REVIEW: SEASON OF THE WITCH
Oscar© winner Nicolas Cage ('National Treasure', Best Actor, ‘Leaving Las Vegas’) and Ron Perlman ('Hellboy', TV’s ‘Sons of Anarchy’) star in SEASON OF THE WITCH, a supernatural action adventure about a heroic Crusader, Knight Behmen (Cage) and his fellow soldier, Felson (Perlman) who must transport a woman accused of being a witch to a remote monastery. The arduous journey across perilous terrain tests their strength and courage as they discover the girl's secret and find themselves battling a terrifyingly powerful force that will determine the fate of the world.
Directed by Dominic Sena (Gone in Sixty Seconds, Swordfish), SEASON OF THE WITCH comes to Blu-ray and DVD June 28 from Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment and includes a shocking alternate ending, deleted scenes, behind-the-scenes featurettes, commentaries (Blu-ray only) and more.
SYNOPSIS: SEASON OF THE WITCH, stars Nicolas Cage as medieval knight Behmen who undertakes a mission pitting him against a devious witch and making him the last hope for the world against an ancient and dark force.His faith broken by years of battle as a crusader, Behmen returns to central Europe to find his homeland decimated by the Black Plague. While searching for food and supplies at the Palace at Marburg, Behmen and his trusted companion Felson (Ron Perlman) are apprehended and ordered by the dying Cardinal to deliver a young peasant girl believed to be the witch responsible for the Plague to a remote abbey where her powers can be destroyed. Behmen agrees to the assignment but only if the peasant girl is granted a fair trial. As he and five others set off on this dangerous journey, they realize with mounting dread that the cunning girl is no ordinary human, and that their mission will pit them against an evil that even in these dark times they never could have imagined.
DVD: The film is
presented in widescreen with a 1.78:1 aspect ration
preserving its theatrical format. Fox Home Entertainment has
done it again with this transfer. Not only the picture
looks excellent in this release, also the sound it is good. A
Dolby Digital English 5.1 and French Surround Sound providing a
nice complement to the picture it also includes English, French
and Spanish subtitles.
1.78:1 Anamorphic Widescreen
English 5.1 Dolby Digital,
and French Dolby Surround
Subtitles - English Spanish French- Optional
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