No 'Ghostbusters' on Blu in 2008

Posted Tue Sep 9, 2008 at 08:00 AM PDT by Peter Bracke
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Who you gonna call on Blu-ray? Not 'Ghostbusters,' with Sony apparently sacking the planned Fall debut of the comedy classics.

As reported this past July, during this year's Comic-Con in San Diego the studio hosted a Blu-ray booth on the show floor that touted an October next-gen debut for both 'Ghostbusters' and 'Ghostbusters 2,' complete with a large overhead banner advertisement (featuring the tagline "Get Slimed in High-Def!")

Though Sony offered no further specs or official details on the Blu-ray releases, retailers had begun to report a planned October 21 street date, designed to tie in with a new Ghostbusters video game from game maker Activision.

But now it looks as if fans will have to wait a lot longer for the Bill Murray-Dan Aykroyd faves in high-def. Despite mounting anticipation, Sony never officially announced either 'Ghostbusters' film for Blu-ray, and now we've received word that despite the promotional push at Comic-Con, the titles remain TBA on the studio's next-gen slate.

At presstime there is no word when 'Ghostbusters' may finally appear on high-def, though as Activision also recently pushed back the street date for their Ghostbusters video game to next year, it's likely the Blu-rays have also been held back to coincide with the release.

We'll certainly keep you posted on this story as it develops. Watch this space!

In the meantime, we've moved 'Ghostbusters' and 'Ghostbusters 2' to the "Release Dates Postponed" section of our Blu-ray Release Schedule. Stay tuned.

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