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The Craft [Blu-ray] [1996] [US Import]

Robin Tunney , Fairuza Balk , Andrew Fleming    Blu-ray
4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (64 customer reviews)
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  • Actors: Robin Tunney, Fairuza Balk, Neve Campbell, Rachel True, Skeet Ulrich
  • Directors: Andrew Fleming
  • Writers: Andrew Fleming, Peter Filardi
  • Producers: Douglas Wick, Ginny Nugent, Lisa Tornell
  • Format: Dolby, Dubbed, Subtitled, Widescreen
  • Language: English
  • Subtitles: Chinese, English, French, Korean, Spanish
  • Dubbed: French
  • Subtitles For The Hearing Impaired: English
  • Region: All Regions (Read more about DVD/Blu-ray formats.)
  • Aspect Ratio: 16:9 - 1.85:1
  • Number of discs: 1
  • Classification: R (Restricted) (US MPAA rating. See details.)
  • Studio: Sony Pictures
  • DVD Release Date: 13 Oct 2009
  • Run Time: 101 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (64 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: B0024FAG3A
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 40,419 in DVD & Blu-ray (See Top 100 in DVD & Blu-ray)



If Buffy the Vampire Slayer represents the lighter side of high school as a macabre experience, here's a movie that asks the burning question, "What happens when angst-ridden teenagers develop supernatural powers?" More to the point, how do four outcast teenaged witches handle their ability to cast wicked spells on the taunting classmates who've nicknamed them "The Bitches of Eastwick"? The answer, of course, is "don't get mad, get even." That's about all there is to this terminally silly movie, which makes up for its ludicrous plot by letting its young female cast have a field day as they indulge their dark fantasies. Fairuza Balk is enjoyable as the most wicked of the witches, and is therefore the focus of the film's most dazzling special effects. But it's Neve Campbell from television's Party of Five who made this film a modest box-office hit, just before she became her generation's fright-movie favorite in Scream and its popular sequel. --Jeff Shannon

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29 of 30 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Spellbinding! 30 Mar 2005
The best thing about this film is Fairuza Balk; she's a brilliant actress with a penchant for crazy bitch roles (see American History X for her as a diminuitive psycho Neo-Nazi) and as far removed from the plastic Hollywood blonde as you could wish! Her manic performance easily steals the show, but her co-stars put up a fairly good fight, particularly Robin Tunney as the quiet, but intense Sarah (the film's heroine, to be sure).
Three schoolgirls (Neve Campbell, Balk,Rachel True)are the resident campus weirdos who dabble in witchcraft. Along comes Sarah with the ability for the craft to make up the 4th corner of the witches' circle. All goes swimmingly as they plot revenge spells against their classmates forgetting the lesson of Karma. Classmates get just desserts but lo and behold, the witches find that in the process they too begin to suffer. Nancy (Balk) decides to cast the daddy of all spells, turns into the barmy army and all hell breaks loose. You still with me? Can Sarah fight off Nancy's assault, can the natural balance be restored? Hmm, for those answers, you'll have to watch!
This film is like catnip for disenfranchised teens, but it's pretty entertaining viewing for those who just enjoy a supernatural thrill. The Craft is no deep and meaningful journey and there's no mystical/religious semiplot (like Stigmata for example) to complicate the popcorn value. Plus there is a nice patchouli scented soundtrack featuring, for starters, How Soon Is Now, which seems to crop up in every spooky film/tv series going!
This is recommended dark, lonely night viewing!
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15 of 16 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Quick Reviews! 14 Sep 2007
By carlosnightman VINE VOICE
Some reviewers seem to have the wrong idea about this film. It is cleary not supposed to be scary, not in the traditional sense anyway and nor is it supposed to be another high school comedy. The nineties brought a resurgence of teen horror and comedy movies onto our screen, 90% of which are awful, but this one was different. The Craft refuses to be labeled as horror or comedy although it has strong elements of both, and it is more akin to Heathers than any other recent film. The humour is dark, biting, hitting at modern teen society, while the horror is psychological, dealing with transformation, our deepest personal fears, exposure of our secrets, and the the question of whether we can truly know or trust our friends and peers.

