Ghost Story [DVD] [1981]

John Irvin's big-screen adaptation of Peter Straub's horror novel Ghost Story arrives on DVD with a widescreen anamorphic transfer that preserves the original theatrical aspect ratio of 1.85:1. The English soundtrack is rendered in Dolby Digital Stereo. Spanish and French subtitles are accessible. There are no supplemental materials of any consequence, but this film has never looked better on home video.
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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

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