In her 4.5-star review, Heather Wixson wrote that Osgood Perkins' Gretel & Hansel is "a stunning adaptation that takes a familiar tale in surprising new directions," and if you missed it in theaters, you can experience the reimagining of the Brothers Grimm fairy tale in the comfort of your own home (perhaps with a sweet snack) when it comes to Blu-ray, DVD, and Digital.

Gretel & Hansel will arrive on digital platforms beginning April 7th, followed by a Blu-ray and DVD release on May 5th. The physical home media release will come with the "storybook" special feature.

You can check out the full announcement and cover art (via Amazon) below, and in case you missed it, listen to Heather Wixson's insightful discussion with Perkins on a previous episode of Corpse Club!

From the Press Release (from Ciné-Techno): Experience the nightmare behind the fairytale when “Gretel & Hansel” arrives on Blu-ray, DVD and Digital. Directed by Osgood Perkins, the film is a terrifying reimagining of the beloved Brothers Grimm fairytale for a new generation.

From Metro Goldwyn Mayer’s Orion Pictures, the film stars Sophia Lillis (IT, IT: Chapter 2) as Gretel, newcomer Samuel J. Leakey as Hansel and Alice Krige (Star Trek: First Contact) as The Witch. “Gretel & Hansel” was directed by Perkins from a screenplay by Rob Hayes. The film was produced by Brian Kavanaugh-Jones and Fred Berger.

Fans can own “Gretel & Hansel” via purchase from digital retailers beginning April 7.

The film will be available on Blu-ray and DVD on May 5. The Blu-ray disc features the film and special features in hi-definition and the DVD features the film and special features in standard definition. Both versions feature a Digital version of the film.


A long time ago in a distant fairy tale countryside, a young girl leads her little brother into a dark wood in desperate search for food and work, only to stumble upon a nexus of terrifying evil.


“Gretel & Hansel” Blu-ray and DVD contain the following special features:


  • “Storybook”


  • “Storybook”


On April 7, “Gretel & Hansel” will be available to own in high definition and standard definition from select digital retailers including Amazon, FandangoNOW, iTunes, PlayStation, Vudu, Xbox and others. On May 5, “Gretel & Hansel” will be made available digitally on Video On Demand services from cable and satellite providers, and on select gaming consoles.

Cover art via Amazon:

Source: Ciné-Techno
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