Ghostbusters celebrates its 30th anniversary

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Ghostbusters celebrates its 30th anniversary
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Has it really been 30 years since Ghostbusters first haunted our cinema screens?
To celebrate this scary thought and make those of us who saw the film at the cinema on its initial release feel really old, Sony Pictures are planning a series of special events. The original film has been fully restored and remastered in 4K and for one day only, on the 28th of October, the film will return to cinemas in the UK. Prior to that a fully-loaded Blu-ray of the film and a two-disc box set of Ghostbusters and its sequel, Ghostbusters II, will be released on the on the 1st of September.

Commenting on the announcement, Rory Bruer, president, Worldwide Distribution for Sony Pictures, said, “Ghostbusters is still one of our studio’s most beloved franchises – I was lucky enough to work on the release of the film on its first run, so it’s a real thrill for me to see that it’s still connecting with audiences everywhere. On the big screen or in home entertainment, this is a great movie to experience again and again.”

Both the Ghostbusters and Ghostbusters I & II Blu-rays come loaded with exclusive bonus materials, including revealing conversations with director Ivan Reitman and Dan Aykroyd, as well as never-before-seen deleted scenes from Ghostbusters II and more. The Ghostbusters anniversary edition features the original music video of the Oscar nominated song “Ghostbusters” by Ray Parker Jr., while Ghostbusters II includes the original music video for “On Our Own” by Bobby Brown. In addition, Ghostbusters will contain all previously released legacy content, commentary and an interactive Slimer Mode, offering fans a picture-in-picture graphical viewing experience.

“To celebrate this milestone anniversary, we wanted to create something new and collectible for fans. These new Ghostbusters Blu-rays will feature the highest quality presentation along with new content that reflects the rich history of this iconic franchise,” said Lexine Wong, Senior Executive Vice President, Worldwide Marketing, Sony Pictures Home Entertainment.

There has been talk of a third film for decades but the sad passing of Harold Ramis earlier this year means that the original Ghostbusters will never be able to team-up again. Still at least we'll have these new Blu-ray releases of Ghostbusters and its sequel to enjoy for years to come.

Funnily enough, we have recently been discussing films we wish we'd seen at the cinema, so the 28th of October will provide many movie fans the chance to see Ghostbusters on the big screen for the first time.
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