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Who You Gonna Call? Ghostbusters Announced for Blu-ray

Posted January 7, 2009 02:43 PM by Josh Dreuth

Sony PicturesSony Pictures Home Entertainment has announced that they will bring 'Ghostbusters' to Blu-ray for the 25th Anniversary of the film on June 16th. The film, which has recently received new transfers for both video and audio, will be presented in 2.20:1 1080p AVC accompanied by a 5.1 Dolby TrueHD soundtrack.

Extra for this release include:
  • Digitally Mastered Audio and Video (BD Exclusive)
  • Slimer Mode: Picture-in-Picture Graphical Viewing Experience with an examination of the spook-hunters' firehouse headquarters, an in-depth exploration of the creatures in the Ghostbusters mythology, behind-the-scenes discussions of making the movie, new cast, crew and special effects artists interviews and much more! (BD Exclusive)
  • Featurette: Ecto-1: Resurrecting the Classic Car (BD Exclusive)
  • Ghostbusters Garage: Ecto-1 Gallery (BD Exclusive)
  • Filmmakers' Commentary with Ivan Reitman, Harold Ramis and Joe Medjuck
  • Featurette: 1984 The Making of Ghostbusters Interviews with the cast and crew
  • Featurette: Interviews with Cast and Crew
  • Featurette: SFX Team - Includes Before and After Multi-Angle Explorations
  • Scene Cemetery 10 Deleted Scenes
  • Storyboard Comparisons



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News comments (47 comments)



doctorD
  Jan 07, 2009
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Wow...cool! Let's just hope they don't slide again. I'm hoping the last delay was due to wanting to make sure the remaster was good. Looking forward to them.
Batman2
  Jan 07, 2009
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Oh My God!

Have been waiting for this for ages, this will be a day one purchase, price is no limit.
A must buy from me.

Thank You.

Sad Turtle
  Jan 07, 2009
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Ghostbusters!!!!!

johnnyblackout22
  Jan 07, 2009
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Anybody know if Ghostbusters II is being released as well???

Croweyes1121
  Jan 07, 2009
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Um...2.20:1? Tell me that's a misprint. Ordinarily with something like this I would just assume as much, but to put that right after specifically saying it's had a new transfer...and then to be that specific about the ratio...it just seems a little fishy. Also, the 70mm prints *were* in 2.20:1 according to imdb, so...anyway, I hope this is wrong because it'll undoubtedly be cropped at that ratio. Or at the very least, will seem that way even if it's the Director's intent...now that I'm used to the DVD framing I've had for years. I don't want an "Apocalypse Now" debacle on our hands on a title like this one!

The Guilty Party
  Jan 07, 2009
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I have the same question as Johnny... will GBII be released as well? Back when the rumors were floating about GB being released on Oct. 21st of 2008, the rumor had GB and GBII being released in a 2 pack. Any word on this?

Either way.... this is AWESOME news!

Barbie-Shrimp
  Jan 07, 2009
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The moment I've been waiting for. I've been looking EVERYDAY since the last announcement trying to find a date for this. Thank you.

Seretur
  Jan 07, 2009
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Sounds like an excellent release -- and Croweyes, don't worry, this wasn't shot by Storaro, and Sony *will* transfer this in its OAR.

I have such a soft spot for this film. Will gladly preorder.

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that1guystudios
  Jan 07, 2009
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Ghostbusters II is not yet scheduled for release. It will probably be released around the same time,
but it HAS NOT been announced yet. Also the aspect ratio for this one has typically been 2.35:1, but
it may just be a typo, or they may have opened up the matte from 2.35:1 to 2.20:1. I'm guessing
it's just a typo.

KretzJ
  Jan 07, 2009
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Not quite Day 1 must-have, but close. This movie takes me back...

jurassic_pork
  Jan 07, 2009
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for sure Day 1 for me....this is great news indeed...

Rainman208
  Jan 07, 2009
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Classic. I'm sure it will find it's way into my library someday.

ground chuck
  Jan 07, 2009
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yes, yes, i can't wait.

alphadec
  Jan 07, 2009
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finally a great back catalog titel for release

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Lucy Diamond
  Jan 07, 2009
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It is so odd reading a June release date in January.

I'm psyched!!!

sonnyworld85
  Jan 07, 2009
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Day one purchase!

