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From fairytale to horror flick, this version of Hansel and Gretel (Jeremy Renner and Gemma Arterton) picks up the story fifteen years after the pair's traumatic experience at the gingerbread house. No longer innocent children, the siblings are now experienced witch hunters who take a vengeful delight in their work.
Why Is Hansel and Gretel: Witch Hunters Rated R?
Hansel and Gretel: Witch Hunters is rated R for strong fantasy horror violence and gore, brief sexuality/nudity and language.
Here is additional information on sex, violence and profanity in Hansel and Gretel: Witch Hunters...
This additional information about the movie’s content is taken from the notes of various Canadian Film Classification boards:
- Frequent non-graphic violence.
- Frequent explicit violence with gory and grotesque images.
- Violent acts shown with realistic detail, blood and tissue damage.
- Frequent gun, weapons, and hand-to-hand violence, with blood and gore.
- Explicit depiction of decapitation.
- Depictions of torture, beating, shooting, stabbing, and dismemberment.
- Adverse psychological impact.
- Breasts and buttocks nudity shown in a sexual context.
- Nudity in a non-sexual context.
- Embracing and kissing.
- Mild sexual innuendo and references.
- Frequent use of the sexual expletive in a non-sexual context.
- Infrequent use of scatological slang, profanity, and vulgar expressions.
Drugs and Alcohol:
- Tobacco use.
Home Video Viewing Alternatives
Here are some ideas for home video titles that are related to Hansel and Gretel: Witch Hunters.
The tale of the girl in the red cape gets the horror treatment in the 2010 movie Red Riding Hood. Hugh Jackman plays Van Helsing, another witch hunter for hire. And a couple of crusaders get more than they bargained for when they agree to transport an accused woman to an isolated monastery in Season of the Witch.
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Canadian Movie Ratings
Canadian Home Video Rating: 18A
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Details on home video releases of Hansel and Gretel: Witch Hunters...
Hansel & Gretel: Witch Hunters releases to home video on June 11, 2013.