Poltergeist

1982 PG 1h 54m Blu-ray / DVD

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Poltergeist

1982 PG 1h 54m Blu-ray / DVD
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Life is pleasant for the close-knit Freeling clan -- that is, until a host of otherworldly forces invades their peaceful suburban home and transforms the house into a swirling supernatural sideshow centered on the family's angelic young daughter.
Format
Blu-ray DVD
Screen
Widescreen Anamorphic 2.35:1, Pan-and-Scan 1.33:1
Subtitles
English, French, Spanish (Neutral)
CC
Yes
Audio
English: Dolby Digital 5.1, Spanish (Neutral): Dolby Digital 2.0 Surround, French: Dolby Digital 2.0 Surround
Screen
Widescreen 1.85:1
Subtitles
English SDH, Spanish (Neutral), French, Korean, Portuguese
CC
No
Audio
English: Dolby Digital 5.1, English: Dolby Digital 2.0 Stereo, French: Dolby Digital 2.0 Stereo, Spanish (Neutral): Dolby Digital 2.0 Stereo
Rating
PG - Some material may not be suitable for children. Parents urged to give parental guidance. May contain some material parents might not like for their young children.
age 13+
Common Sense rating OK for kids 13+
  • Craig T. Nelson
  • JoBeth Williams
  • Beatrice Straight
  • Dominique Dunne
  • Oliver Robins
  • Heather O'Rourke
  • Michael McManus
  • Virginia Kiser
  • Richard Lawson
  • Zelda Rubinstein
  • James Karen
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Reviews

age 13+

Common Sense Note

Parents need to know that this movie touches on many things that are frightening to kids (and some adults), including scary shadows in the dark, monsters in the closet, and separation from family. A character rips the flesh from his face (though eventually we see he's hallucinating). A young boy is attacked by a ghost-inhabited tree. A girl is taken from her parents and held in a netherworld where she's menaced by a character it's intimated is evil. The parents are seen smoking marijuana, and are apparently regular users.

Sexual Content

Not applicable

Violence

A character rips the flesh from his face (though eventually we see that he's hallucinating). A young boy is attacked by a ghost-inhabited tree. Near-constant sense of fear and peril.

Language

Mild swearing.

Social Behavior

Despite frightening ghostly activity, the dedication the parents show to saving their children still stands out as positive.

Consumerism

Not applicable

Drugs / Tobacco / Alcohol

The parents are seen smoking marijuana and are apparently regular users.

  • Age appropriate
  • Not an issue
  • Depends on your child and your family
  • Parents strongly cautioned
  • Not appropriate for kids of the age

This information for parents is provided by Common Sense Media, a non-profit organization dedicated to improving kids' media lives.

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