Michael Keaton and director Tim Burton soared to commercial success with “Beetlejuice,” a quirky comedy about an annoying ghost that torments a married couple and their daughter.
A few years later Burton and Keaton collaborated together again on “Batman,” which was one of the biggest movies of the summer in 1992.
Warner Bros. is releasing a 20th anniversary edition of “Beetlejuice” on DVD and Blu-Ray, but fans of the movie will be disappointed by the lack of retrospective interviews and documentaries that normally accompany a release of this nature. “Beetlejuice” was revolutionary at the time and catapulted Tim Burton’s career. It would have been terrific to hear what the cast, which included Alec Baldwin, Geena Davis, Winona Ryder, and Catherine O’Hara, would have to say about their involvement with the production.
A movie like “Beetlejuice,” which was so inventive with its use of set design, would have certainly gotten the “Lord of the Rings” treatment with regard to its DVD features if it had been made in the age of DVD. Perhaps Warner Bros. is saving all its goodies for a 25th anniversary addition. Let’s hope that’s true.
Beetlejuice Cartoon Episodes
· Skeletons In The Closet
· Spooky Boo-tique
Soundtrack CD Sampler track list (Blu-Ray only)
1. Main Titles (Elfman Geffen)
2. The Family”/Sand Worm Planet (Elfman Geffen)
3. The Aftermath (Elfman Geffen)
4. Showtime! (Elfman Geffen)
5. The Banana Boat Song (Belafonte Sony BMG)
6. End Credits (Elfman Geffen)