Poltergeist II

Release Date: 
Tuesday, September 13, 2011
On Blu-Ray: 
Tuesday, September 13, 2011
Running Time: 
90 Minutes

I remember watching bits and pieces of Poltergeist II when I was younger but had never seen the entire film. After all, by the time this movie came out Ghostbusters had arrived on the scene and it was really no longer hip to be scared of ghosts. In any case as I watch it now in my 30’s I can appreciate it for a few select reasons. The first being that director Brian Gibson and Visual Effects Supervisor Richard Edlund manage to make the special effects look awesome. The second is that Michael Grais & Mark Victor write a pretty decent story. Lastly Jerry Goldsmith’s spooky soundtrack is nostalgic sounding and eerily sets the mood for the film. All in all not a bad at home cinematic experience. So how does it add up as a Blu-Ray experience?