The Ghost and the Darkness [DVD] [1996]

  • SKU: 33155746
  • Release Date: 09/12/2017
  • Rating: R
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Overall Customer Rating:
100% of customers would recommend this product to a friend (7 out of 7)

Special Features


  • Closed Captioned

Synopsis


The Ghost and the Darkness
A man bringing modern transportation to the ancient jungles of Africa discovers one of man's oldest enemies lays in wait for him in this period adventure drama. John Beaumont (Tom Wilkinson) is the owner of a British railroad firm who is building a rail line through Uganda. A bridge is needed so that the tracks may cross a large river, and engineer John Henry Patterson (Val Kilmer) is summoned to the African nation to supervise construction. While Beaumont has placed Patterson under a strict deadline, the bridge designer is certain that with his guidance, the local laborers will be able to complete the job in time. However, when several workers are killed in an attack by a lion, Patterson is forced to deal with the animal; while he bags a lion who invades the work site one evening, it soon becomes obvious that there's more than one predator in the nearby jungle. The lion attacks continue, eventually claiming the lives of 130 men, and Patterson and Beaumont finally agree to call in Charles Remmington (Michael Douglas), an expert hunter who understands the nature of the man-eaters and knows how to lure them into his trap. The Ghost and the Darkness is based on a true story, which was previously brought to the screen in 1953, in Arch Oboler's pioneering 3-D adventure Bwana Devil. ~ Mark Deming, Rovi

Cast & Crew


  • Michael Douglas
    Michael Douglas - Charles Remington
  • Val Kilmer
    Val Kilmer - Col. John Henry Patterson
  • Tom Wilkinson
    Tom Wilkinson - John Beaumont
  • John Kani
    John Kani - Samuel
  • Om Puri
    Om Puri - Abdullah



Customer rating

4.7
100%
would recommend to a friend
  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    I love anything that based on actual facts.

    Posted
    Boogersnot
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    This movie has me realing at the fact that male Lions traveled in a man killer mentality. I have heard many stories about young males working together to feed themselves but never in this capacity. To actually hunt a specific pray only for sport is terrifying. The scene were they have moved the hospital to lure the Lions in makes them seem cunning and very intelligent. It's the way they could tell human blood from animal that pits your stomach.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    BEST AFRICAN ADVENTUE SINCE KINGS SOLMONS MINES

    Posted
    Anonymous

    DOUGLAS FITS THE PART OF REMINGTON THE HUNTER AS IF ITWAS JUST WRITTEN FOR HIM---AND THEN YOU HAVE VAL---THE MAN KILMER---WHAT CAN I SAY---I THINK THE LIONS--PLAYED AND ACTED JUST A LITTLE BETTER------AND AT NOW LEAST THE ACTUAL TWO LIONS ARE NOW AT THE ---CHICAGO FIELD MUSEM ----FOR THE OVER ALL GREAT THRILLING AFRICAN ADVENTURE BASED ON TRUE EVENTS---AS THEY SAY----

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Truly Frightening

    Posted
    Sarah1233
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    This movie is amazing. Very old school, and thats probably what appeals to me most. It is a true story about the lions of Tsavo, and thats absolutely fascinates me! A definate purchase for anyone interested in Africa or wildlife!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Pure Greatness

    Posted
    Layz

    Both Val Kilmer and Michael Douglass are just brilliant in this thriller movie about two lions in Africa on a long killing spree. This movie is intense and will have wondering if the lions are truely the kings of the jungle

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    A must own

    Posted
    Newmanzk

    This movie, is very intense in getting you to feel for the characters. It is a little on the adult side, but i wouldn't think for a moment to not let my kids see it. The horror of africa, and with great acting.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great Movie.

    Posted
    Nakk

    One of my favorite movies, a must see for sure. it really needs a Bluray release.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Excellent true story!

    Posted
    1moviebuff

    This movie has become my husband and grandson's favorite movie. Well worth a watch.

    I would recommend this to a friend



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