There have been several filmed adaptations of this classic ghost story. For me, the gentle humour of the version starring Sir John Geilgud was the best, but that has never been released on DVD. This version, however, is both different and is extrenely good. It is also faithful to the story and although the ending is slightly fudged because you never see the salvation of the ghost when he faces up to his inquistors in the realm of Death, everything else works extremely well.
The scene in the chapel in this version of the story, plus the 'Hamlet' scene in which Sir Simon appears as a ghost (!!), are both new to this filmed version of the story and, in my opinion, add a great deal. Both scenes are well conceived, brilliantly acted and make this version really different. The love story between Virginia and Francis is also well done and actually makes the story even more believable and intense.
Although the wonderful humour of Sir Simon's tricks upon the Umney's at the start of the Sir John Gielgud version is a really sad loss, this newer version of the story is well worth watching.