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The Craft (Special Edition) [DVD]
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|Genre||Drama, Thriller, Fantasy|
|Format||Anamorphic, Closed-captioned, Color, Dolby, DVD, Special Edition, Subtitled, Widescreen, NTSC|
|Contributor||Columbia Pictures, Rachel True, Robin Tunney, Fairuza Balk, Neve Campbell, Andrew Fleming, Douglas Wick See more|
|Language||English, Spanish, French, Portuguese|
|Runtime||1 hour and 42 minutes|
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Four high school misfits who experiment with witchcraft must deal with the consequences of their newfound abilities
Having just moved to Los Angeles, Sarah (Robin Tunney) is an outsider at St. Benedict's Academy until she meets three other social outcasts. Nancy (Fairuza Balk), Bonnie (Neve Campbell) and Rochelle (Rachel True) will never fit in with the “in” crowd. But together with Sarah, they learn that being an outsider has its own kind of power. Nancy, Bonnie and Rochelle dabble in the occult, and when they notice Sarah has the powers of a natural witch, they talk her into joining their coven. With the addition of a fourth witch they find they can cast spells they couldn't before, and the teenage witches are suddenly not only able to get the attention, praise and love they have long been denied-but also to exact vengeance on classmates, parents and boyfriends. They learn, however, that everything comes with consequences.
Sarah has always been different. So as the new girl at St. Benedict's Academy, she immediately falls in with the high school outsiders. But these girls won't settle for being powerless misfits. They have discovered The Craft, and they are going to use it.
- Aspect Ratio : 1.85:1
- Is Discontinued By Manufacturer : No
- MPAA rating : R (Restricted)
- Product Dimensions : 0.7 x 7.5 x 5.4 inches; 2.4 Ounces
- Item model number : MFR043396052703#VG
- Director : Andrew Fleming
- Media Format : Anamorphic, Closed-captioned, Color, Dolby, DVD, Special Edition, Subtitled, Widescreen, NTSC
- Run time : 1 hour and 42 minutes
- Release date : September 12, 2000
- Actors : Robin Tunney, Fairuza Balk, Neve Campbell, Rachel True
- Dubbed: : Portuguese, French, Spanish
- Subtitles: : English, Spanish, French, Portuguese, Chinese, Korean, Thai
- Producers : Douglas Wick
- Language : English (Dolby Digital 5.1), English (Dolby Digital 2.0 Surround), Portuguese, French, Unqualified, Spanish
- Studio : Sony Pictures Home Entertainment
- ASIN : B00004W4UD
- Country of Origin : USA
- Number of discs : 1
- Best Sellers Rank: #610 in Movies & TV (See Top 100 in Movies & TV)
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The story: Sarah, a sweet looking girl, moves into town. Her High School proves to be difficult when her first date with a local boy named Chris, ends up with him lying about her to all his friends who respond by teasing her. Further, she is basically invisible with the female population until she is approached by three girls who are more unpopular than she is.
The girls want her to join their coven of witches so their number will be four they tell her. One for each directional point. They show her their magical powers to entice her and we see levitation, clouds of butterflies, telekinesis, and all sorts of supernatural things.
Sarah agrees and each girl begins to use their increased magical powers for revenge on their school mates. Sarah goes first and puts a love spell on Chris that changes his bad behavior towards her into love sickness. But the other girl’s revenge goes much farther, and Sarah begins to realize that the girls are using their powers for evil reasons. Especially Nancy, who appears to be slipping into madness as her powers increase.
All performances were convincing, but special mention goes to Fairuza Balk. She plays the lead witch with such passion that it’s so startlingly excellent you won’t be able to forget it. This movie is a fun watch and makes a good addition to your Halloween collection.
The Craft (1996) is like The Crow (1994) with witches. It's an absolute dark delight. The 90's grungy aesthetic, practical effects, beautiful cuts, goth girls, intimate close ups, dark themes, and innovative camera ideas fill the screen much to my pleasure.
Speaking of The Crow, The Craft utilizes the same composer, Graeme Revell, whose alternative rock work graces the sorrow and scares alike to great effect. His sad teenage sounds elevate the high school drama and bring you right into the 90's.
The highlight of The Craft is certainly the cast for the youthful coven of witches. The Craft features classic 1990's leading ladies. They carry every scene with a realism for the time. Fairuza Balk is the head witch Nancy with goth outfits and make-up to spare. Her portrayal of depression, anger, and insanity is just simply a joy to watch her act. Robin Tunney delivers her finest acting ever as the lead Sarah. Tunney is pretty, likable, depressed, and devious simultaneously. She nails Sarah. Neve Campbell plays the dejected Bonnie without confidence over her terrible burn scars. Lastly, Rachel True is excellent as Rochelle with her uncertainty and strength. They all kill their respective role.
In all, The Craft is now my favorite movie with witches. It's fun, funny, and horrifying all at the same time. You care about these girls as they struggle to cope with high school, bullies, poverty, trauma, depression, boys, and friendship. The Craft is equal parts coming of age drama and witch themed horror in all its 90's glory.