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    Unique ID Code: 0000047672
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    Added on: 13/4/2003 11:26
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    Ghost Ship (Widescreen) (US)

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    Sea Evil
    Certificate: R
    Running Time: 91 mins
    Retail Price: $27.95
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    Finders keepers. Any abandoned ship floating in international waters can be claimed and towed to port by whoever is fortunate enoughito find it. Or, in the case of one team of salvage experts, unfortunate enough.

    Ghost Ship is a stylish, effects-packed chiller from House On Haunted Hill and Thirteen Ghosts producers Joel Silver, Robert Zemeckis and Gilbert Adler. Salvagers trained for any situation imaginable come face to horrifying face with the unimaginable after boarding a derelict luxury liner. Julianna Margulies, Gabriel Byrne, Ron Eldard and Isaiah Washington are among the hands on deck who`ll confront a seafaring collector of souls. Steve Beck (Thirteen Ghosts) directs this terror-de-force. Bon voyage, fright fans!

    Special Features:
    Unlock the Secrets of the Antonia Graza Featuring Spectacular Never-Before-Seen Footage & Frightening Untold Tales & More
    Go On Location With These Masters Of Maritime Macabre in Max On Set: Ghost Ship
    3 Shivery How-They-Did-It Pieces: A Closer Look At the Gore, Designing the Ghost Ship and Visual Effects
    Mudvayne Not Falling Music Video
    Theatrical Trailer
    Enhanced Features For Your DVD-ROM PC

    Video Tracks:
    Widescreen Anamorphic 1.85:1

    Audio Tracks:
    Dolby Digital 5.1 English
    Dolby Digital 5.1 French

    Subtitle Tracks:
    CC: English

    Directed By:
    Steve Beck

    Written By:

    Isaiah Washington
    Desmond Harrington
    Ron Eldard
    Julianna Margulies
    Gabriel Byrne

    Casting By:
    Tom McSweeney
    Fiona McMaster
    Lora Kennedy

    Soundtrack By:
    Alec Wilder
    Gino Paoli
    John Frizzell

    Director of Photography:
    Gale Tattersall

    Rebecca Weigold
    Roger Barton

    Costume Designer:
    Margot Wilson

    Robert Zemeckis
    Joel Silver
    Richard Mirisch
    Susan Levin
    Stephen Jones
    Gilbert Adler

    Executive Producer:
    Steve Richards
    Bruce Berman

    Warner Bros

    Your Opinions and Comments

    8 / 10
    A decent "creep them up" thriller a-la Sixth Sense. Nothing too unusual about the plot, a decent twist revealed at the end and a few good scenes (look out for the opera singer) which are good enough to raise this above the run of the mill films of it`s genre. Much better than the over hyped "Below".

    Picture is good, nice dark colours, as you would expect for a new film and a WB DVD.

    Audio is very good, the creaks and groans of the ship will work your subwoofer and the surrounds deliver a creepy feeling when needed.

    Features are the usual making of etc. Interesting but nothing too spectactular.

    Overall a pretty good thriller. Worth buying on R1 as it`s not due out on R2 for a good while. I would recommend at least a rental.

    Just one thing: Warner Bros. STOP USING THOSE HORRIBLE CARDBOARD BOXES!!!!
    posted by Nigel S on 26/4/2003 00:53
    4 / 10
    This is one of those Hollywood movie that would`ve worked as a B film instead of an A list production because it fails on just about every other level. This is one of those horror movies where I`m rooting for the ghosts to bump off the each member of the crew one by one because they`re all so stupid they deserve whatever happens to them. After a strong opening the film just seems to go through the usual slasher movie motions. The movie does have a few strong points: the opening and the fact that it`s the goriest horror film I`ve seen in recent years. This is presented in a matted 1.85:1 letterbox format with a decent video transfer though nothing to write home about and has a very good 5.1 surround track (especially effective if watching it a night with the lights out). I can`t comment on the extra feature because I haven`t veiwed them. Others may find more something out of this to enjoy but I feel this is another film that wastes an otherwise talented cast.
    posted by Soulman1 on 11/5/2003 02:29