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The year 1996 may sound late in the game in the scheme of film history, but it was 25 years ago when, as a teen, I first noticed legitimate movie theater surround sound. Don’t get me wrong. I knew the multiple component systems existed, but I was too young to see events like Jurassic Park on the big screen. Reaching the age of 17, I have to credit 1996’s The Ghost and the Darkness as when this future film critic really appreciated how a movie can envelop you in audio rapture when tuned properly. 

Today’s moviegoers have likely never experienced anything less than Dolby Surround 7.1 or the current creme-de-la-creme of Dolby Atmos , both at the movie theater and on their own home theater systems. Imagine having neither in both places. The leap from front-firing monaural and basic stereo sound to the 5.1 Dolby Surround compression—beginning with Batman Returns in 1992—was nothing short of a game-changer, and sound designers like Bruce Stambler of The Ghost and the Darkness were quickly using the system’s capabilities to their creative advantage.

The Ghost and the Darkness wasn’t a superheroic blockbuster or a special effects extravaganza looking to peel the paint off of theater walls with explosions or revving engines; it was a throwback wild adventure movie and a slow burn creature feature unshy to spray R-rated bloodshed. Visually, it patiently cloaks its feline threats for delayed revelation. Aurally, the movie sneaks up on you from all directions with maximized terror. 

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Filmed predominantly in the Songimvelo Game Reserve in South Africa, The Ghost and the Darkness, directed by Steven Hopkins ( Predator 2, Lost in Space ), was a fictionalized take on Colonel John Henry Patterson’s 1898 semi-autobiographical account of two man-eating lions terrorizing the construction of a railroad bridge over the Tsavo River in Kenya. Patterson, played by Val Kilmer, was the military engineer commissioned to complete the project with haste by his forceful employer Sir Robert Beaumont (Tom Wilkinson in full cad mode). He leaves his pregnant wife (Emily Mortimer) to visit the continent he’s always dreamed of to fulfill this enterprise.

Stamped with coincidence or karma, Patterson’s arrival coincides with the emergence of unusual lion attacks that rack up dozens of casualties among the Western immigrants and subservient multi-ethnic laborers of the architectural undertaking. It’s in these deadly scenes and the coordinated attempts to hunt the titular demonic duo responsible (played mostly by Caesar and Bongo from Ontario’s Bowmanville Zoo ), that two-time Oscar-winning screenwriter William Goldman ( Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid , All the President’s Men ) crafts the movie’s carnal suspense. 

Savanna grass sways in the wind.

More than anything, the sound is what gets you. For this movie, the tingling menace started with the opening title card coming out of the slow-motion visual of the tall, flaxen savanna grass gyrating with the stern wind. It’s mere seconds into the movie and, I swear to God, sitting in that theater, you thought that grass was tickling the back of your neck. I had never felt that before.

Exponentially more subtle and effective than a horror movie jump scare, that kind of layer of cinematic atmosphere was perfect. Add in the growing suspicions that an apex predator could lurk or leap out at any moment and your nerves are shot multiple times over.

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Like a rhythm out of the sport of volleyball, Academy Award-winning American New Wave cinematographer Vilmos Zsigmond ( Close Encounters of the Third Kind, The Deer Hunter) would set you up with smooth swoops and dissolves, and the sound would spike you down. Channeled for that newfangled surround sound, Jerry Goldsmith’s soaring score , one from his late-career prime, synced up with the guttural roars and mashing sound effects of teeth and claws entering flesh. As fate would have it, supervising sound editor Bruce Stambler would win the Academy Award for Sound Editing for The Ghost and the Darkness. 

The film beat Daylight and Eraser for the golden statuette. It was Stambler’s first and only win after five consecutive nominations in the category ( Under Siege , The Fugitive , Clear and Present Danger , Batman Forever ). It couldn’t be more deserving, and the praise needs to be spread to supervising foley editor Michael Dressel ( American Sniper ), sound effects coordinator John Michael Fanaris ( They Live ), and sound mixer Simon Kaye ( The Last of the Mohicans ). With this Oscar-gilded seal, The Ghost and the Darkness is something you absolutely have to try out on true surround sound at home, especially since a theatrical re-release for this subpar hit will likely never come. Somebody send me a time machine.

