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"Hansel and Gretel" (/ˈhænsəl, ˈhɛn- ˈɡrɛtəl/; also known as Hansel and Grettel, Hansel The next morning, the witch throws Hansel into a cage and forces Gretel into becoming her slave. versions claimed the mother died from unknown causes, left the family, or remained with the husband at the end of the story. Film Review: Hansel And Gretel: Witch Hunters (USA, ) see where those kids ended up years later after their not-so-pleasant run and utter badass Gretel) manage to flesh out the sibling's relationship well. I think the only thing I would've liked more from this film is a stronger score or soundtrack. The boy's name was Hansel and the girl's name was Gretel. He had but little . We have only a half loaf of bread, and then the song will be over. We must get rid . She was a wicked witch who was lying in wait there for children. She had built . Now all their cares were at an end, and they lived happily together. My tale is.
They head out on their next witch hunt accompanied by Ben and Edward.Hansel and Gretel Witch Hunters - Last movie scene (Ending epic scene) HD
During the credits, Hansel and Gretel are able to slay a Desert Witch. Extended cut[ edit ] Aside from additional profanity, gore, and sexual content, and a few extra lines, the extended version features a few extra scenes.
The scene where Berringer and his goons assault Gretel is also extended; it occurs in between the scene where Mina heals Hansel and has sex with him, and shows that the men plan to rape Gretel right before Edward kills them. Cast[ edit ] Jeremy Renner as Hansel, the brother of Gretel and a witch hunter who takes insulin following an incident at a witch's gingerbread house.
Alea Sophia Boudodimos as young Gretel Famke Janssen as Muriel, an evil grand witch who rules over a coven of dark witches. Unlike lesser witches, she has the ability to change her appearance into that of a normal human woman. Pihla Viitala as Mina, a beautiful white witch who befriends Hansel and Gretel. Derek Mears as Edward in-suit performera troll that is in the services of Muriel. Thomas Scharff as Hansel and Gretel's father, an unnamed farmer. Monique Ganderton as Candy Witch, the old, child-eating witch who lived in the gingerbread house.
Stephanie Corneliussen as Desert Witch uncrediteda witch with sand-based abilities. Production[ edit ] Wirkola got the idea to create a film based on the adult lives of Hansel and Gretel in while at film school in Australia. After being discovered by Gary Sanchez ProductionsWirkola pitched the idea at a meeting with Paramount Pictures and won a contract.
Production began in March at the Babelsberg Studios in Germany and included extensive use of traditional special effects. In addition, Renner and Arterton had a month of training beforehand to prepare for the physical demands of their roles.
In terms of the weapons and wardrobe, Wirkola wanted an old-world look with a modern touch, and he was adamant about filming outdoors in European nature rather than in a studio.
The project was filmed in Germany and featured an international cast and crew. Development[ edit ] Blood and gore and action, all the stuff that I love It's definitely an R-rated movie, the first draft has a lot of blood and guts. First and foremost, it's an action movieI think, with horror elements. And of course some dark humor as well.
But the action and horror are the most important feelings I want. Witch Hunters is the first English language film and the first big studio production of Norwegian writer and director Wirkola, up to this point best known for his Nazi zombie-themedindependent horror comedy film Dead Snow.
And they took me to Paramount two days after and we sold it. It's full throttle, there's lots of blood and gore and bad language, I often wonder how I got this movie made. It's all across the world now.
But people really seem to respond to it, which is what we hoped, that people would enjoy this ride. I always wondered what happened to those characters.
They had this dark past and this intense hatred of witches. So as I thought about it, it made sense to me that of course they would be fated to become great witch hunters.
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We wanted it to feel like this could be happening years ago but at the same time, there is a modern spin on all the action, characters and weaponry.
It was a fun way to make a classical world feel fresh. It's a hybrid sort of old-timey feeling, yet there's pump-action shotguns. Modern technology but in an old style.
We heard it and we were just like, 'That's a freakin' franchise! You could make three of those! You kind of throw in all those, mix 'em up in a pot and that's what you get. Its steampunk -like, retro-futuristic weapons were created by the weapon designer Simon Boucherie and Wirkola, who said they wanted Hansel and Gretel's weapons to look as if the characters hand-made them. It was a lot of fun coming up with the different weapon designs and ways of killing witches.
We mixed old and new elements. But no matter how modern some of the weapons are, they all have an old-fashioned feel and look like they could fit into this world. Nasty, mean witches, and we'll get some great actresses for them as well. We wanted to try to avoid the classical witch with the long nose stirring the pot.
I really wanted them to be It's a good basis for a villain. For the main witches, we found one animal to represent all of them, like Muriel is a wolf. It just helped us find the witches.
Plot[ edit ] The story is set in medieval Germany. Hansel and Gretel are the children of a poor woodcutter. When a famine settles over the land, the woodcutter's wife decides to take the children into the woods and leave them there to fend for themselves, so that she and her husband do not starve to death. The woodcutter opposes the plan but finally reluctantly submits to his wife's scheme.
They were unaware that in the children's bedroom, Hansel and Gretel have overheard them. After the parents have gone to bed, Hansel sneaks out of the house and gathers as many white pebbles as he can, then returns to his room, reassuring Gretel that God will not forsake them.
