Posted Tue Apr 7, 2009 at 12:00 PM PDT by Peter Bracke
With only two months to go before it's eagerly-awaited Blu-ray debut, Sony Pictures has delivered a sneak peek at the final box art and spec details for 'Ghostbusters.'
As previously reported, the 1984 blockbuster that slimed the world will receive it's long-promised Blu-ray release on June 16.
Newly-remastered, 'Ghostbusters' will be presented on a BD-50 dual-layer disc in 1080p/AVC MPEG-4 video with a Dolby TrueHD 5.1 Surround audio track.
Features exclusive to the 25th Anniversary Blu-ray include the "Slimer Mode" picture-in-picture "Graphical Viewing Experience" which includes 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, and new cast, crew and special effects artists interviews. Also new is the featurette "Ecto-1: Resurrecting the Classic Car," the "Ghostbusters Garage" still gallery and a collectible 32-page booklet.
Extras carried over from the previous DVD edition include audio commentary with Ivan Reitman, Harold Ramis, and Joe Medjuck, a trio of featurettes ("1984 – The Making of Ghostbusters," "Interviews with Cast and Crew," "SFX Team"), deleted scenes and storyboard comparisons.
Finally, Sony has issued the final box art for 'Ghostbusters,' which sees a new Blu-skewed color scheme and the film's iconic logo:
Though previously announced with a $38.95 MSRP, Sony has now alerted retailers to a $28.99 price tag for the Blu-ray.
You'll find the latest specs for 'Ghostbusters' linked from our Blu-ray Release Schedule, where it's indexed under June 16.
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