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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, (DVD)

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, (DVD)

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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Actor
Screenwriter
Composer
Cinematographer
Director
Film editor
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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 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
Related
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 ; editor, Michael Kahn ; music by Jerry Goldsmith
Dewey number
791.43/72
Intended audience
MPAA rating: PG
Language note
  • English or dubbed French, Portuguese or Spanish with optional Chinese, English, French, Portuguese or Spanish subtitles
  • English subtitles for the deaf and hard-of-hearing
LC call number
PN1997
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
  • 1971-
  • 1975-1988
  • 1941-
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
  • Leonetti, Matthew F.
  • Kahn, Michael
  • Goldsmith, Jerry
  • Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Film Co
  • Warner Home Video (Firm)
Runtime
114
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Poltergeists
  • Middle class families
  • Haunted houses
  • California
  • Horror films
  • Suspense films
  • Ghost films
  • Haunted house films
  • Thrillers (Motion pictures)
  • Video recordings for the hearing impaired
Target audience
adult
Technique
live action
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, (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 "Communing with the dead."
Control code
ocn172896016
Dimensions
4 3/4 in.
Edition
Widescreen version, letterboxed.
Extent
1 videodisc (114 min.)
Isbn
9786311495483
Other control number
  • 012569647510
  • 085391292197
Other physical details
sd., col.
Publisher number
64751
System details
DVD ; NTSC, region 1 ; Dolby Digital 5.1 surround, stereo. and mono. ; dual-layer ; digitally restored and remastered
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, (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 "Communing with the dead."
Control code
ocn172896016
Dimensions
4 3/4 in.
Edition
Widescreen version, letterboxed.
Extent
1 videodisc (114 min.)
Isbn
9786311495483
Other control number
  • 012569647510
  • 085391292197
Other physical details
sd., col.
Publisher number
64751
System details
DVD ; NTSC, region 1 ; Dolby Digital 5.1 surround, stereo. and mono. ; dual-layer ; digitally restored and remastered

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