Ghost Stories (1997 TV series)
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|Narrated by||Rip Torn|
|Country of origin||United States|
|No. of seasons||1|
|No. of episodes||44 (list of episodes)|
|Executive producer(s)||Frederick Rappaport
|Producer(s)||New Dominion Pictures|
|Original channel||FOX Family|
|Original release||September 28, 1997– June 8, 1998|
The show was narrated by Rip Torn and originally two episodes were presented back to back in an hour-long segment. However, towards the end of the series it was broken down into 30 minute episodes with just one story, most featuring a style similar to episodes of The Twilight Zone in which there would be a twist at the end.
Come with me to a place of wondrous contradictions. A place that is silent and unstirring yet restless and alive. A place of untold peace and boundless dread. Come with me into the very cradle of darkness, where those who dwell, dwell alone.
Once complete, it goes directly into the episode where Rip Torn introduces the episode. During the episode's conclusion, Rip Torn comments on what was seen (usually in some form of a moral).
|Name||Release date||Ep #||Additional information|
|Ghost Stories||December 7, 2004||40||5-disc DVD set released by Platinum Disc Corporation, presented in a digipak format with no bonus features or commentary; excludes 4 episodes; "It's Only A Movie", "At Death's Door", "Going Down", and "Cabin Fever".|
|Ghost Stories: Volume 1||August 23, 2005||8||Run-time of 165 minutes and is basically a repackaged version of disc 1 from the box set above; followed by Ghost Stories, Vol. 2, which is disc 2 from the box set above.|
|Ghost Stories: 6-disc set||September 30, 2008||44||The complete series was released in a 6-disc set, including the 4 never-before-seen episodes; comes in a new digipack with the same 5 volumes and a 6th disc including the 4 never-before-released episodes; released on region 1 with no other bonus features.|
|Haunted: Ghost Stories||October 6, 2009||40||The 40-episode set was re-released in a 2-disc keepcase featuring new cover art and bearing the title: Haunted: Ghost Stories; each disc is dual-sided and contains 10 episodes of the series as opposed to 8; presented in a standard DVD case and includes no bonus features.|
|Ghost Stories - The Complete Series||April 10, 2012||44||The complete series will be re-released in a 4-disc set by Timeless Media Group.|
On September 30, 2008, the complete series was released in a 6-disc set, including the 4 never-before-seen episodes. The set comes in a new digipack with the same 5 volumes and a 6th disc including the 4 never-before released episodes. It was released on region 1 with no other bonus features.
This set includes the episodes shown below and does not have any special features or commentary.
- Ghost Stories at the Internet Movie Database
- Ghost Stories at TV.com
- Ghost Stories at the production company New Dominion Pictures
- Information Page on TVShowsOnDVD.com
- Listing at UK TV channel Zone Horror
- Product Page at Echo Bridge Entertainment (formerly Platinum Disc Corporation)
- Ghost Stories set on Amazon.com