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    Unique ID Code: 0000031216
    Added by: DVD Reviewer
    Added on: 27/2/2002 07:28
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    Ghost And The Darkness, The (UK)

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    Prey for the hunter
    Certificate: 15
    Running Time: 106 mins
    Retail Price: £19.99
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    Micheal Douglas and Val Kilmer star in this tense, terrific and true adventure set in 1896 East Africa. There, two lions on a man-eating rampage have shut down the construction of a railway. The beasts hunt together, showing no fear of man or fire. What`s more, they`re killing for sport rather than for food - and they have an almost supernatural knack for knowing what traps await them. Big-game hunter Remington (Douglas) and construction engineer Patterson (Kilmer) set out to stop these unstoppable monsters. But, in this astonishing tale of man against beast, the hunters become the hunted.

    Special Features:
    Theatrical Trailer

    Video Tracks:
    Widescreen Anamorphic 2.35:1

    Audio Tracks:
    Dolby Digital 5.1 English
    Dolby Digital 5.1 Spanish

    Subtitle Tracks:

    Directed By:
    Stephen Hopkins

    Written By:

    Brian McCardie
    Bernard Hill
    John Kani
    Tom Wilkinson
    Val Kilmer
    Michael Douglas

    Casting By:
    Sarah Trevis
    Mary Selway

    Soundtrack By:
    Jerry Goldsmith

    Director of Photography:
    Vilmos Zsigmond

    Steve Mirkovich
    Robert Brown
    Roger Bondelli

    Costume Designer:
    Ellen Mirojnick

    Production Designer:
    Stuart Wurtzel

    Paul B. Radin
    Gale Anne Hurd
    A. Kitman Ho
    Grant Hill

    Executive Producer:
    Steven Reuther
    Michael Douglas

    Paramount Pictures

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    6 / 10
    Take "Jaws", put it in Africa, replace the shark with 2 deadly man-eating lions and you`ve got the script for this movie.
    While I find the idea of hunting animals (for whatever reason) appalling, this movie can be enjoyed, especially due to its striking African scenes.
    The video transfer is ok. There are no compression signs but the transfer is not clear of dust particles and a few scratches.
    The DD 5.1 soundtrack is good. Africa comes out through all the surrounds very nicely. The sub gets a hell of a workout during the numerous roar scenes.
    The menus are still and silent.
    The disk offers no extras at all.
    Bottom line - an average story that gets a bit too long. Watch it for the beautiful African savanna scenes.
    posted by Zvi Josef on 27/2/2002 08:35