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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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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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Revenge is sweeter than candy. See more »

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Action | Fantasy | Horror

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

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25 January 2013 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Hansel y Gretel: Cazadores de brujas  »

Box Office

Budget:

$50,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

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

Gross:

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

In an interview with Famke Janssen at Cannes 2011, she stated that she took her role as the head witch because she had to pay off her mortgage. Janssen has stated multiple times that since 2007, she was prepping her writing/directorial debut Bringing Up Bobby (2011), where funding and distribution had gone through hard times, partly due to the 2008 economic crisis. She also had not done much acting in that period of time. See more »

Goofs

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 »

Quotes

Gretel: Wow, this is amazing. And, uh, weird.
Hansel: It's a little creepy.
Gretel: You really keep all this stuff?
Hansel: [trying to end the conversation] All right, well...
Ben: I just have SO many questions, do you mind?
Hansel: [still trying to end the conversation] You know, we have...
Gretel: Oh no, no no no, you go ahead.
[smirks as Hansel kicks her under the table]
Ben: All right, uh, okay, uh, how do you best kill a witch?
Gretel: [innocently] Hansel?
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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 »

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Version of Hansel and Gretel (1909) See more »

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Bundy
Written by Christian Wibe and Agnete Kjølsrud
Performed by Animal Alpha
Courtesy of Racing Junior
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Just Plain Bad
30 June 2013 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

If someone ever figures out the point of this film, don't bother telling me.

In 1812 Germany Hansel and Gretel run around hunting witches with everything from modern revolvers, pump shotguns, belt fed machines guns, and tasers. There's even a appearance by a phonograph. Oh yes, and pumpkins. Plenty of pumpkins around Halloween in Germany.

I could forgive all this historic silliness if the film had any entertainment value. It doesn't.

There's nothing really to say accept that this film is poorly made and is completely devoid of any plot, characters, or actors.

Why such a high rating on IMDb.com? Because as usual the studio's social media advertisers have fully infiltrated the page with fake reviews.


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