Wednesday, 13 March 2013

Ghost Detectives: The Complete Series DVD Review

Presented By Tom Baker

Supernatural, Documentary

Certificate E


A team of paranormal investigators travel the country to investigate stories of hauntings

Tom Baker, of Doctor Who fame, presents the complete series of Ghost Detectives.

A series of investigations in some of the most haunted places in Britain.  Will they finally be able to prove the existence of ghosts?

Special Features
  • None
Let's start this review by getting two things off my chest shall we?

I am a massive lover of all things supernatural and a massive fan of Tom Baker so something that combines the two would surely be brilliant right?

Wrong. Very very wrong.

For all his camp posturing and melodrama, not even Tom Baker can make this dull as dishwater show even remotely interesting.

As for the paranormal team themselves, most of whom are completely monotone and will probably send you to sleep, there doesn't seem to be a personality between the lot of them.

The investigations themselves seem like a poor mans 'Most Haunted', which is incredibly overdone but at least it's a little more professional.

Don't even get me started on the so called 'possessions' of the mediums, where anytime it happens or they go to say something 'in character', they make sure to look to see if the camera is on them!

The picture and sound quality while not mind blowing, it does exactly what it sets out to do. It's just kind of there. The picture transfer does suffer slightly but may just be how it was filmed.

There are no extras whatsoever on this release either. I really wouldn't waste even 15 minutes of your time on this rubbish.

There is one plus side though. At least it looked like Tom Baker enjoyed himself while 'hamming it up' each and every time he was on camera.

Movie 2/5
Picture 3/5
Sound 3/5
Special Features 0/5
Overall 8/20

1 comment:

  1. I bought the three dvds for a quid based on Tom Baker hosting the show. Its pure drivel. The experts are deluded and so willing to see spirits they see what is blatantly mundane activity as ghosts. The main medium is a shameful exhibitionist and obviously a sham as are the dowsers who you can visibly see contorting themselves to make thier rods and crystals move. Poor, Poor old Tom Baker having to work with this deluded bunch of charlatans and wide eyed idiots. At least his narration is a subtle piss take of whats happening on screen