January 7

Season of the Witch

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Poster for the movie "Season of the Witch"

Season of the Witch (2011)

PG-13 95 min - Adventure, Fantasy, Action - 7 January 2011

A 14th century Crusader (Cage) returns with his comrade (Perlman) to a homeland devastated by the Black Plague. The Church commands the two knights to transport a witch (Foy) to a remote abbey, where monks will perform a ritual in hopes of ending the pestilence.

Director:  Dominic Sena
Writers:  Bragi Schut
Stars:  Nicolas Cage, Ron Perlman, Ulrich Thomsen, Christopher Lee, Fernanda Dorogi, Stephen Graham, Rebekah Kennedy, Matt Devere, Robert Sheehan, Claire Foy, Stephen Campbell Moore, Rory McCann

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Storyline

A 14th century Crusader (Cage) returns with his comrade (Perlman) to a homeland devastated by the Black Plague. The Church commands the two knights to transport a witch (Foy) to a remote abbey, where monks will perform a ritual in hopes of ending the pestilence.


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Country:   United States of America
Language:  Latin, English
Release Date:  7 January 2011

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Company Credits

Production Companies:  Atlas Entertainment, Relativity Media

Technical Specs

Runtime:  1 h 35 min

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This movie is about a knight that transports a woman to a monastery who is suspected to be the source of the black plague. Two knights are charged with the task of conveying the witch to the abbey, where monks plan to burn her to end the pestilence. It is filled with medieval superstition and lore about the black plague. The two knights argue about the truth of the monksäó» claims and the fate of the girl. When they arrive at the abbey, the knight makes a horrific discovery that might jeopardize his ability to keep his vow that the girl will be treated fairly. They end up in a battle against an evil force.

This is a fun fantasy movie that has castles, chain mail armor, swords, and a hero who must fight against the forces of evil. It has everything that those Middle Earth types crave. If your teen is one of those, prepare to embark on an adventure. However, aside from the Crusading adventure, the makers of this movie did their research. It is an excellent portrayal of the lore, legend and attitudes that surrounded the black plague, complete with the long nosed physicianäó»s masks that were supposed to protect a person from the black plague. This level of research makes it noteworthy as a historical film. Hopefully, your young teen will pick up on the history behind the story. This film has some worth in the historical accuracy of the plot.

Season of the Witch adds enough interest to keep your fantasy gamer interested, but it intermixes a little history lesson inside of all the fun. This combination makes it a worthwhile movie for those 12 and above. The movie has violence and scary scenes, so it would not be appropriate for the very small or the very sensitive. The Middle Ages were violent times and this is what the movie portrays.


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