Ghost Ship (UK)
Running Time: 87 mins
Retail Price: £15.99
Content Type: Movie
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!
Behind the scenes documentary (15 mins). `Secrets of the Antonia Graza` - tour of the Ship (15 mins). Visual effects featurette (6 mins). `A Closer Look at the Gore` - prosthetics featurette (6 mins). `Designing the Ghost Ship` - production design featurette (6 mins). `Not Falling` - music video.
Widescreen Letterbox 1.78:1
Dolby Digital 5.1 English
Dolby Digital 5.1 French
Dolby Digital 5.1 Italian
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Your Opinions and Comments
I was really hoping for a gory thriller, but instead got a semi-gory, thriller-wannabe.
The scenery was just right - a ghost ship in the middle of the ocean, some nice sound effects, moderate gore, but what the hell (pun intended) happened to the script???
The video transfer is very good. There are no compression signs to be seen and the visual effects are mostly excellent (especially the opening scene).
The DD 5.1 soundtrack is good. The surrounds are used to add some spookiness to the already spooky surrounding.
The menus are animated with sound.
The extras include a behind the scenes look with some explanations about the special effects, an interactive game and a dreadful music video.
Bottom line - sadly, other than the opening scene, this is yet another flop in the so-called horror genre.
In the beginning, you get some truly shocking scene with a bunch of people getting chopped up and then fall apart and then it gets horrible later on. Avoid.
See no evil, hear no evil