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A Ghost Story [DVD] [2017]

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  • Release Date: 10/03/2017
  • Rating: R
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    Overall Customer Rating:
    85% of customers would recommend this product to a friend (60 out of 71)

    Special Features


    • "A Composer's Story" Featurette
    • "A Ghost Story and the Inevitable Passing of Time" Featurette
    • Audio Commentary with Director David Lowery
    • Deleted Scene

    Synopsis


    A Ghost Story
    A dead man (Casey Affleck) returns home to haunt his wife (Rooney Mara), manifesting as a ghost wearing a sheet with eyeholes over his head. He remains stuck in the house even after she moves out, and observes different sets of occupants over the course of several decades. At the same time, he tries to communicate with a ghost living in the house next door. Written and directed by David Lowery (Pete's Dragon, Ain't Them Bodies Saints). ~ Jack Rodgers, Rovi

    Cast & Crew


    • Casey Affleck
      Casey Affleck - C
    • Rooney Mara
      Rooney Mara - M
    • Will Oldham
      Will Oldham - Prognosticator
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      Rob Zabrecky - Pioneer Man
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      Kenneisha Thompson - Doctor



    Customer rating

    Rating 4.2 out of 5 stars with 71 reviews

    85%
    would recommend to a friend
    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      Time is All we Have

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      VandyPrice
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      It's not what A Ghost Story is saying. It's how A Ghost Story says it. Like chimes gently rustling in the wind or chills slowly creeping up your arms A Ghost Story somehow manages to give a sense of being so distant you're not one hundred percent sure what is causing the noise or the feeling, but at the same time it feels so deeply personal and so intimately cutting that deep down in your soul you know what it is. You know it's the wind, but you imagine something more ethereal. You know it's the melody of the song you're listening to, but you imagine it's because the singer is speaking directly to you; into your ear. It's difficult to describe past these dumbfounded attempts at articulating something meaningful just how much A Ghost Story hits you-that is, if it hits you. While it's difficult to describe all of the emotions and thoughts this latest film from David Lowery (Ain't Them Bodies Saints, Pete's Dragon) left me with I realize it will be just as difficult for some people to understand what the movieit is, what it's trying to do, or what the big deal is at all. And in many regards, this is understandable. This is a very quiet film-a film where people don't communicate and we, the audience, must discern what is happening and what is being felt from that non-verbal communication. We must allow Lowery and his 4:3 aspect ratio images to wash over us in a way that requires a fair amount of patience. If patient, the film seemingly speaks to you. If not, there is no need to waste your time on it. For me though, A Ghost Story worked in stages in that at first I was curious; never knowing where the story might lead or what might happen to the characters we see come in and out of the picture. Then, once the structure began to take shape, it became about the ideas-the themes of subjective spirituality, the concept of time and how it's the one thing we can't get more of no matter how rich we are, or the pain of dealing with loss and death and the inevitable nothingness everyone's future is likely to be, but that we hope and pray it's not. It's bleak. It's very bleak and it's very sad in how it captures small truths about life and the relationships we form while we're here. It's a film I find difficult to comprehend fully and thus is likely the reason it continues to resonate with me even days after seeing it and having watched several other films since. I keep returning to images, to sounds, and to the thoughts it instigated in my brain. It's a movie not for everyone, but if you find it's for you it's something pretty special.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      Unique story

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      JRoto
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      This is not a horror movie. It is not even scary, but that is not the intent of this movie. This film paints a unique story about the passage of time. The film is an independent studio film, produced by A24 and distributed by Lionsgate. Being an independent film the story moves at a much slower pace and has longer scenes without the rapid camera angle changes found in most big studio films today. I really enjoyed this movie for the story it tells, and I am glad to have added this film to my collection.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      One of the best films of 2017

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      seanmoconnor92
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      I had the privilege of seeing "A Ghost Story" in the theater in 2017 and thought it one of the best films of the year. Now, having bought the Blu-ray, that is confirmed. Part of that is because of the film's look, an old-fashioned, filmic look at death and grief, and that comes through in this Blu-ray release. I highly recommend this one.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

      Good but trying.

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      Drespy
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      Wasn’t sure at first if I liked or disliked this film, as it takes a very specific and languid approach that was sometimes trying as a viewer. However, for a film about the nature of time and love and loss, it’s part of the point. In the end, the style and direction was appreciated in a unique and wholly different style of filmmaking.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

      Good movie!

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      BatmanFan84
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      Good movie that honestly is not for everyone. It’s slow and not a horror film, instead what you are getting is a moving & sometimes sad movie about what comes after we die and how time can pass. I can understand how some may not enjoy it, but if you are in the mood for something different, I say give it a shot!

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 2 out of 5 stars

      Not my type of film

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      MovieFreak101
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      Before watching I had high expectations of this film as I heard very good things about it. Once I gave it a try I realized this is not my type of film. It is very very VERY slow paced hardly any background music and the dialog just bores me to sleep. Not saying it’s a bad film just not my favorite type.

      No, I would not recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      One of the best films of 2017.

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      Whaleman
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      This is a powerful and haunting movie that will leave you destroyed. But it's one of the most beautiful films I've ever seen and Casey Affleck gives one of his best performances of all time and he's under a sheet almost the entire film. This isn't a horror movie at all. But it's one I think should be seen.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 2 out of 5 stars

      A CHOST STORY???? REALLY???

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      pallacod
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      This movie was so highly praised and came highly recommended, so I purchased it. I found the film and plot boring and unimaginative. Sorry, but it had no appeal whatsoever to this moviegoer. And really?? A ghost??? I have seen better Halloween ghosts!!!

      No, I would not recommend this to a friend



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