‘Hocus Pocus’ is Getting a Special 25th Anniversary Edition this Halloween
by John Stewart August 29, 2018
To celebrate 25 wonderful witch-filled years, “Hocus Pocus” is getting a Digital HD and Blu-ray release. The three 17th century witches, Winifred (Bette Midler), Sarah (Sarah Jessica Parker) and Mary Sanderson (Kathy Najimy), have become Halloween icons since their big-screen debut back in 1993 and they will be ready for you this Halloween.
In celebration of the film’s silver anniversary, “Hocus Pocus” is being re-released to home audiences with a Trivia and Treats Edition. On September 2, fans can watch it instantly on Digital and Movies Anywhere or you can grab the Blu-ray retail edition. “The 25th Anniversary Edition of “Hocus Pocus” includes the original theatrical film and the We ?? Hocus Pocus: Trivia and Treats Edition, featuring pop up video extras including fun facts, trivia, deleted scenes, cast and crew commentary, and behind-the-scenes secrets. There’s also the Multi-Screen Edition of “Hocus Pocus,” which includes a Blu-ray and Digital Code giving viewers the flexibility to watch the film on different devices.
If somehow you have not seen this classic, the film has the Sanderson sisters accidentally conjured up on Halloween night, in 1993 Salem, Massachusetts. Banished 300 years ago for practicing their sorcery, this trio of triple-threat demons vowed to one day reappear, and now they’re back to unleash their own brand of comedy and chaos. In order to guarantee their immortality, the things they need are the very things that could bring them down: Max Dennison (Omri Katz), his little sister Dani (Thora Birch), and the Allison (Vinessa Shaw), three kids with the power to make or break the witches’ spell.
The film is directed by Kenny Ortega (“Hull High,” “High School Musical” series) from a screenplay by Mick Garris (“Sleepwalkers,” “Critters 2”) and Neil Cuthbert (“The Adventures of Pluto Nash,” “Mystery Men”) and a story by Kirschner (“Frailty,” “An American Tail”) and Garris.