Subject: I have found a DVD that I think you would enjoy
|Ghost Hunters Live from ''The Stanley'' Hotel|
Actors: Steve Gonsalves, Jason Hawes, Grant Wilson, Dave Tango, Brian Harnois
Director: Peter Zasuly;Tom Thayer
Genres: Kids & Family, Science Fiction & Fantasy, Television
Jason, Grant and the 'Ghost Hunters' team revisit the notoriously haunted Stanley Hotel in Estes Park, Colorado for a live Halloween-night investigation! Stephen King took up residence at the Stanley while writing his best... more »
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Bridget S. | Marlton, NJ | 08/19/2007
(4 out of 5 stars)
"This is a great episode-if there are such things as hauntings, this is the place.
The first time TAPS visited this hotel crazy stuff happend- glasses of water smashed, closet doors opened & closed while they slept- they actually caught this all on tape. More crazy stuff happend during their 2nd visit, the live episode. There were creepy voices, pianos playing (us viewers could actually hear these things.) There wasn't just the usual "cold spots" that conveniently no-one at home can feel.
This is a cool episode, pretty entertaining. Would recommend it."
Gotham Night | 10/12/2007
(5 out of 5 stars)
"This DVD was a lot longer than I thought it would be. It's the special Halloween live version of TAPS investigating the Stanley Hotel again. I loved the live feel of it, you feel like you're walking right along with them and experiencing everything without editing getting in the way. There's a very creepy bit with Jason and Grant down in the employee entrance of the hotel. I don't want to give too much away but it made my skin crawl. Awesome. If you love TAPS, buy this DVD. I highly recommend it."
Good idea, very poor execution
Mike Bartlett | Chatham, Kent United Kingdom | 12/26/2007
(2 out of 5 stars)
"Before I begin, let me begin my prefacing that I am a huge fan of
the program, and own seasons 1,2 and 3 on DVD. I saw the original
investigation at the Stanley, and me and my wife were really
looking forward to this.
My review overall is 2 stars.
The reason is because this DVD
is sloppy. The investigation was sloppy. The integraton of
a wrestler who anounces at the beginning that he is
"into this kind of stuff" in an unenthusiastic voice sets the
scene. It was a sloppy decision to include him. Almost as sloppy
as the editing.
Jay and Grant stumble on some interesting activity. The girls
team lead by Donna LeCroix is professional and make expositional
remarks so the audience understands what is happening without
it being too 'play school'
The biggest problems are everything else! ..
* Brian and Steve amount to nothing more than a comedy duo
as the presence of Live TV ("I feel like I am being watched") makes
them uncomfortable and continue to talk non-stop and say silly
things, the best being Brian's theory of a woman exploding mid-air
to explain a cold-spot high in the air. I know Jay must have
sighed when he watched this DVD back.
* Dustin who does nothing except pose and walk around like
a primate - quite possibly the only TAPS member who is completely
useless and thinks hot girls sit around to watch the show for him.
* The absence of Andy Andrews - where did he go? Awesome investigator
who could have brought more legitimacy to this poor investigation.
* CR Punk, a wrestler who seems to occasionally disappear from the
investigation, only for the audience to realise he is laying around
on the beds of each room. He was bored out of his brains and wasn't
anywhere to be seen at the invetigation wrap-up.
Next time the Ghost Hunters team do a DVD from a LIVE show,
they should get a good editor. I honestly have never seen
such sloppy work and I have seen a lot of amatuer films, believe me.
Don't waste your money on this DVD. Not recommended."
Not at their best
Stryker | Murrieta, CA United States | 09/08/2008
(3 out of 5 stars)
"This live show was not really up to their usual par for interest and curiosity. There was alot of overreacting to sounds and sensations that they wouldn't have seemed to have done on the regular show. As one reviewer stated, maybe it was to try to infuse some excitement to the show. The only problem was that it tended to make it seem fake. This seemed most true when Jason and Grant were in the basement hearing what seemed to be a woman saying "hello". Their usual skepticism wasn't there (I.E - it could be an animal or with all the pipes under the building perhaps it was someone in a room somewhere) they went immediately to it being a ghost. A wrestler as a special guest? What were they thinking? This added nothing to the show (unless you are a wrestling fan). I found this to be a negative influence to the show more than a positive one. Although this was far from the best of their shows, I am a fan to the show and the theme and can give them no less than 3 stars."