Plot: What’s it about?
Do you believe in ghosts? If you do, then you’ll gasp with along with the T.A.P.S. squad as they explore haunted locales and hope to secure proof of paranormal presence. If you don’t, then at least you can laugh at the team as they jump at every creak and insist every noise or movement is a spectral invader of some kind. Ghost Hunters has a solid (if unoriginal) premise, as the team looks into various ghost sightings and attempts to capture evidence of the eerie activities. But the T.A.P.S. team is so unintentionally hilarious, sometimes it almost comes off as a spoof of similar shows. Jason and Grant are so desperate to prove that ghosts are real, they latch onto even the slightest event as definitive proof. After seven seasons and countless haunted locations, even Ghost Hunters remain unable to offer up even minor proof of real ghosts.
Video: How does it look?
The episodes are presented in 1.78:1 anamorphic widescreen. The show looks good here, whether in normal interview shots or night vision ghost chases. I found detail to be fine in the more stable shots, while of course the night vision shots and such show a degraded level of depth. But that is the nature of the show, so this transfer is helpless to improve upon those elements. In the end, the show looks good and no serious issues pop up.
Audio: How does it sound?
The sound design here is fine, but doesn’t send chills down your spine like it should. At the same time, the show’s low rent technical presentation impacts the audio potential as well. The show’s elements are all well handled, so dialogue is clear and the random creaks, moans, and such are all audible. The nature of the program means that sometimes volume fluctuates, but that is unavoidable here. The show sounds quite good in this presentation, so fans should be satisfied.
Supplements: What are the extras?
Some episodes contain never before seen bonus footage, which should delight fans.