To celebrate the 30th anniversary of “Ghostbusters” (1984) and the 25th anniversary of “Ghostbusters II” (1989), Sony will release 4K remastered versions of both films on Blu-ray (with the sequel making its Blu-ray debut) as well as a two-disc anniversary edition Blu-ray Digibook that includes both films; as well as a Limited Edition gift set that includes both films, an exclusive collectible Slimer figurine and the two-disc Digibook. Both films were directed by Ivan Reitman and starred Bill Murray, Dan Aykroyd, Sigourney Weaver, Harold Ramis, Rick Moranis, Annie Potts and Ernie Hudson. “Ghostbusters” extras: New: “Who You Gonna Call: A Ghostbusters Retrospective” roundtable discussion with director Ivan Reitman and Dan Aykroyd (Part 1); new poster art gallery; new “Ghostbusters” music video by Ray Parker Jr.; legacy content: “Slimer Mode” picture in picture and trivia track, commentary, 10 Deleted Scenes, 1984 featurette, cast and crew featurette, SFX team featurette, multi-angles, “Ecto-1: Resurrecting the Classic Car,” “Ghostbusters Garage: Ecto-1 Gallery” storyboard comparisons. “Ghostbusters II” extras: New: “Time Is But A Window: Ghostbusters II and Beyond” roundtable discussion with director Ivan Reitman and Dan Aykroyd (Part 2), new deleted scenes, new “On Our Own” music video by Bobby Brown.
As a highlight of the celebration, the original 1984 film will be returning to the big screen, in over 700 locations in the United States and Canada, for a limited engagement starting August 29 (Labor Day weekend).
And Sony has also set up a new new website, GHOSTBUSTERS.COM, where fans can access new franchise offerings, including collectible merchandise, music, and more. Fans can register for updates, unique video content, as well as Ghostbusters news.
There will also be a slew of new merchandise from Sony Pictures Consumer Products to be released. Collaborations include Lego, Mattel, Funko, Mad Engine and other select items to help celebrate the occasion. In addition, SPCP partnered with Gallery 1988 to create a once-in a lifetime experience, displaying original paintings, limited edition prints, and sculptures inspired by the film.
Ghostbusters:University parapsychologists Dr. Peter Venkman (Murray), Dr. Raymond Stanz (Aykroyd) and Dr. Egon Spengler (Ramis) lose a research grant when their experiment methodology is proven to be bogus. The team decides to go into business for themselves and open ‘Ghostbusters,’ a ghost removal service. After struggling to get on their feet, they are summoned to investigate the strange happenings in Dana Barrett’s (Weaver) Central Park West apartment. What they discover is that all Manhattan is being besieged by ghosts and other worldly demons through a portal in her building.
Ghostbusters II: Supernatural superstars Peter Venkman (Murray), Dr. Raymond Stanz (Aykroyd) and Dr. Egon Spengler (Ramis) spring back into action when the infant son of Dana Barrett (Weaver) becomes the target of a powerful demonic force. Reunited with their industrious secretary Janine (Potts) and the nerdy, near-sighted Louis (Moranis), the ‘heroes of the hereafter’ must put a stop to an enormous underground river ready to rot the roots of the entire Big Apple.