Thursday, January 28, 2021

The Witches On HBO Go

I'm watching The Witches Premiere,
On HBO Go,
Friday 29 January 2021......

Enjoying the show at home...
Together with St Regis High Tea...
So relaxing....

Calling Roald Dahl fans

The newly reimagined Roald Dahl’s The Witches 

Premieres exclusively on HBO GO 

And On Demand on Astro from this Friday, 29 January!


Starring the devastatingly-beautiful Anne Hathaway (“Les Misérables”, “Ocean’s 8”)  as the Grand High Witch, 

Alongside charming newcomer Jahzir Kadeem Bruno as Hero Boy, 

This heart-warming childhood classic gets the full theatrical treatment 

From Oscar-winning director Robert Zemeckis

 (“The Polar Express”, “Who Framed Roger Rabbit?”, 

“Forrest Gump” and the “Back to the Future” trilogies) 

And an accomplished team that includes producers Alfonso Cuarón

 (“Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban”)

And Guillermo del Toro (“Rise of the Guardians”, “Book of Life”), 

Scriptwriter Kenya Barris (“Barbershop 3: The Next Cut”) 

And composer Alan Silvestri (“Ready Player One”, “The Mummy Returns”).


Streaming straight to home screens, 

The power ensemble also features Octavia Spencer (“The Help,” “Onward”) as Grandma, 

Stanley Tucci (“The Devil Wears Prada” and “The Hunger Games” films) as hotel manager Mr Stringer, 

Kristin Chenoweth (TV’s “Glee”, “American Gods”) as Daisy the mouse 

And Chris Rock (“Madagascar”) who narrates Hero Boy’s experience as an adult.


In addition to the impressive cast, 

Not a single detail is missed in creating 

An authentic and engaging experience as set designers, 

Prosthetic specialists and costume experts took inspiration 

From a bygone era and fused it 

With brilliant effects to draw viewers into a real and believable world 

Where witches are real! 

From vintage prints and authentic period props 

To fancy wigs and dramatic physical transformations, 

It’s a modern masterpiece that’s not to be missed! 


“It’s a diabolical story,” said Zemeckis, 

Who was thrilled by the opportunity to reimagine the beloved novel. 

“Roald Dahl’s books are like all great children’s books—

They’re not really children’s books. 

They have children in them that are the main characters, 

So kids enjoy them, but readers of all ages enjoy his books, 

And this movie is for everyone.”


In this reimagining of the beloved Roald Dahl story, 

Zemeckis tells the darkly humorous and heart-warming tale of a young orphaned boy 

Who, in late 1967, goes to live with his loving Grandma in the rural Alabama town of Demopolis. 

As the boy and his grandmother encounter some deceptively glamorous 

But thoroughly diabolical witches, 

She wisely whisks our young hero away to the Grand Orleans Imperial Island Hotel, 

An opulent seaside resort. 

Regrettably, they arrive at precisely the same time 

That the world’s Grand High Witch has gathered her fellow witches 

From around the globe to carry out her nefarious plan 

To turn the world’s children into mice.


Naturally, Hero Boy is not about to let this happen without a fight, 

And he teams up with a newfound friend, Bruno Jenkins, 

To demonstrate astounding bravery in facing the evil witches, 

Who are truly terrifying when their fancy wigs, 

Elegant gloves and pretty shoes are whipped off 

To reveal bald heads, claws and toeless feet!


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To catch this amazing visual extravaganza, 

Download the HBO GO app from App Store or Play Store on your device 

Or access HBO GO via Astro or at

HBO GO is available on Android TV, Apple TV, LG TV, 

Samsung Smart TV and comes with AirPlay and Google Cast functionality.


Finally, as a special treat for HBO GO users, 

Get more of the amazing Anne Hathaway as she takes on a variety of roles. 

From cat thief to entrepreneur, 

Catch this talented actress in a great collection of movies 

Such as Locked DownDark WatersThe Hustle

The Dark Knight RisesLes Miserables and The Intern!


Astro On Demand is available to all customers 

Via the Ultra box or the Astro GO app. 


Astro Movie Pack customers can enjoy HBO GO access at no additional charge.