The Ghost and the Darkness was conceived as a star vehicle for Val Kilmer and Michael Douglas, and that is entirely true. Star presences financed and sold pictures, and this movie combined two in the middle of winning streaks. Kilmer was white hot following his double 1995 slams of Batman Forever and Heat while Douglas rode The American President and Disclosure to then-recent peaks.

Likewise, director Stephen Hopkins coming off of the modest and critical success of Blown Away. That 1994 movie made over $50 million on a $28 million budget. Paramount hired him up and doubled his starting coffers. Grossing back $75 million on a $55 million budget against expectations to top $100 million, The Ghost and the Darkness stands as one of those requisite mid-budget studio programmers that were a moderate industry staple for decades. If they hit big, wonderful, but they were built frugal enough to the point where they rarely lost money.

Patterson and Remington look at each other on a hike.

It is a fair point of contention to Hopkins that Val’s supporting co-star, who doesn’t show up until nearly halfway through the movie, nabbed top billing. That, folks, is the bullying power of being a producer. Steven Hopkins fell victim to that pressure, and parts of the finished film, one he has apparently yet to watch , suffered. Douglas would earn $38 million as the bankrolling producer while Kilmer was paid a handsome, yet uneven $6 million . Michael Douglas is a burly boost when he arrives, but, make no mistake, The Ghost and the Darkness is Kilmer’s movie as the stoic man-of-action.

Remington holds a pistol to a man's head in front of a crowd.

Fading in and out of a weakly attempted Irish accent, the former graduate of The Juilliard School isn’t exactly performing Shakespeare or Twain. This kind of movie wasn’t asking for that depth of drama. Val’s primary job is to be unflappable against contentious rivals and natural fear. He has to look good staring down the barrel of a rifle or into the eyes of threats that step to him. Kilmer was more than accomplished enough to nail that and could have easily held this adventure down by himself. 

Instead, enter Oscar-winning producer Michael Douglas at the last minute with his insistence to play the invented character of Charles Remington. Douglas gets to show up, inject a little wide-eyed screwloose zeal, shout orders, growl through platitudes, and ensure his earmarked earnings. A second lead hunter was not present during Colonel Robert Patterson’s documented account of the ordeal. The Irishman was a hero all by himself. If the picky “white savior” crosshairs came to this movie, they would land on Douglas’s mostly unnecessary character over Kilmer’s.

Luckily, none of that poster placement jockeying or ego-filled sword fighting took away from the exciting results of the movie. The proven hit-maker ( The Princess Bride ) William Goldman pitched this as a combination of Lawrence of Arabia and Jaws. The movie certainly does not ascend to that hallowed level, but The Ghost and the Darkness successfully mined a harrowing true tale and gave it a grand enough cinematic treatment to garner a minor cult following. That welcome longevity always counts as a win.

Samuel introduces himself to Patterson.

Best of all, The Ghost and the Darkness amplified a cherished historical mystique that exists to this day. The fateful and finally completed railroad bridge , nicknamed “Man-eater Bridge,” still stands in Tsavo, although it was replaced in 2014. The real draw remains the legend of the feral lions themselves. Their history takes very little selling, yet the movie gladly lathers up the wonder.

Samuel (future Black Panther patriarch John Kani) opens his narration with the order to remember “Even the most impossible part of this story really happened” out of this “most famous true African adventure.” He concludes the movie and sends us on our way to note that the carcasses of the two lions (resurrected from being carpet trophies) can be visited 123 years later and counting at the Field Museum in Chicago . In a great line, Kani reads, “Even now, if you lock eyes with them, you will be afraid.” As a Chicagoan, I have made that pilgrimage and given that exhibit patronage several times over the years. I can attest that the ending warning is dead right.

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DON SHANAHAN is a Chicago-based Rotten Tomatoes-approved film critic writing here on Film Obsessive as the Editor-in-Chief and Content Supervisor for the film department. He also writes for his own website, Every Movie Has a Lesson. Don is one of the hosts of the Cinephile Hissy Fit Podcast on the Ruminations Radio Network and sponsored by Film Obsessive. As a school teacher by day, Don writes his movie reviews with life lessons in mind, from the serious to the farcical. He is a proud director and one of the founders of the Chicago Indie Critics and a voting member of the nationally-recognized Critics Choice Association, Hollywood Creative Alliance, Online Film Critics Society, North American Film Critics Association, International Film Society Critics Association, Internet Film Critics Society, Independent Film Critics of America, Online Film and TV Association, and the Celebrity Movie Awards.

