1. Join Now

    AVForums.com uses cookies. By continuing to use this site, you are agreeing to our use of cookies. Learn More.

Anyone seen Ghost Ship?

Discussion in 'Movie Forum' started by Ewan, Mar 3, 2004.

  1. Ewan

    Ewan
    Guest

    Products Owned:
    0
    Products Wanted:
    0
    Ratings:
    +0
    Hi!
    Has anyone seen Ghost Ship? Is it any good?

    Thanks
     
  2. Garrett

    Garrett
    Moderator

    Joined:
    Apr 21, 2001
    Messages:
    33,557
    Products Owned:
    2
    Products Wanted:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    167
    Location:
    The best thief you’ll never see.
    Ratings:
    +4,457
    I have not seen it but my mate saw it and was plesently surprised how good it was.
     
  3. Confucius

    Confucius
    Active Member

    Joined:
    Feb 1, 2001
    Messages:
    2,103
    Products Owned:
    0
    Products Wanted:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    51
    Location:
    Oxford
    Ratings:
    +90
    Yes.

    My R1 DVD will soon be for sale on E-Bay.
     
  4. Rambo John J

    Rambo John J
    Well-known Member

    Joined:
    Aug 11, 2000
    Messages:
    3,760
    Products Owned:
    0
    Products Wanted:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    136
    Location:
    Hanoi Hilton
    Ratings:
    +991
    I thought it went rapidly downhill after the first 10 minutes.
     
  5. GrahamC

    GrahamC
    Active Member

    Joined:
    Jul 22, 2001
    Messages:
    2,258
    Products Owned:
    0
    Products Wanted:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    51
    Location:
    Morecambe, U.K.
    Ratings:
    +67
    Thought it was good, rent it or wait for it to go to the cheap bin.
     
  6. o THE CHAD o

    o THE CHAD o
    Active Member

    Joined:
    Nov 22, 2003
    Messages:
    1,473
    Products Owned:
    0
    Products Wanted:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    51
    Location:
    London
    Ratings:
    +83
    yeh,not a bad movie.good surround sound.

    pick it up cheap if you can.
     
  7. miniman

    miniman
    Active Member

    Joined:
    Apr 14, 2003
    Messages:
    567
    Products Owned:
    0
    Products Wanted:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    18
    Location:
    Birmingham
    Ratings:
    +7
    Watchable but thats about all, IMO
     
  8. figlio

    figlio
    Standard Member

    Joined:
    Dec 17, 2002
    Messages:
    179
    Products Owned:
    0
    Products Wanted:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    18
    Location:
    Malta
    Ratings:
    +1
    its only a movie to see it ones but you might like it if you like these kind of movies.
     
  9. Kevo

    Kevo
    Well-known Member

    Joined:
    Aug 23, 2001
    Messages:
    5,364
    Products Owned:
    1
    Products Wanted:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    86
    Location:
    Manchester
    Ratings:
    +146
    Run of the mill horror flick, nothing special.

    Worth a watch, but wouldn't buy it.
     
  10. CrazyHorse

    CrazyHorse
    Well-known Member

    Joined:
    Apr 17, 2003
    Messages:
    4,144
    Products Owned:
    0
    Products Wanted:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    106
    Ratings:
    +305
    Disappointing. After a really promising opening it turned into a below average horror flick with little real tension or atmosphere.

    But compared to its' directors previous film - the truly awful Thirteen Ghosts - it's a masterpiece!
     
  11. Phil Hinton

    Phil Hinton
    Editor Staff Member

    Joined:
    Jan 18, 2001
    Messages:
    9,785
    Products Owned:
    3
    Products Wanted:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    166
    Location:
    AVForums
    Ratings:
    +7,185
  12. jdg

    jdg
    Guest

    Products Owned:
    0
    Products Wanted:
    0
    Ratings:
    +0
    definately NOT a good movie!
     
