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The Resource Poltergeist, Turner Entertainment Co. ; 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, (DVD)

Poltergeist, Turner Entertainment Co. ; 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, (DVD)

Label
Poltergeist
Title
Poltergeist
Statement of responsibility
Turner Entertainment Co. ; 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
Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
  • spa
  • eng
  • eng
  • fre
  • por
  • spa
  • chi
  • eng
  • fre
  • por
  • 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 track 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
Awards note
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)
Cataloging source
TEFMT
Characteristic
videorecording
Credits note
Director of photography, Matthew F. Leonetti ; music, Jerry Goldsmith ; special visual effects, Industrial Light & Magic
Dewey number
791.43/72
Intended audience
MPAA rating: PG
Language note
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
LC call number
PN1995.9.H6
LC item number
P6584744578 2007
PerformerNote
JoBeth Williams, Craig T. Nelson, Beatrice Straight, Dominique Dunne, Oliver Robins, Heather O'Rourke, Zelda Rubinstein
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
  • 1946-
  • 1943-
  • 1959-1982
  • 1975-1988
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
  • Spielberg, Steven
  • Marshall, Frank
  • Grais, Michael
  • Victor, Mark
  • Hooper, Tobe
  • Williams, JoBeth
  • Nelson, Craig T
  • Straight, Beatrice
  • Dunne, Dominique
  • Robins, Oliver
  • O'Rourke, Heather
  • Rubinstein, Zelda
  • Turner Entertainment Co
  • Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Film Co
  • Warner Home Video (Firm)
Runtime
114
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • DVDs, Spanish
  • DVDs, Chinese
  • DVDs, Portuguese
  • DVDs, French
  • Wide-screen DVDs
  • Poltergeists
  • Middle class families
  • Haunted houses
  • Feature films
  • California
Target audience
general
Technique
live action
Label
Poltergeist, Turner Entertainment Co. ; 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, (DVD)
Instantiates
Publication
Note
  • 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."
Color
multicolored
Configuration of playback channels
mixed
Dimensions
4 3/4 in.
Dimensions
other
Extent
1 videodisc (114 min.)
Isbn
9781419852800
Medium for sound
videodisc
Other control number
012569647510
Other physical details
sd., col.
Publisher number
64751
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
videodisc
System control number
  • (OCoLC)ocn172896016
  • (OCoLC)172896016
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 governing use
This DVD is copy protected and may be played only on licensed devices.
Video recording format
DVD
Label
Poltergeist, Turner Entertainment Co. ; 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, (DVD)
Publication
Note
  • 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."
Color
multicolored
Configuration of playback channels
mixed
Dimensions
4 3/4 in.
Dimensions
other
Extent
1 videodisc (114 min.)
Isbn
9781419852800
Medium for sound
videodisc
Other control number
012569647510
Other physical details
sd., col.
Publisher number
64751
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
videodisc
System control number
  • (OCoLC)ocn172896016
  • (OCoLC)172896016
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 governing use
This DVD is copy protected and may be played only on licensed devices.
Video recording format
DVD

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