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Teen Witch Blu-ray Review

Witch

“Teen Witch” is a corny 80’s film.

In the 1989 “Teen Witch,” the story revolves around a nerdy high school girl named Louise whose life changed when she turns 16, finds a special amulet, and learns that she is a reincarnated witch. From here on out, Louise begins to develop special powers which she uses to better her life, get revenge on those who upset her, help out friends, and try to get the hot guy (Brad) she has a crush on. Of course, her magic life is not everything she dreamed it would be.

“Teen Witch” is one of the few 80’s cult classics that I have surprisingly never seen before so, unlike a lot of people, I have no nostalgic fondness for this film. After seeing it for the first time, I guess I can see its appeal. It has lots of weird moments, rapping characters, a random lockeroom, cheerleader musical number, etc. At the same time, it’s really not much of a movie. The edits are bad, the music is largely atrocious, it’s poorly plotted, and it’s abrupt non-ending makes it feel like the movie ended 15 minutes too early.

On the plus side, there is one element that makes the entire movie worthwhile and that is Louise’s messy food obsessed brother Richie played by Joshua Miller. He only has a few scenes, but he steals the entire movie. His character is so bizarre and out of left field that you can’t help but be simultaneously amused and fascinated by him.

Video/Audio:

Presentation: 1.85:1 1080p. How does it look? A decent, but unspectacular transfer that contains a lot of grain and dirt.

Audio Track: 2.0 DTS-HD MA. How does it sound? A solid track that really comes alive during any music centric moment.

Extras: * “Teen Witch” trailer. * Separate interviews with Robyn Lively, Dan Gauthier, Lisa Fuller, Mandy Ingber, Larry and Tom Weir (together) and Robyn Lively and Mandy Ingber (together). The interviewees recall their memories about the film, set experiences, and more. * A very talkative, laidback, and informative commentary by Robyn Lively, Dan Gauthier, Mandy Igber, and Joshua Miller.

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June 11, 2017 - Posted by | Blu-Ray review | ,

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