Co-Creators Want Extended Cut of 'Blair Witch'

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  1. CrazyFatEthel

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    LOL, Blair Witch...UNCUT!!(Que porno wash board music):lol:
     
  2. Mutilated Prey

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    I'd give it at least a rent for sure.
     
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    Just a rental? :eek1:
     
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    I thought this movie was pretty bad as well the first time I saw it. Watched it in the middle of the day with a group of friends and found it to be boring, cheesy, and anti climatic. It wasn't until i picked it up years later for like $5 that it became a favourite of mine. I too really liked the faux documentary that they included as a bonus on the DVD so I thought what the hell, I'll pick it up for that. I watched that documentary before I knew the story was fake, and was totally intrigued by the film. Too bad I found out it was fake before I actually saw it though, that would have been a fun creepy experience going into this film thinking that it was all real.

    Anyways, back to the film and picking it up for $5. i wasn't expecting much but decided to throw it in late one night for a laugh. I was all alone in my house, and strangely, it totally freaked me out! There are not too many movies that will scare me in my old age (Unsolved Mysteries episodes the pother exception!), but this one did it to me. I think this is one film that really has to be watched in the right atmosphere for its full effect to work on you. It is definitely not a movie that you watch with a group of friends and a round of beers. Well I guess you could, but it would be a whole other movie I think.

    As for the extended cut, I think I would check it out. Throw it on as an extra with the original film on Blu and it would be a definite purchase for me. I know, it's not really a movie you need with pristine picture quality, but if I'm going to purchase it a second time, why not?
     
  5. MorallySound

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    Count me as one of the people who think the Blair Witch is a great horror film, so I'll gladly check out an extended cut of the film.
     
  6. maskull

    maskull I finally got an avatar!!! Yay!!

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    I love this movie. Hell I even love the sequel. I'd definitely be on board for an extended version. Maybe it won't be necessary but it'll be cool to check it out.
     
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    I love this movie and would definitely double dip for this- Even after multiple watches it still creeps me out
     
  8. old-boo-radley

    old-boo-radley They stay the same age...

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    I would check out an extended cut. I think if they ever make the prequel, it could be one tremendously gritty and entertaining horror film.
     
  9. This is one movie that does NOT need an extended cut. The Co-Creators are asshats.
     
  10. fceurich39

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    agreed it is all up to lionsgate if they will decide to put it out lionsgate probably figures that the whole blair witch phenomena is dead though maybe there is no place for it or maybe this is what the series needs to get back on track
     
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    Seriously though, while I'd like to see more of the footage that was shot, I think the pacing and length of the existing version is just right. Yes, there does need to be a little bit of repetition and boredom to put the viewer into the same frame of mind as the on screen characters, if you go too much it has the opposite effect. They found a good balance, and should leave it as is.

    Oh, and if they're so damn creative, how about making another movie instead of going back to this one! (and this is coming from someone who LOVES BWP!)
     
  12. Cujo108

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    Why, because they made a film you didn't like? Yeah, they're the "asshats". :lol:

    Myrick's new film, The Objective, is getting a limited release soon.
     
  13. X-human

    X-human I ate my keys

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    “There’s a great confessional with Mike that didn’t make the movie."

    Turns out he didn't throw away the map after all. Just a joke gone bad.

    "He also had this great scene in the woods where he lost his mind, started punching trees, it was really hardcore,”

    SHOCK! (For tree huggers...)

    “There’s a really cool poetry reading scene in the hotel they spend the night in where Josh and Mike are duelling with their own poetry."

    THRILL! (For highschool poetry aficionados)

    I think these have to be thee worst excuse for extended bonus footage that I've ever heard of. But I don't doubt for a second that Lionsgate would go for it because they're currently in dire straights. They need to squeeze blood from a stone at this point.
     
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    My guess is that this is more money motivated by the directors than anything else. If I remember correctly, they sold the film outright for a rather small sum and never got a chance to get their hands on any of that super sweet box office money. So, I assume that they just want to get a version out there that gives them more financial rights. Don't know if I respect them more or less for that. Prince tried to do something similar when he changed his name to "squiggle" in an attempt to reclaim the rights to his earlier albums from whatever his record company was. And I thought that was a pretty cool move. But, then again, Prince definitely had talent and it seemed more of a "getting back at the system" thing.
     
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    I'm not a huge fan of the film. I might watch out of curiosity though.
     
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    I'd be all over it and think the original is paced just the way I like it. Fun stuff.
     

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