Ghostbusters on Blu-Ray Info & Talk Jun 3, 2009 12:14:24 GMT -5
Post by /\/\att on Jun 3, 2009 12:14:24 GMT -5
Here is the official press release from our friends at Sony:
“Who ya gonna call?!...”
Debuts on Blu-ray Disc™ Worldwide June 16th
Available for the First Time in High-Definition in Celebration of the 25th Anniversary
Including Exclusive High-Def Features “Slimer Mode” and “Ecto-1 Refurbishment” Featurette
CULVER CITY, CALIF. (May 19, 2009) –America’s favorite paranormal psychologists are back to save the world, this time with unsurpassed picture and audio quality and advanced new bonus features in the Ghostbusters Blu-ray Disc, releasing worldwide the week of June 16, 2009. The simultaneous launch of Ghostbusters: The Video Game, the highly anticipated videogame from Atari, celebrates the film’s 25th anniversary, with an all-new adventure from by the film’s original writers. Ivan Reitman’s sci-fi blockbuster comedy stars Bill Murray, Dan Aykroyd, Sigourney Weaver, Harold Ramis, Annie Potts, and Rick Moranis. The high-def set oozes with special features and interactivity including Slimer Mode, a picture-in-picture graphical viewing experience, a featurette on the refurbishing of Ecto-1, and more.
“This great franchise is one of the crown jewels in the studio’s library,” said Lexine Wong, Sony Pictures Home Entertainment’s Senior Executive Vice President, Worldwide Marketing.
“With Ghostbusters 25th anniversary upon us and the forthcoming release of an eagerly anticipated new video game, this is the perfect opportunity to release this exciting new edition on Blu-ray Disc.”
Directed and produced by Ivan Reitman (Meatballs, Stripes), with the screenplay written by Dan Aykroyd (My Girl, The Great Outdoors) and Harold Ramis (Knocked Up), Ghostbusters stars Bill Murray (Meatballs, Stripes), Dan Aykroyd (My Girl, The Great Outdoors), Sigourney Weaver (Aliens, Copycat), Harold Ramis (Knocked Up), Annie Potts (TV’s “Designing Women”), and Rick Moranis (Honey I Shrunk the Kids, Spaceballs)
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 Blu-ray Disc Special Features:
All-New Exclusive Special Features
Digitally Mastered Audio and Video
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!
Featurette: Ecto-1: Resurrecting the Classic Car
Ghostbusters Garage: Ecto-1 Gallery
Additional Special Features
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: Making of Ghostbusters - The Video Game
Featurette: SFX Team - Includes Before and After Multi-Angle Explorations
Scene Cemetery – 10 Deleted Scenes
Audio: English, Spanish (Castilian), French (Parisian), Portuguese (Brazil)
Subtitles: English, Spanish (Latin Am), French (Parisian), Portuguese (Brazil), Dutch, Arabic
Ghostbusters has a run time of approximately 105 minutes and is rated PG for adult language and mild violence.
The Blu-ray Disc version of Ghostbusters is BD-Live™ enabled, allowing users to get connected and go beyond the disc via an Internet-connected Blu-ray player. Download exclusive content, register for rewards, give feedback through our survey and more!
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Ghostbusters Blu-ray Disc™
BD Catalog # 24946*
UPC Code: 0-43396-24946-2*
Order Date: 5/14/09*