Poltergeist PG

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DVD Features:

  • Rated: PG
  • Run Time: 1 hours, 54 minutes
  • Video: Color
  • Encoding: Region 1 (USA & Canada)
  • Released: October 9, 2007
  • Originally Released: 1982
  • Label: Warner Home Video
  • Aspect Ratio: Anamorphic Widescreen - 1.85
  • Aspect Ratio: 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

Performers, Cast and Crew:

Starring , &
Performer: , , , &
Directed by
Edited by
Screenwriting by , &
Composition by
Produced by &
Director of Photography:

Memorable Quotes and Dialog:

"They're here!"
  - Carol Anne Freeling (Heather O'Rourke) about the poltergeists

Entertainment Reviews:

Certified Fresh85%

TOMATOMETER
Total Count: 61

Upright78%

AUDIENCE SCORE
User Ratings: 182,133
Given the talents, Poltergeist is an annoying film because it could have been so much better. Full Review
Variety
Sep 25, 2007
The buildup is slow and deliberate, creating a vivid sense of love and warmth within the family who share the harrowing adventure. Full Review
Christian Science Monitor
Oct 7, 2014
...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...
New York Times
Jun 4, 1982
Spielberg's intent may be satirical, but I find these stereotypes even more depressing than hobgoblins, and would not have minded if they'd all been dragged off into the fourth dimension. Full Review
The Nation
Jan 30, 2018
Poltergeist doesn't deserve serious attention... It lacks minimal logic and a coherent objective. [Full Review in Spanish] Full Review
El Pais (Spain)
Aug 26, 2019
Included in The New York Times 10 BEST FILMS OF 1982
New York Times
Dec 26, 1982
A slick, entertaining ghost story and a stomach-turning gore-fest in equal measure, the balance of Spielberg and Hooper's creative impulses blending together. Full Review
The Ringer
Oct 1, 2018

Product Description:

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.

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Production Notes:

  • Filmed in Metrocolor and Panavision.
  • Film was originally rated R by the MPAA, but received a PG on appeal.
  • Academy Award Nominations: Best Original Score, Best Visual Effects, Best Sound Effects Editing.

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  • Sales Rank: 23,607
  • UPC: 012569647510
  • Shipping Weight: 0.25/lbs (approx)
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