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Perhaps the most unclassifiable of filmmaker George A. Romero's works, 1972's Season of the Witch sees the Night of the Living Dead filmmaker returning to the realm of the supernatural for this bewitching tale of a housewife driven to an interest in the dark arts. On the surface, Joan Mitchell has it all - family, friends, and a beautiful home equipped with all the latest appliances. But when a neighbour educates her on the practice of witchcraft, Joan believes she's discovered the perfect antidote to her monotonous suburban existence, and embarks upon a dark path that will lead to a shocking conclusion. Filmed as Jack's Wife and subsequently cut down and retitled Hungry Wives for its theatrical release in an attempt to market it as a sexploitation film, Season of the Witch is arguably one of Romero's most overlooked films - an intimate and thought-provoking character study that serves as the perfect companion piece to his later Martin.

Special Features

  • Brand new 4K restoration of the original theatrical version from the camera negative [90 mins]
  • Alternate extended version [104 mins]
  • High Definition Blu-ray (1080p) presentation
  • Original Uncompressed PCM Mono Audio
  • English subtitles for the deaf and hard of hearing
  • Brand new audio commentary by Travis Crawford
  • When Romero Met Del Toro – filmmaker Guillermo Del Toro in conversation with George Romero
  • The Secret Life of Jack’s Wife – archive interview with actress Jan White
  • Alternate Opening Titles
  • Location Gallery with audio commentary by Romero historian Lawrence DeVincentz
  • Memorabilia Gallery
  • Trailers
  • Reversible sleeve featuring original and newly-commissioned artwork by Gilles Vranckx
studio:
Arrow Video
Run Time:
130mins approx
Director:
George A. Romero
Actor:
Jan White

Raymond Laine

Ann Muffly
Theatrical Release Year:
1972
Number of Discs:
1
Region:
A
Brand:
Arrow Video

Season Of The Witch

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Perhaps the most unclassifiable of filmmaker George A. Romero's works, 1972's Season of the Witch sees the Night of the Living Dead filmmaker returning to the realm of the supernatural for this bewitching tale of a housewife driven to an interest in the dark arts. On the surface, Joan Mitchell has it all - family, friends, and a beautiful home equipped with all the latest appliances. But when a neighbour educates her on the practice of witchcraft, Joan believes she's discovered the perfect antidote to her monotonous suburban existence, and embarks upon a dark path that will lead to a shocking conclusion. Filmed as Jack's Wife and subsequently cut down and retitled Hungry Wives for its theatrical release in an attempt to market it as a sexploitation film, Season of the Witch is arguably one of Romero's most overlooked films - an intimate and thought-provoking character study that serves as the perfect companion piece to his later Martin.

Special Features

  • Brand new 4K restoration of the original theatrical version from the camera negative [90 mins]
  • Alternate extended version [104 mins]
  • High Definition Blu-ray (1080p) presentation
  • Original Uncompressed PCM Mono Audio
  • English subtitles for the deaf and hard of hearing
  • Brand new audio commentary by Travis Crawford
  • When Romero Met Del Toro – filmmaker Guillermo Del Toro in conversation with George Romero
  • The Secret Life of Jack’s Wife – archive interview with actress Jan White
  • Alternate Opening Titles
  • Location Gallery with audio commentary by Romero historian Lawrence DeVincentz
  • Memorabilia Gallery
  • Trailers
  • Reversible sleeve featuring original and newly-commissioned artwork by Gilles Vranckx
studio:
Arrow Video
Run Time:
130mins approx
Director:
George A. Romero
Actor:
Jan White

Raymond Laine

Ann Muffly
Theatrical Release Year:
1972
Number of Discs:
1
Region:
A
Brand:
Arrow Video

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One of the best written films in Romero's catalog

This is the third of Arrow's new George Romero early releases and after watching this excellent disc package, I have to commend the Arrow group for doing such a thorough job. I haven't viewed SEASON for over a decade, but it's always left me with a sad, unsettling feeling following a screening. Romero had more control over this third feature, and his script writing excels here, providing an original story with a compelling female lead. Although told on a small scale, this may be the most mature and emotional film Romero ever produced. Watching this film makes you realize that George was an exceptional writer/director combination, and it's a bit of a shame that in the end, he was largely just known as a 'horror director'. Season of the Witch, or under the original title of JACK'S WIFE, is a solid, dark and unique drama by one of this country's most underrated talents.

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