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The Ghost and the Darkness

1996 Rated R 1hr 49m

While working for a railroad baron in colonial Uganda, engineer John Patterson finds his construction efforts stymied by a series of lion attacks. Grizzled hunter Charles Remington is called in to head the desperate effort to kill the animals.

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Movie Details

1997 Razzie® Awards
1997 Academy Award®
  • Best Sound Effects Editing
Some violence and gore involving animal attacks
Screen formats

Widescreen 2.35:1


Spanish (Neutral)

Closed captioned


Language and sound

French: Dolby Digital 2.0 Surround, English: Dolby Digital 5.1, English: Dolby Digital 2.0 Surround

Other features

Crisp, excellent transfer of this suspenseful film, and the Dolby Digital 5.1 sound is particularly effective. Good sound in a suspense film is essential -- and one of the many pluses of digital sound is its ability to drop down to what seems like complete silence.