Posted Mon Jun 9, 2014 at 12:00 PM PDT by Tom Landy
Who you gonna call? Both classic comedies will be receiving anniversary Blu-ray editions mastered in 4K this September.
In an early announcement to retailers, Sony will be releasing 'Ghostbusters: 30th Anniversary Edition' and 'Ghostbusters II: 25th Anniversary Edition' on Blu-ray on September 16.
Both films will also be available together in a digibook as well as a limited edition gift set (which includes the digibook and a Slimer figurine).
"To celebrate this milestone anniversary, we wanted to create something new and collectible for fans. These new Ghostbusters Blu-rays will feature the highest quality presentation along with new content that reflects the rich history of this iconic franchise," said Lexine Wong, Senior Executive Vice President, Worldwide Marketing, Sony Pictures Home Entertainment.
The original film will also be returning to theaters for a limited time in over 700 venues in the U.S. and Canada starting August 29. Rory Bruer, president, Worldwide Distribution for Sony Pictures, said, "Ghostbusters is still one of our studio's most beloved franchises – I was lucky enough to work on the release of the film on its first run, so it's a real thrill for me to see that it's still connecting with audiences everywhere. On the big screen or in home entertainment, this is a great movie to experience again and again."
Sony has just launched a 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.
'Ghostbusters' will include: Slimer Mode – Picture in Picture and Trivia Track; Commentary w/ Ivan Reitman, Harold Ramis & Joe Medjuck; 10 Deleted Scenes; 1984 Featurette; Cast and Crew Featurette; SFX Team Featurette; Multi-Angles; Ecto-1: Resurrecting the Classic Car; and Ghostbusters Garage: Ecto-1 Gallery Storyboard Comparisons.
New items include: Who You Gonna Call: A Ghostbusters Retrospective - Roundtable Discussion with Director Ivan Reitman and Dan Aykroyd (Part 1); Poster Art Gallery – Gallery 1988 artwork; and "Ghostbusters" Music Video – Ray Parker, Jr.
'Ghostbusters II' will include the following new features: Time Is But A Window: Ghostbusters II and Beyond - Roundtable Discussion with Director Ivan Reitman and Dan Aykroyd (Part 2); Deleted Scenes; and "On Our Own" Music Video – Bobby Brown.
You can find the latest specs for 'Ghostbusters' and 'Ghostbusters II' linked from our Blu-ray Release Schedule, where they are indexed under September 16.
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