The next day, the family walk deep into the woods and Hansel lays a trail of white pebbles. After their parents abandon them, Hansel and Gretel follow the trail back home. When their mother sees them she is furious and locks them in the house. Hansel and Gretel are unable to escape or even simply collect pebbles. The following morning, the family treks into the woods. Hansel takes a slice of bread and leaves a trail of bread crumbs for them to follow home. However, after they are once again abandoned, they find that birds have eaten the crumbs and they are lost in the woods.
But the old woman had only pretended to be friendly. She was a wicked witch who was lying in wait there for children.
She had built her house of bread in order to lure them to her, and if she captured one, she would kill him, cook him, and eat him; and for her that was a day to celebrate. She had built her house of bread only in order to lure them to her, and if she captured one, she would kill him, cook him, and eat him; and for her that was a day to celebrate. Witches have red eyes and cannot see very far, but they have a sense of smell like animals, and know when humans are approaching.
So she was overjoyed that Hansel and Gretel had found their way to her. When Hansel and Gretel came near to her, she laughed wickedly and spoke scornfully, "Now I have them. They will not get away from me again. Early the next morning, before they awoke, she got up, went to their beds, and looked at the two of them lying there so peacefully, with their full red cheeks.
She grabbed Hansel and put him in a little stall, and when he awoke, he found himself in a cage, locked up like a young dog, and he could walk only a few steps. Then she grabbed Hansel with her withered hand and carried him to a little stall, where she locked him behind a cage door.
Cry as he might, there was no help for him. Then she shook Gretel and cried, "Get up, lazybones! Go into the kitchen and cook something to eat. Your brother is locked in that stall there. I want to fatten him up, and when he is fat I am going to eat him.
For now, you have to feed him. Fetch water and cook something good for your brother. He is locked outside in the stall and is to be fattened up. When he is fat I am going to eat him. Gretel began to cry, but it was all for nothing. She had to do what the witch demanded.
Now Hansel was given the best things to eat every day, so he would get fat, but Gretel received nothing but crayfish shells. Now Hansel was given the best things to eat every day, but Gretel received nothing but crayfish shells.
Every day the old woman came and said, "Hansel, stick out your finger, so I can feel if you are fat enough yet. But Hansel stuck out a little bone, and the old woman, who had bad eyes and could not see the bone, thought it was Hansel's finger, and she wondered why he didn't get fat. After four weeks, one evening she said to Gretel, "Hurry up and fetch some water.
Whether your brother is fat enough now or not, tomorrow I am going to slaughter him and boil him. In the meantime I want to start the dough that we will bake to go with him. Whether Hansel is fat or thin, tomorrow I am going to slaughter him and boil him. Oh, how the poor little sister sobbed as she was forced to carry the water, and how the tears streamed down her cheeks!
The next morning Gretel had to get up early, hang up the kettle with water, and make a fire. And when Gretel came, she said, "Look inside and see if the bread is nicely brown and done, for my eyes are weak, and I can't see that far. If you can't see that far either, then sit on the board, and I'll push you inside, then you can walk around inside and take a look. That is what the wicked witch was thinking, and that is why she called Gretel.
And when Gretel was inside, she intended to close the oven, and bake her, and eat her as well. However, God let Gretel know this, so she said, "I don't know how to do that. You sit on the board, and I will push you inside.
How can I get inside? See, I myself could get in.
Then Gretel gave her a shove, causing her to fall in. Then she closed the iron door and secured it with a bar. The old woman in the hot oven began to cry and to wail, but Gretel ran away, and the old woman burned up miserably. The old woman began to howl frightfully. But Gretel ran away, and the godless witch burned up miserably. Gretel ran to Hansel and unlocked his door.
Gretel ran straight to Hansel, unlocked his stall, and cried, "Hansel, we are saved. The old witch is dead. Then Hansel jumped out, like a bird from its cage when someone opens its door.
How happy they were! They threw their arms around each other's necks, jumped with joy, and kissed one another. The whole house was filled with precious stones and pearls. Because they now had nothing to fear, they went into the witch's house. In every corner were chests of pearls and precious stones. They filled their pockets, then ran away and found their way back home.
Gretel said, "I will take some home with me as well," and she filled her apron full. If I ask it, it will help us across. Here stand Gretel and Hansel. Neither a walkway nor a bridge, Take us onto your white back. The duckling came up to them, and Hansel climbed onto it, then asked his little sister to sit down next to him.
It should take us across one at a time. They began to run, rushed inside, and threw their arms around the father's neck.
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The father rejoiced when he saw them once more, for he had not had a happy day since they had been gone, and now he was a rich man. However, the mother had died. The man had not had even one happy hour since he had left the children in the woods. However, the woman had died. Gretel shook out her apron, scattering pearls and precious stones around the room, and Hansel added to them by throwing one handful after the other from his pockets.
Now all their cares were at an end, and they lived happily together. My tale is done, A mouse has run. And whoever catches it can make for himself from it a large, large fur cap. The Grimms' specific source is unclear. Wilhelm Grimm married Dortchen Wild in