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The 1981 Ghost Story makes its UK Blu-ray & DVD debut in December

26 October 2015

It was one of the most talked about horror films of the early 1980s, thanks, in no small part, for the wealth of Hollywood royalty nearing the end of their careers starring in what was, for many of them, the first and only horror film of their working lives.

The 1981 Ghost Story follows a quartet of elderly friends who while away the time in their dotage by telling each other spooky stories and creepy tales as part of their Chowder Society group. But when one of them meets an untimely end and the rest are afflicted with troubling nightmares, it appears as if past crimes could be catching up with them...

The film, based on the acclaimed Peter Straub bestseller (rated by Stephen King as one of the finest examples of the craft of the late 20th century) stars screen legends Fred Astaire, Melvyn Douglas, Douglas Fairbanks Jr and John Houseman. Three of the four were making their final film appearances ever, with the acclaimed horror proving to be a fitting epitaph for their talents. The film also stars a haunting Alice Krige (Star Trek).

Ghost Story will be released for the first time on UK Blu-ray and DVD on 7th December 2015 by Second Sight at the RRP of £19.99 for the Blu-ray and £15.99 for the DVD.

Special features:

  • Audio commentary by director John C. Irvin (The Dogs of War, Hamburger Hill, Robin Hood)

  • Author Peter Straub: Genesis

  • Actor Alice Krige on Alma and Eva

  • Screenwriter Lawrence D. Cohen and Producer Burt Weissbourd: Story Development

  • Albert Whitlock with Bill Taylor: Visual Effects

  • TV and radio spots

  • Photo gallery