Hey guys, Jana here,
“I ain’t afraid of no ghost!” OK, so I AM afraid of a ghost, lucky for me I know who to call to take care of my problems and, on DVD, they deliver. If you didn’t come up with ‘Ghostbusters‘ after that sentence, you need to reboot your life to a time where it’s acceptable for you to pop your Ghostbusting cherry and get on it and may Harold Ramis have mercy on your soul. For the rest of you that totally got GB, you win all the points, you can’t use them for anything but you’re a winner today, dammit.
The cinematic wonders that are ‘Ghostbusters‘ and ‘Ghostbusters II‘ are hitting the shelves soon 4K Ultra HD style. Three former parapsychology professors set up shop as a unique ghost removal service. It’s such a simple premise, but it has given us years of enjoyment, laughs and a few scares. Name one person who thinks of marshmallows as ordinary camp-out food and I’ll show you a liar, or one of the nonbelievers who has never seen Ghostbusters before. The films star Bill Murray, Dan Aykroyd, Harold Ramis, Ernie Hudson and Annie Potts.
The special effects like particle beams and ectoplasm will be experienced in a whole new and dynamic way. Our ears will get a treat as the new versions will feature all-new Dolby Atmos Soundtracks. The next generation technology 4K Ultra HD disc with High Dynamic Range from Sony Pictures Home Entertainment on June 7.
So not only will you get the classic films from 1984 and 1989 that started a craze that swept the nation, the 4K Ultra HD release will also include the recent anniversary Blu-rays and all the bonus materials and commentary they held.
As two of the first Sony 4K Ultra HD disc releases, both films were fully restored from the 35mm original camera negatives, thereby utilizing in 4K the full resolution, detail and color depth inherent in the film. 4K Ultra HD is the perfect way to finally experience these comprehensive restorations at full 4K resolution in the home – it features four times the resolution of high definition, along with High Dynamic Range (HDR), which produces brilliant highlights, vibrant colors and greater contrast on compatible displays. Additionally, both films have been remixed specifically for the home theater environment with Dolby Atmos® audio, delivering captivating sound that places and moves audio anywhere in the room, including overhead.
But that’s not all! Sony will release over 50 episodes of the iconic 1980s animated series, ‘The Real Ghostbusters”, on DVD July 7 and on Digital, from Ivan Reitman, DiC and Sony Pictures Television.
This release comes just a month before the July 15 U.S. premiere of the highly anticipated ‘Ghostbusters‘ from director Paul Feig, starring Melissa McCarthy, Kristen Wiig, Kate McKinnon, Leslie Jones and Chris Hemsworth.
If you purchase the 4K Ultra HD Release, here’s what you’re buying:
Feature Films in 4K resolution with High Dynamic Range (HDR) Dolby Atmos soundtracks (Dolby TrueHD 7.1 compatible) Includes high-def Blu-rays featuring the films and special features
GHOSTBUSTERS Blu-ray Special Features:
Who You Gonna Call: A Ghostbusters Retrospective – Roundtable Discussion with Director Ivan Reitman and Dan Aykroyd (Part 1)
Poster Art Gallery – Gallery of 1988 artwork
Ghostbusters Music Video – Ray Parker, Jr.
Slimer Mode – Picture in Picture and Trivia Track
Commentary with Ivan Reitman, Harold Ramis & Joe Medjuck
10 Deleted Scenes
Cast and Crew Featurette
SFX Team Featurette
Ecto-1: Resurrecting the Classic Car
Ghostbusters Garage: Ecto-1 Gallery Storyboard Comparisons
GHOSTBUSTERS II Blu-ray Special Features:
Time Is But A Window: Ghostbusters II and Beyond – Roundtable Discussion with Director Ivan Reitman and Dan Aykroyd (Part 2)
“On Our Own” Music Video – Bobby Brown