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.