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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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After killing the dark evil witch, the brother and sister Hansel and Gretel think that they are safe. But what they don't know is, there is another dark force striking them soon.

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

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Also Known As:

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Budget:

$50,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

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

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

Gemma Arterton was ultimately cast in the role of Gretel, because she impressed Tommy Wirkola with her performance in "The Disappearance of Alice Creed". See more »

Goofs

At the beginning of the movie when Hansel and Gretel are fighting the witch in the woods Hansel grabs the witch and slams her down on a log behind him. When the witch starts to back away from Hansel the log is in two parts with about 2 to 3 feet between pieces. In the very next shot the log pieces are almost touching with a thin gap. As Gretel locks the witch in place in the air the log is back to a wide gap of 2 to 3 feet. See more »

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[from trailer]
Hansel: Some people will say that not all witches are evil, that their powers could be used for good. I say burn them all!
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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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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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