Blu-ray Disc Features:
- Rated: PG
- Run Time: 1 hours, 54 minutes
- Video: Color
- Released: October 1, 2013
- Originally Released: 1982
- Label: Warner Home Video
- Encoding: Region [unknown]
- Aspect Ratio: Widescreen
- Dolby Digital 5.1 - English, French, Spanish
- Dolby True HD 5.1 - English, French, Spanish
- Subtitles - English, French, Spanish
Performers, Cast and Crew:
Memorable Quotes and Dialog:
- Carol Anne Freeling (Heather O'Rourke) about the poltergeists
Variety - 05/26/1982
"...[The film is] strong on technique....Well-acted....Williams is terrific..."
New York Times - 06/04/1982
"...POLTERGEIST is like a thoroughly enjoyable nightmare, one that you know that you can always wake up from....Witty in a fashion that Alfred Hitchcock might have appreciated..."
New York Times - 12/26/1982
Included in The New York Times "10 BEST FILMS OF 1982"
Empire - 11/01/2007
4 stars out of 5 -- "POLTERGEIST balances genuine scares with light relief and a top performance from Heather O'Rourke....Classic stuff."
Total Film - 12/01/2007
3 stars out of 5 -- "The performances are solid, the themes intriguing and the whispery build-up effective..."
Essential Cinema |
Family Interaction |
Psychic Forces |
- Filmed in Metrocolor and Panavision.
- Film was originally rated R by the MPAA, but received a PG on appeal.
- Academy Award Nominations: Best Original Score, Best Visual Effects, Best Sound Effects Editing.