- Actors: Jeremy Renner, Gemma Arterton, Famke Janssen, Zoe Bell, Peter Stormare
- Directors: Tommy Wirkola
- Format: Letterboxed, PAL
- Language: English
- Subtitles: English, Dutch
- Dubbed: None
- Subtitles For The Hearing Impaired: English
- Audio Description: English
- Region: Region 2 (This DVD may not be viewable outside Europe. Read more about DVD formats.)
- Aspect Ratio: 16:9 - 2.40:1
- Number of discs: 1
- Classification: 15
- Studio: Paramount Home Entertainment
- DVD Release Date: 24 Jun. 2013
- Run Time: 85 minutes
- Average Customer Review: 4.3 out of 5 stars See all reviews (545 customer reviews)
- ASIN: B00AZKXZTS
- Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 5,182 in DVD & Blu-ray (See Top 100 in DVD & Blu-ray)
Hansel & Gretel: Witch Hunters [DVD]
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Get ready for a twisted take on the classic tale as Hansel (Jeremy Renner) and Gretel (Gemma Arterton) have turned pro, coping with the trauma of their childhood captivity by slaying witches for hire. But when the seemingly unstoppable bounty hunters meet their match in an enemy so evil, it'll take all their training, weapons and courage to survive.
- The Witching Hours
There are too many body parts flying around Hansel & Gretel: Witch Hunters to single out the tongue that has nearly been gnawed off in the cheek of its clever premise that fairy-tale heroes have grown up into savage supernatural mercenaries. Jeremy Renner and Gemma Arterton strut around like 18th-century Avengers in leather uniforms, cursing up a storm of modern vernacular and bearing an inventive array of historically and mechanically impossible weapons such as grenades, crossbows, tasers, machine guns, and other weapons of witch-killing mass destruction. It's all a big joke of course, and one that the movie wears boldly and without a shred of irony. To quibble with its gaps in narrative logic or be righteously indignant that the script is often a slapdash mess is to miss the point that it's all meant to be a pile of plain old silly fun. After their childhood trauma at the gingerbread house, the famous Teutonic siblings are now in the business of killing witches full time, hiring themselves out to villages plagued by ugly, evil women wearing loads of scary makeup (Famke Janssen being the evilest and scariest) who feed on the townsfolk's kids. They do their job well and the movie spares no opportunity to show the effect of their fantastical arsenal with profusions of firepower, explosions, viscera, and disgusting cartoon violence, decapitation being the most favoured method of killing by the movie and the title characters both. As the latest in the trend of revisionist fairy-tale telling, Hansel & Gretel: Witch Hunters takes the low road whenever possible, but it does so with a blithe spirit, a foul mouth, and the above-mentioned gore galore to create a B-movie soul that pities any sort of critical over-analysing. It's also pretty funny. There are several inspired offhand moments, such as the missing-children notices slapped on the sides of farmers' milk cans or the way Hansel has to make time for insulin injections because of the gingerbread overdoses he endured at the hand of the proto witch he and Gretel encountered as children. The art direction, wardrobe, and anachronistically engineered props that propel the story all have a cool steampunk design theme and make the silliness pretty hard to resist. Renner, Arterton, and Janssen aren't really taking things too seriously, which is fine because neither are we. This is the American debut of Norwegian director Tommy Wirkola, who brings the same playful gross-out sensibility he did to his 2009 feature Dead Snow. That one was about long-dormant Nazi soldiers rising up as zombies. What fun! It was a lark and a goof, just like Hansel & Gretel: Witch Hunters. --Ted Fry
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Apparently they become professional witch hunters and are celebrated as heroes throughout Europe, vanquishing covens all over. When being hired by the mayor of a small town to track down a witch responsible for the abduction of eleven of their children, they stumble upon an evil that may be too powerful even for them...
If you like easy-to-watch action I think you'll like it. To me it felt a bit like Sleepy Hollow and Brothers Grimm, and even A Knights Tale, with the mix of medieval setting and modern-like weapons. Add to this some martial arts fighting between the lead characters and the witches, a troll crushing heads and swinging branches as big as a small tree, you have Hansel & Gretel in a nutshell!
For those of you who likes gore you'll be satisfied without a doubt. Not the splatter-movie amount, thankfully, but enough to make a point. I particularily liked the use of "real" blood and guts and no CGI-blood which seems to have become a trend in many action movies of late. Also the makeup effects were stunning and instead of using computers all the time they used it only when necessary which gave the movie a more gritty feel, in a positive way.
Renner and Arterton both did a good job portraying the two hunters. Peter Stormare convinced as the overzealous and sadistic sheriff, kind of like his role in Brothers Grimm, only evil. Famke Janssen also delivers a solid performance.
The Blu-Ray release was really good and sharp with some grain, which I think was added for a more filmlike look. The Dolby TrueHD soundtrack worked good as well with a lot of use of the surround speakers and a clear dialogue from the center.
Recommended to all who likes to be entertained for an hour and a half with fast-paced, gory, medieval fantasy action!
The story....such as it is, revolves around them fighting a witch stronger than they have faced before and all the....shenanigans surrounding it.
This isn't a bad film at all. The story, such as it is, will not tax the smallest of minds or concentration spans as it flits along at a reasonably quick pace. The acting is as a film of this nature suggests and the high special effects budget looks quite good. Even the 3d isn't too bad.
Make no mistake though, this is most definitely only for people wanting a film to vegetate to and definitely has replay value as it really isn't anything memorable.
The movie starts as expected with H and G being left in the woods. The old story we all know is wrapped up pretty quickly with them finding the gingerbread house, eating a bit, getting captured and then burning the witch. We then jump forward and the are two badass witch hunters with some pretty impressive guns and crossbows. Basically they move from village to village killing witches.
They take on a case at a new village and from there the main storyline takes place of what the witches have got going on and as it progresses we get to find out what happened to their mother and father and a few other interesting pieces of info that I'm not going to spoil for you.
If your a fan of the Underworld series I would think this movie would be right up your street. I absolutely loved it and will definitely re watch this one.
I'm deducting 1 star simply because I have seen so many good movies recently that are a notch above this one but it's still a great movie.
It is basically Hansel and Gretel as grown ups and hunting witches,whilst trying to figure out the truth of why their parents left them years ago,causing them to wind up in that house with that witch.
The story interested me at first,but soon my mind was wandering,however the scenes of gore were entertaining enough and there's quite a few of them,certainly near the end. The main characters had me wishing for their personalities to come through a little more,which in my opinion they never did. The witches are sinister enough but left me thinking they looked like rejects from a cradle of filth auditon for extra members.
For me,this was a film with some great moments wasted on a slightly dull story. It's not a complete waste of time and I might watch it again in some years to come,but I won't be rushing out to buy it.
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