Blair Witch Project

Blair Witch Project

Heather Donahue
Director: Daniel Myrick, Eduardo Sanchez Cast: Heather Donahue
Heather Donahue
, Michael Williams
Michael Williams
Daniel Myrick, Eduardo Sanchez,

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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.

Product Details

Release Date: 10/22/1999
UPC: 0012236112662
Original Release: 1999
Rating: R
Source: Lions Gate
Region Code: 1
Presentation: [Full Frame]
Sound: [Dolby Digital Surround]
Time: 1:27:00
Sales rank: 16,720

Special Features

Newly discovered footage; Director and producer commentary; 4:3 full-screen version; 2.0 Dolby Surround; Animated interactive menus; Scene access; Production notes; Cast and crew information; Theatrical teaser and trailers; "Curse of the Blair Witch"; Mythology; DVD-ROM features:; Exclusive website access; Map; Excerpts from the Dossier and comic book

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Heather Donahue Actor
Michael Williams Actor
Joshua Leonard Actor
Bob Griffith Actor
Jim King Actor
Sandra Sanchez Actor
Ed Swanson Actor
Patricia Decou Actor
Kim Richards Actor

Technical Credits
Daniel Myrick Director,Editor,Screenwriter
Eduardo Sanchez Director,Editor,Screenwriter
Tony Cora Score Composer
Robin Cowie Producer
Bob Eick Executive Producer
Kevin J. Foxe Executive Producer
Neal Fredericks Cinematographer
Gregg Hale Producer
Dana Meeks Sound/Sound Designer
Michael Monello Co-producer
Ricardo R. Moreno Art Director
Ben Rock Production Designer

Scene Index

Scene Index
0. Scene Index
1. The Blair Witch Project [:45]
2. Day 1 [9:13]
3. Night 1 [1:24]
4. Day 2 [5:23]
5. Night 2 [:12]
6. Day 3 [6:25]
7. Night 3 [2:53]
8. Day 4 [3:25]
9. Night 4 [3:34]
10. Day 5 [11:22]
11. Night 5 [3:21]
12. Day 6 [8:55]
13. Night 6 [1:15]
14. Day 7 [2:22]
15. Night 7 [3:31]
16. Day 8 [5:47]
17. Night 8 [7:23]
18. End Credits [3:35]

