This was director Stephen Week's final movie, and was completely self financed, with a colonial pile India assuming the role of the English countryside presumably to cut costs. This strange location only helps with the odd atmosphere in this gothic tale of madness. What appear to be three university chums get together at Murray Melvin's haunted pile for what appears to be a hunting trip. It soon becomes clear that the three aren't chums - Larry Dann's sensitive, naive character is cleary at odds with the other two upper class twits, so it's no surprise he's the only one who sees the ghost, which manifests itself as a series of visions of the house's past and events at a nearby lunatic asylum. These ghostly visions are neat trick to tell us what happened in the house and in the nearby lunatic asylum...
This movie is often criticised for being dull, but that's unfair. It's talky, yes, but there's plenty going on and a lot of threads that are left unexplained - such as Duller's experiments with the occult and an implication that he's there to conduct experiments and not just hunt for birds... In fact, you're never quite certain just what is going on, which makes it all the more interesting.
The film looks good on this print - colourful and crisp, with the Indian location providing an eerie, "other world" feeling. The location fits the flashbacks, and Week's use of zooms and close ups sometimes makes it feel more like a movie from Mainland Europe than the UK.
The DVD comes with an extra disc crammed full of stuff, including an excellent "making of" documentary.
This is thoroughly recommended - maybe it's time for a re-appraisal of Ghost Story.