Beetlejuice (Anniversary Edition) (Blu-ray) (1988)

  • Web Code: M2154930
  • Release Date: 10-07-2008
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Overview

In the surreal, wonderfully cartoon-like comedy BEETLEJUICE, a childless couple, Barbara and Adam (Geena Davis and Alec Baldwin), move to the country only to be killed in a car accident while passing over a quaint covered bridge. Their ghosts return to their beloved Victorian home, and find the HANDBOOK FOR THE RECENTLY DECEASED, which not only lets them know they're dead, but comes in handy when they learn that they can continue to live in their house, even though a new family--from the land of the living--is moving in. The new owners, fresh from the city, are quite a strange group themselves, and include the overpowering hipster mom Delia (Catherine O'Hara), her pompous SoHo interior designer Otho (Glenn Shadix), her meek husband Charles (Jeffrey Jones), and their morose teenage daughter Lydia (Winona Ryder), who befriends the ghostly couple. Though the threesome attempt to scare Delia from ruining the house with redecoration and her unpleasant personality, their attempts fail. As a last resort, they call upon the services of the demented, terrifying, but hilarious "bioexorcist," "Beetlejuice" (Michael Keaton). Director Tim Burton scores big with witty site gags, incredible special effects and sets, and a unique ensemble of characters. BEETLEJUICE is a visually inventive and imaginative comedy taken to a uniquely grotesque and funny level by the manic performance of Michael Keaton in the title role.
Theatrical Release Date 1988
Format Blu-ray Disc
Number of Discs 1
Unrated

  • Release Info
  • Collector Edition
    N
  • Director Cut
    N
  • Number Of Discs
    1
  • Genre
    Comedies
  • Distributor
    Warner Home Video
  • Area
    USA
  • Video
  • Picture
    (unknown)
  • Audio
  • Language
    English
  • Dubbed
    French, Spanish
  • Subtitles
    English, French, Spanish
  • Closed Caption
    English
  • Release Note
  • Notes:
    Blu-ray Disc Features:

    Region [unknown]
    Letterbox
    Audio:
    Dolby Digital 2.0 Stereo - English, French, Spanish
    Dolby Digital 5.1 - English, French, Spanish
    Subtitles - English, French, Spanish
    BEETLEJUICE is number 88 on the American Film Institute's list of America's 100 Funniest Movies.

    Director Tim Burton cast Michael Keaton in his next film--in the starring role of Batman, a complete departure from the character Beetlejuice.

    Burton brought his animator sensibility to the make-up, effects, and sets of BEETLEJUICE, using stop-motion, animation and pixilation effects in some of the scenes.

    Dick Cavett, who played fancy New York dinner guest Bernard, is best known as a high-brow talk show host.

    Burton repeatedly cast Winona Ryder, Jeffrey Jones, and Catherine O'Hara in several of his other films.

    BEETLEJUICE won an Academy Award for Best Makeup.
  • Release Date
    09/16/08
  • Theatrical Release
    1988
  • Rating
    Unrated
  • Format
    Blu-ray Disc
  • Unedited Version
    N

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