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Poltergeist 25th Anniversary:deluxe E
Artist: Williams, Jobeth
UPC: 00012569647510
Studio: Warner Brothers
Genre: Horror
Screen: Wide screen
    OUR PRICE: $7.95  
Product Type: DVD
Released: March 2016
* Not available - Not in print at this time *Annotation: A California family's pleasant and comfortable life is suddenly shattered by supernatural forces and bizarre happenings.
Additional Information
Rating: PG
Runtime: 115 mins
Weight: 0.25 lbs
Info: Color, Closed Captioned, Widescreen, Soundtrack English, Soundtrack French, Soundtrack Spanish, English Subtitles, Spanish Subtitles, French subtitles, Deluxe Edition, Amaray Case
Detailed Product Description: Video
In Print Date : 2007-10-09
Run Time : 6840
Recording Mode : (unknown)
Noise Reduction : (unknown)
Digital Process : (unknown)
Feature : Color
In Print Date : 2007-10-09
Rating : PG (MPAA)
Extra Info : 25th Anniversary Deluxe Edition
Category : Horror/Suspense, Family Interaction, Ghosts, Psychic Forces, Recommended, Theatrical Release, Essential Cinema
Original Release Year : 1982
Released By : Warner Home Video
Catalog Number : 64751
Area : USA
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Composer:Jerry Goldsmith Film composer
Producer:Frank Marshall American producer
Star:Zelda Rubinstein Supporting Actress
Screenwriter:Michael Grais
Producer:Steven Spielberg Oscar-winning director/producer/screenwriter
Screenwriter:Mark Victor
Director:Tobe Hooper American Director
Star:JoBeth Williams American actress, ON HOPE, POLTERGEIST
Star:Dominique Dunne Supporting actress, POLTERGEIST
Star:Heather O'Rourke American child actress, POLTERGEIST
Director Uncredited:Steven Spielberg Oscar-winning director/producer/screenwriter
Associate Producer:Kathleen Kennedy Producer
Star:Craig T. Nelson American Actor
Star:Oliver Robbins
Screenwriter:Steven Spielberg Oscar-winning director/producer/screenwriter
Director of Photography:Matthew F. Leonetti Director of Photography, FAST TIMES AT RIDGEMONT HIGH (1982)
Synopsis: Ghosts invade suburbia in this 1982 horror film from director Tobe Hooper (TEXAS CHAINSAW MASSACRE) and producer Steven Spielberg. Life in the Freeling family's tract home is comfortably bland, but frisky poltergeists soon put a little excitement into their daily routine--moving furniture and communicating with their youngest daughter, Carol Anne, through the television set. Unfortunately, harmless pranks quickly turn nasty and the previously friendly ghosts kidnap Carol Anne, trapping her in the spirit world. To win the child back, the family calls in a team of parapsychologists and a psychic who conducts an elaborate exorcism. The apocalyptic finale is deliciously macabre, and pushed the limits of the PG rating. A number of sequels followed, and speculation still remains on whether Spielberg--who wrote the story and storyboarded the action--essentially ghost directed the film.
Release Note: DVD Features: Anamorphic Widescreen - 1.85 Full Frame - 1.33 Audio: Dolby Digital 2.0 - Spanish Dolby Digital 5.1 Surround - English, Dolby Surround 2.0 - English, French Mono 1.0 - Portuguese Subtitles - English, French, Portuguese, Spanish Additional Release Material: Documentary: THEY ARE HERE: THE REAL WORLD OF POLTERGEISTS REVEALED - PART ONE: SCIENCE OF THE SPIRITS, PART TWO: COMMUNING WITH THE DEAD
Review: -05/26/1982
"...[The film is] strong on technique....Well-acted....Williams is terrific..."
Review: -06/04/1982
"...POLTERGEIST is like a thoroughly enjoyable nightmare, one that you know that you can always wake up from....Witty in a fashion that Alfred Hitchcock might have appreciated..."
Review: -12/26/1982
Included in The New York Times "10 BEST FILMS OF 1982"
Review: -11/01/2007
4 stars out of 5 -- "POLTERGEIST balances genuine scares with light relief and a top performance from Heather O'Rourke....Classic stuff."
Review: -12/01/2007
3 stars out of 5 -- "The performances are solid, the themes intriguing and the whispery build-up effective..."