The Legendary Tale Of Hansel & Gretel: Witch Hunters Transforms Into A Rollicking -- And Unrated -- Action Spectacle Flying Onto Blu-ray™, Blu-ray 3D™ And DVD June 11, 2013 Jeremy Renner and Gemma Arterton Battle to Save the World from Witches in the $200+ Million Worldwide Blockbuster

Fans Can Be the First to Own the Fast-Paced Thrill Ride on Digital Download May 21st

HOLLYWOOD, Calif., March 26, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- 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 (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 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:

Blu-ray

  • Feature film in high definition (Unrated version)
  • Reinventing Hansel & Gretel
  • The Witching Hours
  • Meet Edward the Troll

DVD

  • Feature film in standard definition (Theatrical version)

HANSEL & GRETEL: WITCH HUNTERS Blu-ray 3D/Blu-ray/DVD Combo Pack 
The HANSEL & GRETEL: WITCH HUNTERS Blu-ray 3D/Blu-ray/DVD combo includes all of the above, as well as a Blu-ray 3D 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 Blu-ray 3D includes the theatrical version of the film.

HANSEL & GRETEL: WITCH HUNTERS Single-Disc DVD 
The single-disc DVD 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 disc includes the theatrical version of the film in standard definition.

Paramount Pictures and Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Pictures present A Gary Sanchez Production "Hansel and Gretel: Witch Hunters 3D".  Executive Producers Denis L. Stewart, Chris Henchy and Tripp Vinson.  Produced by Will Ferrell, Adam McKay, Kevin Messick and Beau Flynn.  Written and directed by Tommy Wirkola.

About Paramount Home Media Distribution
Paramount Home Media Distribution (PHMD) is part of Paramount Pictures Corporation (PPC), a global producer and distributor of filmed entertainment.  PPC is a unit of Viacom (NASDAQ: VIAB, VIA), a leading content company with prominent and respected film, television and digital entertainment brands.  The PHMD division oversees PPC's home entertainment, digital and television distribution activities worldwide. The division is responsible for the sales, marketing and distribution of home entertainment content on behalf of Paramount Pictures, Paramount Animation, Paramount Vantage, Paramount Classics, Insurge Pictures, MTV, Nickelodeon, Comedy Central and CBS and for providing home entertainment fulfillment services for certain DreamWorks Animation Home Entertainment titles.  PHMD additionally manages global licensing of studio content and distribution across worldwide digital and television distribution platforms including online, mobile and portable devices and emerging technologies.

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HANSEL & GRETEL: WITCH HUNTERS

Street Date:         

June 11, 2013 (Blu-ray, Blu-ray 3D, DVD)


May 21, 2013 (Digital Download)

SRP:                      

$49.99 U.S. (Blu-ray 3D/Blu-ray/DVD combo pack)


$39.99 U.S. (Blu-ray/DVD combo pack)


$29.99 U.S. (DVD)

Runtime:         

87 minutes (rated version)


97 minutes (unrated version)

U.S. Rating:        

R for strong fantasy horror violence and gore, brief sexuality/nudity and language

Canadian Rating:  

18A for brutal violence, gory scenes and coarse language 

 

 

SOURCE Paramount Home Media Distribution



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