"The Ghost and the Darkness" - .99 movie of the week!

Discussion in 'Apple TV and Home Theater' started by chaseardoin7, Feb 28, 2008.

  1. chaseardoin7 macrumors regular


    Mar 7, 2007
    iTunes just announced this weekend's special is "The Ghost and the Darkness."


    In 1896 Lt. Col. John Paterson was sent to East Africa to build a railway bridge. He had a deadline to meet but was confident he and his large workforce of Africans and Indians can get the job done in time. John's was a man of his word and got things done - which he demonstrated on his first day by killing a lion that had been pestering the workforce. This earned John respect, but it didn't last very long because a few weeks later 2 new lions began visiting and they're man-eaters. The film is based on a true story and during the construction of the bridge, the lions would enter the workers camp to kill. Believing them not to be real lions, the locals name them 'The Ghost' and 'The Darkness'. After losing dozens of workers to the lions, the railroad company brought in Remington, an American 'great white hunter', to kill them, but even his reputation for being the best could not prevent yet more carnage. It is believed that over 130 people were killed by the two lions in just a few months.

    chase :apple:
  2. arkitect macrumors 603


    Sep 5, 2005
    Bath, United Kingdom
    Not that it matters much, but even if it were free it would be too expensive.

    What a crap movie… So loosely based on the truth it is a travesty.

    PS. The Man Eaters of Tsavo… here.
  3. CWallace macrumors 603


    Aug 17, 2007
    Seattle, WA
    I've seen the lions at the Field Museum in Chicago. They look less impressive in real life then their Hollywood doubles did *, but you can't argue with their record and i certainly would not have wanted to meet them in a dark alley. Or a well-lit one, for that matter. :eek:

    * - part of this is because the skins had been cut into rugs so were smaller then the original.
  4. slate1 macrumors regular

    Sep 12, 2006
    How did you find out???

    I got an e-mail last week but nothing this week telling me what the .99 movie of the week is.

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