Taylor-Joy, Anya

SKU: 031398227861

UPC 031398227861
Release Date 2016-05-17
Studio Lionsgate
Discs 1
Length 92
Format Color
MPAA Rating R (MPAA)
Synopsis Judiciously gory but never bloodthirsty....Its blanket of moonlit dread is certainly form-fitting; the narrative pokiness and precisely composed visuals place it firmly in the cult horror world...As straight horror, THE WITCH is something special, transporting audiences to a bygone era that would look plenty frightening even without the paranormal activity that engulfs it.It's an ensemble drama about a faithless family on the verge of self-destruction. And it is about women, and the patriarchal stresses that lead to their disenfranchisement.Much of what makes Eggers’ script so strong is his use of extensive research into court documents and historical records of witchcraft from the period when the film is set.[T]his startling, assured feature debut from New Hampshire-born, Brooklyn-based writer-director Robert Eggers has one foot in early American history and another in legend and fairy tale.[A] crafty calling card brimming with beauty and terror. Eggers pulls us into the supernatural with subtle cunning and meticulous attention to detail.4 stars out of 5 -- THE WITCH favours verisimilitude, formal exactitude and insidious dread over cheap shocks.4 stars out of 5 -- As Eggers escalates the tension, his cast respond admirably. Ineson’s guttural Yorkshire snarl has never been better employed, as William finds fault in anyone but himself, while Kate Dickie is typically intense as his grieving wife.4 stars out of 5 -- [W]riter-director Robert Eggers’s Sundance prize-winning feature debut is an atmospheric chiller rooted in the fertile soil of religious zealotry, social isolation and original sin.Robert Eggers’s debut film, The Witch, is made with all the assuredness of one who’s a veteran master of horror.A devout Puritan family in 1630s New England are exiled from their village, and struggle to survive in their new home situated at the edge of a mysterious forest. The sinister, witching forces in the wilderness emerge silently to terrorize them, first by kidnapping the youngest of their five children. As their life-sustaining crops fail, the clan fall victim to paranoia and fear as they begin to turn on one another, eventually suspecting teenage daughter Thomasin (Anya Taylor-Joy) of witchcraft. With the vast majority of the dialogue culled from primary sources from the time period, Robert Eggers' debut feature THE WITCH is a terrifying glimpse into a family descending into madness.
Cast Mark Korven (Composer)
Philip Stilman (Post-Production Supervisor)
Orest Sushko (Sound Re-Recording)
Eric Bryson (Stunt Coordinator)
Robert Racki (Stunt Coordinator)
Mary Kirkland (Set Decorator)
Jason Perreira (Sound Re-Recording)
Jarin Blaschke (Director of Photography)
Robert Eggers (Director)
Robert Eggers (Screenwriter)
Beau Ferris (Assistant Director)
Christopher Guglick (Sound Re-Recording)
Brian Campbell (Production Manager/UPM)
Adam Stein (Sound)
Jule Varvel (Hairstylist)
Angela Marinis (Makeup)
Luc Benning (Special Effects Supervisor)
Julian Richings (Co-Star)
Ralph Ineson (Star)
Kate Dickie (Star)
Harvey Scrimshaw (Star)
Anya Taylor-Joy (Star)
Ellie Grainger (Star)
Lucas Dawson (Star)
Jeff Smith (Co-Star)
Bathsheba Garnett (Co-Star)
Sarah Stephens (Co-Star)
Wahab Chaudhry (Co-Star)
Brooklyn Herd (Co-Star)
Derek Herd (Co-Star)
Madlen Sopadzhiyan (Co-Star)
Ron G. Young (Co-Star)
Viv Moore (Co-Star)
Sounds/Subtitles Blu-ray Disc Features: Note: Audio commentary with director Robert Eggers The Witch: a primal folklore Salem panel Q&A Design gallery Widescreen - 1.66 Audio: Dolby Digital 5.1 - English DTS HD Master Audio - English Subtitles - English, Spanish
Language English
Weight 0.15000
Height 0.50000
Width 5.75000
Depth 7.25000
Format Code Blu-ray Hi-Def DVD
Library Subject Horror
Attribute Includes Digital Copy,Widescreen
Product Code Movie

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