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HTF REVIEW: Season of the Witch



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#1 of 6 OFFLINE   Michael Osadciw

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Posted November 02 2005 - 10:53 AM


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#2 of 6 OFFLINE   Damin J Toell

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Posted November 02 2005 - 11:14 AM



Yes, it does. Under "Director." You probably just looked at his writing credits, which are listed first, and Mr. Romero did not write Vanilla.

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#3 of 6 OFFLINE   Michael Osadciw

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Posted November 02 2005 - 11:28 AM

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#4 of 6 OFFLINE   Russell G

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Posted November 03 2005 - 03:59 AM

Boy am I glad I skipped this one! I rented this on VHS a few years back for a halloween party. I almost got killed for it. When a group of wise asses can't make a bad film entertaining, you know your in trouble! I was going to pick this up as I figured it didn't get a fair chance with the group, the price was right, it had a bonus film and "The Directors" are always interesting. I'm glad I let my judgement rule and skipped it, as your review coinfirmed everything I remembered about it. Heck, this is more of a public service announcement, as opposed to a review! Good job!

#5 of 6 OFFLINE   MikeEckman

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Posted November 03 2005 - 04:19 AM

Wow. I knew this movie wasnt considered to be one of his better films, but I had no idea that it was perceived to be that bad.

I find it interesting though, that it seems like there is always SOMEONE who loves a film, no matter how bad it is.

So where are you? Who will be the person to come in here and say that they like this film and are happy to have it on DVD! Posted Image
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#6 of 6 OFFLINE   GregW

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Posted November 04 2005 - 04:05 AM

Right here. I think anyone who's a fan of Romero "the filmmaker" and not Romero as an above-the-title marketing tool will find Season of the Witch fascinating. It's suprisingly well-written and adult in its approach. You simply came to it from the wrong perspective to begin with. If you're expecting another gruesome entry in the "Dead" saga, yeah, you're gonna loathe "Season of the Witch." But if you enjoyed "Martin" or "The Crazies," both of which suffer the same amateurish, low-budget photography and actors, then this is a vital link between the original "Night" and those films. You can tell Romero really put a lot of thought into this one, hoping it would spin his career in another direction. If you're a serious student of the auteur theory, this DVD will give you plenty of "Romero-ism" to fawn over. And the extras on Side B (which the reviewer chose not to watch) give Romero a chance to talk about both films. He out-and-out disowns "There's Always Vanilla" but singles out "Witch" as the one film in his catalog he'd like to remake.





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