Haunted Mansion

Haunted Mansion

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Director: Rob Minkoff

Cast: Eddie Murphy, Terence Stamp, Wallace Shawn

     
 

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Inspired by the popular Disneyland ride, The Haunted Mansion stars Eddie Murphy as the head of a family that finds itself vying against a group of 999 ghosts in the titular abode. Also starring Jennifer Tilly and Terence Stamp, the film comes to DVD in full-screen with Dolby Digital 5.1 Surround Sound. A dubbed French audio track in Dolby Digital Stereo andSee more details below

Overview

Inspired by the popular Disneyland ride, The Haunted Mansion stars Eddie Murphy as the head of a family that finds itself vying against a group of 999 ghosts in the titular abode. Also starring Jennifer Tilly and Terence Stamp, the film comes to DVD in full-screen with Dolby Digital 5.1 Surround Sound. A dubbed French audio track in Dolby Digital Stereo and Spanish are also included. Along with the feature presentation, the disc is packed with supplemental extras. Among the bells and whistles are a blooper reel, a collection of deleted scenes, a virtual tour of the mansion, and two behind-the-scenes featurettes. For viewers with DVD-ROM capabilities, there is additional bonus material, including a history of the theme-park-attraction behind the movie, a ghost maker, photo galleries, and desktop themes. A widescreen version with the same features is also available.

Editorial Reviews

Barnes & Noble - Donald Liebenson
Back in the days when Eddie Murphy was a Raw stand-up comedian, he hilariously observed that you'd never see African Americans in a haunted house movie. Some 20 years later, Murphy proves the exception to the rule with this family-friendly thriller inspired by the Disney theme-park attraction. Murphy portrays glad-handing, workaholic real estate agent Jim Evers, who takes a "20-minute" detour from his neglected family's long-promised vacation to check out a hot property his wife Sarah (Marsha Thomason) has been invited to sell. Despite its swampland proximity, foreboding gates, and backyard cemetery, Jim is dying to close a deal on the property: And if the owner, Master Gracey (Nathaniel Parker), has his way, he will. It turns out that Sarah is the haunting image of Gracey's own dearly departed, who died under suspicious circumstances years before. Murphy mostly plays straight man to this film's supernatural special effects (production segments included on the DVD show how they were created). It's up to the supporting cast -- including Terence Stamp as a terribly stiff butler, Wallace Shawn as a ghostly servant, and Jennifer Tilly as a disembodied Gypsy head encased in a crystal ball -- to scare up most of the laughs. While the chills remain PG all the way, it wouldn’t be a Haunted Mansion without some fitfully frightening scares and shivers: One spirited highlight re-creates the original Haunted Mansion's poltergeist ball; revived corpses chase the kids; and the son is confronted with his worst nightmare, a phalanx of spiders. Murphy may be a mere ghost of his former self, but Haunted Mansion is, like the attraction that inspired it, a wild ride for family fright nights.

Product Details

Release Date:
04/20/2004
UPC:
0786936226607
Original Release:
2003
Rating:
PG
Source:
Walt Disney Video
Region Code:
1
Presentation:
[Full Frame]
Sound:
[Dolby Digital]
Time:
1:28:00
Sales rank:
19,625

Special Features

Closed Caption; Bloopers; Deleted scene; Raven "Superstition" music video; Haunted Mansion virtual tour; "Making the Mansion" behind-the-scenes featurette; Anatomy of a Scene: Ghosts in the Graveyard; Audio commentary with Don Hahn (producer), Jay Redd (visual effects supervisor) and David Berenbaum (writer); Hours of DVD-ROM content: Morphing Ghost Host Maker, The History of the Haunted Mansion Attraction, photo galleries, desktop themes/wallpaper/screensavers, enhanced Virtual Mansion Tour; Dolby Digital 5.1 Surround Sound; THX-certified/Optimizer; Fullscreen (1.33:1); French language track; Spanish language track; Spanish subtitles

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Eddie Murphy Jim Evers
Terence Stamp Evers
Wallace Shawn Ezra
Marsha Thomason Sara Evers
Jennifer Tilly Madame Leota
Nathaniel Parker Master Gracey
Dina Waters Emma
Marc John Jefferies Michael Evers
Aree Davis Megan
Don Knotts Actor
Martin Klebba Happy Ghost

Technical Credits
Rob Minkoff Director,Executive Producer
Remi Adefarasin Cinematographer
Elizabeth Aldrich Choreography
Richard Baker Makeup Special Effects
David Berenbaum Screenwriter
Barry Bernardi Executive Producer
Stephen Cooper Set Decoration/Design
Chad S. Frey Set Decoration/Design
Beat Frutiger Art Director
Gail Goldberg Casting
Richard Graves Asst. Director
Andrew Gunn Producer
Don Hahn Producer
Lois G. Hoyos Set Decoration/Design
Hugo Santiago Set Decoration/Design
Sony Pictures Imageworks Animator
L. King-Devoreaux Stunts
Aric Lasher Set Decoration/Design
Mark Mancina Score Composer
Jeff Markwith Set Decoration/Design
Mona May Costumes/Costume Designer
Donna Morong Casting
John Myhre Production Designer
Priscilla Nedd-Friendly Editor
Greg Papalia Set Decoration/Design
Richard Romig Set Decoration/Design
Marcia Ross Casting
Lori Rowbotham Set Decoration/Design
Robert L. Sephton Sound/Sound Designer
Bruce K. West Set Decoration/Design
David Wyman Sound/Sound Designer

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Scene Index

Side #1 --
1. Opening Titles [3:18]
2. Evers and Evers [2:13]
3. Just One More Deal [1:36]
4. Jim Plans a Trip [3:06]
5. House Call [1:43]
6. Arriving at the Mansion [4:21]
7. Ramsley [5:47]
8. Spending the Night [2:23]
9. Jim Visits the Library [4:25]
10. The Kids Go Exploring [1:53]
11. Sara Looks for Jim [2:00]
12. Sara Learns About the Mansion [4:24]
13. Emma and Ezra [2:03]
14. Madame Leota [6:44]
15. The Graveyard [3:10]
16. The Mausoleum [6:03]
17. "First You Must Find the Trunk" [5:09]
18. An Unacceptable Union [3:30]
19. The Ballroom Dance [1:28]
20. The One True Elizabeth [1:46]
21. The Ceremony Begins [1:49]
22. Leota Helps Jim [1:53]
23. The Ceremony Is Interrupted [5:36]
24. End Credits [4:34]

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