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Casper [DVD] [1995]

  • SKU: 3472066
  • Release Date: 02/03/2015
  • Rating: PG
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    Overview

    Ratings & Reviews


    Overall Customer Rating:
    99% of customers would recommend this product to a friend (413 out of 416)

    Special Features


    • Fun interactive games
    • "Revealing Casper" - includes behind-the-scenes interviews, CGI secrets and more
    • Casper's haunted house of Halloween fun - includes spooky games, creepy recipes, costume hints, safety tips and more!
    • Deleted scenes
    • Feature commentary with director Brad Silberling
    • Talent bios (including the ghosts!)
    • Bonus episode of the animated series

    Synopsis


    Casper
    Based on the popular cartoon character, this family-oriented "ghost story" is about a not-so-scary spirit who bonds with a little girl (Christina Ricci). The eternally irritable Ms. Carrigan (Cathy Moriarty) discovers that the only thing she's been left in her recently departed father's will is a rickety old house in New England. Naturally, the woman is furious about this, until her "close personal friend" and assistant, Dibbs (Eric Idle of Monty Python fame), discovers a secret message that a treasure may be concealed somewhere in the house. The two take off for Maine, only to learn that the house is haunted by Casper "the friendly ghost" and his three ghostly uncles Stinky, Stretch, and Fatso. After futilely recruiting an exorcist (Don Novello, more or less reviving his Father Guido Sarducci character from Saturday Night Live) and a "professional ghost exterminator" (Dan Aykroyd), she brings in a "ghost psychiatrist" (Bill Pullman) and his daughter Kat (Ricci). Innocently attracted to the young girl, Casper befriends Kat as they try to save the ghosts' home from the evil Carrigan. Eye-popping special effects highlight this magical story that touches (albeit lightly) on the theme of what lies at the heart of human desires. Clint Eastwood, Rodney Dangerfield, Mel Gibson and The Crypt Keeper (of Tales from the Crypt) all make cameos as apparitions in the mirror Bill Pullman looks into in the house. ~ Don Kaye, Rovi

    Cast & Crew


    • Christina Ricci
      Christina Ricci - Kat Harvey
    • Bill Pullman
      Bill Pullman - Dr. Harvey
    • Cathy Moriarty
      Cathy Moriarty - Carrigan Crittenden
    • Eric Idle
      Eric Idle - Dibs
    • Image coming soon
      Malachi Pearson - Casper



    Customer rating

    Rating 4.6 out of 5 stars with 416 reviews

    99%
    would recommend to a friend

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    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      Casper is the friendly ghost

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      JMR9774
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      Casper is the friendly ghost, the friendliest ghost you'll know. This film features Bill Pullman and Christina Ricci. They purchased a mansion without knowing it is haunted. They have to learn to co exists with the ghosts. Casper wants to be friends while his 3 uncles cause trouble. Bill Pullman gives a great performance, if you didn't watch this back in the day it is recommended to check it out. It is a 5 star film. If you are interested in watching it again it will re jog your memories and you'll have a good time. This version of the film features a glow in the dark slip cover of the dvd. Great for a collection. However I recommend the blu ray as the film is remastered and looks better on HDTVs.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      Halloween Classic for families

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      Movielover
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      The movie is about an evil woman who inherits a mansion from her late father. Later, she realizes that the mansion is haunted and enlists the help of Dr. Harvey who is "trained" in the field of paranormal activity and is trying to help the dead with "unfinished business" crossover. While he is doing this, he is also trying to contact his deceased wife Amelia. Dr. Harvey also cares for his young daughter, Kat, who befriends one of the ghosts named Casper. Casper is also a young ghost who lives with his ghost uncles in the mansion. The three uncles wreak havoc (in a fun/annoying way) for Dr. Harvey and his daughter. Casper tries to make their stay pleasant. What ensues are the adventures of Casper, his uncles, Kat, and Dr. Harvey who are trying to keep the evil woman from destroying the house because of a hidden "treasure." The movie may be frightening for children around the ages of 3-5. Other than that, it's a cute and funny movie for the entire family.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

      Great Ghost Story

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      ALD13
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      This live action version of our favorite friendly ghost will entertain both the kids and adults. ThisBlu-ray version is a step up from the previous DVD editions. The crisp quality and rich colors pop out in HD and the black levels are really good, at least on our Projector. Audio is in surround sound and seems much improved as well from the DVD version. Extras include commentary, deleted scenes and a couple of cartoon features. The story follows a widowed Ghost Hunter and his daughter who are hired to rid a run down property of ghosts so the owner can develop it for profit. What they find is not only Casper but three of his obnoxious mates determine to keep the fleshies from taking residence in their home. Highly recommended.

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    • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

      Casper - Excellent movie for Kids & Adults

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      LesB
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      This movie is targeted (of course) at the young generation but the plot is kind of catchy in that the young ghost (Casper, of course) allows himself to be constantly taken advantage of by three older (and Mean, Bullying) Ghosts. A young Father with his Very young Daughter have to move into the old Mansion where Casper lives as a condition of Dad's employment ! Complications start then & don't stop for the rest of the film ! Humor, some Sadness, a lot of Joy at places ! Good Flick for Mixed Ages !

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

      Amazing movie, but some unexpected language

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      sarah
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      I remember this being classic halloween movie for me as a kid. I purchased this movie with the intention of sharing the tradition with my kids. It is still an amazing movie but they have the "b" word in it a couple of times. I just found it a bit unnecessary. It wouldn't deter me from buying it I guess as I was a child and don't remember it being so vulgar, but it's good to know before you buy. It does have the PG rating, so there is fair warning... but so do other disney classics like Frozen and there isn't offensive language. Great movie, just want to disclose for other parents.

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    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      Better Than Expected

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      sgtrich
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      Admittedly, I bought this for a Rodney Dangerfield cameo that lasted 6 seconds! However, I was pleasantly surprised that this film has plenty of laughs. Father Guido Sarducci (Don Novello) and Dan Akyroid have brief but funny bits.So do Mel Gibson and Clint Eastwood. Eric Idle has a fair sized role and he is always fun to watch. I was not prepared to like this as much as I did. Granted, it's a kids film, but I found myself enjoying it a lot. Recommended.

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    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      Ghosts can be sweet too.

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      hazeleyes
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      This is a wholesome story of a boy who became ill and died much too young. He falls in love with a young 'live' girl who moves into the abandoned mansion with her father (a believer in the possibility of reaching into the beyond and speaking to the spirits). The three pesky ghosts add humor (guests can be so bothersome, especially if they're dead). Throw in a little greed for tension and it's a wonderful, entertaining plot for all ages. The scene between Casper and his mother will bring tears...but I loved it.

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    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      Casper!

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      MRRUIZ
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      Excellent movie, I was curious to see if it was available on Bluray and sure enough Best buy had it!!!!!!!! I am very excited to own it. When I was a kid this was one of my favorite movies and I can tell you right now that from VHS to DVD to Bluray format? Makes a huge difference in picture Quality. Get your copy before they are gone. I almost made the mistake with the Ace Ventura blurays. But I own those movies too.

      I would recommend this to a friend



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