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Witch, The

Model: BDG5665

SKU: 951354 Product ID: 831370

Format ‐ Blu-Ray/ Ultraviolet

Genre ‐ Horror

Rating ‐ MA15+

Consumer Advice ‐ Strong supernatural themes and violence

Release Date ‐ 14/07/16

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    Evil takes many forms

    In this exquisitely made and terrifying new horror film, the age-old concepts of witchcraft, black magic and possession are innovatively brought together to tell the intimate and riveting story of one family’s frightful unraveling in the New England wilderness circa 1630.

    New England, 1630. Upon threat of banishment by the church, an English farmer leaves his colonial plantation, relocating his wife and five children to a remote plot of land on the edge of an ominous forest — within which lurks an unknown evil. Strange and unsettling things begin to happen almost immediately — animals turn malevolent, crops fail, and one child disappears as another becomes seemingly possessed by an evil spirit. With suspicion and paranoia mounting, family members accuse teenage daughter Thomasin of witchcraft, charges she adamantly denies. As circumstances grow more treacherous, each family member’s faith, loyalty and love become tested in shocking and unforgettable ways.


    Director - Robert Eggers

    Actors - Anya Taylor-Joy, Ralph Ineson, Kate Dickie, Harvey Scrimshaw, Ellie Grainger, Lucas Dawson

    Film Genre - Horror

    Label - Universal Sony Pictures

    Audio - English (DTS-HD 5.1)

    Subtitles - English

    Running Time - 92

    Aspect ratio - 1.66:1

    Region Coding - B (Blu-Ray)

    TV Standard - HD

    Rating - MA15+

    Consumer Advice - Strong supernatural themes and violence

    Year of Release - 2016

    Primary Format - Movies/TV - Blu-Ray


Rated 5 out of 5 by from A new horror masterpiece The Witch doesn't use cheap jumpscares to frighten its viewer, but it is frightening nonetheless because it feels so real. Whether if you interpret the movie metaphorically or literally it feels like something that really happened in the past, like a dark history that we try to forget. The story has so many layers built into it, you can re-watch this movie multiple times and each time you will walk away with something new. If you come to The Witch expecting cheap jumpscares or slasher horrors then you will be disappointed, but if you want to watch a well-crafted and thought-provoking horror film, then The Witch is for you.
Date published: 2018-10-01
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Engrossing movie - top notch viewing! I found this to be one of the very best films in the Horror/Thriller genre in recent years. Quite chilling and genuinely creepy. The language used is from Puritan times in America (Quakers, etc.) but doesn't detract from the spellbinding story. Thoroughly recommended!
Date published: 2016-08-12
Rated 5 out of 5 by from A Phenomenal and Subtle Horror Film I just watched this BluRay last night after purchasing it with a $250 JB Hi Fi gift card I got for Christmas and all I can say is wow. The trailer looked intriguing and so I thought I'd give the movie a watch, I did not regret doing so. "The Witch" is set in the 17th century New-England about a family who leave their village settlement in order to be away from fake religious martyrs but soon after moving into their new home things start happening, people start dying and the family starts tearing itself apart trying to figure out who is the witch, before time runs out for them all. It's a really unsettling film that get extremely intense in the last 30 minutes. Some people may find this film to be a slow burn but it's not a bad film, it's a drama with horror in it. It's not a full-on blood and guts marathon of Lionsgate proportions, it suffers the same genre mishap as the 2015 gothic romance/horror movie, "Crimson Peak". This film is just so brilliant yet it doesn't get the attention it deserves despite getting mostly positive critical praise and praise from horror fans. The acting in this film is superb for a horror film with standout performance's by Ralp Ineson and Kate Dickie. The script was just as great as the acting, with historically and religiously accurate wording, phrases and conversations. The cinematography was off the chart and is the best cinematography I have ever seen in a horror film and is actually OSCAR worthy. It really capture the essence of how deserted they really are and how empty the world was back in the 17th century. The pacing for some will be too slow to bare but if you go to watch this film with the fact it's more of a drama than a horror movie you'd easily be able to watch it and enjoy it. It starts off slow and slowly creeps up for an intense final 30 minutes. The video quality is as per usual a 1080p HD transfer and was great for the most part despite being a visually bleak film with lots of use of greys, blacks, browns and whites. The film is presented in a 1.66:1 aspect ration with desaturated colours to give that retro feel which really adds to the ambience and atmosphere of this film. It's sharp enough that single strains of hairs are visible, facial features are clearly seen, every hair on the goat's body and every rough patch over the goats horns are clearly seen. I believe the fact that they used a different camera from most Hollywood productions adds the video quality that we received. The sound quality was absolutely superb and oh my god the beauty of it is unbelievable. It's a 5.1 DTS-HD audiotrack that was so impressive it could have fooled me into believing it was 7.1 DTS-HD audiotrack. The bass was fantastic and deep, the music is loud and beautiful, while talking and environmental sounds are kept at an appropriate level that is still easy to hear. The only thing that the we seem to be lacking on an otherwise great BluRay is bonus features. That's right there is a total of zero bonus features on this disc which really sucks because I would have loved to watch some behind the scenes featurettes and deleted scenes. We don't even get that amazing Universal Studios 100th Anniversary advertisement. All up I'd have to give this film an 8.3/10 and strongly recommend it for horror fans who can handle drama level pacing and film fans in general who enjoy drama films.
Date published: 2017-01-09
Rated 2 out of 5 by from Love the movie A clever, slow burn of a film that gets in under your skin. The two stars is for the blu ray release.. No bonus features. Buy the Canadian Steel Book to get great value for money.
Date published: 2016-10-02
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Worst Movie Ever The Movie is a waste of money. I've seen some bad movies before but this takes the whole cake as being the worst. Absolutely Rubbish, don't waste your hard earned mi Ye on this trash
Date published: 2016-08-28
Rated 2 out of 5 by from Very Average Movie Extremely mediocre movie. Quite a weak storyline. Cannot recommend.
Date published: 2016-11-15
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