Rating: Not Rated
An Introduction by Terry Dunn Meurer and John Cosgrove
Behind the Scenes – The 200th Scare
A Special Tribute to Robert Stack
3 trailers for other First Look movies.
Full Screen (1.33:1)
Dolby Digital 5.1 Surround Sound
Unsolved Mysteries aired on NBC from 1987 2002. This four disc DVD set features segments on ghosts from the series. Here’s what you’ll find:
Disc 1 – Friendly Ghost, Resurrection Mary, Matchmaker Ghost, Queen Mary Ghosts (includes commentary), Grace’s Ghost, Voice From the Grave, Ghosts Go to Court (includes commentary), The Entity, and Ghost Boy.
Disc 2 – Black Hope Ghost (includes commentary), Tallman’s Ghost, Ghost Blimp, Gordy’s Ghost (includes commentary), Highway Vision, Civil War Ghosts, Profiling the Paranormal, and Ghost Lights.
Disc 3 – Lizzie Borden’s House, Tatum’s Ghost, Ghostly Attraction, Ghost Writer, Mary Celeste, Comedy Store Ghosts, Myrtles Plantation (includes commentary), General Wayne’s Inn (includes commentary), and Devil’s Backbone.
Disc 4 – Gettysburg Ghost (includes commentary), Frightened Family, Moss Beach Ghost, Lady in Black, Bullock’s Deadwood, Lake Wales Haunting, Mystery Hum (includes commentary), and Always Karen.
This DVD is not rated.
I used to watch Unsolved Mysteries all the time when it was on TV. I loved the mystery and intrigue behind these true stories. However, I particularly loved the episodes on ghosts, UFO’s, monsters, and such. I used to get books on ghosts all the time as a kid. Now, as an adult, I still find myself drawn to ghost stories. Needless to say, this DVD was right up my alley.
As you probably know, the show recreated mysterious events with actors and supplemented it with interviews with the real life witnesses. On the disc that I watched, there was an intriguing story about a ghost that helped solve her own murder. In another segment there’s a scary story about a ghost in a Texas hunting lodge. Then there’s the story of a haunting in the UK which inspired a landmark lawsuit against the previous house owners for not disclosing the haunting. The other DVDs feature legendary ghost stories like the ghost ship Marie Celeste, Lizzie Borden’s house, the Queen Mary hauntings, and more.
I’d love to tell you about the special features, but the screener DVD they sent me didn’t include them. You’re on your own there!
The Bottom Line:
If you love ghost stories or you enjoyed Unsolved Mysteries when it was on TV, then this is a DVD you’ll definitely want to check out.