“Mesmerizing. A folklore-laden tale of total darkness that shouldn’t be missed” - Steve Barton, Dread Central
THE WITCH - Evil Takes Many Forms
One of the Most Original Horror Films in a Decade Unleashes Its Unholy Curse on Blu-ray™ and DVD on May 17 from Lionsgate
SANTA MONICA, CA – The Witch, the ground-breaking horror film “Certified Fresh” by Rotten Tomatoes and winner of the 2015 Sundance Film Festival Directing Award, will be available on May 17, 2016 on Blu-ray (plus Digital HD) and DVD (plus Digital) from Lionsgate. A Puritan family banished to the edge of the known wilderness suspects an unseen, unspeakable evil is at work after the disappearance of one of their five children. Drawing from actual accounts of witchcraft and possession in New England, the critically acclaimed film features authentic settings and a creepy atmosphere. From debut writer-director Robert Eggers and theatrically released by A24 Films, The Witch stars Anya Taylor-Joy (Viking Quest), Ralph Ineson (Kingsman: The Secret Service) and Katie Dickie (TV’s “Game of Thrones”).
New England, 1630: William and Katherine lead a devout Christian life with their five children, homesteading on the edge of an impassible wilderness. When their newborn son mysteriously vanishes and their crops fail, the family begins to turn on one another. The Witch is a chilling portrait of a family unraveling within their own fears and anxieties, leaving them prey to an inescapable evil.
Featuring audio commentary with the director, a behind-the-scenes featurette and more, The Witch will be available on Blu-ray (plus Digital HD) and DVD (plus digital) for the suggested retail price of $24.99 and $19.98.
BLU-RAY/ DVD SPECIAL FEATURES*
· Audio Commentary with Director Robert Eggers
· “The Witch: A Primal Folklore” Featurette
· Salem Panel Q&A
· Design Gallery
*Subject to change
Year of Production: 2015
Title Copyright: The Witch © 2015 Witch Movie, LLC. All Rights Reserved. Artwork & Supplementary Materials © 2015 Lions Gate Entertainment Inc. All Rights Reserved.
Type: Theatrical Release
Rating: R for Disturbing Violent Content and Graphic Nudity
Genre: Horror, Suspense
Closed Captioned: NA
Subtitles: Spanish, English SDH
Feature Run Time: 92 minutes
BD Format: 1080p High Definition16x9 Widescreen (1.66:1)
DVD Format: 16x9 Widescreen (1.66:1)
BD Audio: English 5.1 DTS HD-MA
DVD Audio: English 5.1 Dolby Digital Audio
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