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Ghost Story [Blu-ray] [1981]

  • SKU: 29285319
  • Release Date: 11/24/2015
  • Rating: R
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    Ratings & Reviews


    Overall Customer Rating:
    100% of customers would recommend this product to a friend (7 out of 7)

    Special Features


    • Audio commentary by director John Irvin
    • New Interviews with author Peter Straub, acress Alice Krige, screenwriter Lawrence D. Cohen, producer Burt Weissbourd and matte photographer Bill Taylor
    • Photo gallery
    • TV and Radio spots
    • Vintage theatrical trailer

    Synopsis


    Ghost Story
    This 1981 John Irvin picture constitutes an adaptation of Peter Straub's colossal, bestselling novel. The central plot -- shared by both book and film -- revolves around the four elderly members of the Chowder Society (Fred Astaire, Melvyn Douglas, Douglas Fairbanks, Jr. and John Houseman), who gather in each other's drawing rooms each winter to sip cognac and spin elaborate ghost stories. The four men also share a dark secret far more unsettling than fiction -- a secret which has literally come back to haunt them, as well as their own adult offspring. Each man is visited by a hideous specter bearing the likeness of a young woman (Alice Krige) they accidentally killed 50 years ago when spurning her mischievous sexual advances. ~ Cavett Binion, Rovi

    Cast & Crew


    • Fred Astaire
      Fred Astaire - Ricky Hawthorne
    • Melvyn Douglas
      Melvyn Douglas - John Jaffrey
    • Douglas Fairbanks, Jr.
      Douglas Fairbanks, Jr. - Edward Wanderley
    • John Houseman
      John Houseman - Sears James
    • Craig Wasson
      Craig Wasson - Don/David Wanderley



    Customer rating

    Rating 4.7 out of 5 stars with 7 reviews

    100%
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    • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

      Good ghost story.

      Posted
      buddylady12
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      Ghost Story has some great old time actors, and the lady that played the Borg Queen in Star Trek, Alice Krige. I found the movie quite interesting and at times scary. See it with a partner late at night with the lights off.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      Purchased as a gift, and they love it

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      DnDFantasyFootball
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      My neighbors are big horror fans, and I purchased this as a gift for them on advice from a friend. They were skeptical, but they told me they really enjoyed it, and plan on recommending it to others.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

      Great cast

      Posted
      BrienBoo
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      This movie has a great cast and tells a solid ghost story, although some of the special effects are cheesy all these years later, A fun movie, nothing classic, however.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      Old school horror

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      Jrd1
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      I watched this when I was younger and wanted to own it. Excellent picture quality

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      Great Classic!

      Posted
      davy
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      I love the Classics! And this movie truly was good!

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      Great DVD

      Posted
      ILovethe80s
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      Ghost Story is a compelling film. The Blu Ray has great special features.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      Ghost Story

      Posted
      Hoot
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      An edge of your seat based on secrets with a great cast to boot!

      I would recommend this to a friend



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