Over at Found Footage Critic, Michael Steinberg and his team have begun a petition to get the director’s extended cut of THE BLAIR WITCH PROJECT released to Blu-Ray. Director Eduardo Sanchez is looking to expand the film using shots from over 19 hours of edition footage to include story elements that did not make it to the theatrical cut. 16 years ago, “The Blair Witch Project” scared me silly. As a fan of found footage films, an Extended Director’s Cut would scare me even more today!

In the interview on Found Footage Critic website, he had the following to say (as posted on that site):

In a couple of weeks I could probably take the original movie and edit a longer version. I know the fans are like ‘everybody wants to see it’ . . . it would be cool to do, honestly. I wouldn’t hesitate to do that if Lionsgate Films hired me. I think it would a lot of fun.
Start a petition . . . if I can get enough interest from the fans, I can bring it to Lionsgate Films’ attention.”

Check out more on Found Footage Critic and sign the petition today.



Doc Rotten
Editor-In-Chief / Founder / Podcast Producer at Horror News Radio
Doc Rotten is the founder of Gruesome Magazine. He is also a film critic for Gruesome Magazine and the podcast host & producer for Horror News Radio, Monster Movie Podcast, Decades of Horror: 1970s, The American Horror Story Fan Podcast and Hannibal Fan Podcast. He is also co-host of the Dracula podcast on TV TALK and is a contributing reviewer for HorrorNews.Net and Widescreen Warrior.

Doc a lifelong fan of horror films, sci-fi flicks and monster movies first discovering Universal Monsters and Planet of the Apes as a young child in the 1970's searching out every issue of Famous Monster of Filmland (and, later, Fangoria). Favorite films include Jaws, The Car, The Birds, The Tingler, Vampire Circus and The Exorcist. Still a huge fan of horror films from the 70s, Doc continues consuming horror films to this day for the site, for the podcasts and for the fun of it all.

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