  13. Simon6776

    Simon6776
    Member

    Joined:
    Jan 7, 2003
    Messages:
    2,258
    Products Owned:
    0
    Products Wanted:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    51
    Location:
    West Sussex, U.K.
    Ratings:
    +33
    Very average. Made by the same people who did 13 Ghosts, which was better imho.
     
  14. Kevo

    Kevo
    Well-known Member

    Joined:
    Aug 23, 2001
    Messages:
    5,364
    Products Owned:
    1
    Products Wanted:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    86
    Location:
    Manchester
    Ratings:
    +146
    Since when did they last make a decent, scary horror film?

    I think they've forgotten how!

    And no, The Ring wasn't scary either.
     
  15. Dean

    Dean
    Well-known Member

    Joined:
    Jun 20, 2003
    Messages:
    2,704
    Products Owned:
    0
    Products Wanted:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    86
    Location:
    London
    Ratings:
    +190
    Thought that Wrong Turn is excellent, very much disappointed with Jeepers Creepers 2... Ghost ship is average.
     
  16. onefivenine

    onefivenine
    Well-known Member

    Joined:
    Nov 5, 2003
    Messages:
    3,351
    Products Owned:
    0
    Products Wanted:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    136
    Location:
    Edinburgh
    Ratings:
    +647
    Final Destination (1 and 2) are both excellent and re-watchable in my opinion. Best I've seen since the first Nightmare on Elm Street and Salem's Lot - back when I was about 11 yrs old.

    Freddy vs Jason was bordering on being too cheesy but I still enjoyed it.
     
  17. Techno Freak

    Techno Freak
    Standard Member

    Joined:
    Aug 24, 2003
    Messages:
    312
    Products Owned:
    0
    Products Wanted:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    16
    Location:
    North-East
    Ratings:
    +0
    Ghost Ship is pants......

    The opening scene is ok but after that it is woefull - badly acted, poorly shot and terrible sound if you are watching it on a decent system.

    Funky holographic DVD box cover though.

    Final Destination 1& 2 - supberb.

    I am looking forward to Cabin Fever although I think that got mized reviews.

    I though Darkness Falls was scary and for a different type of scary film try My Little Eye - probably not to everyones tastes but a different film none the less.
     
  18. chris110

    chris110
    Standard Member

    Joined:
    Jan 10, 2004
    Messages:
    221
    Products Owned:
    0
    Products Wanted:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    16
    Location:
    Gloucester, SW England
    Ratings:
    +0
    I liked My little eye, aswell as most of the ones mentioned on here previously, including Ghost Ship. I guess it don't take too much to please me then :D
     
  19. parkender

    parkender
    Guest

    Products Owned:
    0
    Products Wanted:
    0
    Ratings:
    +0
    Kevo

    Have you seen Ring – the original Japanese film that The Ring was a remake of? I’ve not seen the original yet and believe it’s a lot scarier than the remake.
     
  20. Simon6776

    Simon6776
    Member

    Joined:
    Jan 7, 2003
    Messages:
    2,258
    Products Owned:
    0
    Products Wanted:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    51
    Location:
    West Sussex, U.K.
    Ratings:
    +33
    I thought Cabin Fever was OK, but not as good as Wrong Turn, which I really enjoyed. The Ring was overrated, imo, and the best thing about My Little Eye is the sound, which I have never heard anything quite like. The rear speaker output is immense!
     
  21. agw_01

    agw_01
    Standard Member

    Joined:
    Nov 12, 2002
    Messages:
    169
    Products Owned:
    0
    Products Wanted:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    19
    Location:
    Preston, UK
    Ratings:
    +0
    I've had Ghost Ship for a while, but haven't had the time to watch it yet.

    Since we are on the subject of The Ring, a mate came round to mine a few months ago with it on DVD. He kept going on about how he watched it with his mum and needed clean underwear afterwards.

    After having heard so much about the original film, I put the disc in my DVD drive, and whacked the amp up. We watched a bit of it, and the first time you see the girl when her face changes, my mate just froze. I burst out in a fit of laughter.

