‘Hansel and Gretel: Witch Hunters’ Blu-ray and DVD Debut June 11th

Jeremy Renner and Gemma Arterton star in director Tommy Wirkola’s action-thriller set 15 years after the brother and sister’s gingerbread house incident.

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.

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Hansel & Gretel: Witch Hunters Blu-ray

Hansel & Gretel: Witch Hunters DVD

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.

The Blu-ray releases available for purchase will be enabled with UltraViolet, a new way to collect, access and enjoy movies. With UltraViolet, consumers can add movies to their digital collection in the cloud, and then stream or download them - reliably and securely - to a variety of devices.

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)

Hansel & Gretel: Witch Hunters was released January 25th, 2013 and stars Jeremy Renner, Gemma Arterton, Famke Janssen, Pihla Viitala, Derek Mears, Robin Atkin Downes, Ingrid Bolsø Berdal, Joanna Kulig. The film is directed by Tommy Wirkola.

Sources: Paramount Home Media Distribution

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Comments (12)

  1. Bawnian©-Dexeus

    @jonspidey07 The minimum required is 80 minutes. This was around 90

    2 years agoby @bawnian-dexeusFlag

  2. Sean

    @jonspidey07 Oh, well hopefully the extended version on Blu-ray will change that, considering that the Blu-ray will have an extended version.

    2 years agoby @themoviefanaticFlag

  3. Corey W.

    Really fun flick. Don't take it too seriously, shut your brain down, pop a bag of popcorn, sit back and enjoy.

    2 years agoby @coreyFlag

  4. JonSpidey07

    yes, the running time
    felt like direct-to-TV

    2 years agoby @jonspidey07Flag

  5. Sean

    @jonspidey07 Were you referring to is approximate running time, when you said it barely qualified as a feature film ?

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  6. JonSpidey07

    not owning this since it barely qualified as a feature film
    I'm hoping the sequel will do a better job

    2 years agoby @jonspidey07Flag

  7. Nicholaus XX

    @mr-k -- You're undoubtedly right about that, man. "Texas Chainsaw 3D" was, by far, the worst picture of the year. And I highly doubt it losing that title.

    2 years agoby @XxNickTheFilmCriticXxFlag

  8. Mr.K

    Forgot to add @XxNickTheFilmCriticXx on the comment. Sorry.

    2 years agoby @mr-kFlag

  9. Mr.K

    @XxNickTheFilmCriticXXx but it was still a better movie than Texas Chainsaw 3D by a mile.

    2 years agoby @mr-kFlag

  10. Nicholaus XX

    One of the worst movies of 2013 finally comes out. Woot!

    @2movieguys -- Most movies generally come out 3-4 months after their theatrical release. So, this should be no surprise.

    2 years agoby @XxNickTheFilmCriticXxFlag

  11. Sean

    I'm looking forward to get this movie and Oz: The great and Powerful on Tuesday June 11th. They both happen to be coming out on Blu-ray on the same day.

    2 years agoby @themoviefanaticFlag

  12. CelluloidDreams

    WOW that was fast!!!

    2 years agoby @2movieguysFlag

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