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Beetlejuice / Bételgeuse (Bilingual)

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Beetlejuice: Deluxe Edition


Before making Batman, director Tim Burton and star Michael Keaton teamed up for this popular black comedy about a young couple (Geena Davis and Alec Baldwin) whose premature death leads them to a series of wildly bizarre afterlife exploits. As ghosts in their own New England home, they're faced with the challenge of scaring off the pretentious new owners (Catherine O'Hara and Jeffrey Jones), whose daughter (Winona Ryder) has an affinity for all things morbid. Keaton plays the mischievous Beetlejuice, a freelance "bio-exorcist" who's got an evil agenda behind his plot to help the young undead newlyweds. The film is a perfect vehicle for Burton's visual style and twisted imagination, with clever ideas and gags packed into every scene. Beetlejuice is also a showcase for Keaton, who tackles his title role with maniacal relish and a dark edge of menace. --Jeff Shannon --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.

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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Remains one of my favorites July 8 2004
Re-watching Beetlejuice more than a decade after it thrilled, frightened and enthralled me as a child makes me sad about Mr. Tim Burton's transformation into a Hollywood favorite semi-quirky remake-director (Planet Of The Apes, Sleepy Hollow) in recent years (Big Fish indeed signals a hopeful recovery - if only Charlie And The Chocolate Factory doesn't spoil it...!) At the young age of thirty, and in only his second full length feature, Burton created a cult favorite that is one for the ages. In this bizarre, off-beat script by Michael McDowell (who collaborated with him before on an episode of the 'Alfred Hitchcock Presents' television series) he found the ideal vehicle for his unique and strange imagination - and indeed, Burton's unique vision is more apparent here than in any of his movies, The Nightmare Before Christmas being the happy exception. Though it's true that it's not as personal a creation as 'Nightmare' or Edward Scissorhands, this is the movie that would place Burton on the map as a major director, and would earn him his breakthrough job - directing the first Batman feature film. It is on Beetlejuice that he would also start several long-time collaborations with actors who would work with him again in the future - Michael Keaton (Batman & Batman Returns), Winona Ryder (Edward Scissorhands), Jeffrey Jones (Ed Wood, Sleepy Hollow), Glenn Shadix and Catherine O'Hara (both of whom did voiceovers for Nightmare Before Christmas).
So, again, while Beetlejuice isn't as deep and personal film as we would see in Nightmare Before Christmas, Edward Scissorhands, Ed Wood or Big Fish, Beetlejuice is an incredibly imaginative and captivating film and is a perfect black comedy.
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5 of 6 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Beetlejuice better in Blu Nov. 9 2008
By Johnnie Neptune TOP 1000 REVIEWER
The transition to Blu-ray of Tim Burton's Beetlejuice sets a very high standard for older movies making this move. The colors are eye-popping - while Tim Burton sets are always well envisioned and most often otherworldly, Blu-ray gives the viewer a new visual experience of this movie. Almost every scene is beautifully surreal.

Happily, the sound is equally outstanding. The Danny Elfman soundtrack is better than ever and the scene around the dinner table when the guests are possessed to break out into a Harry Belafonte song reaches a new level of hilarity.

Though this is an older movie it doesn't look it (other than a few dated special effects). It remains a superior effort for both Burton and Michael Keaton who creates a truly unforgettable character in the title role. If you liked this movie, you'll love the Blu-ray.
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5.0 out of 5 stars It's show time! June 5 2010
Of all the movies that Tim Burton did, there are three names that come out a lot during discussions. Of course his two Batmans, then his masterpiece Edward Scissorhands, but most of all his excellent comedy Beetlejuice. Why's that? Because as a society where we usually consider the after-life as a dark and depressing world, Tim Burton presents death in a different perspective. He represents it as an extremely funny world where people become ghosts stuck in their own houses and are haunted by the living, a world where death is a huge bureaucracy, and a world where there are bio-exorcists, like the one and only Mr. Beetlejuice. Although this is a movie where the main characters are Alec Baldwin and Geena Davis, and they do an excellent job as a recently dead-couple, it's Michael Keaton who deserves the spotlight. For each time he appears on the screen, he just makes you laugh with his funny one-liners (excellent improvisation from Michael Keaton) and his perfect interactions with his co-stars such as Sylvia Sidney, Winona Ryder, Glenn Shaddix, Jeffrey Jones, and Catherine O`Hara, all future collaborators during Tim Burton`s career. Everyone, and I mean everyone, delivers a perfect performance.

Not only that it is a movie that has excellent visual effects, both traditional and with the computer. Also, I loved how they were able to integrate gorgeous stop-motion animations during the movie. They were well integrated in the movie and are a proof that this kind of animation can really bring great possibilities to a movie, though there are certain limits to it of course. But hey, that also counts for CGI too.

Finally, a great cheer to Danny Elfman, whose soundtrack really gave him the popularity and respect he deserved. A great idea from the makers of this DVD to integrate the soundtrack as a separate audio track.

In the end, a great classic that should be listened over and over again and being considered a classic of modern american cinema.
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4.0 out of 5 stars tim burton=a classic movie July 11 2004
By abe
Format:VHS Tape
a couple dies.they live in a house as spirits and then some people move in.the dad is a dork.the mom is a control freak,crazy women who sculpts.she is a similar character in home alone but in that one shes a unbelivably terrible and neglectful psycho mom.the daughter is a dark depressed girl played by wyona ryder.she looks very sexy in thisone.a cool line is:my whole life is a dark room.one big dark room.they get constant visits from other weirdos also.the 2 dead people-some dork and a belive it or not somewhat sexy geena davis play them.they spirits try to scare the living out but are too good natured to suceed.so they hire michael keaton-beetlejuice-to get rid of them.he is more forceful.it is a tim burton movie which of course means its awesome.most everyone could like this.wyona ryder looks awesome in a red wedding dress late in the film.that stupid child hater of a mom lady is this movies only flaw.shes such a bitch.this movie is full of well written mastery and great special effects.it is great!
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5.0 out of 5 stars cool, funny
Yes , cool , funny , good product , good service !
Published 10 days ago by Toni R.
4.0 out of 5 stars Four Stars
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5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
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Published 1 month ago by Shannon Haney
4.0 out of 5 stars This wacky film delivers. Prepare for a wild ride.
A very funky wacky film that never fails to make me smile. Perfect for Halloween viewing!
Published 1 month ago by Snowy Angel's Mom
5.0 out of 5 stars One of my most favourite movies ever
One of my most favourite movies ever! My best friend said she was missing her copy, so I ordered it for her for part of her Christmas gift. Arrived super quickly!
Published 1 month ago by Steacy Curry
5.0 out of 5 stars classic
Have loved this movie from the first time I saw it. It is witty and fun. Love the end scene with Wynnona dancing
Published 1 month ago by Cheryl Wallace
1.0 out of 5 stars One Star
It came to me with a broken case....
Published 2 months ago by Susan McLeod
5.0 out of 5 stars Mode d'emploi pour les morts
Beetlejuice est un classique sur l'après-mort. L'apprentissage est ardu pour épouvanter les nouveaux propriétaires sauf que leur fille voit les fantômes.
Published 11 months ago by michel gadoury
5.0 out of 5 stars Great!
I just had to have a copy of my all time favorite movie Beetlejuice. The movie never gets old and is a must see in October of every year.
Published 12 months ago by Kristy
4.0 out of 5 stars Great
I loved this movie when it came out and I still love it today. My only complaint is I find that there isn't to much difference between the dvd and blu ray version as far as picture... Read more
Published 20 months ago by Ernest Hawkes
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