Hansel and Gretel (1988)

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In this live-action version of the classic fairy tale, Hansel (Hugh Pollard) and Gretel (Nicola Stapelton) are the offspring of an impoverished woodcutter (David Warner) and his wife (Emily Richard) who wander into the woods in this Grimm Brother's fairy tale. The trail of bread crumbs they leave to find their way back is eaten by birds, and the children are lured into the gingerbread house of the wicked witch (Cloris Leachman).
Rating:
G
Genre:
Kids & Family , Science Fiction & Fantasy
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Studio:
Cannon Home Video

Cast

Cloris Leachman
as The Witch
David Warner
as Father
Hugh Pollard
as Hansel
Emily Richard
as Mother
Eugene Kline
as Farmer
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This was not your average Hansel and Gretel. First off, they have their own mother, not a step-mother, and she is rather loving though slightly cranky about starving to death. Anyway, this version was a song and dance with cheery but also eerie moments. The food in this movie was mouth-watering! A nice take on the classic Brothers Grimm fairy tale with especially great acting by the witch.

Dannielle Albert
Dannielle Albert

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