Genre fan will be excited to learn that one of the most highly-anticipated horror films of 2016, ‘Blair Witch‘, the surprise sequel to 1999’s ground-breaking found footage film ‘The Blair Witch Project’, will be released on Blu-ray and DVD this January. The Blu-ray and DVD has a ton of special features, including a six-part documentary about the making of the film.
‘Blair Witch’, from Director Adam Wingard (You’re Next, The Guest), was filmed in secret under the title ‘The Woods’. Genre fans had no clue the sequel was coming until it was announced at this year’s San Diego Comic Con, when it was revealed that not only what it was, but that the sequel had already wrapped production and had a theatrical premiere date.
From the Press Release:
SANTA MONICA, CA – 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.
The film’s cast includes James Allen McCune (The Walking Dead), Valorie Curry (The Following), Callie Hernandez (Alien: Covenant), Brandon Scott (Grey’s Anatomy), Corbin Reid (Words with Girls), and Wes Robinson (The Genesis Code). Adam Wingard directed from the script penned by Simon Barrett.
Special features include: Commentary with director Adam Wingard, ‘Never Ending Night: The Making of Blair Witch’. and ‘Hours of Horror: Exploring the Set’. You can pick up your copy of ‘Blair Witch’ on January 3rd from Lionsgate, wherever films are sold.