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Paramount Press Release: Ghost Town (DVD/Blu-ray)

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#1 of 2 OFFLINE   Ronald Epstein

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Posted November 19 2008 - 08:59 AM



Debuts on DVD and Blu-ray December 28, 2008 with Exclusive Bonus Features

HOLLYWOD, CALIF. – Ghost Town is a “hilarious romantic comedy” (Time) arriving on DVD and Blu-ray on December 28, 2008 from Paramount Home Entertainment. Emmy® winner Ricky Gervais (“The Office,” Stardust), Oscar® nominee Greg Kinnear (Little Miss Sunshine, Baby Mama) and Téa Leoni (Spanglish, Fun with Dick and Jane) star in this “clever, heartfelt and funny” (“Entertainment Tonight”) tale about a man, a woman and a ghost. The feel-good comedy of the season, Ghost Town is a perfect pick-me-up for the post holiday blues.

Ricky Gervais is Bertram Pincus, a New York City dentist with the people skills of a barracuda. When a routine surgery goes awry, Pincus is pronounced dead, but miraculously revived seven minutes later. The ill-mannered Manhattanite suffers only one lasting after-effect: the ability to see and speak with the dead. When word gets out in the spirit community, Pincus is irritated to discover he’s the go-to-guy for every phantom with unfinished business in the city. At the forefront of the ghostly mob is recently deceased Frank Herlihy (Greg Kinnear), who is determined to stop the remarriage of his widow, Gwen (Téa Leoni). The laughs unfold when the prickly and romantically inexperienced Pincus, smitten with Gwen, tries to woo her away from her betrothed—with hysterically awkward results.


Ghost Town is presented in widescreen enhanced for 16:9 televisions with Dolby Digital English 5.1 Surround, French 5.1 Surround and Spanish 5.1 Surround with English, French and Spanish subtitles. Total runtime is 102 minutes. Bonus features includes:

• Commentary by David Koepp and Ricky Gervais
• Making Ghost Town
• Ghostly Effects
• Some People Can Do It

Hi-Def Features on Blu-ray:

The Ghost Town Blu-ray is presented in 1080p High Definition with English 5.1 Dolby True HD, French 5.1 Dolby Digital and Spanish 5.1 Dolby Digital and English, English SDH, French, Spanish and Brazilian Portuguese subtitles. Bonus features include:

• Commentary by David Koepp and Ricky Gervais
• Making Ghost Town
• Ghostly Effects
• Some People Can Do It

Street date: December 28, 2008
DVD Pricing: $19.99 U.S./$24.99 Canada
Blu-ray Pricing: $29.99 U.S./$36.99 Canada
Runtime: 102 minutes
U.S. Rating: PG- 13 (Some strong language, sexual humor and drug references)
Canadian Rating: PG (Coarse language, language may offend)


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#2 of 2 OFFLINE   Scott_J



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Posted November 20 2008 - 11:36 AM

Are those prices MSRP? I doubt it because $29.99 seems awfully low for a major-studio new release, but it would be nice if it is.

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