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Casper (Full Screen Special Edition) (1995)

Chauncey Leopardi , Spencer Vrooman , Brad Silberling  |  PG |  DVD
4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (176 customer reviews)

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  • Actors: Chauncey Leopardi, Spencer Vrooman, Malachi Pearson, Cathy Moriarty, Eric Idle
  • Directors: Brad Silberling
  • Format: Multiple Formats, Animated, Subtitled, Color, Dolby, DTS Surround Sound, NTSC
  • Language: English (Dolby Digital 5.1), French (Dolby Digital 5.1), Spanish (Dolby Digital 5.1)
  • Subtitles: Spanish, French
  • Dubbed: Spanish, French
  • Region: Region 1 (U.S. and Canada only. Read more about DVD formats.)
  • Aspect Ratio: 1.33:1
  • Number of discs: 1
  • Rated: PG (Parental Guidance Suggested)
  • Studio: Universal Studios
  • DVD Release Date: September 23, 2003
  • Run Time: 101 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (176 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: B0000AK7A8
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #108,784 in Movies & TV (See Top 100 in Movies & TV)
  • Learn more about "Casper (Full Screen Special Edition)" on IMDb

Special Features

  • Casper's Treasures Game
  • Casper's Spelling Lab Game
  • Casper's Cartoon Classic: Penguin For Your Thoughts
  • Casper's Cartoon Classic: Spooking with a Brogue
  • Casper's Spooky Saftey Tips
  • Casper's Scary Kitchen
  • Feature Commentary with Director Brad Silberling
  • Revealing Casper
  • Deleted Scene #91: Lucky Enough to be a Ghost
  • Photo & Poster Gallery
  • Cast & Ghosts
  • DVD-ROM Features
  • Recommendations

  • Editorial Reviews

    From director Brad Silberling and Steven Spielberg's Amblin Entertainment comes a live-action fun house ride filled with laughter, excitement and ghostly surprises. "Ghost therapist" Dr. James Harvey (Bill Pullman) and his daughter Kat (Christina Ricci) arrive at drafty, old Whipstaff Manor. Its greedy owner, Carrigan Crittendon (Cathy Moriarty), has hired Dr. Harvey to exorcise the house's apparitions: a friendly but lonely young ghost named Casper, who's just looking for a friend, and his outrageous uncles Stretch, Stinkie and Fatso (The Ghostly Trio). If the plan works, she and Dibs (Eric Idle), her partner-in-slime, can get their hands on the manor's fabled treasure. Meanwhile, Casper has found a kindred spirit in Kat, but The Ghostly Trio will not tolerate "fleshies" in their house. With hilarious antics and dazzling special effects from many of the creators of Who Framed Roger Rabbit and Jurassic Park, Casper is a mile-a-minute adventure comedy for the whole family.

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    12 of 14 people found the following review helpful
    5.0 out of 5 stars Will bring tears April 2, 2006
    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.

    Chrissy K. McVay - Author
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    8 of 9 people found the following review helpful
    5.0 out of 5 stars Movies for adults and children July 27, 2005
    By Katie
    i first saw this movie when i was younger and i still love it today. there are so many touching and comical moments that children and well as their parents can enjoy. i'm sure this film will become a classic in years to come. i hope everyone who has not seen this movie will see it soon so that they too will know of this wonderful family movie. it's the best children's movie that's come out in years.
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    3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
    5.0 out of 5 stars So glad I bought this! May 16, 2013
    Format:DVD|Verified Purchase
    Casper. The friendliest ghost you know! Seriously, another a great 90s Halloween movie. I went on a binge and bought a bunch of these movies on Amazon and probably had the greatest Halloween known to man! Do yourself a Hallow favor and buy the movie!
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    3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
    5.0 out of 5 stars Childhood movie May 24, 2013
    By Ghost
    Format:DVD|Verified Purchase
    All time fav. Movie as a child and I'm really glad a purchased the movie on amazon. The movie quality is good there was no problems there bought it in blu ray so thats a big up. I have no complains.
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    10 of 14 people found the following review helpful
    By Liz
    Format:VHS Tape
    Casper is a fun children's film, that can be watched as a family and keep everyone entertained. Unlike many movies concerning ghosts, there is no reason to worry that this movie will upset or scare even the most sensitive children. Casper is sweet and endearing, and even the vicious ghosts in this film are far from threatening as they quickly bring a smile to your face and alleviate any tension with humor.
    However, Casper does not rely souly on laughter, and has a strong plot to back it up. It raises spiritual questions that make you think, and has very heartfelt moments of intense emotion. You grow to care about the characters as we watch Casper and Kat in their simultaneous search for friendship, and Dr. Harvey in his quest to resolve his own unfinished business and finally get some closure.
    Malachi Pearson does an outstanding job as the voice of Casper, and portrays all of his emotions very convincingly. You can also look forward to a great performance from Bill Pullman, and will love hating the bumbling villains portrayed by Cathy Moriarty and Eric Idle. Unfortunately, there are times where Christina Ricci seems to have some difficulty filling her role as Kat, and occasionally makes scenes awkward and unconvincing.
    The score for this film is beautiful, and adds a great deal to the spirit and mood of the movie.
    There is some light use of profanity that I don't find necessary or appropriate for a family film aimed largely at children, but it can be easily overlooked.
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    1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
    4.0 out of 5 stars Casper (Widescreen Edition) August 11, 2014
    By warlord
    I loved this movie when I saw it in the theatre back in the 90s. I liked the way it explored Casper, born Casper McFadden, as a person, regardless of whether he was "alive" or "dead," and told us something about his life and his living family. I found Christina Ricci, as Kat, the girl he falls in love with, to be charming and engaging. Bill Pullman, as Kat's weirdo scientist father, seeks to learn what "haunts" ghosts and discussed some interesting theories about what drives spirits. Casper's uncles, the obnoxious Ghostly Trio, I could have done without. I found their slapstick over the top and heavy-handed, not to mention, unnecessary. The film is at its best when showing how a child's consciousness, lingering after physical death, continues to seek some meaning in a new plane of existence.
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    3 of 4 people found the following review helpful
    I have just seen this movie. The last time I saw it was when I was 13 years old (this was a long time ago). I bought it out of a DVD bin for [...] dollars and decided to watch it again.

