January 7, 2005
Paramount Home Video
- Dolby SR
- Closed Captioned
- Runtime: 110 minutes
- NTSC (Canada and USA)
- Wide Screen
- Originally in English
- Released in English
Based on a true story, this film takes place in Africa at the turn of the century and concerns two ferocious lions who killed 130 railroad construction workers in two months. A pair of courageous hunters, no-nonsense Col. John Patterson and gregarious Charles Remington, set out to shoot the creatures, known as The Ghost and The Darkness. Making their task even harder is the fact that the two animals are behaving in un-lionlike ways, for they kill in tandem, attack in the daylight, and show no fear of anything, whether it be a force of nature -- or human...
Assigned to eliminate a pair of voracious lions responsible for the slaughter of more than a hundred bridge workers in East Africa in 1896, a by-the-book British engineer teams up with a renegade game hunter and sets out after the beasts. Now the question becomes: Are the men the hunters, or the hunted? Based on a true story. Academy Awards Nominations: Best Sound Effects Editing. Academy Awards: Best Sound Effects Editing.
Released theatrically in the USA October 11, 1996.
Produced by Constellation Films.
Color by Video Lab; prints by DeLuxe; shot with Panavision equipment.