Beetlejuice

Beetlejuice

DVD - 2008
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After Barbara and Adam Maitland are killed in a car crash, they find themselves trapped as ghosts in their beautiful New England farmhouse. Their peaceful 'existence' is disrupted when a yuppie family, the Deetz's, buy their house. The Maitlands are too nice and harmless as ghosts and all their efforts to scare the Deetz's away are unsuccessful. They decide to call to Beetlejuice, a people-exorcizing ghost, for help.
Publisher: Burbank, CA :, Distributed by Warner Home Video,, [2008]
Edition: 20th anniversary deluxe edition
Branch Call Number: DVD 791.43 BEE NVD
Characteristics: 1 videodisc (92 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in

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nikyrg
Oct 27, 2017

I really enjoyed the movie for my first time watching it I think it's a good movie totally worth watching

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Serempta
Oct 20, 2017

FYI- Webpage is showing cover of Gremlins DVD.

IMHO- This movie is way better than Gremlins.

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QnVz
Oct 05, 2017

I included this movie for our Fall Family Movies Marathon for this year. My son hadn't seen it before all the way and it reminded me so much of my childhood!

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Dalex_64
Sep 30, 2017

Perfect casting. Inventive plot. Great special effects. One of the great comedies of all time.

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BoogerBot
May 11, 2015

Beetlejuice, Beetlejuice, Beetlejuice! One of my favorites. Really creative. Love Burton's direction & his quirky touches. Liked all the actors & all of the gags in the movie.

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palaminopony
Jan 18, 2015

“Beetlejuice” is about Adam and Barbara Maitland, a young, happy couple living in a big house in a small New England town. After their untimely death, the couple continues to peacefully live (or haunt, you could say) their home, but are soon disturbed by the arrival of the Deetz family. The Deetz family consists of Charles (a real estate developer), his second wife Delia (a sculptress), Lydia (Charles’ goth, teen daughter from his first marriage), and Otho (Delia’s interior designer friend). Unhappy with the alterations the older Deetzes begin to make to their beloved home, the Maitlands enlist the help of Betelgeuse (a “bio-exorcist”) to scare the other family away. The Maitlands begin to feel conflicted about this though, as they befriend Lydia, who is able to see them despite the adult Deetzes and Otho being unable to do so. Of course, nothing goes according to plan when the Maitlands try to send Betelgeuse away, and hilarious chaos ensues.

“Beetlejuice” is a classic Tim Burton film: creepy, yet funny and heartwarming. It can also be described as a comedy-horror film. The movie’s plot is unique and straightforward, and won’t confuse audiences. “Bettlejuice” has two main settings (the Maitland’s house and the Afterlife) and they are both incredible, as they add senses of wonderment and homeliness to an otherwise fantastical movie. The characters are all lovable and interesting, and each person has their own flaws and quirks. The actors all do an amazing job in their performances too. While some of the special effects are a little suspect (in a good ol’ 80s way), most of the effects are done with stop-motion animation and makeup, which makes them creepy and entertaining.

Overall, the author of this review highly recommends “Beetlejuice”. It’s a great movie that will entertain a wide range of audiences. The author of this review believes this film to be suitable for people ages thirteen and up due to Betelgeuse’s antics.

kantoni Sep 24, 2009

I loved the Beetlejuice cartoons when I was a kid. This movie is great!

librarianmike Sep 23, 2009

One of the funniest movies I've ever seen. The best thing is the shrunken head guy. Classic.

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Franku
Aug 25, 2016

Beetlejuice, Beetlejuice, Beetlejuice!

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pronto1961
Sep 17, 2012

barbara: we're very unhappy.
juno: what did you expect? you're dead!

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pronto1961
Sep 17, 2012

I've seen the exorcist 167 times and it keeps getting funnier EVERY TIME I SEE IT!

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pronto1961
Sep 17, 2012

maybe you can relax in a haunted house, but I can't.

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pronto1961
Sep 17, 2012

you know what they say about suicides? in the afterlife, they become civil servants.

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pronto1961
Sep 17, 2012

beetlejuice, beetlejuice, beetlejuice!

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rgtayag3
Aug 26, 2013

rgtayag3 thinks this title is suitable for 10 years and over

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