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The Lion Sleeps Tonight

John Patterson (Val Kilmer) brings one thing to Africa: His determination to work. That’s culturally instilled in him, no matter the circumstances. People matter not, only the bridge he’s assigned to build counts.

Ghost and the Darkness , on paper, is a nature attack movie. Its form comes from Jaws , including the professional hunter on the fringes of sanity, a drunken scene where three heroes discuss their lives, and the unusually ferocious killer animal, or in this case, animals plural. People die, the bridge continues construction.

Ghost and the Darkness pumps up the kill count to an asinine degree

What’s different is the setting, more so than just being on land, but the central politics involved. Jaws laughed at capitalist ignorance. To an extent, so too does Ghost and the Darkness , only bringing a historical slant. What’s driving this railroad bridge isn’t inherently profit – although that is part of it. Rather, the egotism stemming from British colonialism, believing this railway can bring an end to slavery, a problem created entirely by these same outside nations.

This story is true, mostly. Ghost and the Darkness pumps up the kill count to an asinine degree, bettering the truth three times over. Sensationalized or not, the facts centering on Britain’s occupation do not change, even with Tom Wilkinson overplaying his part as the leader in this project.

Man wins. Of course he does. This is a true studio film, and the actual lions that caused these deaths remain permanently on display in Chicago. The bridge is completed too, and an inappropriate, sweeping musical theme from Jerry Goldsmith celebrates victory. Yet the idea of winning because Patteron returns home is wholly absurd. If anything, he’s at fault. The victims created by his own personal, selfish drive rarely have names. To colonial Britain, and even now, an African tragedy means little to those living in first world comfort. It’s a movie with a white savior complex – from a problem he’s at fault for.

What Ghost in the Darkness lacks in general thrills and plot cohesion, it counters with a headstrong approach to hypocritical egos, unafraid to draw visual inequality while still producing mainstream action. It’s stern, at times forceful, while hiding historical racism between bloody animal strikes.

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Debuting on Blu-ray, Ghost and the Darkness does not appear to use a recent scan. In fact, this looks outright analog in nature, from the buzzy grain to moderate (at best) resolution. On compression alone, this improves over the endlessly outdated DVD, even if that’s not saying much.

African locales meander in their definition, robbing the natural beauty. Sweaty faces produce appealing textural qualities. At the very least, grain remains intact and all sharpening is dialed down to zero. This does look like film, just a source not well mastered and quite fuzzy.

Passable color saturation enjoys the heated exteriors, filling them with warmth. Greens and blues escape, nicely dense in their purity. British flags flying in the background beam off the screen.

Average contrast makes use of sunlight to glisten off clothing and/or metals. Likewise, decent enough black levels build tension where needed, and especially come nightfall.

Bold in its width and scale, the 5.1 DTS-HD track (in addition to a stereo mix) isn’t shy about ambiance. Insects and birds call out in every speaker, sometimes to a point of over-aggressiveness. The ’90s were like that, and Ghost and the Darkness is a premium example. There’s life everywhere in this movie, from minor winds to brush being pushed aside as animals stalk their prey. The old hospital attack, with lions on the tin roof, is begging for Atmos, although this track does superlative work too.

Lion strikes generate notable thrust in the low-end. Growls, alongside the pounding drums in the music, create a tense environment that adores the subwoofer. Gunshots make their mark too, the rumble hearty with each bullet.

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Sir Robert Beaumont is behind schedule on a railroad in Africa. Enlisting noted engineer John Henry Patterson to right the ship, Beaumont expects results. Everything seems great until the crew discovers the mutilated corpse of the project's foreman, seemingly killed by a lion. After several more attacks, Patterson calls in famed hunter Charles Remington, who has finally met his match in the bloodthirsty lions.

