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Poltergeist – The Midnight Movie Commentary

by admin on October 4, 2012

To sync commentary: Insert your DVD/Blu-Ray/VHS/Laserdisc of “Poltergeist” Proceed through any/all menus and as soon as the film itself begins (classic 80s MGM Lion Roaring logo fades in from black) Hit start on the .mp3. Featuring Erik Henriksen (The Portland Mercury), David Walker (BadAzzMofo.com, DariusLogan.com), and Mike Russell (culturepulp.com, The Oregonian). Recorded in the CIC of the Battlestar Portlandia, docked above the Roseway Theater.

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Mike Russell October 4, 2012 at 9:52 pm

Couple of show-notes relevant to the Spielberg vs. Hooper debate during this commentary:

Badass Digest offers a nice overview of the POLTERGEIST authorship dispute:

A primary source for the above is “Who Really Directed POLTERGEIST?” at Poltergeist: The Fan Site:


hurf durf October 6, 2012 at 2:45 pm

The scene where the guy ripped his face off was skipped at the Baghdad. That made me a little sad since it was pretty much the most creepy scene in the movie. Although thriller being played made me want to watch the Bollywood Thriller again.


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