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Pyro
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Trailer: http://www.videodetective.com/movie_trailer/GHOST_FEVER/movie_clip/P00000112.htm


I just dug this old gem out of my VHS collection for a re-watch. This is 80's slapstick comedy at it's best, (or worst, depending on your taste.) I personally love it and felt it's worthy of it's own thread in here. It stars Sherman Hemsley of the Jeffersons and Luis Avalos as a pair of bumbling cops who take on a routine eviction at an old Southern plantation so that it can be torn down and a freeway can be built in it's place. But there's just one problem. The mansion just happens to be inhabited by spooks...Big suprise there huh?? [Wink]

I highly recommend this movie for any fan of 80's cheese at it's best. It comes complete with bad mellodramatic acting, ludicris special effects...and a plot that can easily be missed if you blink for more than 2 seconds.


**p.s.** - Sorry for the crappy movie sleeve pic...I couldn't find a good one.

[ 21. October 2010, 14:11: Message edited by: Pyromantic ]

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Not me Pyro...but looks good. I actually really like the cover art. Might try to track this one down.
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Is this the movie with the breakdancing ghost?
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yes, there's a breakdancing ghost in this movie:)..Another good reason to watch this one.
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Pyro...I actually found this on DVD a handful of months back, for $3 at that...I'll try to watch it before the Halloween season is over, as my interest is once again sparked....
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quote:
Originally posted by kevdugp73:
Pyro...I actually found this on DVD a handful of months back, for $3 at that...I'll try to watch it before the Halloween season is over, as my interest is once again sparked....

No Way...you're kidding me??

This has actually been released on DVD??? [Eek!]
How did I miss that?

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I bought it at Zellers...in one of those bins with a bunch of DVDs no one has ever heard of. I only scooped it because you started this thread, so thanks! Otherwise, I likely would have passed over it too. I just checked ebay and there is only one copy available on DVD...it's the exact same cover art as I have. Actually looks like a pretty cheap copy, almost like a bootleg....poor color and printing, no inserts. But alas, it is an official release.
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i never heard of this one, pyro? it sounds like something i would like. your description and the photo above give me the impression that it's like a. abbott and costello type movie or something like the old dark house from 1963? i love those kinds of movies.

sounds good to me. [Smile]

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kevdugp73:

well..looks like I have to try to hunt down a Zellers store..If there is even one around here. I just did another search on it and also found one available for purchase on inetvideo.com. They want $13.00+s/h though...and I think that's a bit much for this movie..no garantees it's not a bootleg version either...and it sounds the same for what you described on eBay. Probably a little more reasonably priced on there though, so I'll look into that and decide if I wanna take the chance on it. But the VHS copy I already own is still in decent working condition, and I highly doubt the DVD comes with any noteworthy bonus features, if any at all. So I'm pretty doubtful I will actually order the DVD. I will definetly get it if I can find it for a couple bucks like you did somewhere.

Ronnie:

this movie is most definetly reminiscent of old Abbot & Costello...but just slightly cheesier in my opinion. You might also say it's somewhat vintage 3 stooges too. So if you enjoy those kinds of films, then yes..I think you would definetly get a kick out of this one.

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fyi, it's on netflix instant watch. [Smile]
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Break Time! - wait this isn't "Making the Grade" .. how about Break Ghost Time!
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quote:
Originally posted by Ronnie:
fyi, it's on netflix instant watch. [Smile]

Awesome, would love to hear your thoughts on it after you're done watching it.
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