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Val Kilmer finds himself at a bloody crossroads squaring down two of the most lethal killers of all time - The Ghost and the Darkness . Directed by Stephen Hopkins and co-starring Michael Douglas, this creepy action-packed fictionalized version of real events wasn’t a hit with critics or at the box office but has steadily grown a dedicated cult following. Finally, Shout Factory brings The Ghost and the Darkness to Blu-ray in the U.S. sporting an often beautiful transfer, an eerie effective audio mix, but nothing of any real extras. For fans of this killer beast flick, the wait is finally over. Recommended

  • TECH SPECS & RELEASE DETAILS Technical Specs : Blu-ray Disc Video Resolution/Codec : 1080p AVC/MPEG-4 Length :109 Release Country :United States Aspect Ratio(s) :2.39:1 English Descriptive Audio : English: DTS-HD MA 5.1 Subtitles/Captions : English SDH Special Features : Original Theatrical Trailer Movie Studio : Shout! Factory Release Date : May 10th, 2022

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England is in the race of an era and to the victor go the spoils. The prize is the continent of Africa. In order to secure its colonial holdings, it needs to lay and secure a massive railroad infrastructure. Colonel John Patterson (Val Kilmer) has been tasked with building a bridge across the river at Tsavo as the railroad extends into the horizon. Only this seemingly simple task is upended when a pair of man-eating lions begin feasting on the workers. After failing to kill the beasts, world-famous hunter Remington (Michael Douglas) is hired to stalk and slay the creatures. Only these aren’t normal lions, they are The Ghost and The Darkness.

To say that The Ghost and the Darkness has a passing resemblance to another man-vs-nature horror adventure Jaws is an understatement. Conceived and written by legendary screenwriter William Goldman, the film is essentially Jaws on land. Trade a shark with two lions, a beach community with a railroad crew, a police chief with an engineer, a crazy WWII veteran with a crazy Civil War veteran, and you essentially have the same film. The only real difference is unlike Jaws , The Ghost and the Darkness is based on real events. 

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One part African adventure film, one part natural horror film, Stephen Hopkins keeps the film moving and grounded without letting the film get too serious nor does he let it become a bloody gore show. He may have largely dismissed it once it was finished but I feel it’s a strong effort from the filmmaker. Much like his Predator 2 , I think this is a better movie than its box office and critical reception would have you believe. Val Kilmer may struggle a little with his Irish brogue but he was in his prime fresh off his time as Batman . He commands the screen and is in damn near every scene of the film. Michael Douglas’ version of Quint is commendable and dedicated, but he often chews the scenery when there’s not a lot of celluloid on the table. John Kani turns in a fine performance as Samuel, but he’s often left to fill the exposition gaps and narrate. He may not have a lot to do, but Tom Wilkinson delivers a fun English aristocrat you love to hate. Brian McCardie, Bernard “For Rohan!!!” Hill, Om Puri, and a very young Emily Mortimer make fine appearances as well. 

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Now, obviously, the film is heavily fictionalized ranging from adding completely fictitious characters to the types of lions involved in the attacks, and even exaggerating the death toll of the lions, but at its core, it’s a true account, and it's damn terrifying! There’s been a lot of historical debate about the veracity of Patterson’s accounting for the number of workers killed (some say only 25-30 while others claim well over 100), regardless that’s a chilling number. The first time I went to the Field Museum in Chicago, one of the first stops I made was to see the reconstructed remains of the Tsavo lions. I had just seen this movie for the first time so it was fresh. I was surprised to learn they were maneless male lions unlike the big cats featured in the movie but even still, the reconstructed display creatures were something. On a funny note - this was my cat Basil Fawlty's favorite movie. Years ago when he was still with us I would regularly turn on my Laserdisc of this movie for background noise while I worked, and every time it was on he’d intently watch the lion attacks and then creepily look back at me… it was unsettling, to say the least. 

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The Ghost and the Darkness certainly isn’t the greatest man-vs-nature movie ever made, but I still contest it’s quite good. More often than not I agreed with Roger Ebert’s assessments of any given movie, but in this case, I feel like he missed the train. Maybe he sat on something sticky on the Red Line the day he reviewed it? Who knows, but I think this is a fun flick and was unfairly dismissed upon release. It’s got some great performances from a dedicated cast with Stephen Hopkins holding the show together working from an engaging script by William Goldman all tied together with an incredible Jerry Goldsmith score earning itself an Academy Award for Best Effects, Sound Effects Editing. Action, horror, excitement, terror - what more could you want from a movie?

