The fabled siblings are all grown up and hell-bent on tracking and killing witches wherever they hide in the no-holds-barred epic of modern action and adventure Hansel & Gretel: Witch Hunters, taking flight on Blu-ray, Blu-ray 3D, DVD and On Demand June 11, 2013 from Paramount Home Media Distribution. The film will also be available early for Digital Download on May 21st. "Destined for cult status" (Rick Florino, ArtistDirect.com), Hansel & Gretel: Witch Hunters is filled with "super crazy action and mind-blowing thrills" (Shawn Edwards, Fox-TV) and stars Jeremy Renner (Marvel's The Avengers, The Bourne Legacy), Gemma Arterton (Quantum of Solace), Famke Janssen (X-Men), Thomas Mann (Beautiful Creatures) and Peter Stormare (The Big Lebowski). Written and directed by Tommy Wirkola (Dead Snow), the film earned more than $200 million at the global box office and a sequel is in development. The sly and ingeniously wicked movie tells the story of the brother and sister team seeking to avenge their parents' deaths. But after a lifetime of hunting witches, Hansel and Gretel now must face an evil greater than anything they've seen: a terrifying new threat so massive, it could destroy the world as we know it.
Hansel & Gretel: Witch Hunters will be available in both its original theatrical version and an unrated version with never-before-seen footage that was too intense for theaters in a Blu-ray/DVD combo or a three-disc Blu-ray 3D/Blu-ray/DVD combo, both with UltraViolet. The combo packs boast revealing special features that take audiences behind-the-scenes for a look at the reinvention of the story, an in-depth examination of the gruesome witches and an up close and personal visit with the extraordinary troll, Edward. The film will also be available as a single-disc DVD that includes the theatrical version of the film.
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Hansel & Gretel: Witch Hunters Blu-ray/DVD Combo Pack
The Hansel & Gretel: Witch Hunters Blu-ray is presented in 1080p high definition with English 5.1 Dolby TrueHD, French 5.1 Dolby Digital, Spanish 5.1 Dolby Digital, Portuguese 5.1 Dolby Digital and English Audio Description and English, English SDH, French, Spanish and Portuguese subtitles. The DVD in the combo pack is presented in widescreen enhanced for 16:9 TVs with English 5.1 Dolby Digital, French 5.1 Dolby Digital, Spanish 5.1 Dolby Digital and English Audio Description and English, French, Spanish and Portuguese subtitles. The combo pack includes access to a digital copy of the film as well as the following:
- Feature film in high definition (Unrated version)
Reinventing Hansel & Gretel
The Witching Hours
Meet Edward the Troll
- Feature film in standard definition (Theatrical version)
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