With Robert Zemeckis' adaptation of Roald Dahl's The Witches looking to cast a spell in theaters in 2020, the 1990 film adaption is also stepping into the spotlight, with Warner Archive announcing a new Blu-ray release of the film, including a fresh HD master.

Announced on Warner Archive Collection's Facebook page (and reported by Bloody Disgusting), The Witches Blu-ray doesn't have a release date or bonus features listed yet, but we'll keep Daily Dead readers updated on future details.

In the meantime, we have the official announcement and cover art below, and in case you missed it, check out our "Hexcellent Halloween" special feature on the film.

"NEW 2019 1080p HD MASTER!

THE WITCHES (1990)
Run Time 92:00
Subtitles English SDH
Sound Quality DTS HD-Master Audio 2.0 - English
Aspect Ratio 1.85:1, 16 X 9 WIDESCREEN
Product Color COLOR
Disc Configuration BD 50

From Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs to The Wizard of Oz, many classic tales through the centuries wouldn’t be half as exciting without the devious doings of a witch. Now add another to the venerable tradition of stories that deliver family fun every witch way, a collaboration combining the effects wizardry of executive producer Jim Henson and the imagination of Willy Wonka creator Roald Dahl.

Academy Award® winner* Anjelica Huston won the Los Angeles and National Society of Film Critics Best Actress awards for her marvelous work as the Grand High Witch in this enchanting fable directed by Nicolas Roeg. Jasen Fisher plays Luke, the 9-year-old boy who must foil the plans of a society of witches to turn the world’s children into mice. It won’t be easy: They’ve already transformed him into one! But some big, bad witches may be no match for the resourcefulness of a single tiny rodent."

Theatrical trailer:

Source: Warner Archive Collection via Bloody Disgusting
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