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Exclusive Clip: Behind-The-Scenes of BLAIR WITCH!

Last September marked the return of the BLAIR WITCH franchise, and at the helm for the new sequel was the creative team behind THE GUEST, YOU’RE NEXT and A HORRIBLE WAY TO DIE, director Adam Wingard and Simon Barrett. If you missed it, fret not!

BLAIR WITCH arrives on Blu-Ray, DVD, Digital HD and VOD this Tuesday, January 3rd. And ever since I left theaters, I knew the thing I’d most be looking forward to is the behind-the-scenes documentary.

More than anything, I’m personally fascinated by the technical aspects of achieving the “found footage” style that was defined by the original BLAIR WITCH PROJECT back in 1999. Among the 3 plus hours of features are commentaries with the filmmakers and an epic 6-part documentary. Just to give you an idea of what I mean, we’ve got an exclusive clip from one of the docs talking about the head cams the actors wore and how it benefited the final act of the movie.

BLAIR WITCH arrives on Tuesday, January 3rd on Blu-Ray, DVD, Digital HD and VOD. Below is the full press release, complete with a listing of all the bonus features.


Nearly two decades after documentary filmmakers vanished in the groundbreaking film The Blair Witch Project, an investigative team searches for them and the truth behind their disappearance in Blair Witch, arriving on Blu-ray Combo Pack (plus DVD and Digital HD), DVD, Digital HD, and On Demand January 3 from Lionsgate. From acclaimed filmmakers Adam Wingard and Simon Barrett (You’re Next), Blair Witch stars James Allen McCune (TV’s “The Walking Dead”), Callie Hernandez (La La Land), Brandon Scott (TV’s “Grey’s Anatomy”), Valorie Curry (American Pastoral), Corbin Reid (Words with Girls), and Wes Robinson (The Genius Code). An official selection of the 2016 Toronto International Film Festival, this much-buzzed-about film will haunt viewers far beyond the closing credits.

A group of college students venture into the Black Hills Forest in Maryland to uncover the mysteries surrounding the disappearance of their friend’s sister, who many believe is connected to the legend of the Blair Witch. At first the group is hopeful, especially when a pair of locals offer to act as guides through the dark and winding woods, but as the endless night wears on, the group is visited by a menacing presence. Slowly, they begin to realize the legend is all too real and more sinister than they could have imagined.

Get over 3 hours of bonus features on the Blair Witch Blu-ray and Digital HD, including an audio commentary with director Adam Wingard and writer Simon Barrett, the “House of Horrors: Exploring the Set” featurette, and a 6-part Making-of documentary, “Never Ending Night: The Making of Blair Witch”. The DVD release includes the audio commentary and the “House of Horrors: Exploring the Set” featurette. The Blu-ray Disc of Blair Witch will feature a Dolby Atmos soundtrack remixed specifically for the home theater environment to place and move audio anywhere in the room, including overhead. Blair Witch will be available on Blu-ray Combo Pack and DVD for the suggested retail price of $39.99 and $29.95, respectively.


Audio Commentary with Director Adam Wingard and Writer Simon Barrett
Never Ending Night: The Making of Blair Witch (6-Part Documentary)
“Primal Fear: Story Origins”
“Ambiguous Loss: The Cast”
“P.O.V.: On Location”
“Trapped in the Time Loop: Editing”
“Distorted Reality: Music and Sound Design”
“The Reveal”
“House of Horrors: Exploring the Set” Featurette

Audio Commentary with Director Adam Wingard and Writer Simon Barrett
“House of Horrors: Exploring the Set” Featurette

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Twitter: @BlairWitchMovie


BD Format: 1080p High Definition, 16×9 Widescreen (1.85:1)

DVD Format: 16×9 Widescreen (1.85:1)

BD Audio: English Dolby Atmos, Spanish 5.1 Dolby Digital Audio, English 2.0 Dolby Digital Audio Optimized for Late Night Listening, English Descriptive Audio

DVD Audio: English 5.1 Dolby Digital Audio, Spanish 5.1 Dolby Digital Audio, English Descriptive Audio

Be sure to listen to our extensive interview with screenwriter Simon Barrett on the Shock Waves podcast embedded below!