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Exclusive clip: Director talks “THE WITCH,” on disc tomorrow

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The year’s most-discussed horror film casts a spell on Blu-ray and DVD tomorrow as Lionsgate Home Entertainment releases THE WITCH to spark the debate anew. See an exclusive excerpt from the discs’ extras after the jump.

In the clip, writer/director Robert Eggers, speaking at a cast/crew panel in Salem, MA, discusses the sources of witchcraft accusations during the movie’s 17th-century time period and how he brought that era to life in the acclaimed independent production. THE WITCH stars Anya Taylor-Joy, Ralph Ineson, Katie Dickie, Harvey Scrimshaw, Ellie Grainger, Lucas Dawson and Julian Richings; the synopsis: “New England, 1630: William and Katherine lead a devout Christian life with their five children, homesteading on the edge of an impassible wilderness. When their newborn son mysteriously vanishes and their crops fail, the family begins to turn on one another.” The complete special-features list for the discs is:

• Audio commentary by writer/director Robert Eggers
• “THE WITCH: A Primal Folklore” featurette
• Salem panel Q&A
• Design gallery

See our own interviews with Eggers and Taylor-Joy, and our review of THE WITCH.

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Michael Gingold has been a member of the FANGORIA team for the past three decades. After starting as a writer for the magazine in 1988, he came aboard as associate editor in 1990 and two years later moved up to managing editor. He now serves as editor-in-chief of the magazine while continuing to contribute numerous articles and reviews, as well as a contributing editor/writer for this website.
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