The Witches are on their way home

Warner Bros. will make Robert Zemeckis’s reimagined “Roald Dahl’s The Witches” available to download and keep on digital from 11th December, and on Blu-Ray and DVD from 14th December, arriving just in time for Christmas. “Roald Dahl’s The Witches” will also be available to rent on VOD from 28th December.

Reimagining the beloved Roald Dahl story for a modern audience, Robert Zemeckis’s visually innovative film tells the darkly humorous and heartwarming tale of a young orphaned boy who, in late 1967, goes to live with his loving Grandma in the rural Alabama town of Demopolis.  As the boy and his grandmother encounter some deceptively glamorous but thoroughly diabolical witches, she wisely whisks our young hero away to an opulent seaside resort.  Regrettably, they arrive at precisely the same time that the world’s Grand High Witch has gathered her fellow witches from around the globe—undercover—to carry out her nefarious plans.

The film stars Oscar winners Anne Hathaway and Octavia Spencer, Oscar nominee Stanley Tucci, with Kristin Chenoweth and award-winning comedy legend Chris Rock.  Newcomer Jahzir Kadeem Bruno also stars, alongside Codie-Lei Eastick.

Based on the book by Roald Dahl, the screenplay is by Robert Zemeckis & Kenya Barris and Oscar winner Guillermo del Toro.  Zemeckis is also producing, alongside Jack Rapke, del Toro, Alfonso Cuarón and Luke Kelly.  Serving as executive producers are Jacqueline Levine, Marianne Jenkins, Michael Siegel, Gideon Simeloff and Cate Adams.

Zemeckis’s behind-the-scenes team includes his frequent collaborators, including Oscar-nominated director of photography Don Burgess, production designer Gary Freeman, editors Jeremiah O’Driscoll and Ryan Chan, Oscar-nominated costume designer Joanna Johnston, and Oscar-nominated composer Alan Silvestri.


The BLU-RAY contains the following special features:

  •  Featurettes:
    • The Making of The Witches
    • Roald Dahl: The Story Behind The Witches
    • The Witches: Magic Mouse-Maker Potion
  • Gag Reel
  • Deleted Scenes

The DVD contains the following special features:

  •  Deleted Scenes