Search - Ghost Rider (Widescreen Edition) on DVD

Ghost Rider (Widescreen Edition)
Ghost Rider
Widescreen Edition
Actors: Nicolas Cage, Eva Mendes, Sam Elliott, Matt Long, Raquel Alessi
Director: Mark Steven Johnson
Genres: Action & Adventure, Drama, Science Fiction & Fantasy, Mystery & Suspense
PG-13     2007     1hr 54min


Larger Image

Movie Details

Actors: Nicolas Cage, Eva Mendes, Sam Elliott, Matt Long, Raquel Alessi
Director: Mark Steven Johnson
Creators: Mark Steven Johnson, Anna Phelps, Ari Arad, Avi Arad, David S. Goyer, E. Bennett Walsh, Gary Foster
Genres: Action & Adventure, Drama, Science Fiction & Fantasy, Mystery & Suspense
Sub-Genres: Thrillers, Superheroes, Nicolas Cage, Drama, Sci-Fi Action, Monsters & Mutants, Mystery & Suspense
Studio: Sony Pictures Entertainment (SPE)
Format: DVD - Color,Widescreen - Closed-captioned,Dubbed,Subtitled
DVD Release Date: 06/12/2007
Original Release Date: 02/16/2007
Theatrical Release Date: 02/16/2007
Release Year: 2007
Run Time: 1hr 54min
Screens: Color,Widescreen
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaDVD Credits: 1
Total Copies: 20
Members Wishing: 0
MPAA Rating: PG-13 (Parental Guidance Suggested)
Languages: English, French
Subtitles: English, French
See Also:

Similar Movies

Two-Disc Widescreen Edition
Director: Mark Steven Johnson
   PG-13   2003   1hr 43min
The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen
Widescreen Edition
Director: Stephen Norrington
   PG-13   2003   1hr 50min
Widescreen Edition
Director: Rob Bowman
   UR   2005   1hr 37min
Fantastic Four
+ Digital Copy
   PG-13   2008   1hr 46min
The Punisher
Extended Cut
Director: Jonathan Hensleigh
   R   2006   2hr 4min
Ghost Rider Spirit of Vengeance
+ UltraViolet Digital Copy
Directors: Mark Neveldine, Brian Taylor
   1hr 35min
   PG-13   2006   2hr 18min
Green Lantern
Director: Martin Campbell
   1hr 45min
Fantastic Four Rise of the Silver Surfer
   PG   2007   1hr 32min
The Incredible Hulk
Three-Disc Special Edition
Director: Louis Leterrier
   PG-13   2008   1hr 52min
   PG-13   2008   2hr 2min

Similarly Requested DVDs

Blade Runner
The Director's Cut
Director: Ridley Scott
   R   1997   1hr 57min
Iron Man
Single-Disc Edition
   PG-13   2008   2hr 6min
Fantastic Four Rise of the Silver Surfer
   PG   2007   1hr 32min
Pirates of the Caribbean - At World's End
Widescreen Edition
   PG-13   2007   2hr 47min
   PG-13   2009   2hr 1min
Pirates of the Caribbean - Dead Man's Chest
Widescreen Edition
Director: Gore Verbinski
   PG-13   2006   2hr 31min
Star Trek
Single-Disc Edition
Director: J.J. Abrams
   PG-13   2009   2hr 7min
Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull
Single Disc
Director: Steven Spielberg
   PG-13   2008   2hr 2min
Journey to the Center of the Earth
Director: Eric Brevig
   PG   2008   1hr 33min
Spider-Man 3
Widescreen Edition
Director: Sam Raimi
   PG-13   2007   2hr 19min

Member Movie Reviews

Sharon F. (Shar) from AVON PARK, FL
Reviewed on 1/15/2022...
I love Nicolas Cage so he can do no wrong in my book. This movie is on the satanic movie is high action and entertaining.
Jennifer D. (jennicat) from ST AUGUSTINE, FL
Reviewed on 12/30/2014...
Not my type of movie but Yes, I did love it.
1 of 1 member(s) found this review helpful.
Chad B. (abrnt1) from CABERY, IL
Reviewed on 4/2/2010...
Waste. This film had potential, but it quickly becomes a badly done cliched mess. I think it might have worked if rated R and given a more mature storyline. Look at the success of Blade. If you r making a film based of obscure comic book characters u have the freedom too push the limits. Harmless junk
1 of 2 member(s) found this review helpful.
Alison C. from NEWARK, NJ
Reviewed on 3/3/2010...
I didn't think it was possible for Nick Cage to overact as badly as he did in this film. A better time is had watching paint dry.
1 of 2 member(s) found this review helpful.

Movie Reviews

Worth Seeing for Comic Fans
P. Fry | 04/16/2007
(4 out of 5 stars)

"To clarify, I've never read this exact comic. But I think one could assume that this was a good comic/movie rendering, a simple plot without being old and recycled. The Mephistopheles character seeks out and tricks the hero, a daredevil motorcyclist from the carnival named Johnny Blaze, and he is subsequently sent to fight against other rival "baddies" of the underworld in the service of the Bug Guy. So in a sense he becomes the devil's slave even in a fight against evil.

