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Uniform Title Poltergeist (Motion picture)
Title Poltergeist [videorecording] / Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer presents a Steven Spielberg production, a Tobe Hooper film ; produced by Steven Spielberg and Frank Marshall ; story by Steven Spielberg ; screenplay by Steven Spielberg, Michael Grais & Mark Victor ; directed by Tobe Hooper.

Imprint Burbank, Calif. : Distributed by Warner Home Video, [2007]


Location Call No. OPAC Message Status
 Pittsburg 1st Fl DVD Collection  DVD Poltergeist    ---  DUE 01-20-19 Billed
 Pittsburg 1st Fl DVD Collection  DVD Poltergeist    ---  DUE 03-02-20
Description 1 videodisc (114 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in.
Note Widescreen.
Originally released as a motion picture in 1982.
Special features: "They are here: the real world of poltergeists revealed" documentary in 2 parts: "Science of the spirits" and "Communig with the dead."
Credits Director of photography, Matthew F. Leonetti ; music, Jerry Goldsmith ; editor, Michael Kahn ; production designer, James H. Spencer ; special visual effects, Industrial Light & Magic.
Cast JoBeth Williams, Craig T. Nelson, Beatrice Straight, Dominique Dunne, Oliver Robins, Heather O'Rourke, Zelda Rubinstein.
Summary The Freeling family is a typical middle class family living in the peaceful Cuesta Verde Estates. Steve, his wife Diane, 16-year-old daughter Dana, 8-year-old Robbie, and 5-year-old Carol Ann live in a tract house. Soon strange things begin to happen around the house; the pet canary dies, mysterious storms occur, and Carol Ann is summoned to the TV set, where a strange shaft of green light hits her and causes the room to shake. As the curious events continue, Carol Ann is repeatedly drawn to the television, where she begins to talk to "the TV people." Soon Carol Ann is sucked into a closet, disappearing from this reality plane. Unable to find his daughter, Steve consults Dr. Lesh, a para-psychologist from a nearby college. Lesh finds that the paranormal phenomena is so strong in the Freelong household she is unable to deal with it and sends for clairvoyant and professional exorcist Tangina to examine the house in hopes of finding Carol Ann. Tangina makes a horrifying discovery: Carol Ann is alive and in the house, but is being held on another spectral plane.
Audience MPAA rating: PG.
System Details DVD, region 1, widescreen (letterboxed, enhanced) presentation; Dolby Digital 5.1 surround, Dolby Digital stereo. surround, Dolby Digitally mono., dual-layer, digitally restored and remastered.
Terms Of Use This DVD is copy protected and may be played only on licensed devices.
Language English (Dolby 5.1, Dolby stereo. surround), dubbed French (Dolby stereo. surround), dubbed Portuguese (Dolby mono.) or dubbed Spanish (Dolby stereo. surround) dialogue, Chinese, English, French, Portuguese or Spanish subtitles; English subtitles for the deaf and hard of hearing.
Awards Academy of Science Fiction, Fantasy & Horror films, USA, 1983: Saturn Award - Best Horror Film ; Best Make-Up (Dorothy J. Pearl) ; Best Supporting Actress (Zelda Rubinstein)
Subject Poltergeists -- California -- Drama.
Middle class families -- California -- Drama.
Haunted houses -- California -- Drama.
Espitus -- California -- Teatro.
Clase media -- California -- Teatro.
California -- Drama.
DVD-Video discs.
Genre/Form Feature films -- United States.
Feature films.
Horror films.
Suspense films.
Ghost films.
Haunted house films.
Horror films.
Thrillers (Motion pictures)
Feature films.
Fiction films.
Video recordings for the hearing impaired.
Horror -- Feature.
Thriller -- Feature.
Added Author Spielberg, Steven, 1946-
Marshall, Frank.
Grais, Michael.
Victor, Mark.
Hooper, Tobe, 1943-
Williams, JoBeth, 1948-
Nelson, Craig T.
Straight, Beatrice, 1914-2001.
Dunne, Dominique, 1959-1982.
Robins, Oliver, 1971-
O'Rourke, Heather, 1975-1988.
Rubinstein, Zelda, 1933-2010.
Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Film Co.
Warner Home Video (Firm)
ISBN 1419852809
Standard No. 012569647510
Music No. 64751 Warner Home Video

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