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Hansel & Gretel: Witch Hunters (2013)

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Hansel & Gretel are bounty hunters who track and kill witches all over the world. As the fabled Blood Moon approaches, the siblings encounter a new form of evil that might hold a secret to their past.



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Cast overview, first billed only:
Edward (voice)
Bjørn Sundquist ...
Kathrin Kühnel ...
Cedric Eich ...


The siblings Hansel and Gretel are left alone in the woods by their father and captured by a dark witch in a candy house. However they kill the witch and escape from the spot. Years later, the orphans have become famous witch hunters. When eleven children go missing in a small village, the Mayor summons Hansel and Gretel to rescue them, and they save the red haired Mina from the local sheriff that wants to burn her accusing Mina of witchcraft. Soon they discover that the Blood Moon will approach in three days and the powerful dark witch Muriel is the responsible for the abduction of children. She intends to use the children together with a secret ingredient in a Sabbath to make the coven of witches protected against the fire. Meanwhile Hansel and Gretel disclose secrets about their parents. Written by Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

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Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for strong fantasy horror violence and gore, brief sexuality/nudity and language | See all certifications »

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Release Date:

25 January 2013 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Hansel y Gretel: Cazadores de brujas  »

Box Office


$50,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$19,690,956 (USA) (25 January 2013)


$55,682,070 (USA) (19 April 2013)

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Did You Know?


The movie's cast featured two former Bond Girls: Famke Janssen from GoldenEye (1995) and Gemma Arterton from Quantum of Solace (2008) made and released around thirteen years apart in the James Bond film franchise. Both had Ian Fleming-esque "Pussy Galore"/"Mary Goodnight"-like double entendre character names, which were "Xenia Onatopp" and "Strawberry Fields" respectively. See more »


When Mina is tending to Hansel's wounds next to the lake his arm changes positions between shots - from resting on his knee, then his thigh, then his knee again. See more »


[First Lines]
Hansel and Gretel's Mother: Take them into the forest now.
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Crazy Credits

The text of the newspaper clippings used in the opening credits is from Alexander Roberts' 1616 "A Treatise on Witchcraft". The same piece of text is used twice for different headlines. The repeated excerpt starts 'and of these in day of executions which she is no wise would condiscend'. See more »


Referenced in Animal Alpha: Bundy (2006) See more »


Written by Christian Wibe and Agnete Maria Kjolsrud (as Agnete Kjølsrud)
Performed by Animal Alpha
Courtesy of Racing Junior
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User Reviews

A ton of stupid fun
5 February 2013 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I seriously enjoyed this film-- it had more gore than Mel Gibson could shake a fist at, some very cute actors, and didn't waste time with excessive back-story and details, and gave me many good laughs.

Its not an intellectually stimulating movie... duh. Its made to a hilariously entertaining popcorn flick with over-the-top action and unrealistic weapons that wouldn't have existed given the 'time period' this movie seems to be set in. So you folks out there giving it bad rap for not meeting your standards, calm down. Its clearly not trying to. :).

This movie's violence reminded me of the Expendables-- but this film never takes itself too seriously like the other film does... I found this much more fun to watch.

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