EXCLUSIVE VIDEO: Derek Mears and Spectral Motion's Mike Elizalde Talk 'Hansel & Gretel: Witch Hunters' Blu-ray/DVD

Tuesday, 11 June 2013 11:33
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Currently available on digital download and available on Blu-ray, Blu-ray 3D and DVD beginning June 11th is action-horror dark fantasy Hansel & Gretel: Witch Hunters from writer/director Tommy Wirkola (Kill Buljo). The film is a retelling of the classic fairy tale and stars Jeremy Renner (The Avengers) as Hansel, and Gemma Arterton (Quantum of Solace) as Gretel, as well as Famke Janssen (X-Men), Derek Mears (Predators), Peter Stormare (The Last Stand), and Zoe Bell (Django Unchained). 

IAR's Managing Editor Jami Philbrick recently had the pleasure of visiting Spectral Motion VFX in Glendale, California and sitting down Spectral Motion's founder Mike Elizalde, as well as actor Derek Mears to talk about their work on Hansel & Gretel: Witch Hunters. Mears discussed playing the role of Edward the Troll, putting on the costume and make-up, and how it helped him to perform the role, while Elizalde talked about creating the look for Edward, how many people it takes to operate the costume, why director Tommy Wirkola wanted to use practical effects instead of CGI, and some of the other projects his company has worked on including Hellboy and director Guillermo del Toro's upcoming Pacific Rim

To watch our exclusive interview with Spectral Motion's founder Mike Elizalde, and actor Derek Mears about Hansel & Gretel: Witch Hunters Blu-ray/DVD and Sequel, please click on the video player above.


Hansel & Gretel (Renner and Arterton) are bounty hunters who track and kill witches all over the world. As the fabled Blood Moon approaches, the siblings encounter a new form of evil that might hold a secret to their past. 

Hansel & Gretel: Witch Hunters is currently available on digital download and will be available on Blu-ray, Blu-ray 3D and DVD beginning June 11th.

To watch our exclusive interview with director/writer Tommy Wirkola about Hansel & Gretel: Witch Hunters Blu-ray/DVD and Sequel, please click here.

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