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High definition edition.; Blu-ray edition.
1419853279, 9781419853272


General Note
Title from container.
General Note
Originally released as a motion picture in 1982.
General Note
Blu-ray disc.
General Note
Special features: "They are here: the real world of poltergeists revealed" documentary in 2 parts: "Science of the spirits" and "Communig with the dead."
Creation/Production Credits
Director of photography, Matthew F. Leonetti ; music, Jerry Goldsmith ; special visual effects, Industrial Light & Magic.
JoBeth Williams, Craig T. Nelson, Beatrice Straight, Dominique Dunne, Oliver Robins, Heather O'Rourke, Zelda Rubinstein.
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.
Target Audience
MPAA rating: PG.
System Details
DVD, region 1, mastered in high definition, blu-ray disc.
Terms Governing Use and Reproduction
This DVD is copy protected and may be played only on licensed devices.
English (Dolby TrueHD 5.1, Dolby Digital 5.1), dialogue, English, French, Spanish, Chinese, Danish, Dutch, Finnish, German, Italian, Korean, Norwegian, Portuguese or Swedish subtitles.
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)
Academy Award Nomination 1982 Visual Effects.
Academy Award Nomination 1982 Music (Original Score).
Academy Award Nomination 1982 Sound Effects Editing.

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APA Citation, 7th Edition (style guide)

Spielberg, S., Marshall, F., Grais, M., Victor, M., Hooper, T., Williams, J., Nelson, C. T., Straight, B., Dunne, D., Robins, O., O'Rourke, H., & Rubinstein, Z. Poltergeist (High definition edition.; Blu-ray edition.).

Chicago / Turabian - Author Date Citation, 17th Edition (style guide)

Steven Spielberg et al.. Poltergeist. .

Chicago / Turabian - Humanities (Notes and Bibliography) Citation, 17th Edition (style guide)

Steven Spielberg et al.. Poltergeist .

MLA Citation, 9th Edition (style guide)

Spielberg, Steven, et al. Poltergeist High definition edition.; Blu-ray edition.,

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