Hocus Pocus

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6.93 h 16 min1993X-RayPG
You’re in for a devil of a time when three outlandishly wild witches return from 17th-century Salem after they’re accidentally conjured up by some unsuspecting pranksters!
Directors
Kenny Ortega
Starring
Bette MidlerSarah Jessica ParkerKathy Najimy
Genres
ComedyHorrorKidsFantasy
Subtitles
English [CC]
Audio languages
English
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Supporting actors
Omri KatzThora BirchVinessa ShawCharles RocketStephanie FaracySean MurrayKathleen FreemanDoug JonesAmanda ShepherdLarry Bagby IIITobias JelinekKaryn MalchusSteve VoborilNorbert WeisserD.A. PawleyEzra SuttonDon YessoMichael McGradyLeigh HamiltonDevon ReevesJoseph MaloneJordan RedmondFrank Del BoccioJeff NeubauerTeda Bracci
Producers
David KirschnerSteven Haft
Studio
Walt Disney Pictures
Rating
PG (Parental Guidance Suggested)
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Prime Video (streaming online video)
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4.8 out of 5 stars

77438 global ratings

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MatthewReviewed in the United States on October 30, 2015
5.0 out of 5 stars
Quit screwing with the reviews
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One thing that kills me about Amazon reviews is most people that leave negative reviews only leave reviews based on problems with delivery, broken movies, or problems with streaming. This unfairly tarnishes the integrity of the film itself. The reviews are for rating the item itself, not the problems you had receiving it.

That said, even at 30, I still enjoy watching this movie around the Halloween season, amongst the Friday the 13th's, slasher flicks, monster movies, and all of the other great horror films. It's light-hearted and reminds me of my childhood, when things were a little simpler.
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Matt WilliamsReviewed in the United States on November 3, 2016
5.0 out of 5 stars
Better than ever on Blu-Ray!!!!
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I grew up with Hocus Pocus as a kid and played the hell out've the VHS version that we had at the time, no matter the time of year! At 22, I am still obsessed with this movie and after watching it several times this Halloween, I decided that it was high time I commemorated it to my movie collection! For anyone skeptical for any reason, don't be! The picture has been mastered to fill the entire screen (an issue I had seen was common among the DVD was that it was matted off into a tiny window) the picture is full 1080p HD and the sound is emacculate alongside it. Between that and the beautifully remastered color quality, you would never guess that this film is over 20 years old. As a movie lover and longtime Hocus Pocus fanatic, I can say that you haven't seen the movie until you see it like this! Buy it, you won't regret it!!
138 people found this helpful
JG (Highflyer)Reviewed in the United States on July 12, 2017
5.0 out of 5 stars
great classic funny as H***
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If you haven't seen this movie...BUY IT! I've loved this movie for 20 years and watch it every Halloween! This year for my daughters 10th birthday We played this movie on our outdoor theater screen.. 20 minutes in, the movie stopped when we checked the disc it had a huge deep scratch across it! My daughter has played the movie so much she damaged it. I quickly ran to best buy but no luck they don't carry in there store any longer! I ordered from them (movie took a week to get)and the next day I ordered a blue ray from Amazon and received the next day! Of course, amazon would have it and cheaper! The night of the party we played a different movie and all worked out! I rescheduled hocus pocus for another night, invited the same kids and you could hear a pin drop during the movie! 10 and 12-year-olds! The movie was a hit and ALL the moms are buying this movie for their collection! Best movie ever you won't be disappointed!
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adfreeman59Reviewed in the United States on October 6, 2017
5.0 out of 5 stars
Not just for Halloween
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This is my favorite Halloween movie of all time. The Sanderson sisters are my favorites in this movie. In my opinion, this is the best role that Sarah Jessica Parker ever played. These witches are bad (they talk about eating children), but they are so darn cute doing it. My husband and myself, my children and grandchildren all enjoy watching this movie, and not just at Halloween!
57 people found this helpful
Iwona K.Reviewed in the United States on October 6, 2021
1.0 out of 5 stars
Are you kidding me???
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Quite possibly the worst movie I have ever seen in my entire life since I was a baby. I was so curious about what the fuss was about with this movie. And to the point that there is now a sequel to it too? This is absolute rubbish. Bette midler is an incredible actress but in this movie she stinks. Sarah Jessica Parker and the other gal that play the supporting which roles are just brainless, silly, ridiculous just oh my God... What a waste of time and space. I have seen children movies before and since this was a Disney movie I expected a lot from it. The acting by all parties involved with horrible the plot line was absolutely ridiculous and it made no sense. The thing about the Virgin lighting the Black candle didn't fit anywhere into the story. It was just some rubbish that somebody made up. I hate this movie. I hate this movie. Did I mention that I freaking hate this movie?
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GraceReviewed in the United States on December 10, 2015
5.0 out of 5 stars
Soon all their friends will laughing and having a great time and they quickly relaxed too
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Of the halloween movies I ordered, this one I was most excited to see (again). As an aweful parent, I had never thought to have my kids watch it until now. My older boys rolled their eyes thinking "mom, you just don't get it". But I played the "mom" card and told them it would be ok and to knock it off. Soon all their friends will laughing and having a great time and they quickly relaxed too. What a fun time for sure. Buy this video and watch for Halloween...I think it will be a new tradition in our home.
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gargamel314Reviewed in the United States on February 13, 2016
5.0 out of 5 stars
Perfect Halloween Movie without getting too scary
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This is my favorite Halloween movie. It's the one movie I want to watch in October. The Cast: Bette Middler's amazing and makes this movie. Sarah Jessica Parker and Kathy Najiminy were excellent witches. Also, notice "McGee" from NCIS who plays young Zachary Binks in the beginning of the movie... although they voiced him over. The little girl...God help you if you can't tune her out b/c she is a PAIN. Hard to believe she later starred in American Beauty.

