Blu-ray Disc Features:
- Rated: PG-13
- Run Time: 2 hours, 7 minutes
- Video: Color
- Released: January 8, 2013
- Originally Released: 1990
- Label: Paramount Catalog
- Encoding: Region [unknown]
Performers, Cast and Crew:
Academy Awards 1990 -
Best Original Screenplay: Bruce Joel Rubin
Academy Awards 1990 -
Best Supporting Actress: Whoopi Goldberg
New York Times - 07/13/1990
"...Eccentric enough to remain interesting....[Goldberg] makes the most of it..."
Premiere - 04/01/2004
"[F]unny and touching and memorable."
Ultimate DVD - 05/01/2007
5 stars out of 5 -- "Swayze and Moore were two stars at the absolute top of their game and it's their magnetic chemistry that gives enduring momentum to this story..."
Shortly after moving into a new Manhattan apartment, a pair of lovers are separated by a street thug's bullet. Communicating through a frazzled false medium, the man's ghost tries to avenge his death and protect his girlfriend. Academy Award Nominations: 4, including Best Picture, Best Original Score. Academy Awards: 2, including Best (Original) Screenplay, Best Supporting Actress--Whoopi Goldberg.
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- Theatrical release: July 13, 1990.
- Shot in Technicolor.
- Despite mixed reviews, "Ghost" was the runaway hit of 1990 and was near the top of the list for box office grosses for that year.
- Director Jerry Zucker is better known as part of the slapstick comedy team of Zucker, David Zucker, and Jim Abrahams who made "Airplane!" "Ruthless People," "The Naked Gun," and "Hot Shots." This is his first foray into films with a more "serious" subject matter.
- Whoopi Goldberg's Academy Award for her performance in this film made her the second black woman in history to win an Academy Award.
- Film was shown at the Deauville Film Festival in France, September 1990, and at the Valladolid Film Festival in Spain, October 1990.
- Estimated budget: $20 million.
- The film grossed more than $215 million at the domestic box office and more than $500 million worldwide.
- "Good Spirits & Dark Spirits" visual effects supervisors (John Van Vliet and Kathy Kean)
- "Since I Fell for You" written by Buddy Johnson.
"No Hiding Place" performed by Dorothy Love Coates and The Original Gospel Harmonettes
"Kyrie Opening" by David Hykes and performed by David Hykes and Harmonic Choir
"I'm Henry VIII I Am" by Fred Murray and R.P. Weston.
- Available to buy in the UK (widescreen version).