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DVD Reviews: Ghost Ship

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Reviewed by Tory Favro
Review Date: 27 March 2003
Distributed by:
Roadshow Home Entertainment
Running Time: 90 Minutes

All I can say is that if you haven't seen this one and you like horror films then you need a slap! The first five minutes of the movie will have you gasping, well at least I did as it shows something that I have never seen anything like it before in scope and ambition. You'll want to talk about it with anyone you can.

Ghost Ship is the story of a group of salvage hunters who come across a young man with a tale of an Italian Cruise liner from the 1960's that disappeared. He's seen it whilst flying his plane and wants a chance to get any of the profits that would be found during the salvage operation.

They think when they find gold onboard that they have it made. All they have done is find a force for evil that wants nothing less than control of their souls.

I found this movie to be compelling viewing, even when I didn't want to watch, I found myself unable to look away, thereby subjecting myself to many nasties that made me jump in my seat. It was a great film and I enjoyed the heck out of it. A word of warning to all our Australian readers though, Alex Dimitriades plays the part of a Spanish or Mexican guy (could be something else) and it's bit weird hearing him put that accent on. It's well done though and if it wasn't for the fact that so many Aussies know him, it wouldn't be noticed.

The movie looks and sounds absolutely brilliant with some great cinematography and ways of storytelling on display. There have been number of colour washes during the film, or so it appeared and these look stunning and certainly enhanced the movie. The sound is worked well for effect through all channels on the surround system.

The extras on the disc contain some real meat as well. Working your way through it all will take some time but you will learn a lot more about the making of the film and there is also a very creepy yet wonderful interactive section where by selecting particular blocks that are strung together will enable you to access more information as relayed by the characters in the film. They are creepy and essential viewing.

If you are into horror, get this movie and get it now! The twist at the end will have you salivating for more!

Ghost Ship Features

  • Documentary
  • Visual Effects Featurette
  • Prosthetics Featurette
  • Production Design Featurette
  • Secrets of the Antonia Graza
  • Interactive Tour of the Ghost Ship
  • Music Video "Not Falling"
  • Cast and Crew Bios
  • Theatrical Trailer


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