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Ghost Rider: Spirit of Vengeance [Blu-ray 3D + UltraViolet Digital Copy]

Release Date: 
06/12/2012
Rated: 
MPAA: PG-13
Star Rating: 
4 out of 10

The Rider is back and he’s more flaming than ever.


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The Pitch: Johnny Blaze (Nicolas Cage) battles the devil, who’s trying to become human by entering a young boy. (Not as gross as it sounds.)


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What It Really Is: The first one was so horrible on so many levels that it infected the entire world with shittiness. This time they handed it off to different directors (Mark Neveldine and Brian Taylor), who actually make it less bad. It’s still quite terrible, but Ghost Rider’s look and behavior does some justice to the legendary comic character. The action is fast, the bad guy is goofy and Ol’ Flamehead’s out-of-control antics might even make you overlook the fact they stole the plot from Ghostbusters 2.


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Violante Placido Sets Us On Fire: But not in an illegal arsonist way. She’s just really beautiful. (And hopefully reading this. Hi Violante!)


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Maxim.com Ready-Made Press Blurb: “The Ghost with the most firey action!” --Maxim.com


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Does Blu-ray Make a Difference? Yes. Shot in 3D this disc offers up some crazy quality and special features. The only way you can see Nic Cage clearer than this is if you attend one of his foreclosure auctions. (The dude needs to get his finances in order...if only so he isn’t forced to make more movies like this...and Drive Angry...and Season of the Witch..and The Sorcerer's Apprentice...)


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Special Features: Director's expanded video commentary (a fun and informative picture-in-picture experience that almost makes the movie appear to be better than it actually was); a 90-minute 6-part documentary “The Path to Vengeance: Making Ghost Rider: Spirit of Vengeance”; deleted scenes, 3D and UltraViolet digital copy of the film.


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A Note About Overflowing Special Features: It’s amazing how much time and effort they put into the commentary and documentary. Goodfellas didn’t get this kind of treatment.


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Who’s It For: People who like skeletons and fire; Nic Cage’s accountant

Studio: Sony