Paramount Pictures has announced the Blu-ray and DVD release of Hansel & Gretel: Witch Hunters. The action thriller is directed by Tommy Wirkola and stars Jeremy Renner, Gemma Arterton, Famke Janssen, Peter Stormare, Derek Mears, and Thomas Mann. The film is written by Wirkola and Dante Harper. Hansel & Gretel will be available in stores and online beginning June 11, 2013.
Hansel & Gretel: Witch Hunters takes place 15 years after the siblings’ incident at the gingerbread house. In this dark spin on the fairy tale, siblings Hansel and Gretel are a formidable team of bounty hunters who track and kill witches all over the world.
The film was released in January of 2013 and has grossed over $211 million in worldwide box office.
Hansel & Gretel: Witch Hunters will be available in both its original theatrical version and an unrated version with never-before-seen footage 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.
Special features as listed as follows:
• Feature film in high definition (Unrated version)
• Reinventing Hansel & Gretel
• The Witching Hours
• Meet Edward the Troll
• Feature film in standard definition (Theatrical version)
The Blu-ray 3D/Blu-ray/DVD Combo Pack 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.