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HANSEL & GRETEL - WITCH HUNTERS [Additional material,Audio description,Extended feature]

HANSEL & GRETEL - WITCH HUNTERS <span>[Additional material,Audio description,Extended feature]</span> artwork

HANSEL & GRETEL - WITCH HUNTERS [Additional material,Audio description,Extended feature]

Type of media Video

Approved Running time 97m 54s

Ratings Info Contains strong language, bloody violence and gore

Genre(s) Fantasy, Horror

Director(s) Tommy Wirkola

Cast includes  Jeremy Renner, Gemma Arterton, Famke Yansen, Thomas Mann

Cut This work was passed uncut.

  • Suitable only for 15 years and over icon15

Ratings info

Ratings info publication date 28/03/2013

Note: The following text may contain spoilers

HANSEL & GRETEL - WITCH HUNTERS is an action adventure horror film based on the Grimm brothers' fairy tale characters, in which they have become witch hunters employed to recover missing children.


The film contains strong violence and gore throughout, including a man being ripped apart, a man exploding into a bloody mess, a man's head being squashed into a splash of blood, a witch being sliced into several pieces as she flies into a network of wires strung between trees, and a witch being decapitated with a shovel.


The film also includes use of strong language ('f**k', 'motherf**ker'). Moderate and mild language in the film includes the terms 'whore', 'bitch', 'shit', 'hell' and 'damned'.

There is also a scene of sexualised but brief female nudity as a young woman walks into a pool of healing waters. Hansel is also seen injecting himself in the leg with a large syringe, but it is made clear that this is treatment for diabetes, the result of eating too much candy as a child.


Title Information
Additional material,Audio description,Extended feature
Paramount Home Entertainment (UK)
Classified date(s)
Main language
Submitted run time
97m 54s
BBFC reference
Audio Descriptive

Components List

This work is made up of a number of separate components. Note that since February 2001 the BBFC has measured each component separately, but older works may not have the exact details, only a list of titles


Rating information

The version of this work detailed above is rated by the BBFC under the Video Recordings Act 1984 for use on any Packaged Media format (including DVD, Blu-ray and VHS). This classification may also be used when the same work is made available on Digital Video Platforms (including Video On Demand) provided that the platform is licenced to use BBFC ratings.

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