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- Rated: R
- Closed captioning available
- Run Time: 1 hours, 49 minutes
- Video: Color
- Released: September 12, 2017
- Originally Released: 1996
- Label: Paramount
- Encoding: Region 1 (USA & Canada)
- Dolby Digital 5.1 - English, French
- Dolby Digital Surround - English, French
- Subtitles - English, Spanish
Performers, Cast and Crew:
|Starring||Michael Douglas & Val Kilmer|
|Performer:||Om Puri, Emily Mortimer, Tom Wilkinson, Henry Cele, Bernard Hill, Brian McCardie & John Kani|
|Directed by||Stephen Hopkins|
|Edited by||Julie Janata & Robert Brown|
|Screenwriting by||William Goldman|
|Composition by||Jerry Goldsmith|
|Produced by||Paul B. Radin, A. Kitman Ho & Gale Anne Hurd|
|Director of Photography:||Vilmos Zsigmond|
...A classy, high-gloss yarn with sterling production values, fine performances and breathtaking vistas. It's a literate and eerie true-life chiller...
Rating: 2/4 -- The camerawork is frenetic and confusing, and the big confrontations are as likely to provoke unintentional laughter as edge-of-the-seat excitement. Full Review
A roaring adventure. Full Review
Rating: 2/5 -- It sounds like it might be a good movie, but it ain't.
Rating: 0.5/4 -- It lacks even the usual charm of being so bad it's funny. It's just bad. Full Review
Rating: 2/4 -- Ranges in quality from adolescent boys' adventure stories to Heart of Darkness.
Globe and Mail
Rating: 1/4 -- The picture is too lightweight, too posturing and too self-important to go in an introspective direction. Full Review
San Francisco Chronicle
Based on a true story, THE GHOST AND THE DARKNESS takes place in Africa during the late 1890s and concerns two ferocious lions who killed 130 railroad construction workers in only two months. A pair of courageous men, no-nonsense engineer John Patterson (Val Kilmer) and rugged hunter Charles Remington (Michael Douglas), set out to shoot the creatures, known as the Ghost and the Darkness. Making their task even harder is the two animals un-lionlike behavior--they kill in tandem, attack in the daylight, and show no fear of anything. Soon the hunters become the hunted....
- Released theatrically in the USA October 11, 1996.
- Produced by Constellation Films.
- Color by Video Lab; prints by DeLuxe; shot with Panavision equipment.