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Season of the Witch (2011)

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14th-century knights transport a suspected witch to a monastery, where monks deduce her powers could be the source of the Black Plague.

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Old Woman (Givaudon)
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Peasant Turk Girl
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Róbert Bánlaki ...
Livery Boy
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Cardinal's Priest
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Storyline

A 14th century Crusader returns to a homeland devastated by the Black Plague. A beleaguered church, deeming sorcery the culprit of the plague, commands the two knights to transport an accused witch to a remote abbey, where monks will perform a ritual in hopes of ending the pestilence. A priest, a grieving knight, a disgraced itinerant and a headstrong youth who can only dream of becoming a knight join a mission troubled by mythically hostile wilderness and fierce contention over the fate of the girl. When the embattled party arrives at the abbey, a horrific discovery jeopardises the knight's pledge to ensure the girl fair treatment, and pits them against an inexplicably powerful and destructive force. Written by Momentum Pictures

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This January Raise Some Hell. See more »


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Rated PG-13 for thematic elements, violence and disturbing content | See all certifications »

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Release Date:

7 January 2011 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Cacería de brujas  »

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Box Office

Budget:

$40,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$10,612,375, 9 January 2011, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$24,827,228

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$91,627,228
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Filming took place in Austria, Hungary and Croatia. Most of the principal photography took place in practical locations, with several days committed to filming on greenscreen. Principal photography was completed by April 2009, but the cast and crew re-gathered a few months later to film additional battle sequences, filming on greenscreen to save on travel. The reshoots were directed by Brett Ratner. See more »

Goofs

The scene where Cardinal d'Ambroise is in bed has clearly been overdubbed. It would be impossible to speak flawlessly with a messed up mouth like his. Especially consonants like 'B' and 'M' would give the poor guy a hard time. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
Peasant Girl: No! No... please! I beg you. I beg you. I'm not a witch.
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A film that did not know what it wanted to be.
11 January 2011 | by See all my reviews

No sir, did not like it, the film felt slapped together from too many clichés. It felt like the production company didn't know if they wanted to make a camp horror or a historical thriller and decided to go halfway in the middle. which did not work.

The opening scene where the heroes are shown is just the same low budget battle shown in different lighting, with different city names but the same bad guys, and with snow thrown in once.

The special effects were comparable to the "legend of the seeker" series. Good for TV, bad for the big screen.

The actors where OK, nothing really to blame on them.

The dialogue wasn't horrible but the fact that it jumped from "well site and drink at the table of my for-bearers" to "let's kill this (female dog)" just didn't work! Please pick a linguistic style and stick to it. Ron Perlman was speaking like hamlet one minute and Hellboy the next.

The photography was well... bad. as in dark, grainy, who fogged the movie screen bad.

The ending is fairly predictable and the only reason I saw the end is because my wife said she was liking it when I asked here about 20 minutes in. If not I would have left and asked for my money back.


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