Monday, September 1, 2008
Ghost Rider DVD
I have always been a big fan of Marvel Comics, and that includes the movies based on some of my favorite titles. GHOST RIDER is definitely a good entry in the series, with Nicolas Cage (Con Air, Lord Of War) playing Johnny Blaze. JB made a deal with devil to save someone he loves, but ends up becoming the devil's bounty hunter. Cage plays the character with the right flair, and the special effects do the story justice. Eva Mendes (Training Day, Hitch) does an excellent job as Blaze's love interest, and Sam Elliott (The Legacy, Shakedown) adds a special surprise to the plot that will bring back memories for older fans of the comic books. The DVD I reviewed was the full screen single-disc edition, with both Dolby Digital and DTS soundtracks. Also available in widescreen single-disc, widescreen two-disc extended cut, and Blu-Ray.