The plot ... clever storyline with some really hysterical witches! VERY 1993...this movie is a bit dated. The disgust at virginity by today's standards was really weird, ESPECIALLY in a Disney movie, but in the 90's (the days of Dylan McKay & Brenda Walsh) teenagers all thought they were 30-year olds, and virginity was as shameful as being seen with your parents. I liked that they ended it with no chance for a sequel... very un-Disney-like, but a sequel would have murdered this movie. They even worked in a zombie and some good Halloween grossness without making it too cuddly and loveable, and really found a good balance that everyone can enjoy. I'd definitely recommend it be at the top of your list this coming October!

The music was great! "Come little Children" is pretty, but a little creepy sounding! Wished there was an extended version of Bette Middler's "I Put a Spell on You!" Best version of that song, ever.
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𝓛𝓲𝓿𝓲𝓷𝓰 𝓽𝓱𝓮 𝓓𝓻𝓮𝓪𝓶!Reviewed in the United States on November 5, 2019
5.0 out of 5 stars
A hilarious and exciting film for everyone to enjoy!
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Hocus Pocus is one of those movies that I have enjoyed greatly for many years at any time of the year, even if it is a seasonal/holiday based film. I grew up watching Hocus Pocus as a kid on VHS! I still enjoy watching this movie even in my 30's! This movie is just so fascinating to me for those fun aspects and qualities it contains that I could enjoy it on any watch. It has the right amount of funny that kept my eyes on the TV the whole time and my mouth wide open with laughter, and it seems many people forget that sometimes that's all we need from a movie to truly love and enjoy it.

With Bette Midler and Sarah Jessica Parker being some of my favorite actresses, I decided that this was going to be a great Halloween flick, to begin with, and it certainly turned out to be! All the three witches put smiles on my face, and even though this movie had some humorous features without the main three women cast in the film, they really were the most enjoyable and lovable of the film and most of the reason it is as enjoyable and lovable as it is, honestly. After watching this movie, Kathy Najimy actually turned out to be my favorite character though, because she was just plain out hilarious as her ditsy self, like when she flew on a vacuum.

All the Sanderson Sisters turned out to be funny and special in their own way, and as I said, Midler, Parker and Najimy's portrayal of them is really what makes this film for me, even though the story and other characters are just as entertaining and fun. Hocus Pocus is one of the movies that people just have to see at least once if they haven't, because after they see it they will want to watch it again and again, because it really is one of my favorite movies in general, and I hope more people will discover it and view it as great as I do. This movie is a magnificent, entertaining, really great and laughable adventure that will leave you in awe. I recommend it to everyone.
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