PG-13 | | Action, Fantasy, Thriller
Stunt motorcyclist Johnny Blaze gives up his soul to become a hellblazing vigilante, to fight against power hungry Blackheart, the son of the devil.
The Caretaker/Carter Slade Ghost Rider character is a tribute to the original Marvel Comics Ghost Rider, now called The Phantom Rider to avoid confusion. However, the character in the comics is a regular human who wears a white costume and rides a white painted horse, both covered with phosphorous for a glowing effect.
It's said that the West was built on legends. Tall tales that help us make sense of things too great or too terrifying to believe. This is the legend of the Ghost Rider.
When the adult Johnny Blaze approaches his motorcycle, which is running and revving by itself, he mounts it and his hands are shown stuck to the handlebars, and his left foot (at least) stuck to the footrest. However, after the confrontation with Mephistopheles, as the bike takes off on its own the camera moves to a rear shot, and both of Johnny's feet are on the ground. Then it begins to move and both feet are on the footrests again.
The Marvel Comics logo features comic-book images of the Ghost Rider in its pages; after it fully forms it blazes briefly, then turns metallic and grows spikes, replicating the Ghost Rider's transformation.
The original UK cinema version was pre-edited by the distributors to reduce shots of Johnny's face disintegrating into the Ghost Rider during his initial transformation in order for the film to receive a 12A cinema certificate. The DVD was upgraded to a 15 certificate and is fully uncut.
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