Beetlejuice (20th Anniversary Deluxe Edition)

by Tim Burton (Director)

DVD, 2008

Call number




Warner Home Video (2008), Edition: 20th Anniversary Deluxe Edition


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.

User reviews

LibraryThing member Coach_of_Alva
An eccentric view of the afterlife, an amusing view of how materialists would react to a haunting. I did it could have moved faster at the climax.
LibraryThing member comfypants
A ghost couple is bad at haunting.

The delightful weirdness is at odds with the misguidedly Hollywood-ized plot, but Burton forces the weirdness to the top.

Concept: B
Story: C
Characters: B
Dialog: B
Pacing: C
Cinematography: C
Special effects/design: B
Acting: C
Music: C

Enjoyment: B

GPA: 2.5/4
LibraryThing member DrLed
When a recently-deceased ghost couple find their now-vacant home invaded by an obnoxious family, they hire a sleazy ghost who gets rid of humans to help them.


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