The Witches

United States, 1989

Film
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When nine year old Luke and his grandmother go for a quiet seaside holiday, they stumble upon a witches’ convention hosted by the Grand High Witch (Anjelica Huston). When Luke becomes a victim of the witches’ scheme to rid Britain of all its children, by transforming them into mice, he devises a plot with his grandmother to finally rid the world of witches. Based on the book by Roald Dahl.

Credits

director

Nicolas Roeg

producer

Mark Shivas

production company

Jim Henson Productions

Lorimar Film Entertainment

Language

English

Duration

01:24:00:00

Colour

Colour

ACMI Identifier

37385

Audience classification

PG

Subject categories

Adaptations

Childrens Films

Childrens Films → Children's films - United States

Feature films

Feature films → Feature films - United States

Literature → Children's literature - Film and video adaptations

Magic, Occult & Supernatural → Witchcraft

Sound/audio

Sound

Holdings

VHS; Access Print (Section 1)

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