Monday, June 04, 2012
Ghost Story, Or, I'm not THAT kind of pirate
A couple of years ago I wrote a post about an episode of the '70s horror anthology TV show Ghost Story that (pardon the pun) haunted me for a long time as a kid. I wrote about it because I'd finally found a place to buy a bootleg copy of the episode and was nervous about revisiting it 38 years later.
I meant to follow that post up with a review of the actual episode and my experience watching it, but frankly, it was underwhelming. It's still a creepy show, but I was far more thrilled to be revisiting a lost piece of my childhood than I was reminded of those old fears.
The reason I'm even bringing it up now is because of a different topic: bootlegs and piracy. I said at the time that if Ghost Story episodes were available commercially I'd buy them that way instead, which applies to everything I have bootleg copies of: stuff like The Star Wars Holiday Special and Song of the South. Usually I never have to make good on that promise, but Warner Brothers Archives has now released Ghost Story (aka Circle of Fear): The Complete Series. My copy is on its way and maybe this time I'll actually write about it after I've seen it.