The Resource Poltergeist, 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, (Blu-ray)

Poltergeist, 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, (Blu-ray)

Label
Poltergeist
Title
Poltergeist
Statement of responsibility
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
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Subject
Genre
Language
eng
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
Characteristic
videorecording
Credits note
Director of photography, Matthew F. Leonetti ; music, Jerry Goldsmith ; editor, Michael Kahn ; production designer, James H. Spencer ; special visual effects, Industrial Light & Magic
Dewey number
791.43/72
Intended audience
MPAA rating: PG
PerformerNote
JoBeth Williams, Craig T. Nelson, Beatrice Straight, Dominique Dunne, Oliver Robins, Heather O'Rourke, Zelda Rubinstein
Runtime
114
Target audience
adult
Technique
live action
Poltergeist, 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, (Blu-ray)
Label
Poltergeist, 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, (Blu-ray)
Publication
Note
Originally released as a motion picture in 1982
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Color
multicolored
Configuration of playback channels
stereophonic
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Dimensions
4 3/4 in.
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other
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Edition
Blu-ray ed. ; Widescreen version.
Extent
1 videodisc (114 min.)
Medium for sound
videodisc
Other control number
0883929148332
Other physical details
sd., col.
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
videodisc
System details
Requires Blu-ray player
Video recording format
Blu-ray disc

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