WINTER OF THE WITCH dvd
( Based on 'Old Black Witch' )
DIRECTOR: Gerald Herman
STARS: Anna Strasberg, Roger Morgan and Hermione Gingold as The Witch. Narrated by Burgess Meredith.
SYNOPSIS: This is a childhood favorite! I remember going to grade school in the mid 70's and seeing this film over & over because all the kids in class always requested it. Finally a nice print has been found! Based on a popular children's book it stars a single mom and her son making a new life for themselves. They buy a house for next to nothing because (unknown to them) it's haunted by an old witch. They move in and find the place to be a real fixer-upper. They also discover their scary "house guest" who lives in the attic. Soon the boy befriends her and she doesn't seem so bad. She even whips him up a batch of her magic blueberry pancakes. Once eaten they cause a flurry of colored dots to appear before your eyes. And they make you very, very happy. (I'll let you folks fill in the drug jokes and references.) Needless to say, before long the whole town is lining up for those wonderful pancake delights. If you remember this from your childhood you just have to see it again - it really holds up. And now you can share it with your kids too! Based on the book 'Old Black Witch' by Harry & Wende Devlin. From a 16mm film print.
NOTE: This is a live action short film that runs 22 minutes long - It is NOT a feature length film!! It is NOT animated.
BONUS: Because of the short running time this disc also includes over 1hr of educational shorts as a bonus. Fun classroom films from the 50's, 60's and 70's.
*For more kid stuff see: Night Dracula Saved the World, Mystery of the Million Dollar Hockey Puck, The Christmas Martian and Magic of the Kite / Grandpa Chillie Challa
Fullscreen / Color
Region Free NTSC dvd-R
BLUE dvd case (above image is the front cover art)
NOTE: The below clip is Low Resolution quality for YouTube
Magic Blueberry pancakes!
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