The Blair Witch Project

The Blair Witch Project

DVD - 1999
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Three film students travel to Maryland to make a student film about a local urban legend, the Blair Witch. They went into the woods and never came back. One year later, the students film and video was found in the woods. The footage was compiled and made into a movie: The Blair Witch Project.
Publisher: Santa Monica, Calif. : Artisan Home Entertainment ; Montreal : Distributed by Alliance Atlantis, c1999.
Edition: Special ed.
ISBN: 9780784013373
0784013373
Branch Call Number: FIC Blair 6998uc 1
Characteristics: 1 videodisc (87 min.) : sd., col. & b&w ; 4 3/4 in.

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DUVIDL
Dec 14, 2016

The first time I watched this film I was at a disadvantage: my VCR was working, the tape was new, and there were no glitches beginning to end. The second time was much better - I just fast forwarded through all the three dim bulbs` "shitfuckfuckshitshitshitfuckshit" adlibs/dialogue and stopped whenever any town folks appeared since, not being cool college grads, they were stuck saying sentences with beginnings, middles, and ends. Much, much better. The last five minutes of this film has the potential of being truly terrifying. The problem is by the time you reach that point you`ve had such a bellyful of these incredibly stupid morons (Michael is the only one who shows any indication of a brain, and he does the 27th dumbest thing by throwing away the only copy of the topographical map - the other twenty-six dumb things belong to the the Susie Sorority Leader who demonstrates a complete lack of even the most basic knowledge about the wild woods starting with there being only one map `cuz she`s the only one who can read it and she ain`t about to take time to teach anybody else) you break out cheering "Hurray! Hurray! The stupid turds are dead! AND THEY`RE DYING BEFORE THEY CAN PROCREATE!" When I was ten years old , I wouldn`t have liked Susie Sorority or Billy Goat Chin. When I was in high school I would have avoided them with a vengeance. And as for college, these were the brainless trust fund babies who I gave wide berth to. I will confess something: When, after all the senseless, nonstop "shitfucks", the only thing Susie Sorority can say in reaction to Michael throwing away the only copy of the map they have is "MICHAEL! THAT IS...SO....UN-COOL!!!" I fell out of bed laughing and enjoyed the rest of the movie as an Olsen and Johnson HELLSAPOPPIN`" rip-off! MEMO TO SUNNCHILD AND IAMTHEMAN: If this terrified you so, for goodness sakes don`t watch the Mickey Mouse short "The Little Whirlwind"! You`ll Be Crappin` Yourselves For A WEEK!!!!!!!

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maipenrai
Nov 18, 2016

STUPID TO THE EXTREME!!

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Triple_X_Rex
Oct 25, 2016

A truly awful nothing-of-a-movie.

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Fuzzy_Wuzzy
Jun 15, 2014

I'd confidently say that this film has got to be one of the biggest movie-swindles ever perpetrated on a completely unsuspecting audience.

With a devilishly clever publicity campaign to fuel its release, The Blair Witch Project (TBWP, for short) became the 2nd most successful "indie" film of all time, grossing nearly $250 million. Its success was surpassed in 2002 by My Big Fat Greek Wedding.

Directed by Eduardo Sanchez, TBWP is presented as a documentary pieced together from amateur footage and filmed in real time. TBWP was shot in a matter of just 8 days and all of the dialogue was, pretty much, improvised.

TBWP tells the tale of 3 young Film Students who hike out into the Black Hills near Burkittsville, Maryland to film a documentary about a local legend known as The Blair Witch.

The viewer is told that these 3 students were never found, although their video and sound equipment (along with the footage they shot) was discovered a year later.

In my opinion, TBWP completely fails to deliver on all counts.

*Trivia Note* - Throughout the course of the story the word "Fuck" was spoken 154 times. With this film having a running time of 87 minutes, that averages out to about one "Fuck" every 40 seconds.

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jazeebelle
Jun 07, 2014

There was so much hype over this movie opening that before it came out there was a fake documentary on SciFi (yes, before it became SyFy) about this fake documentary. And that SciFi show was far better and frightening than the major picture. Skip this it's unbelievable to the point of ridiculous. Instead watch "A Night in the Woods" it's far superior to this one.

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Bookworm39
May 08, 2014

What a Waste of Time. I think if I put a tent up in my yard and went outside at night with a Flashlight that I could make a better movie.

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Ron@Ottawa
Apr 28, 2014

If this is a student film project then it was very well done and high in creativity. As a commercial film it is just so-so. Grainy images, the use of hand-held camera resulting in jittery images, all these took enjoyment away from the film. I wound up fast forwarding some of the forest scenes where much bitching and bickering took place among the 3 hikers. If you want to go for it, don't set too high an expectation.

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Morde
Feb 17, 2012

I was creeped out. There is a lot of tension built up because of how the movie is made. It felt real.

iantheman Oct 17, 2011

Some hate this movie. Yet back in the day, my bro and cousin and me watched it in the theatre. Even with vodka, we didn't sleep for 2 nights. And that says something.

Sunnchilde Aug 26, 2011

Don't listen to the haters. This is perhaps the scariest movie I have ever seen. I sat at the edge of my seat and by the end I was digging my fingers in to the arm rests. This story is terrifying. During the credits not one person in the theater moved. After the lights came up, still nobody moved for at least 20 seconds. There was not one person talking on the way out. I'm telling you, every person in our (full) theater was completely freaked by this film. I actually had a classic fight or flight experince in this story. Half of me wanted to run as fast as I could and the other half felt this almost overwhelming compulsion to grab a weapon and stand and fight. I've never had that before.

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bdls206
Mar 26, 2011

In October of 1994, three student film makers disappeared in the woods near Burkittesville, Maryland. One year later, their footage was found.

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Mar 31, 2011

Coarse Language: This title contains Coarse Language.

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bdls206
Mar 31, 2011

Heather Donahue: How's east?
Michael Williams: East?
Heather Donahue: Yeah, we've been going south all this time. How's east?
Michael Williams: Wicked Witch of the West, Wicked Witch of the East. Which one was bad?
Heather Donahue: Wicked Witch of the West was the bad one.
Michael Williams: Then we should go east.

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