    I wasn't disappointed. I loved Cathy Moriarty as Carrigan, and Eric Idle as Dibs. I thought that they were very funny as a duo.

    I felt sorry for Casper when he lost his chance to live permanently as a human, but I understood why he did it. Overall, there are a lot of emotional moments and laughs in the film.

    If people are wondering what the rating on the movie is about - there are a few swears, and a few characters die and are re-animated, but that's about it.

    I would recommend watching it.
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    1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
    5.0 out of 5 stars An excellent movie of "Casper The Friendly Ghost"! October 20, 2013
    Casper The Friendly Ghost was a famous cartoon of the 1950's and 1960's. A few decades later it became an excellent movie starring Bill Pullman and Christina Ricci. Pullman plays a scientist who is interested in the paranormal since the death of his wife, and he is one kooky scientist! Ricci, is his long suffering daughter who puts up with her dad's kookiness. They move into a haunted house to investigate ghosts and encounter Casper, a ghost who was a boy about 80 years before. The plot is great, the two "bad guys" are portrayed by Cathy Moriarty and Eric Idle. There are some guest appearances such as "Ghostbuster" Dan Akryod who runs out of the house afraid. The plot is great as well as the scenery inside the house and good special effects. This is a fun movie to watch with the family and has some quite touching scenes as well. HIGHLY RECOMMENDED!
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    Most Recent Customer Reviews
    5.0 out of 5 stars A great addition to your Family Halloween Movies
    A great Halloween movie for kids without blood, gore, or frightening images.
    Published 5 hours ago by R. Diffy
    4.0 out of 5 stars I LIKE IT
    Published 11 hours ago by T. HOANG
    5.0 out of 5 stars Bought to share one of my favorite Childhood movies with my children
    Bought to share one of my favorite Childhood movies with my children, they loved it and I'm happy to watch it with them in the weeks leading up to Halloween.
    Published 3 days ago by David C.
    5.0 out of 5 stars 5 Super Stars!
    my favorite movies of all time and I love Casper. Thank you!
    Published 8 days ago by Dragonborn
    5.0 out of 5 stars Can I keep you?
    Seriously, who doesn't love this movie?
    Published 1 month ago by Connie
    5.0 out of 5 stars A classic!
    Who doesn't love a good Halloween movie? Casper is a classic. Christina Ricci is one of my favorites. If you're looking for an awesome movie for the Fall season..pick this up!
    Published 1 month ago by Kate Newton
    5.0 out of 5 stars The Friendliest Ghost I KNow
    Loved Casper as a child, love this live action movie as an adult and watch it with my grandchildren.
    Published 1 month ago by Renoss
    5.0 out of 5 stars "A GREAT FAMILY MOVIE"
    Who doesn't remember CASPER THE FRIENDLY GHOST CARTOONS?! This isn't a cartoon movie, but it is a terrific family movie with great special effects like the ROGER RABBIT, actually... Read more
    Published 1 month ago by Shaunna Jaynes
    5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
    A great Halloween family movie for young kids. Love ut
    Published 1 month ago by Joanna liranzo
    5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
    I was very pleased with this movie. It came super quick.
    Published 1 month ago by sara
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    Transfer it to Bluray!!!!!!!!!!!!
    I agree! One of my favorite movies from when I was a kid!
    Sep 8, 2012 by B. Marler |  See all 4 posts
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