Poltergeist is getting a 4K UHD release for its 40th anniversary

Yesterdaywe shared one Revisited video that focused on 1982 Tobe Hooper / Steven Spielberg collaboration Poltergeist – you can watch that video in the embed above and watch the movie itself HERE. Just hours after the video was posted, Warner Bros. announced that they will celebrate the 40th anniversary of Poltergeist by giving the film a Digital and 4K UHD release on September 20th!

The ad video can be seen in this Twitter embed:

Hooper, who has previously made The Texas Chainsaw Massacre, Eaten Alive, Salem’s Lot, and The Funhouseinstructed Poltergeist from a screenplay Spielberg wrote with Michael Grais and Mark Victor. Spielberg also did the opening story. The film has the following synopsis:

Strange and eerie events befall an average California family, the Freelings – Steve, Diane, teenage Dana, eight-year-old Robbie and five-year-old Carol Ann – when ghosts communicate with them through the television set. At first friendly and playful, the spirits turn unexpectedly menacing, and when Carol Ann goes missing, Steve and Diane turn to a parapsychologist and eventually an exorcist for help.

Craig T. Nelson, JoBeth Williams, Dominique Dunne, Oliver Robins, Heather O’Rourke, Beatrice Straight, Michael McManus, Virginia Kiser, Martin Casella, Richard Lawson, James Karen, Dirk Blocker and Zelda Rubinstein, with appearances by The Texas Chainsaw Massacre 2‘s Lou Perryman and Predator‘s Sonny Landham.

Originally published on June 4, 1982, Poltergeist was made on a budget of $10.7 million and ended up earning more than $121 million at the box office. Of course, this means that it spawned a franchise, but none of the sequels have come close to reaching the popularity of the first film.

I don’t have 4K UHD capability myself, but it’s always nice to see studios do something to celebrate the anniversaries of horror classics they have in their libraries. Want to get the 4K UHD edition of Poltergeist? Let us know by leaving a comment below.

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