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1h 32min
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Synopsis:
What's a Yuppie ghost couple (Geena Davis and Alec Baldwin) to do when their quaint New England home is overrun by trendy New Yorkers? Hire a freelance "bio-exorcist" to spook the intruders, of course.
Actors:
, , , , Maurice Page, , Rachel Mittelman, , , , , , , , , Douglas Turner, , , ,
Directors:
Producers:
Michael Bender, Larry Wilson, Richard Hashimoto
Voiced By:
Jack Angel, Harry Belafonte
Writers:
Michael McDowell, Larry Wilson, Warren Skaaren
Others:
Peter Kuran, Ve Neill, Alan Munro, Robert Short, Ted Rae, Steve LaPorte, Steve La Porte
Aka:
The Maitlands
Studio:
Warner
Genres:
Classics, Comedy, Sci-Fi & Fantasy
Awards:

1989 Oscar Best Makeup and Hairstyling

BBFC:
Release Date:
25/01/1999
Run Time:
92 minutes
Languages:
English, French, Italian
Subtitles:
Arabic, Dutch, English, English Hard of Hearing, French, Italian, Italian Hard of Hearing, Portuguese, Spanish
DVD Regions:
Region 2
Formats:
Pal
Aspect Ratio:
Widescreen 1.85:1
Colour:
Colour
Bonus:
  • Production Notes
  • Trailer
BBFC:
Release Date:
06/10/2008
Run Time:
92 minutes
Languages:
Castilian Spanish Dolby Digital 2.0, English Dolby Digital 5.1, English Dolby TrueHD 5.1, French Dolby Digital 2.0, German Dolby Digital 2.0, Italian Dolby Digital 2.0, Latin American Spanish Dolby Digital 2.0
Subtitles:
Castillian, Chinese, Danish, Dutch, English, Finnish, French, German, Italian, Korean, Norwegian, Portuguese, Spanish, Swedish
DVD Regions:
Region 2
Formats:
Pal
Aspect Ratio:
Widescreen 1.85:1
Colour:
Colour
BLU-RAY Regions:
B
Bonus:
  • Soundtrack CD Sampler Showcasing Danny Elfman's Score and Featuring Harry Belafonte's Timeless Performance
  • 3 Hilarious Episodes from the Animated Beetlejuice TV Series: A-Ha!
  • Skeletons in the Closet
  • Spooky Boo-Tique
  • Theatrical Trailer
BBFC:
Release Date:
31/08/2020
Run Time:
92 minutes
Languages:
Canadian French Dolby Digital 2.0, Castilian Spanish DTS 2.0, Czech Dolby Atmos, Czech Dolby Digital 2.0, English Dolby Atmos, English Dolby TrueHD 2.0, French Dolby Atmos, French Parisian Dolby Digital 2.0, German DTS 2.0, Italian Dolby Digital 2.0, Italian DTS 2.0, Latin American Spanish Dolby Digital 2.0, Mandarin Dolby Atmos, Mandarin Dolby Digital 5.1
Subtitles:
Castillian, Chinese, Complex Mandarin, Czech, Danish, Dutch, English Hard of Hearing, Finnish, French Parisian, German Hard of Hearing, Italian Hard of Hearing, Korean, Latin American Spanish, Norwegian, Simplified Mandarin, Swedish, Thai
DVD Regions:
Region 2
Formats:
Pal
Aspect Ratio:
Widescreen 1.85:1
Colour:
Colour
BLU-RAY Regions:
B
Bonus:
  • Three Hilarious Episodes from the Animated Beetlejuice TV Series: Ah Ha!, Skeletons in the Closet, Spooky Boo-Tique
  • Threatrical Trailer
  • Music Only Track

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Reviews (2) of Beetlejuice

It was ok - Beetlejuice review by RL

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12/12/2017

Being a mere toddler when this was first released I didn't come into this viewing with any nostalgia. Overall it was an amusing enough film to watch and the story kept me entertained enough to the end. But I'd probably not recommend it for three reasons:

1) It's not really very funny. The Banana Boat Song at the dinner table made me laugh, but that's about it.

2) The special effects aren't appalling but they don't cut it in this day and age.

3) Beetlejuice as a character is totally lame and a pervert. And he barely features in it.

Glenn Shaddix was good as Otho and you could tell Winona Ryder was going somewhere with her career but even her character was 2D.

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Not as good as I remember it - Beetlejuice review by AB

Spoiler Alert
18/01/2018

Having seen the film many years ago, wanted to watch this again but I'm afraid Michael Keeton sort of spoils this film by being too far over the top compared with the other characterisations, which are all low-key.

Some nice bits and pieces - the reception area for the dead, the characters in there - with the ghosts wanting everyone out of their house, which most people would relate to if the supernatural/paranormal existed as portrayed.

As indicated, the Banana Boat Song sequence was different and amusing and the ending was acceptable but to my mind, the film is over-rated to a degree.

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