The Witches

The Witches

Director: Nicolas Roeg Cast: Anjelica Huston, Mai Zetterling, Jasen Fisher
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Overview

The Witches

In Nicolas Roeg's adaptation of Roald Dahl's novel The Witches, a young boy is vacationing at the seaside with his grandmother when he discovers that the hotel he is staying at is hosting a convention of witches. Eavesdropping on the witches, he learns that the Grand High Witch (Anjelica Huston) has devised a plan to turn all of the children in England into mice. With creature-effects by Jim Henson's Creature Shop, The Witches was the last film Henson worked on before passing away in 1990.

Product Details

Release Date: 09/08/2009
UPC: 0883929084647
Original Release: 1990
Rating: PG
Source: Warner Home Video
Region Code: 1
Presentation: [Full Frame]
Time: 1:32:00
Sales rank: 17

Special Features

Closed Caption

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Anjelica Huston Mrs. Ernst/ Grand High Witch
Mai Zetterling Helga
Jasen Fisher Luke
Rowan Atkinson Mr. Stringer
Bill Paterson Mr. Jenkins
Brenda Blethyn Mrs. Jenkins
Jane Horrocks Miss Irvine
Merete Armand Erica's Mother
Annabel Brooks Nicola
Jim Carter Head Chef
Nora Connolly Beatrice
Elsie Eide Erica
Rose English Dora
Darcy Flynn Luke's Mother
Debra Gillett Waitress
Rosamond Greenwood Janice
Serena Harragin Doctor
Brian Hawksley Elderly Waiter
Leila Hoffman Lady
Anne Lambton Woman in Black
Vincent Marzello Luke's Father
Greta Nordra Norwegian Witch
Arvid Ones Policeman
Ola Otnes Erica's Father
Charlie Potter Bruno Jenkins
Emma Relph Millie
Angelique Rockas Henrietta
Sverre Rossummoen Policeman
Jenny Runacre Elsie
Sukie Smith Marlene
Kirstin Steinsland Child Helga
Johan Sverre Policeman
Roberta Taylor Witch Chef
Anne Tirard Lady

Technical Credits
Nicolas Roeg Director
Marit Allen Costumes/Costume Designer
Christine Beveridge Makeup
Nigel Booth Special Effects
Norman Dorme Art Director
Dusty Symonds Producer
Harvey Harrison Cinematographer
Jim Henson Executive Producer,Special Effects
Tony Lawson Editor
Stanley Myers Score Composer
Steve Norrington Special Effects
Christopher Palmer Musical Direction/Supervision
Andrew Sanders Production Designer
Allan Scott Screenwriter
Mark Shivas Producer
John Stephenson Special Effects
Robin Tarsnane Set Decoration/Design
Roald Dahl Source Author

Scene Index

Disc #1 -- The Witches
1. Broomstick's Eye-View Credits [2:10]
2. Real Witches [2:33]
3. The Story of Erica [4:02]
4. Witches' Sense of Smell [2:50]
5. Sad news [2:17]
6. "Little Boys Like Snakes." [3:03]
7. Luke's Birthday [2:16]
8. The Hotel Excelsior [2:37]
9. Bruno - and a Mice-Hating Manager [3:59]
10. Afternoon Tea - With Aftereffects [3:04]
11. The GRand High Witch's Plot [3:47]
12. Punishment [1:11]
13. Forumla 86 [4:32]
14. Brunno Transformed [4:18]
15. Luke Discovered [2:32]
16. Cornered and Transformed [4:33]
17. Reunion with Bruno [4:15]
18. Cluing Helga In [3:18]
19. Across a Black Cat's Path [2:18]
20. Close Call [5:17]
21. Skeptical Parents [2:20]
22. The Maid's Discovery [1:35]
23. Kitchen Intrigue [3:59]
24. Mouse Mayhem [1:44]
25. Splat! Goes a Warning [1:23]
26. Saving Jenkins [3:13]
27. The Soup at Work [4:13]
28. Special Delivery [2:16]
29. Magic in the Night [3:27]
30. End Credits [2:13]

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Every year I read the book ''The Witches'' to my students. This year after reading the book I decided to show them the movie. They absoutly loved it!