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Ghost Rider (Two-Disc Extended Cut)
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Johnny Blaze (Nicolas Cage) was only a teenaged stunt biker when he sold his soul to the devil (Peter Fonda). Years later, Johnny is a world renowned daredevil by day, but at night, he becomes the Ghost Rider of Marvel Comics legend. The devil's bounty hunter, he is charged with finding evil souls on earth and bringing them to hell. But when a twist of fate brings Johnny's long-lost love (Eva Mendes) back into his life, Johnny realizes he just might have a second chance at happiness - if he can beat the devil and win back his soul. To do so he'll have to defeat Blackheart (Wes Bentley), the devil's nemesis and wayward son, whose plot to take over his father's realm will bring hell on earth--unless Ghost Rider can stop him.
Once intended as a feature for Johnny Depp, the long-germinating feature film adaptation of Marvel Comics' cult title Ghost Rider stars Nicolas Cage as motorcyclist Johnny Blaze, who transforms into a skull-faced angel of vengeance to battle the forces of evil. Though perhaps a bit too mature for the role, Cage brings a degree of humor to the outrageous proceedings; he's well matched by the Easy Rider himself Peter Fonda, amusingly cast as Mephistopheles, the demon with whom Blaze strikes a bargain to save his father, and in turn, causes his transformation into Ghost Rider. Wes Bentley is also fine as Blackheart, the rebellious offspring of Mephistopheles, and Blazes' chief opponent in the film. They're joined by a solid supporting cast which includes Donal Logue, Eva Mendes, and Sam Elliott, but their participation and a relentless barrage of CGI effects can't hide the fact that the story itself, though largely faithful to its comic origins, is rife with clichéd characterizations and glum B-movie dialogue. Fans of the venerable title may cry foul over this adaptation (as they did over helmer Mark Steven Johnson's previous comic-to-movie feature, Daredevil), but less stringent viewers may enjoy the fiery visuals and Cage's typically quirky performance. --Paul Gaita
On the DVD
Though largely reviled by critics, Ghost Rider performed well enough during its theatrical run to warrant this deluxe edition DVD, which adds nine more minutes to the feature and includes a wealth of extras that cover its production, as well as the Marvel Comics character's history. The deleted footage is a mix of throwaway detail (reporter/love interest Eva Mendes' investigation into the Ghost Rider's identity gets more screen time) and interesting character wrinkles (the reason behind Johnny Blaze's deal with Mephistopheles has a less-than-honorable side) that help in part to give the film some dramatic heft. But these will have less cache with viewers and fans of the film than the supplemental features, which cover the making of the film in broad but interesting detail. Two commentaries are provided, one from director Mark Steven Johnson and visual effects supervision Kevin Mack, and the other by producer Gary Foster; both are informative, but those with a taste for the technical side of moviemaking will find the former more valuable, as both men cover the production intricacies at length. The making-of featurette "Spirit of Vengeance" is actually three 30-minute documentaries which include interviews with the cast, production tidbits, and a eyebrow-raising bit of Nicolas Cage working through his own process of "becoming" the Ghost Rider (those that consider Cage an amusing eccentric will find these clips most enjoyable). A gallery of animatics show how certain scenes evolved from production sketch to finished special effect, but the most intriguing extra is "Sin and Salvation," a four-part documentary that traces Ghost Rider's comic book incarnation from his origin in the 1970s to the revivals and revisions of the '90s and 2000s. For longtime GR fans, this may be the most valuable extra, as it gives an excellent overview of the character, and serves as a reminder of what made him such a cult hit to those who may have been disappointed by this big-screen version. -- Paul Gaita
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- Sin & Salvation: 4-Part Ghost Rider Comic Book History
- Spirit of Vengeance: 2-Part Making of Ghost Rider Featurette
- Never-before-seen footage
- 3 making-of documentaries
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No plot spoilers from me: The story starts following Johnny Blaze as a young motorcycle stunt rider that makes a deal with the devil. Like most deals of this type, even when made with the best of intentions, it doesn't work out like Johnny plans. Years later the devil come calling to collect on his debt and that is when things get interesting. As Johnny becomes the "Ghost Rider", he discovers that he has more free will than one might expect for "The Devil's Bounty Hunter".
The casting is fairly good, even with a slightly older than he should be Nicholas Cage in the lead, but it works. I really enjoyed Eva Mendes as Roxanne, Johnny's girlfriend, and Sam Elliott as an unexpected mentor. Peter Fonda also is believable as the devil. The special effects are also fairly good and help carry the movie through the slower parts.
I enjoyed this a lot, especially for a comic book based movie.
I can't say this is the greatest film ever made, but I CAN say that this is a highly enjoyable endeavor, filled with references to the comic book line, with an excellent performance contributed by Cage. Some failed to appreciate his work this time around, and I have to say that they did not understand the complexity of the character, which Cage portrays in this work.
I found it highly entertaining and well worth owning. It has its rightful place in my collection, right next to Batman Begins, the Donner Superman collection, and Raimi's Spiderman run.
Let me break it down for you.
1. The villains were not well written in the film and didn't put up much of a fight and they get defeated super quick.
2. there's hardly any good Ghost Rider Action.
3. Sam Elliott's character was under used.
1. The Story had Heart.
2. Nicolas Cage was Great
3. Good CGI
My Grade for Ghost Rider is a B+
Overall its a Fun Movie and I would recommend it to a friend.
This Blue-ray disk has great a picture & sound. How good the movie is I leave up to each person. However, I do have a WARNING for everyone.
I just discovered that some of the "Region A or 1" Blue-ray disks that I bought on "Amazon" will not play in my "Region Free" player. But they play just fine in "Region A or 1" player.
Most of the disks that will not play in my "Region Free" player will display a "Fox" back ground with a message that reads [the disk will play in a "Region A" player only] on the screen after you insert the disk. The others that will not play in "Region Free" player have different backgrounds with a similar massage.
*****This Blue-ray disk happens to have this problem!
Since I have one of each this is not a problem for me, but I thought it would be useful to know for those who might only have a "Region Free" player.
This movie is just a great adventure for a fan or someone like me who had never read a single copy of the comic.
The story stands up by itself due to the excellent expositions coming from Sam Elliott. Nicholas Cage gives an excellent performance based (sort of) on the characters of Evil Knievel and Elvis Presley. I think that his performance in the conversion scene is nearly as good as the scene where Spencer Tracy played Dr Jekyll turning into Mr Hyde. Of course, Spencer didn't have the wonderful special effects to back up his performance.
I must say that even though the plot and the performances by the actors were up to the highest standards, the real stars of this movie were the special effects and CGI graphics. These were far above average and well used, but were not allowed to interfere with the story line and character developement, Which are an important part of any Marvel story.
The final touch that really makes the show great is the song "riders in the Sky" performed by the Australian band Spiderbait. I hope that they have albums for sale, because this is an excellent version of this old ballad turned into a hard rock masterpiece.
This movie is a "must have" for horror, adventure, and Marvel comics fans.
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