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The Witch

4K Ultra HD

Blu Ray

  • Score
    73
    from 2 reviewers
  • The Witch
    2015
    92 min
    R
    2K Upscale
    HDR10
    Dolby Vision

    Director: Robert Eggers

    Actors: Anya Taylor-Joy, Ralph Ineson, Kate Dickie, Harvey Scrimshaw

    Plot: A family in 1630s New England is torn apart by the forces of witchcraft, black magic, and possession.

    Disc Release Date: 23 April 2019

    • Video
      76
    • Audio
      76
    • Extra
      53
    • Movie
      76

    all scores

    Blu-ray.com review by Jeffrey Kauffman
    • Video
      90
    • Note: The Witch is presented on 4K UHD courtesy of Lionsgate Films with a 2160p transfer in 1.66:1. This is in some ways one of the more fascinating films I've had the opportunity to assess in 4K UHD,...

    • Audio
      90
    • Don't expect any ear shattering effects in The Witch's lossless DTS-HD Master Audio 5.1 presentation, which is not to say that there's not some good low end and very evocative use of the surround channels...

    • Extra
      50
    • Audio Commentary with Director Robert Eggers The Witch: A Primal Folktale (1080p; 8:28) is an above average EPK with some good interviews. Salem Panel Q&A with Cast and Crew (1080p; 27:59) features Robert...

    • Movie
      80
    • Note: The Witch was released on 1080p Blu-ray almost three years ago, and rather than repeat what has become almost my series of blog postings about Lionsgate's patently odd choices for its 4K UHD re-releases,...

    • Total
      80
    • This is a film where things don't exactly go "bump" in the night, tending to whisper menacingly instead. That means those wanting a gorefest with horrifying imagery, jump cuts and shock LFE are going to...

    High-Def Digest review by M. Enois Duarte
    • Video
      80
    • Puritan horror enchants the Ultra HD Blu-ray colony with an incredibly bewitching and spellbinding HEVC H.265 encode, sacrificing its Blu-ray predecessor at the altar. Coming from a 2K digital intermediate,...

    • Audio
      80
    • Witches haunt this UHD neck of the woods with the same DTS-HD Master Audio 5.1 soundtrack enjoyed on the previous Blu-ray. Honestly, a new object-based track would have been not only more interesting and...

    • Extra
      30
    • The same set of special features are ported over for this Ultra HD Blu-ray edition.Audio Commentary: Writer and director Robert Eggers rides solo here.Salem Panel Q&A (HD, 28 min): Interesting discussion...

    • Movie
      90
    • For as long as I can remember — or more specifically, since first discovering Avery Crounse's 1983 underrated Eyes of Fire — I've found horror tales surrounding early American settlers and smalltown British...

    • Total
      80
    • Robert Eggers' The Witch is not only part of the recent folk horror revival with tales of the natural world, creepy pagan rituals, and the supernatural occult, but it's a brilliantly insightful directorial...