Laserdisc version omits the original prologue and epilogue featuring director William Castle talking to the audience:- In the original version after the main title sequence a voice introduces "producer William Castle", who's shown sitting at a desk. Castle goes on for about a minute explaining how the special process "Illusion-O" worked (theatre audiences were given special blue and red-tinted viewers that enabled them to see the ghosts in the picture.- After the final shot, showing a burning "House for sale" sign posted outside Dr. Cyrus Zorba's ('Donald Woods' ) front door, Castle reappeared briefly to invite the audience to bring the special Supernatural Viewer home and try to find more ghosts with it.
The original version was shot in black and white but included a few color-tinted sequences: the ghosts were colored in red and shot on a blue background. These sequences were preceded by the warning "Use Viewer" and followed by "Remove Viewer". The laserdisc version is entirely in black and white and doesn't include any no warning.
Newly released (as of 9/22/01) DVD version includes both the B&W VHS/Laserdisc edit and a newly restored "Illusion-O" version, featuring the red-blue tinted scenes and a pair of Ghost Revealer glasses. The William Castle intro/outros are included as special features, separate from the film.
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