On March 10, 2009, Disney Family Classics will release an all new DVD edition of Return From Witch Mountain. Adapted from Alexander Key’s book Escape to Witch Mountain, this Disney Family Classics’ DVD presentation is perfectly timed to coincide with the March 13th theatrical debut of the new Race to Witch Mountain, starring Dwayne Johnson.
To celebrate the release of the new film, and the DVD, Disney is providing FilmFetish.com with three copies of the classic release for readers.
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More about Return From Witch Mountain
Screen legends Bette Davis (All About Eve, What Ever Happened to Baby Jane?) and Christopher Lee (The Lord of the Rings Trilogy) star as master criminals, along with Kim Richards and Ike Eisenmann, in a sequel every bit as exhilarating and fun as its inspiration.
As the story of Witch Mountain returns to movie theaters this year with the release of Race to Witch Mountain, the original films that launched the Witch Mountain saga, Escape to Witch Mountain and Return to Witch Mountain, are returning to DVD in special new editions from Walt Disney Studios Home Entertainment. Laying the groundwork for the new film starring Dwayne Johnson, the two family favorites first put the magical world of Witch Mountain onscreen.
Long before Harry Potter and the Narnia movies, the Witch Mountain films created a world in which children learned to use their magical powers. In the 1978 sequel, Return From Witch Mountain, the Malone children recruit a band of juvenile delinquents to help them battle a pair of criminal masterminds played by Bette Davis and Christopher Lee, who Daily Variety called “one of the best Disney villains in years.” Both Eisenmann and Richards make cameos in the new Race to Witch Mountain, a modern re-imagining of the original Witch Mountain story featuring Dwayne Johnson, AnnaSophia Robb, Carla Gugino and Alexander Ludwig.
The new Walt Disney Family Classics DVD editions both contain extensive bonus features, including all new Pop-Up Fun Facts, filmmaker commentaries, and more. They will be available in stores on March 10th, three days before the theatrical release of Race to Witch Mountain.
Below is the trailer to Return From Witch Mountain. There’s hints of Enter the Dragon background music in this trailer.
- People / Bands: Alexander Key | Alexander Ludwig | AnnaSophia Robb | Bette Davis | Carla Gugino | Christopher Lee | Donald Pleasance | Dwayne Johnson | Eddie Albert | Ike Eisenmann | Kim Richards | Ray Milland
- Shows / Movies: Escape to Witch Mountain | Return From Witch Mountain
- Genres: Cult Cinema | Family | Science Fiction
- Story Types: Contests | Home Theater | Snapshots