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This review is from: The Blair Witch Project [DVD]  (DVD)
There are different types of people in the world. For those who love dripping blood, creatures with enormous claws, werewolf transformations - this film will not appeal. For those who have ever lain awake at night, listening to a creaking floorboard and just wondered...this film will revive such memories.
Nevertheless, while it is a generally well executed film it is not perfect. I enjoyed it, and have watched it twice. Its not a bad film but I think its appeal comes from playing on childhood fears - the dark woods, strange sounds at night. Suspend disbelief, imagine you are watching a tape belonging to a friend who mysteriously disappeared - that's the power of the film.
The DVD is an excellent transfer, variance in picture quality is deliberate, the home movie feel giving it a greater ambience than it might otherwise have had. It also triumphs over the R1 release by presenting it in full screen and not adding a frame around the whole picture (supposedly to make it look as if the viewer is actually watching through a camera viewfinder).
Extra features include commentary track, The Curse of the Blair Witch, trailers, TV spots etc.
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Initial post: 4 Feb 2012 17:41:51 GMT
Ross S. Collins says:
"There are different types of people in the world. For those who love dripping blood, creatures with enormous claws, werewolf transformations - this film will not appeal." I contest the notion that if you dislike the movie it's because you lke Warewolfs and dripping blood, It's not qute as simple as that I for one don't mind tenson horror.
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