Customer Reviews

Blair Witch Project 3.4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 26 reviews.
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MasterOfAllusions More than 1 year ago
What can I say about this film that hasn't already been said? Well Like most of us who have seen this film there is a great devide; you either love it or hate it! I was one of the haters for numerous reasons. i.e. For being tricked into beleiving this was real, for feeling cheated out of my money and a lagit movie going experience, and the list goes on and on. And like most of us out there who felt this way I swore to never see, let alone spend another red cent on this film. Then one day while walking through my favorite electronics store, I just happen to pass the discount movie bin and what should I happen to find staring up at me? You got it, "The Blair Witch". I suddenly as from out of nowhere I felt compelled to pick it up and buy it. (Didn't hurt that I was bored and the thing was going for $4 bucks!) And so I did it, I went against my sworn oath and I bought The dreaded Blair Witch Project. Once I finally got home and looked at it I thought to myself, "What the hell were you thinking? You're never going to watch this!". And so I struggled for hours on whether or not to put it in the dvd player and subject myself to what I had ultimately doomed as the mind numbing torture of this horrific cinematic farse! Then I did it, I put it in, and I waited for the inevitable explosion of my brain. But, much to my surprise that didn't happen. Instead what did happen was that I found myself enjoying this, overly simple but rather creative suspense movie...Because that's what this is, a suspense movie, not a "HORROR". And by the end of it I actually did feel saticefied and admitedly rather uneasy. So my recomendation is if you hated The Blair Witch Project the first time, give it another try. And who knows maybe you'll be like me and like it better the second time around ;)
Guest More than 1 year ago
this movie rocks despite the ending it will scare you that you'll have to cover your eyes or turn it off but the best thing is it looks reall i recomend this movie for serious horror movie lovers
Guest More than 1 year ago
My friend and I rented this after seeing it on someone's Top 10 Scariest Movies of all time lits. This is a lame attempt at horror. The only scary part is the very end, and then it is cut off my the credits. The language is bad and it's slightly hard to follow the plot line since all they do is swear. I suppose if you thought it was real it would be a lot scarier, or if you've never seen a horror movie before.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This movie began intrigingly but soon delved into a normality so obscene and laughable that I nearly died laughing, in between bouts of troubled (I'll give it the creepy factor) sleep. At the end though I nearly lost it. It's absurd how the two that remain meet the hermit in the cabin, I won't go into semantics but I was quite annoyed. It did carry with it enough 'horror' to stay with me days later but all in all I was throughly disappointed in this effort.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Wow what a film it is just to show u dont need a lote off money to make a good film. every time i see it im fritened. what a cool and good film its what you dont see what gives you the creaps!!!!!!!!!
Guest More than 1 year ago
rare movie that you'd encounter these days will split people in two camps, ''utterly disappointed, shaky camera, dumbheads wondering around the woods, etc.'' vs ''scared the living hell, best thrilled, suspense at its best''. that movie, including pre-release hype, was a masterpiece. of marketing, of ludicrous amateur cinematography, and of playing with our very primary fears. if you saw that movie in a ''ok, bring that so called scary movie on'' mood you'd probably be disappointed. if watch it unprepared, or slightly drunk and preferrably uninterrupted (from experience) you'll forget how to blink. ps. 6 stars for the hysteria created by the studio, it was absolutely ingenious and paid off incredibly. hell, good for them! pps. dont dont dont watch the sequel. dont.
Guest More than 1 year ago
The Blair Witch Project had so much hype about it before its release, it was a success before anyone ever witnessed it. There are a lot of closed minded people out there who were not entertained by the movie, so they were disappointed. However, one must look passed the obvious horror and into the realm of the mind. The Blair Witch Project is, above all else, a psychological thriller. One must position themselves into the shoes of the hunted, before they can fully appreciate the movie. Everyone may say that the movie isn't scary at all and boring, but they say that sitting in a comfortable chair stuffing their faces with snacks. I bet that same person would change their opinion of what is scary if they were lost in the woods where a legend haunts their surroundings and their minds. The beauty of the movie is its elements of mass hysteria, further explored in Book of Shadows. Was there really a witch, or was there just some demented townsperson following them. That is for the viewer to decide. All it takes is a little imagination, and an openminded attitude. As for the bad acting everyone talks about, it is a paradox, because the bad acting actually made the movie great. If the movie was all scripted out perfectly, it would've seemed to synthetic, therefore less believeable. Supposedly, the crew gave the 3 actors an idea of what to do, then set them loose in the woods. It wasn't acting, it was genuine fright. Would normal people act great and say wonderful lines if in that position, i think not. Remember, these were supposed to be average people. All of these elements combined made for one terrific movie, hands down the best horror movie of the decade. I would like to here of a better thriller.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I first watched this on VHS and wow this was creepy and the ending was very haunting. I agree with another reviewer where its what you don't see that is scary since you imagine on what the witch could look like or those creepy kids that were trying to get in the tent. That part still creeps me out. Better to see it if you haven't seen it in a long time or are watching it for the first time. Honestly this is better than Cloverfield (no offense to anyone who likes it).
