Ghostbusters Blu-Ray Review! Jun 23, 2009 7:44:38 GMT -5
Post by /\/\att on Jun 23, 2009 7:44:38 GMT -5
Synopsis: 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!
Review: I don't have to tell you that Ghostbusters is an absolute classic. Its the film that started it all! It spawned a successful cartoon, sequel, toys and comics. Not to mention a cultural phenom and a theme song that is instantly recognizable by just about anyone. This being said, you must own this classic on VHS...DVD perhaps? Well, you've never seen it like this!
Ghostbusters blasts its way onto high definition blu-ray disc with this great release from Sony. Its 1080p with dolby lossess audio. I won't lie to you, the transfer includes some grain. Okay, not some grain, a LOT of grain. It also includes some amazing detail on the special effects scenes and for the very first time, the correct color palet. Previous releases have been plagued by various color defects. Well, no more my friend!
The release also offers the bonus features of the past DVD release and a few new items. One that stands out is the new Ecto-1: Resurrecting the Classic Car feature. Its a great detailed look at the process of refurbishing the Ecto-1. Anytime you can get new Ghostbusters bonus features, its a win-win situation.
The Ghostbusters Blu-Ray disc also allows for BD-Live (Blu-ray profile 2.0), so you can chat with other fans while the movie plays! This is the cutting edge tech for Blu-Ray users and its great to see it included on such a fan-favorite film.
Don't have a blu-ray player yet? Need a high-def tv? This is your perfect excuse to pick them up. You need this in your library.
Rating: 5 out of 5