    So, I skipped back a minute or so, and played the same part again... at reference level :smashin:

    Needless to say, my mate was climbing up the wall when the scene was played again.

    When the original version was played on TV recently, I watched it. I wasn't at all put off, and just think that The Ring (and Blaire Witch Project) was completely over-rated.
     
  22. Ewan

    Ewan
    Guest

    Products Owned:
    0
    Products Wanted:
    0
    Ratings:
    +0
    Thanks for the replies:cool: I think I'll give it a miss:rolleyes:
     
  23. Fatti

    Fatti
    Active Member

    Joined:
    Oct 22, 2002
    Messages:
    658
    Products Owned:
    0
    Products Wanted:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    31
    Location:
    Worcester
    Ratings:
    +40
    Why not watch it and decide if you like it.
     
  24. Kevo

    Kevo
    Well-known Member

    Joined:
    Aug 23, 2001
    Messages:
    5,364
    Products Owned:
    1
    Products Wanted:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    86
    Location:
    Manchester
    Ratings:
    +146
    Yes i've seen the original. I didn't find it any scarier then the re-make.
     
  25. chris110

    chris110
    Standard Member

    Joined:
    Jan 10, 2004
    Messages:
    221
    Products Owned:
    0
    Products Wanted:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    16
    Location:
    Gloucester, SW England
    Ratings:
    +0
    Thought I'd try out watching My Little Eye on my pretty new 5.1 system today. Strange thing was, it wont output it as 5.1, when I press menu it says its outputting it as DD1.1 which seems very strange. Ive tried pressing the audio button to change it but it wont work. Anyone any ideas or am I completely missing something?
     
  26. General Skanky

    General Skanky
    Active Member

    Joined:
    Jul 28, 2000
    Messages:
    4,206
    Products Owned:
    0
    Products Wanted:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    71
    Ratings:
    +44
    I liked Ghost Ship. Quite enjoyable, if not exactly what you'd call scary.

    It'd rate somewhere in the middle of the horror scale of what's good and bad.
     
  27. Fatti

    Fatti
    Active Member

    Joined:
    Oct 22, 2002
    Messages:
    658
    Products Owned:
    0
    Products Wanted:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    31
    Location:
    Worcester
    Ratings:
    +40
    Will other disks with 5.1 soundtracks flag up on the receiver that they are 5.1? I've just checked my 'My Little Eye' and there seems to be only two audio tracks - 5.1 and then 2.0 for the version with the directors commentary.
     
  28. krusty

    krusty
    Guest

    Products Owned:
    0
    Products Wanted:
    0
    Ratings:
    +0
    if GHOSTSHIP , was featured in a dictionary the desription next to it would say STEAMING TURD
     
  29. bruce-leroy

    bruce-leroy
    Distinguished Member

    Joined:
    Mar 26, 2003
    Messages:
    8,645
    Products Owned:
    0
    Products Wanted:
    1
    Trophy Points:
    167
    Location:
    Liverpool
    Ratings:
    +3,003
    I haven't seen Ghost Ship but I thought My Little Eye was excellent. Very claustrophobic atmosphere and plenty of tension.
     
  30. chris110

    chris110
    Standard Member

    Joined:
    Jan 10, 2004
    Messages:
    221
    Products Owned:
    0
    Products Wanted:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    16
    Location:
    Gloucester, SW England
    Ratings:
    +0
    Yeah that was my first thought, so i checked at the time, and it swapped between 2.0 (commentary) and then 1.1 which is the actual film. If I run it in interactive mode, it runs at 2.0 (I THINK, if i remember rightly). Its really weird.

    I immediately tried another 5.1 disc (had no problems before) and it recognised it fine and played it back in 5.1. On the back cover of my little eye it states 5.1 and its not some dodgy copy cause I bought it from HMV. Its the 2 disc special edition if that makes any difference.

    I would really like to watch this in 5.1 :confused:
     

Share This Page

Loading...