Campbell is as gorgeous as always, her performance is strongg and convincing, showing a different side to her Party Of Five role. Balk is superb, taking her character by the teeth and plays with devilish relish. The rest of the cast is respectable, and both the script and effects are sharp, giving the movie a darker tone than any of its contemporaries. The clichés are there, with the outsider becoming the hero, but the result is never boring or predictable. Forget your knowledge of magic if you have any, and any preconceptions about teen movies, because this one is cool, dark, entertaining stuff.

The DVD has a few good extras, a short documentary being worthwhile. This can usually be picked up for less than a fiver, so snap it up.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars I love Fairuza Balk! 8 Oct 2011
The Craft is one of my Top Ten films of all time, mainly because of the performance of Fairuza Balk who plays Nancy Downs, one of the main characters in the film. Nancy Downs is the kind of girl you don't need in your life unless you really want to be led astray! This film also raises an interesting question, a bit like St Trinian's, what would happen in real life if teenage girls really did band together with evil/mischievous intent? They'd take over the world I bet!!
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Retro Fun 19 May 2010
By Emily
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This film was bought for a girly night in, and it really fills that criteria! It is NOT a 'chick flick' but is still perfect for an evening in.

The cast is brilliant and the acting is of a high standard. Although a few of the effects may be slightly dated, it doesn't detract from the film at all. In fact, instead of special effects they use 'real' props (hundreds of snakes and rats and spiders!) which makes it 'believable'.

The film has you on the edge of your seat the entire time!
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Must see!! 17 Nov 2000
this is one of the best movies i've seen,the plot is good and the acting is amazing.This is my fave movie!! although don't be fooled into thinking this is based on real witchcraft,infact it couldnt be any more wrong about modern witchcraft!this is a great movie and the fx r cool,and an added bonus of have ing Neve Campbell in it!
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Good 24 July 2013
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Didn't thin i'd like the film. I bought it for my other half as a present, she really likes it, the film plods along a bit but is quite good for a film you don't need to watch every second of.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Teenage Witchcraft fun film 26 Jun 2013

I bought this film for my grand-daughter and expected it to be total nonsense but it actually turned out to be quite a good little film with passable performances from all four of the adolescent key actors, a reasonable storyline and script plus good special effects.

OK, it is typical mid-1990s teenage fare, released when the craze for teenage witches, werewolves and vampires was at it's zenith with the younger female demographic, but it is quite harmless fun and overall a fairly decent film.
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5.0 out of 5 stars the craft dvd 16 Oct 2010
bought as a replacement for the video that was chewed by my ancient video recorder. A great dvd.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
Great film
Published 10 days ago by Jason
5.0 out of 5 stars Harry Potter eat your wand
To paraphrase the great Homer J, Feroza Belk, mmmm. Good tale too, lol.
Published 15 days ago by Space Cadet
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
Excellent film!
Published 20 days ago by H M Harvey
4.0 out of 5 stars Neve Campbell here is excellent. Robin Tunney is brilliant. A sweet...
Having missed this in theatres I wanted to see on home entertainment and I wasn't disappointed. The entire cast here make this film a treat. Definitely one to watch. Read more
Published 3 months ago by BigAl82
5.0 out of 5 stars amazing
great film love to watch this as its a real classic very pleased i brought this :D great actresses very good
Published 3 months ago by Kattrina kiss
5.0 out of 5 stars what charmed was based on
really good covers of some great tunes. Early charmed episodes fans will love this. Captures a moment in the nineties.
Published 5 months ago by Murph
4.0 out of 5 stars Good
Bought this to replace my old VHS. Arrived in excellent condition but was disappointed in the spelling mistakes on the reverse!
Published 5 months ago by The Bat
5.0 out of 5 stars Great film!!
Watched this film on several occasions as I think it's a good film.
As it's something I'll still want to watch again I decided to treat myself to it lol!!
Published 5 months ago by Mrs H McGovern
2.0 out of 5 stars Plot line where forth art thou?
What can we say Good acting, good effects especially for the age of the film but is missing that useful thing called a plot line. The story starts ok but then goes flop.
Published 5 months ago by D. Seagrave
5.0 out of 5 stars The Craft
absolutely brilliant, my friend showed me the film and I had to buy after, I have watched this a few times and still very good every time
Published 6 months ago by Miss K. Penfold
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