Poltergeist 25th Anniversary (Blu-ray)

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Studio Warner
SKU 208903651
UPC 012569798496
UPC 14 00012569798496
Format Blu-Ray DVD
Release Date 1/31/2012
Rating Rating
Essential Cinema
Family Interaction
Psychic Forces
Theatrical Release
Editors Note
Note 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.
Memorable Quotes
Quote "They're here!" -- Carol Anne Freeling (Heather O'Rourke) about the poltergeists
Variety "...[The film is] strong on technique....Well-acted....Williams is terrific..." 05/26/1982
New York Times "...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..." 06/04/1982 p.C16,Included in The New York Times "10 BEST FILMS OF 1982" 12/26/1982 p.II:17
Empire 4 stars out of 5 -- "POLTERGEIST balances genuine scares with light relief and a top performance from Heather O'Rourke....Classic stuff." 11/01/2007 p.202
Total Film 3 stars out of 5 -- "The performances are solid, the themes intriguing and the whispery build-up effective..." 12/01/2007 p.150
Tobe Hooper
JoBeth Williams
Heather O'Rourke
Craig T. Nelson
Cast & Crew
Zelda Rubinstein - Star
JoBeth Williams - Star
Dominique Dunne - Star
Heather O'Rourke - Star
Craig T. Nelson - Star
Oliver Robbins - Star
Steven Spielberg - Screenwriter
Matthew F. Leonetti - Director of Photography
Jerry Goldsmith - Composer
Frank Marshall - Producer
Steven Spielberg - Director Uncredited
Kathleen Kennedy - Associate Producer
Michael Grais - Screenwriter
Steven Spielberg - Producer
Mark Victor - Screenwriter
Tobe Hooper - Director
Technical Info
Original Release Date 1982
Catalog ID 1000019050
UPC 00012569798496
Number of Discs 1
Running Time 114 minutes
Color Color
Original Language English
Available Audio Tracks English
Widescreen, English, Spanish, French, Subtitled
Product Attributes
Video Format Blu-Ray

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