Blu-ray, DVD, Digital HD Release: A Ghost Story

Blu-ray & DVD Release Date: Oct. 3, 2017
Price: DVD $12.99, Blu-ray $18.99
Studio: Lionsgate

Written and directed by David Lowery, the fantastical drama-romance A Ghost Story re-unites the filmmaker with the co-stars of his well-liked 2013 film Ain’t Them Bodies Saints: Casey Affleck (Manchester by the Sea) and Rooney Mara (The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo).

The vaguest of plot descriptions (as it was wisely stated with a degree of subtlety on the press release) ) describes the film as being about a young couple who — after being separated by loss — discover an eternal connection and a love that is infinite. Er…we think it has something to do with a ghost (see picture)….

A Ghost Story is not particularly scary, nor all that creepy. What it is is sad and even a bit absurd (as can be seen in one of the ghosts who wears a decorative sheet). And with its gentle acknowledgement of the afterlife—the existence of a life outside of our own world–A Ghost Story all proves to be quite a gentle piece.

A “surprise” movie that was reportedly crafted in secret and cost a tiny budget of $150,000, A Ghost Story received raves from the critics, garnering a 98% Fresh Rating at Rotten Tomatoes based on 197 published reviews. Sadly, the critical praise didn’t translate into strong box office returns, with the movie ringing up a lousy $1.6 million at the box office during its limited theatrical run in July.

The Blu-ray and DVD feature an audio commentary, two never-before-seen featurettes and a deleted scene.

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About Laurence

Founder and editor Laurence Lerman saw Alfred Hitchcock’s North by Northwest when he was 13 years old and that’s all it took. He has been writing about film and video for more than a quarter of a century for magazines, anthologies, websites and most recently, Video Business magazine, where he served as the Reviews Editor for 15 years.