The effects are great. The transformation of the motor-cycle and the hero's head into a burning skull are very convincing. Also noteworthy is the effect whereby he can use his power to cause a human-being to come face to face with all the evil things he has done in his life. The action is somewhat over the top, but mostly in the zone for a super-natural thriller. Johnny is invincible when he is the Ghost Rider, of course, and fighting against virtually indestructible foes will cause major damage to the landscape.

Casting was superb. Cage was a great pick for the Johnny Blaze, the understated soft-spoken daredevil. The love story aspect is a little flat, hence the 4-stars. Although both women playing Johnny's girl-friend are picture-perfect as ideal comic book babes, Eva Mendes isn't given much in the way of a script which is the main reason her character loses in the depth department. So it's no Spiderman II story-wise. Sam Elliot is tremendously fun to watch if you like him because he is basically playing Sam Elliot; he's pretty much reprising his last 6 or so tough guy cowboy roles, which he always does masterfully."
The Spirit of Vengeance rides again!
OAKSHAMAN | Algoma, WI United States | 06/23/2007
(5 out of 5 stars)

"Sometimes a flaming skull can be the mask of an avenging angel.

First of all I admit that I am a long time fan of the Ghost Rider comic series. I waited for this movie to get made for years- through all the delays. Now that it has been made I am not disappointed. I thought that this was a very good job of writing, acting, casting, and special effects.

The first thing you have to realize is that this is a morality play. The Rider is the Spirit of Vengeance. He instantly knows the guilty from the innocent. His greatest weapon is his ability to make criminals feel their victims pain through his "penance stare." He is supposed to be disturbing, upsetting, frightening. If you have a problem with paying for your crimes then you are going to have a problem with the Rider...

I especially liked the tribute to the original western Ghost Rider (excellently played by Sam Elliot) and his tie in to the mythos of the Johnny Blaze incarnation. It was so appropriate to use the old "Ghost Riders in the Sky" theme here for it was the original inspiration for the character.

I wouldn't hesitate to allow children to watch this, but I would watch with them and explain it. Blaze made a deal with the devil, but he did it for unselfish, sacrificial reasons. And while the devil got his soul, he didn't get his spirit. The Ghost Rider is darkness in the service of light. He willed himself from the devil's bounty hunter to his greatest nemesis on earth. He owned his curse and turned the devil's power against him. And the Rider never, ever harms the innocent.

Yeah, I liked the craftsmanship and I liked the message- a lot.
Oh so very very bad that it is painful to watch!
Get What We Give | Georgia | 07/12/2007
(1 out of 5 stars)

"If Ghost Rider doesn't win a Razzy Award for Worst Picture of 2007, then there is something wrong. It is bad with a capital B!

Ghost Rider completed filming back in 2005, but it was shelved because the studio didn't believe the film was good enough to be released. Apparently a lot of editing was done and a great deal of the film was scuttled, resulting in the disaster that was presented in 2007. Whenever a film sits gathering dust for that long, you can be pretty certain that it is not going to be very good.

Nicolas Cage (who looks like he has a 50 year old's head on a 30 year old's body) absolutely chews up the scenery with such a bad acting job, attempting to channel Elvis Presley. In one scene he goes through some sort of Bad Acting 101 display as he dramatically and very slowly (not in slow motion though) raises his arm and points (but doesn't use the single index finger that most of us would use) and then utters the brilliantly scripted: "Yoooooooooooooooooooooou" as he speaks to Peter Fonda who laughably plays the devil.

Cage was never secretive about his desire to play this character. Apparently he has been a fan of the comic for a long time. He must have put up some of the money for the film, because that can be the only explanation for the lousy performance. There's no reason for his character to speak like Elvis (and he isn't consistent in delivering it that way either).

The special effects are cool in some scenes, but the battle scenes are really a let down. I've seen better in video games. Even the transformation from man to Ghost Rider is not exciting. It looks fake (which, I'll grant you is really misleading since no such creature exists. However, Marvel has done a great job with XMen and the Fantastic Four in creating films that incorporate the real world into their mythos). That said, the transformation should have been more dramatic and less drawn out.

Cage's rug is its own character. And that brings to surface something really creepy about this film. Cage playing the title character. Never mind that he's about thirty years older than the character is supposed to be. Never mind that he overacts so badly that you feel compelled to turn away from the screen. It's the fact that he looks so very very old. His face is craggy and his pores look huge. He actually looks like he is ill: his body ripped with sinewy muscle, but his face drawn and sallow.

Eva Mendes doesn't so much act as she moves around a bit and smiles and delivers a line.

Wes Bentley resurfaces from previously committing career suicide (he insulted Harvey Weinstein of Miramax and threw prima donna tantrums on the set of The Four Feathers, garnering Weinstein's wrath to the point of being exiled from A list films)and plays one of the devil's sons: Blackheart. Bentley once said he would never be caught dead in a special effects film, because he was a "serious actor". Well, he's right about one thing: he is serious....seriously bad. Bentley phones in his performance and seems about as menacing as a Chatty Cathy doll.

Maybe there were supposed to be better special effects added that never happened. Maybe there was a better film that ended up on the cutting room floor. Maybe there really is a man in the moon. Who cares? It doesn't matter about the maybes, because the film that we see in this DVD is so bad that it should have remained on the shelf."