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    Unique ID Code: 0000171864
    Added by: Stuart McLean
    Added on: 4/12/2015 14:59
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    Ghost Story

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    Certificate: 18
    Running Time: 88 minutes
    Retail Price: £19.99
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    Content Type: Movie

    It was one of the most talked about horror films of the early 1980s, thanks, in no small part, for the wealth of Hollywood royalty nearing the end of their careers starring in what was, for many of them, the first and only horror film of their working lives.

    And now, for the first time in the UK, Ghost Story arrives on Blu-ray and DVD courtesy of Second Sight on 7th December 2015.

    The film, based on the acclaimed Peter Straub bestseller (rated by Stephen King as one of the finest examples of the craft of the late 20th century) stars screen legends Fred Astaire, Melvyn Douglas, Douglas Fairbanks Jr and John Houseman. Three of the four were making their final film appearances ever, with the acclaimed horror proving to be a fitting epitaph for their talents. The film also stars a haunting Alice Krige (Star Trek).

    Ghost Story follows a quartet of elderly friends who while away the time in their dotage by telling each other spooky stories and creepy tales as part of their Chowder Society group.

    But when one of them meets an untimely end and the rest are afflicted with troubling nightmares, it appears as if past crimes could be catching up with them…

    Special Features:
    Bonus features: Audio Commentary by Director John C. Irvin Author Peter Straub: Genesis Actor Alice Krige on Alma and Eva Screenwriter Lawrence D. Cohen and Producer Burt Weissbourd: Story Development Albert Whitlock with Bill Taylor: Visual Effects TV and Radio Spots, Photo Gallery

    Video Tracks:
    Video: 1080pp Colour

    Audio Tracks:
    LPCM Dual Mono

    Directed By:
    John Irvin

    Written By:

    Craig Wasson
    Alice Krige
    Fred Astaire
    Melvyn Douglas
    Douglas Fairbanks Jr
    John Houseman

    Casting By:
    Mike Fenton

    Soundtrack By:
    Philippe Sarde

    Director of Photography:
    Jack Cardiff

    Tom Rolf

    Production Designer:
    Norman Newberry

    Burt Weissbourd

    Second Sight

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