You won’t find a super deep film in GHOST. It’ll tug your heartstrings based on its premise alone, milking it for every second it can. It’s a straightforward story with very surface level characterizations and emotions, but that doesn’t stop it from being an entertaining two hours. I gave Swayze some flack for choosing this movie, but he does just fine as nice-
What you will get out of GHOST (if you’re a guy) is surefire action from your significant other. Let me explain how this will play out. At the end of the film when Demi Moore says, “Ditto”, the following will occur:
1. Uncontrollable bawling.
2. Your comforting hand on her shoulder.
3. The sex.
Commentary by director Jerry Zucker and writer Bruce Joel Rubin: If you’re hoping for Zucker to be in funny mode from his previous comedy days, you will be quite disappointed. Mildly informative, but not very exciting.
Ghost Stories: The Making of a Classic (13:06): “Over my dead body.” That’s what Jerry Zucker said when he heard ROAD HOUSE’s Patrick Swayze wanted the starring role.
Inside the Paranormal (8:35): A bunch of psychics (human and pet) talk about how realistic GHOST is when it comes to its portrayal of the paranormal. Riiiiight…
Alchemy of a Love Scene (6:18): A deeper look at the shooting of that scene. Interesting note: the original script had Demi Moore as a wood sculptor, with her and Swayze getting hot and heavy while chipping wood with a hammer and chisel. Splinters…sexy.
Cinema’s Great Romances (19:39): Some ladies from the AFI gush about their favorite cinematic love stories. Of course GHOST is on there. But WITNESS? Really? The Amish?
Also, a Theatrical Trailer, Photo Gallery and Previews.
Extra Tidbit: Stephen “Milton” Root plays the Sergeant in the police station. There is a stapler on his desk.