Beetlejuice [Blu-ray]  [Region Free]
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The demonic comedy that put acclaimed film director Tim Burton firmly on the map. The Maitlands (Geena Davis and Alec Baldwin) are a happy couple who, when killed in a car crash, return as ghosts to their beloved home to wreak havoc on the ghastly yuppie family who have moved in. Being novices at haunting, their efforts go unnoticed by the house's new inhabitants except Goth daughter Lydia (Winona Ryder), who doesn't mind one bit. At their wit's end, the ghostly couple call on a despicably disgusting demon named 'Beetlejuice' (Michael Keaton) for help.
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The only extras are 3 episodes from Beetlejuice animated TV series. Its a nice addition but a documentary and Burton / Keaton commentary is what is really needed. My only guess is if the long awaited sequel ever happens we will see a better all singing all dancing Blu-Ray beast to coincide with it.
I wouldn't say ignore this release, I think the fans should buy it as there is no alternative and the HD transfer is pretty good but its just a shame the fans haven't been treated to something much sweeter than this.
Movie is great, really. I think I must have watched it way too many times and the special effects are ...really bad. :-)
When I saw it had been released as a DVD I was delighted and promptly threw away the dodgy old vhs tape I had recorded as a child and could no longer play anyway!!
The story starts with a young couple in their beautiful house having a tragic accident on a trip to the store. They get home- and soon discover they are in fact ghosts, trapped in their own home.
A family buys the house and the couple do a terrible job at trying to scare them away- that's when beetle juice comes in- trying to scare the family with underhand tactics being quite a vulgar character.
I don't want to go into too much detail about the film, as you should watch it for yourself, but it is a great classic from the 80's and is well worth the watch. I don't know how many times I have watched it but I never get bored. Highly recommended!
It has Burton's trademark dark comic style and a plot that will instantly be appealing to fans of Burton as it is engaging to newcomers.
The acting / casting is also superb. A young Wynona Ryder makes possibly her best performance ever, Michael Keaton goes out on a limb and delivers an astounding performance that will surprise those who are familiar with his other work. Alec Baldwin and Geena Davis will make you truly and deeply care about their unfortunate characters. And Catherine O'Hara and Glenn Shadix deliver roles that you will love to hate without getting in the way of the laughs. The film has just about everything going for it!
Yes the film is kind of dark, but like Burton's other works, it is suitable for all but the most squeamist of kids as well as the rest of the family.
It's a great laugh, a great scare, a great love story and a great night in no matter how many times you've seen it already!
I won't go into the plot as it has been covered pretty well by other reviewers but I do have to mention that the scene with everyone dancing around the table still cracks me up now :)
Get it, watch it, love it
Reversing the usual ghost story formula of a house being haunted by the dead but this time by the living. The visuals are arresting and imaginative and the performances, especially from Michael KEATON, are perfectly at ease with the weirdness of the entire project - out of kilter as it is with everyday reality.
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