Guest More than 1 year ago
A very bland amateur production where the only suspense is wondering what could be so frightening about this movie. One would think that young adults out in the woods would have a little more composure than the way the characters behave in this movie; they appear to be nothing more than a bunch of cub scouts scared to death by some stupid campfire tale. Alltogether a very stupid movie about a bunch of immature people who couldn't find their way out of their own homes. This has to be the most overhyped idiotic 'horror' movie that I have ever seen: even the teen teaser 'Scream' series had more suspense than this pile of garbage.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Three complete dunderheads trapse into a Maryland woods, quickly getting lost and running afoul of some evil unknown terror. If you actually manage to stay awake during this stinking doo-doo pile of a mockumentary, you're treated to close-ups of said dunderheads and lots of camera shaking. If the characters were at all likeable, you might actually keep from checking your watch every ten minutes waiting for something scary to happen. More of an attempt to use the F-word more times than Goodfellas without any kind of engaging plot. Also of note, this was the only movie I've ever tried to get my money back on...
Guest More than 1 year ago
This movie should be viewed only by someone who has an open mind and does not look at the movie as something slick and expensive. One of the good things about the movie is the ultra real life presentation of the story.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I was most disappointed by this film. I'm all for ''suggested horror'' as opposed to '' openly visble horror '' but this film takes it too far. We see nothing at all, and at the end we are no more informed than at the beginning. In addition to that the continual camera shake is tiring for the spectator's eyes. This sort of thing fine for adding an original touch to a film, but a whole film like this, certainly not !
Guest More than 1 year ago
This fake documentary type movie hasn't been seen since the Italian canniabl movies from the 70's like Cannibal Holocaust. Everyone hates it but hey, look how many people were fooled by it.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Blair Witch Project is the best movie I have ever seen! If you haven't watched this movie yet - do so A.S.A.P. - you will not be dissapointed. I also recommend: Book of Shadows (some folks call it: Blair Witch II).
Guest More than 1 year ago
And this is coming from a person who's not usually a fan of horror flicks (most of them wind degenerating into slasher films). I slept very fitfully the night I watched this, and I had my baseball bat clutched in my hand the whole night. I'm a very rational, down-to-earth person, and I knew darned well the movie wasn't real, but I just felt better that night with a weapon in my hand. No other movie has ever had that effect on me. A must-see.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This movie I am forced to give a four because even though it did not scare me it did keep me entertained. It is worth a rent and if you like those kind of movies you should buy it. This movie is probably a classic. Hell I bought it.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This movie is a "nice try" at a horror film with moments of fright only in what you "hope" will happen next. The disapointment is that "what you wish for" never happens and you're left with feeling like it was an okay ride up but where is the giant "ride down" the other side that scares you silly. This movie is just plain silly. Guys are better than the girl lead whom you just wish was killed off after her only good moment, "talking about coffin rock." This is one movie where the sequel is SO much better, it scared me quite a lot! See this one, just so the Blair Witch 2 is even better to you. I know my view on the 2nd movie isn't the norm but let it give you the ride that this one doesn't deliver. Enjoy.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This was the scariest movie I've ever seen. Even scarier than ''The Exorcist'' which was pretty freaking scary. What makes this so frightening wasn't the voo-doo figures in the trees, or the bloody bundle of teeth, but rather the things you don't see. The movie plants the seeds of fear with the documantary of the townsfolk recounting the stories they'd heard. Like the characters in the movie, the audience say's ''Oooh, scary. Yeah, sure. Now pull the other one.'' But when things start going wrong for the three on camera characters, (getting lost, losing the map, personality clashes, etc.) I found myself sitting up on the sofa clutching my knees. There's something out there, and since we're constanly seeing exactly from the POV of at least one of the characters, we can't see it. And neither can they. Other movies spend millions on special FX creating creatures to scare the life out us, but most folks end up looking for the zipper to the monster suit. The boogie-man in ''Blair Witch'' however, resides in the mind and imagination of the veiwer and is thus, seamless. Anyone not frieghted by this film must be desensitized buy all the hoowey that typically gets served up in this genre, their imaginations fried. The evil and monsters we dream up by our own fear are far more dreadful than anything created by latex and cgi. I've watched this over and over and it still scares the crapioli out of me.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I really didn't like this movie because I thought it was going to be scary and it was really kind of funny. I really didn¿t understand the whole plot of the story because they just jumped from scene to scene. The characters were really fake and weren't very good actors and actresses. When they were putting this movie on TV I was getting all excited along with everyone else. When I saw it, I was actually disappointed because it was nothing like I expected. This movie almost made me fall asleep because it was boring and had very little excitement. I don¿t even understand why they named this movie the Blair Witch Project. It shouldn't be in the category of horror, it should be under boring. I wouldn¿t recommend this movie to anyone because I don¿t want anyone to be as disappointed as I was. If you like to be disappointed then rent this movie.
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