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Great Movie.

on 9/29/2008

This movie is uplifting, fun, and an overall enchanting favorite in my collection. One of Hollywood's best.

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One of the best

by GinaM87 on 2/27/2012

This was my first movie that i went and watch at the theater wheni was little can couldn't find it anywhere and finally found it. Great movie you will like it, its worth the money.

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A teen who lost her mother befriends friendly ghost casper while staying at a mean heiress's haunted mansion.


Studio Universal
SKU 40226706
UPC 025192379420
UPC 14 00025192379420
Format DVD
Release Date 5/23/2006
Rating Rating
Family (General)
Theatrical Release
Editors Note
Note Steven Spielberg produced this live-action feature starring the friendly ghost created in 1940 by Joe Orolio. In it, greedy heiress Carrigan Crittenden inherits the haunted Whipstaff Manor and discovers that the house contains a treasure, which is closely guarded by three nasty ghosts. She invites ghost therapist Dr. James Harvey, and his daughter Kat, to move into the eerie mansion and get rid of the supernatural creatures.^The nephew of the three spirits is Casper, a friendly ghost who becomes Kat's pal. Casper takes Kat to his father's secret lab where he once attempted to bring Casper back to life with a special machine. Carrigan eavesdrops on their conversation and decides to become a ghost herself, in the hope that she will get the booty more easily. Then she can use the machine to change back to a human. However, Carrigan doesn't realize that you can't flirt with the afterlife.
Variety "...Ricci is an enchanting young actress who brings to mind a teenage Natalie Wood..." 05/22/1995
Chicago Sun-Times "...As a technical achievement, it's impressive, and entertaining..." 05/26/1995 p.37
Total Film "Brad Silberling's ghostly CINDERELLA is family-friendly fare with enough star cameos, gags and cultural references to appease adults." 04/01/2004 p.132
Brad Silberling
Bill Pullman
Christina Ricci
Cast & Crew
Bill Pullman - Actor
Cathy Moriarty - Actor
Christina Ricci - Actor
Eric Idle - Actor
Brad Silberling - Director
Dean Cudney - Director of Photography
James Horner - Musical Score
Colin Wilson - Producer
Sherri Stoner - Writer
Deanna Oliver - Writer
Technical Info
Original Release Date 1995
Catalog ID 23794
UPC 00025192379420
Number of Discs 1
Running Time 101 minutes
Color Color
Original Language English
Available Subtitles French, Spanish
Available Audio Tracks English [CC], English, French Dubbed, Spanish Dubbed
Aspect Ratio
ReviewSource San Francisco Chronicle
Review This doesn't usually happen to me, but 15 minutes before the end of Casper I suddenly realized that if I didn't take a deep breath, I was going to start sobbing. For most of the way, Casper, now on home video, is just a better- than-average children's film, dolled up with some high-priced art direction and extraordinary special effects. It may go down in history as the first nonanimated film in which the star and three supporting players are computer- generated. Yet the effects are so special you hardly notice them. Casper doesn't make the usual kids'-picture mistakes. The villain here -- Cathy Moriarty as the new owner of Whipstaff Manor -- appears just often enough to keep the story moving... The film at first looks like an attempt to remake E.T. Casper, transparent, obsequious and bubble-headed, sucks up to Kat, who reaches out her hand to tentatively touch his. The audience hushes. Fortunately, the film has too much going on to get lost in fake wonder and false sentiment.
Reviewer Mick LaSalle
ReviewRating 8
ReviewSource Chicago Sun-Times
Review It's easy to see why Casper the Friendly Ghost has such an appeal for small children. They have so much in common with him, since they, too, feel invisible and misunderstood and remember little of their earlier lives. He is reassuring; in a universe of scary ghosts, it's nice to know there's one on your side... There are funny lines in the movie, as when the politically correct ghost psychiatrist observes, "You can call them ghosts or, as I prefer, the living impaired." The uncles could be a vaudeville team. And Moriarty makes a ferocious antagonist, clicking around Whipstaff in her high heels and trying to claim it as her own. But the real stars of the movie are the special effects and animation artists. The story is more or less what you'd expect, and there is only so much you can do with a relationship between a little girl and a ghost. But Whipstaff comes alive with amazing achievements in art direction, set design, and gizmos like a chair that will brush your teeth while hurtling you down a rail at terrifying speeds... Like The Flintstones and The Addams Family, Casper is an attempt to bring cartoons to life while incorporating them with real actors and sets. As a technical achievement, it's impressive, and entertaining...
Reviewer Roger Ebert
ReviewRating 8
DVD, Widescreen, Dolby, Dolby Digital (5.1), English, Spanish
Product Attributes
Actor Ricci,Christina
Label Mca Home Video
Music Format DVD
Video Format DVD
Roger Ebert, Chicago Sun-Times ...impressive, and entertaining.
Michael Wilmington, Chicago Tribune A family fantasy comedy of astonishing technical achievement.

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