Vital Disc Stats: The Blu-ray At long last, The Ghost and the Darkness terrorize Blu-ray in the U.S. thanks to the fine folks over at Shout Factory. This single-disc edition is pressed on a Region A BD-50 disc. The disc is housed in a standard sturdy case with reversible insert artwork. The disc loads to a static image main menu with basic navigation menu bar at the bottom of the screen.

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Reportedly sourced from a brand new 4K scan of the original negative, I have to say it’s lovely to see The Ghost and the Darkness looking this good. For years the digital streaming HD master was just utter garbage. I was excited when I scooped it up on VUDU at a cheap price only to be smashed with horrible black crush, disgusting edge enhancement, and blanched colors - I kept my Laserdisc in action specifically because the A/V quality was the best available. Now we have this disc and I can retire that Laserdisc to a frame on my wall. 

The first few minutes of The Ghost and the Darkness aren’t a whole lot to look at. They’re dark shadowy hallways with dim lights in some fancy nondescript building. This is where the vastly improved black levels prove so important. We now have clean shadows with appropriate light gradience and avoid all crush troubles. While this opening sequence may not be a lot to look at, you can fully appreciate the details in costuming, facial features, and the production design work employed to recreate Victorian-era England. 

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Things only get better once the action moves on location to Africa. Details are damned impressive. I felt like I was seeing little things in costuming and set design I’d never noticed in 20 years of watching this movie. Colors maintain natural healthy hues with beautiful primaries and skin tones. A couple of odd soft shots crop up and some CGI-enhanced areas do stand out - the scene with the lion in the boxcar trap for example - but they’re not distracting or a deal-breaker. Film grain is appreciable without any signs of DNR and maintains a nicely cinematic quality throughout. Of course, I'd love to see this get a native 4K release with HDR - but for now I'll happily keep this disc in my rotation.

Quick note - there is a lot of chatter about what the correct aspect ratio should be for The Ghost and the Darkness . While IMDB lists it as 2.40:1 - they're not always right - and this film has been more or less presented at 2.10:1 for widescreen home video releases since Laserdisc. I don't know if cinematographer Vilmos Zsigmond made that call or Stephen Hopkins or some studio suit, but it's been that way for decades and any number of relevant parties have had ample opportunity to speak up to clarify and to date, I've never seen any comment from anyone actually involved with the production. What can I say it's a mystery. As it stands, this is a damn beauty of a disc even if it might be slightly cropped. 

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Fans get two audio options to choose from - a DTS-HD MA 5.1 track and a DTS-HD MA 2.0 track. Of the pair, the 5.1 is the stronger more immersive experience. The quiet conversational spells in the film may not call for a lot of surround activity, but there’s enough to keep the channels moving - even if the sound effect is just wind blowing through reeds of grass, it’s enough. Dialog is clean and clear without issue. Jerry Goldsmith’s excellent action-packed score has real punch and adds real tension to key sequences. There’s a good reason this film won Best Effects, Sound Effects Editing. The DTS-HD MA 2.0 track is fine, in all honesty, I only sampled it from my office setup and it works well enough, but it’s really for folks who don’t have a quality soundbar, a full 5.1 or Atmos/DTS:X-ready setup and only use their television speakers. It’ll get the job done but it doesn’t exactly grab you by the guts. 

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Sadly, there isn't anything beyond the original trailer. Considering Paramount’s lack of support for this title since it was released 26 years ago isn’t too surprising, but some interviews or some archival making-of EPK features would have been nice.

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Call me an old softie I guess, because I have a big spot for The Ghost and the Darkness . I’ll admit it’s not the greatest of movies ever made, but I enjoyed the hell out of it in theaters when I was a kid and it sent me down a rabbit hole of trying to learn more about the lions of Tsavo in an era when the internet wasn’t nearly as useful a tool for that kind of research. I found some weird stuff back in the day. The true story is fascinating and terrifying and I feel this film did a good job of capturing that raw creepiness. Plus lions in general freak me the hell out so that helps too. Shout Factory brings The Ghost and the Darkness to Blu-ray for the first time in the U.S. with a pleasing A/V package. I haven’t seen this film looking and sounding this good since the theater so it’s a real treat to finally have this on Blu-ray. Sadly bonus features aren’t anything to report on, but just for the sake of having this film looking and sounding great in 1080p, I’m not going to complain. Recommended .

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