The Witches
Country of Origin: United States
Production year: 1990
Director: Nicolas Roeg
Rating: Rating
UPC [Locale]: 012569-067127
Running time: 1:32 (92 Min.)
Casetype: Snapper
Format: NTSC, 1.33:1, Pan & Scan
DVD-Format: Single-Sided, Single-Layered
Released: June 22, 1999
Collection type: Owned (#1945)
Status: Available
Purchase date: September 04, 2001
Purchase price: Hidden
Review (movie): 8 / 10
Review (video): 0 / 10
Overview
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 nine-year-old 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.

†1985: Best Supporting Actress for Prizzi's Honor. ‡Shared with The Grifters.
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Genres
Family
Fantasy
Studios
Production Studios:
 • Lorimar Film Entertainment
 • Jim Henson Productions
 • Warner Bros. Pictures
Media Companies:
 • Warner Home Video
Audio format
English  Dolby Digital 2-Channel Stereo
French  Dolby Digital 2-Channel Stereo
Subtitles
 
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Jukebox
Discs
# Description A B DS DL A DL B
1Main Feature
Features
 • Scene Access
 • Closed Captioned
Crew
Direction
Nicolas Roeg....Director
Writing
Roald Dahl....Original Material By
Allan Scott....Screenwriter
Production
Jim Henson....Executive Producer
Mark Shivas....Producer
Cinematography
Harvey Harrison....Director of Photography
Film Editing
Tony Lawson....Film Editor
Music
Stanley Myers....Composer
Sound
Peter Sutton....Production Sound Mixer
Gerry Humphreys....Sound Re-Recording Mixer
Art
Marit Allen....Costume Designer
Andrew Sanders....Production Designer
Norman Dorme....Art Director
John King....Art Director
Steve Norrington....Make-up Artist
Nigel Booth....Make-up Effects
Chrissie Beveridge....Make-up Artist
Cast
Anjelica Huston....Miss Ernst/Grand High Witch
Mai Zetterling....Helga
Jasen Fisher....Luke
Rowan Atkinson....Mr. Stringer
Bill Paterson....Mr. Jenkins
Brenda Blethyn....Mrs. Jenkins
Charlie Potter....Bruno Jenkins
Anne Lambton....Woman in Black
Jane Horrocks....Miss Irvine
Sukie Smith....Marlene
Rose English....Dora
Jenny Runacre....Elsie
Annabel Brooks....Nicola
Emma Relph....Millie
Nora Connolly....Beatrice
Rosamund Greenwood....Janice
Angelique Rockas....Henrietta
Anne Tirard....Lady 1
Leila Hoffman....Lady 2
Jim Carter....Head Chef
Roberta Taylor....Witch Chef
Brian Hawksley....Elderly Waiter
Debra Gillett....Waitress
Darcy Flynn....Luke's Mother
Vincent Marzello....Luke's Father
Serena Harragin....Doctor
Greta Nordra....Norwegian Witch
Elsie Eide....Erica
Kristin Steinsland....Child Helga
Merete Armand....Erica's Mother
Ola Otnes....Erica's Father
Policemen
Johan Sverre
Arvid Ones
Sverre Rossummoen
Puppeteers
Steve Whitmire
Anthony Asbury
Brian Henson
David Greenway
Rob Tygner
Sue Dacre
Donald Austen