The Ghost and the Darkness

Directed by Stephen Hopkins
Starring Michael Douglas, Val Kilmer

Paramount Home Video | January 7, 2005 | DVD

The Ghost and the Darkness is rated 5 out of 5 by 2.

The classic tale of predator vs. prey goes awry in this historical thriller starring Val Kilmer and Michael Douglas. In The Ghost And the Darkness Col. Patterson (Kilmer) has the daunting task of building an empire-expanding bridge, but when construction lags, due to man-eating lions, his duties instantly double. Enter American game hunter Charles Remington (Douglas) to assist in the hunt. Between the two of them they should be able to take out a couple of lions – but these aren’t ordinary lions. The unnerving suspense is reminiscent of Jaws, calling into question the identity of the true hunters.

 

Video Release: January 7, 2005

Theatrical Release: 1996

Runtime: 110

Rating: R (MPAA)

Studio: Paramount Home Video

UPC: 097363235071

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Rated 5 out of 5 by from The most Powerful and Exotic music ever in a movie For me the movie was terrific. The music especially in the beginning of the movie on the train is almost indescribable. It really moved me. If I had choose one movie to take with me to a deserted island with electricity of course, would be The Ghost and The Darkness.
Date published: 2006-04-01
Rated 5 out of 5 by from The Ghost and the Darkness I saw this movie when it was first released and absolutely loved it. Couldn't understand why it didn't really make it in the theatres. I thought it was amazing! Held my interest throughout, very suspenseful and followed the facts of history almost to the tee. Recommend to everyone - a must see.
Date published: 2005-09-20

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The Ghost and the Darkness

The Ghost and the Darkness

Directed by Stephen Hopkins
Starring Michael Douglas, Val Kilmer

Video Release: January 7, 2005

Theatrical Release: 1996

Runtime: 110

Rating: R (MPAA)

Studio: Paramount Home Video

UPC: 097363235071


Edition Description
  • Dolby SR
  • Closed Captioned
  • Color
  • Runtime: 110 minutes
  • NTSC (Canada and USA)
  • Wide Screen
  • Originally in English
  • Released in English

Synopsis

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...

Description

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.

Notes

Released theatrically in the USA October 11, 1996. Produced by Constellation Films. Color by Video Lab; prints by DeLuxe; shot with Panavision equipment.