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Book of Shadows: Blair Witch 2 [DVD-Video and CD Soundtrack; Sensormatic Security Tag]

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  • DVD
  • 1 disc
  • Region 1 USA/CA (info)
  • BOOK OF SHADOWS: BLAIR WITCH 2 is the sequel to the 1999 thriller THE BLAIR WITCH PROJECT. The first film's famously effective horror was created in large part with its faux authenticity. Shot on handheld video, the film presented itself as the genuine footage of three students' fatal search for the mysterious Blair Witch. BOOK OF SHADOWS: BLAIR WITCH 2, which purports to be a "fictional reenactment of real events," complicates the original's illusion of reality. Tourists have flocked to Burkittsville, Maryland to see evidence of the original film and its underlying mythology. Four of these visitors--Tristan and Stephan, a couple researching a book; Erica, a Wiccan; and Kim, a Goth--join up with town troublemaker Jeff for his inaugural Blair Witch Hunt tour. When they wake up after a night of partying, most of their possessions have been destroyed and they are unable to account for a large block of time. As they piece together memories, inexplicable events spiral to a terrifying climax. Director Joe Berlinger, an acclaimed documentarian making his first foray into dramatic film, creates a disorienting otherworld in which video clips, flashbacks, and visions are indistinguishable from the reality of the present. BOOK OF SHADOWS: BLAIR WITCH 2 illustrates the often blurry and always terrifying line between truth and fiction.
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    • Rating - violence, sexuality, language, and drug use
  • Additional Info
    Manufacturer Part Number (MPN): 11703

  • Credits
    Lanny Flaherty, Erica Leerhsen, Kim Director, Stephen Barker Turner, Jeffrey Donovan, Tristan Skylar
  • Critic Reviews
    "...[Cleverly] riffs on the Blair Witch juggernaut....[Slips in] visual homages to everything from THE OMEN to THE NIGHT OF THE LIVING DEAD..."
    New York Times

    "...Very clever....[The] rippling hallucinatory tricks leave you with little idea as to what will spring from the screen next..."
    Total Film

    "...There are interesting ideas throughout....There's a lot of classy talent behind the follow-up..."
    Sight and Sound

    "...Berlinger gives the woods of Burkittsville, Maryland a burnished glow that evokes both beauty and terror..."
    Rolling Stone

    "...Its writing contains subtlety and wit....A nifty essay on mass hysteria..."
    Hollywood Reporter

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