Don’t look at the cover. Don’t. The real horror is, there have been worse.
First film I ever rented, back in 1983 – Poltergeist will always be something special. It was the first film I ever watched on a VHS tape, when the ‘miracle’ of watching a film at the push of a button, with no censorship or ad-breaks was something to leave you breathless, and incredibly exciting in ways that kids today will never understand. Ah, the pull of nostalgia will never loosen its grip on this movie.
Fantastic Jerry Goldsmith score, a pretty great cast including the beautiful JoBeth Williams and the great, late James Karen whose only better film was The Return of the Living Dead, and ILM bringing the horrors of Raiders to suburbia. 1982 was a great year for movies, and its somehow been 40 years so I guess this release was inevitable- joining quite a few of the Class of 1982 to 4K. I just want to know where’s Conan The Barbarian in 4K; you’d think Arrow or someone would give it a go if Universal had zero interest.
Bloody cover does look more like an alternate for CE3K than something for Poltergeist (“Honey there’s a mothership over the house!”).