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Ghost Hunters International – Season One, Part One (2008/Image DVD Set)


Picture: C     Sound: C+     Extras: D     Episodes: D



As if the original show was not tired and formulaic enough, Ghost Hunters International (2008) is essentially the same pseudo-science silliness as reality TV goes into the supposed supernatural where people play themselves, but very badly, as usual.  The only think different between this show and its U.S. counterpart are accents and often older buildings.


That this is only the first half of Season One, it is amazing (and not supernatural) how quickly this wears thin, even when you try to give it a chance.  They go to Frankenstein’s Castle, but it is more Ed Wood and badly edited than anything Mary Shelley ever wrote.  Their scientific measurements of ghosts never work out or are very convincing, but some people will buy anything, so think of these series as Sun Schick classics on a shoestring budget.  Remarkably, this has had at least three seasons…


The anamorphically enhanced 1.78 X 1 image is soft and weak throughout, in part from the “night vision” shooting and also from bad footage that is too shaky at times and not very high quality overall.  The Dolby Digital 2.0 Stereo is the default highlight of this mess, but it was one of those times I did not want to hear everything they were saying.  There are no extras.



-   Nicholas Sheffo


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