CptGreedle
  Jan 07, 2009
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Bought damn time! Now how about we build a Ghostbusters LBP level? lol

Darth_Bane
  Jan 07, 2009
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Awesome news, Day 1 buy for me. Hopefully GBII will come out around the same time as well, Definitely looking forward to this.

DrinkMore
  Jan 07, 2009
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Nice! Can't wait to get this.

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wnicholas76
  Jan 07, 2009
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Sony, please don't delay Ghostbusters any more, because this constant delaying of the good
movie titles has gotten too damn old!! But I still can't wait for that day one purchase of
Ghostbusters!!
JT_Designer
  Jan 07, 2009
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Who You Gonna Call?!

deathmachine
  Jan 07, 2009
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I can't wait for this! My favorite movie ever!

Snyder-man
  Jan 07, 2009
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im a huge GB fan but i dunno if i can justify buying this fir the 99th time, not at 30 bucks each anyways....i saw an HD broadcast of this a little while ago and wasnt impressed at all. not to say it will be the same for blu ray but its usually a good indicator.

i do like the special features tho.

woodlandwolf
  Jan 07, 2009
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First day buy for me!!! Hopfully Ghostbusters II same day. Now I really hope somewhere down the roadwe get The Real Ghostbusters: The Complete Series on BluRay, Now that would really make my day

I'm the Dude
  Jan 07, 2009
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Ghostbusters!!! (I say this in reference to the question posed at the top of this page.)
moverob
  Jan 07, 2009
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Outstanding!!! I loved that movie. Wanna roast some marshmallows, anyone? lol!!!

HighlightShow
  Jan 07, 2009
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Woo hoo! I will definitely be getting this one!

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hardcorefrokid
  Jan 07, 2009
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Sweet!

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Irrob
  Jan 07, 2009
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That's a big Twinky

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Nepse
  Jan 07, 2009
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awsome news cant wait for this one!

also, highdefdigest says 2.35:1

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prkprkprk
  Jan 07, 2009
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now, how long did that take!

Guydowood
  Jan 07, 2009
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How cool is this, hopefully it will look as good as it sounds. Plus to have the stay puff marshmellow man in full 1080p........

it's to bad the Ray Parker Jr music video did not make this cut. It's soooo 80's. Likewise let's hope G2 gets released with some proper care.

"You're right no human being would stack books like this"
"Let's show this prehistoric bitch how we do things downtown"
"You're right, this man has no dick"

andy86i
  Jan 07, 2009
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yeahhhhh!!!!!

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STARSCREAM
  Jan 07, 2009
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Wonder if is still gonna be a double pack with the second like it was supposed to. I really only want the first one. Slimer is classic!

EvolutionCherry
  Jan 07, 2009
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Wasn't it announced before?
DisneyLuver
  Jan 07, 2009
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Awesome!!

austin126
  Jan 07, 2009
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thats cool, i just watched it last week! can't wait to see it on blu!

NMErickson
  Jan 07, 2009
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The awesome news day doesnt end. One of my favorites! Day one purchase no doubt. Ghostbusters, Pulp fiction, Monster Inc, Sin City, Batman Anthology all announced=a very good day.

Minimejer05
  Jan 07, 2009
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Awesome news! I will buy.

wwl36
  Jan 07, 2009
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A must buy item.
JT_Designer
  Jan 07, 2009
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Every single time I walk by the lower Manhattan library with the two lions I think of this movie. Same thing goes for The Day After Tomorrow.

Dark Lord
  Jan 07, 2009
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This is a must buy.
allanmejia
  Jan 08, 2009
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"Cats and Dogs Living Together, that histeria!!!!" lol I Love this movie cant wait!!!

Gremlin
  Jan 08, 2009
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Good news. hope its not region locked.

kabukijoe
  Jan 08, 2009
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looks like i'll probably be buying this with the video game... can't wait!

thespindoc
  Jan 08, 2009
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Dana "Do you want this body?"
Dr. Venkman "Is this a trick question?"
Summer can't come soon enough!!!

poggi1kinobi
  Jan 08, 2009
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Day 1 purchase for sure....I've been buying so many blurays lately the woman that works days at the Best Buy I go to knows me by name is that wrong...lol


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