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Ghost Town

Ghost TownAt last — a brilliantly funny, ever-so-
  slightly-black comedy that really does
  make you laugh as loud as it promises!
  Ghost Town is an outstanding film about
  ghosts with unfinished business and
  a zany dentist who would rather they
  finished their business elsewhere
...

GHOST TOWN PROVES THAT YOU DON'T HAVE TO RELY ON toilet humour to produce a genuine comedy that satisfies even the stiffest upper lip what a refreshing change. Billed as the supernatural romantic comedy of the year, Ghost Town makes its debut on DVD and Blu-ray and will appeal to everybody particularly dentists and those who see dead people!

Full marks to the actors who make up the hard-working cast, who never take themselves too seriously — especially stars Greg Kinnear (Little Miss Sunshine, Baby Mama) as the difficult, unfaithful Frank Herlihy, who has a too-close-for-comfort encounter with a falling air conditioning unit and a fatal collision with a bus; British comedy genius Ricky Gervais (The Office) as social reject Bertram Pincus, whose people skills are non-existent until a near-death experience gives him a window onto another world; and the fascinating Téa Leoni (Spanglish, Fun With Dick And Jane) as Herlihy's widow, Gwen, who becomes engaged to Richard (Billy Campbell) — to the vexation of her dead husband.

When a routine surgery goes wrong, Pincus is pronounced dead, only to be miraculously revived several minutes later. But the ill-mannered New York City dentist has a surprise in store. He finds that he is being followed — by a growing number of dead people who have noticed that Pincus can see and hear them and want him to help them with their unfinished business.

At first Pincus believes he is hallucinating, but the persistent Herlihy soon convinces him otherwise and he quickly realises that word is spreading in the spirit community and he has become the go-to-guy for every troubled phantom in the city. Bumptious and selfish, Herlihy wants to stop his wife from marrying a "real scumbag who is after her money" — persuading Pincus to woo Gwen away from the new man in her life.

But the romantically inexperienced Pincus becomes smitten with Gwen and his clumsy attempts to interest her lead from one comic incident to another. Will Gwen fall for Pincus? Is Richard really as bad as Herlihy paints him? Who is a ghost and who isn't — and will Pincus relent and help the spirits find eternal rest?

Benefiting from sharp performances and beautifully dry Gervais execution, Ghost Town won't fail to make viewers laugh out loud. With a host of special features, including commentary from renowned director David Koepp and the Making of Ghost Town, this is one DVD must-have for every Ricky Gervais fan — or, for that matter, any fan of Greg Kinnear or high quality comedy.

Deadpan hilarity and quirky charm thrive in Ghost Town, giving Emmy award winner and seven-times Bafta winner Ricky Gervais the chance to prove his worth in Hollywood in this transatlantic feel-good love story about a man, a woman and a ghost.

Ghost Town is written by David Koepp (Director) and John Kamps; Music is by Geoff Zanelli; Producer is Gavin Polone. The film also features: Aasif Mamdvi as Dr Prashar; Kristen Wiig as the Surgeon; Betty Gilpin as the World War II Nurse; Alan Ruck as The Ghost Dad and Darren Pettie, Jesse Means and Robert Kelly as The Ghost Construction Workers. Song: I'm Looking Through You is by The Beatles.

Paramount Home Entertainment presents: Ghost Town, available to buy on DVD and Blu-ray on 2 March 2009. RRP: £19.99 | Certificate: 12 | Running Time: approximately 98 Minutes | Special Features: Commentary by David Koepp and Ricky Gervais | Making Ghost Town | Ghostly Effects | Some People Can Do It.

Blu-ray Edition — RRP: £24.99 | Running Time: Approximately 102 Minutes | Special Features: Commentary by David Koepp and Ricky Gervais | Making Ghost Town — HD | Ghostly Effects — HD | Some People Can Do It — HD.

"At last — a brilliantly funny, ever-so-slightly-black comedy that really does make you laugh as loud as it promises! Ghost Town is an outstanding film about ghosts with unfinished business and a zany dentist who would rather they finished their business elsewhere" — Maggie Woods, MotorBar