and watch the trailers for Blair Witch instead.
The movie that started the found-footage craze still has a few scares up its sleeve. With minimal gore and plenty of atmosphere, The Blair Witch Project is still a solid horror film. It may have lost a bit of its effect, but even after all these years it is still worth a rewatch, proving that sometimes what you can’t see is farmore scary than the alternative. Blu ray picture quality is fine. The whole thing is found footage so there is hardly a jump in quality due to the source. Audio is same. Limited by its source. If you have the DVD already getting the blu-ray might be a bit pointless. But otherwise, at its current uber-cheap price, its worth adding to anyone’s collection.
The Blair Witch Project created quite a buzz upon its release in the '90s and has maintained a fairly positive reputation within the horror community ever since. Although Cannibal Holocaust is typically viewed as an earlier example of the "found footage" subgenre (one that I don't actually care for, save for these two films), The Blair Witch Project is certainly the one that opened up that Pandora's box, for better or worse. Anyway, I like how it's clearly modern in its approach (the whole thing is like a home video) but very much also inspired by classic horror in its "less is more" approach. Highly recommended to horror films old and new.
If you haven't seen this movie and enjoy scary movies you definitely should check it out (don't waste your time with the second movie). This movie freaked tons of people out when it first released and for good reason. The home movie style filming made it seem real. The acting is pretty decent and the overall story is good. Even better, you can usually find this movie on blu-ray for pretty cheap! It's not the best scary movie ever made, but it is still worth watching.
Ok. I had been eating to see this movie for years since I am originally from Maryland but I only wanted to watch it on Blu Ray. Once it went on sale I purchased immediately as well as the new second Blair Witch. The second one scared me to death. I liked that the second scared more out of me more than the first however.
This movie wasn't the first found-footage style movie, but it was the first mainstream example. The movie is good, although the characters can be quite annoying at times. It definitely is worth a watch if you have not seen it.
This edition of the movie came with an Ultraviolet copy, which made it a great value.
If you like the Blair Witch story, this is a no brainer, I just wish that they would have updated/increased the amount of extras on disc, particularly the newer documentaries that have been released. Don't expect it to look much better on bluray, given this is a documentary style film.
Fast delivery! Good price compared to other stores!
I would recommend this to a friend
Rated 4 out of 5 stars
A classic horror movie, ushered in the genre
The first major hit movie in the found-footage genre. Of course, by now it's been done to death but this movie pioneered the idea, or at least made it explode. A good movie with three people believably descending further and further into horrifying circumstances and occurrences.