New Release: The Ghost Writer DVD and Blu-ray

The Ghost Writer movie scene with Pierce Brosnan and Ewan McGregorThriller The Ghost Writer, starring Ewan McGregor (The Men Who Stare at Goats), Pierce Brosnan (The Thomas Crown Affair) and Kim Cattrall (Sex and the City 2), was released on DVD and Blu-ray on Aug. 3, 2010, and the high-definition version was Summit Entertainment‘s first DVD/Blu-ray combo on the same disc.

Based on the novel by Robert Harris, The Ghost Writer was helmed by Roman Polanski (Cul-de-sac), and the DVD and Blu-ray versions include an exclusive interview with the famed movie director. Polanski also co-wrote the screenplay with novelist Harris.

The PG-13 movie, which grossed $15.5 million in a theatrical run that was never more than 900 screens in any single week, tells the story of a ghost writer (McGregor) who finds himself embroiled in a web of political and sexual intrigue after he’s hired to write the memoirs of a former British Prime Minister (Brosnan). Olivia Williams (An Education), Tom Wilkinson (The Green Hornet), Timothy Hutton (TV’s Leverage), Jim Belushi (Cougars, Inc.) and Eli Wallach (Wall Street: Money Never Sleeps) also star.

The Blu-ray/DVD combo was priced at $40.99, but The Ghost Writer also is available as a single DVD priced at $26.99.

As well as the interview with Polanski, both discs offer these special features:

  • “The Cast of The Ghost Writer” behind-the-scenes featurette with the cast
  • The Ghost Writer: Fiction or Reality?” interview with best-selling author Harris.

Here’s an interview with Brosnan about The Ghost Writer:


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Sam Clark is the former Managing Editor/Online Editor of Video Business magazine. With 19 years experience in journalism, 12 in the home entertainment industry, Sam has been hooked on movies on since she saw E.T. then stared into the sky waiting to meet her own friendly alien. Thanks to her husband’s shared love of movies, Sam reviews Blu-ray discs in a true home theater, with a 118-inch screen, projector and cushy recliners with cup holders.