Sony Home Entertainment has announced the release date for both Ghostbusters (1984) and Ghostbusters II (1989). This release date is set for June 2016 for both films in 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray, and the release of The Real Ghostbusters animated series in July 2016, on DVD and Digital. There will be a slew of great bonus features, all listed below along with the cover art.
Press Release: CULVER CITY, Calif. (April, 4 2016)--Fans will now be able to experience particle beams and ectoplasm like never before when Ghostbusters and Ghostbusters II debut June 7 on next generation 4K Ultra HD disc with High Dynamic Range (HDR) from Sony Pictures Home Entertainment (SPHE). Perfect for Father’s Day gifting, each 4K Ultra HD release will also include the recent anniversary Blu-rays, bursting with all the bonus materials, including previously released legacy content, commentary and the interactive Slimer Mode.
As two of the first Sony 4K Ultra HD disc releases, both films were fully restored from the 35mm original camera negatives, thereby utilizing in 4K the full resolution, detail and color depth inherent in the film. 4K Ultra HD is the perfect way to finally experience these comprehensive restorations at full 4K resolution in the home - it features four times the resolution of high definition, along with High Dynamic Range (HDR), which produces brilliant highlights, vibrant colors and greater contrast on compatible displays. Additionally, both films have been remixed specifically for the home theater environment with Dolby Atmos(R) audio, delivering captivating sound that places and moves audio anywhere in the room, including overhead.
These new 4K Ultra HD releases precede the July 15 U.S. premiere of Sony Pictures’ highly anticipated new motion picture, Ghostbusters, from director Paul Feig, starring Melissa McCarthy, Kristen Wiig, Kate McKinnon, Leslie Jones, and Chris Hemsworth.
Also, as part of the excitement surrounding the arrival of the new film, SPHE will release over 50 episodes of the iconic 1980s animated series, The Real Ghostbusters, on DVD July 7 and on Digital, from Ivan Reitman, DiC and Sony Pictures Television.
Both Ghostbusters and Ghostbusters II are directed and produced by Ivan Reitman (Meatballs, Stripes), and written by Dan Aykroyd (My Girl) and Harold Ramis (Knocked Up). Bill Murray (St. Vincent), Dan Aykroyd (Blues Brothers), and Sigourney Weaver (Aliens) star, along with Harold Ramis (Groundhog Day) and Rick Moranis (Honey I Shrunk the Kids). Ernie Hudson (TV’s "Oz") and Annie Potts (TV’s "Designing Women") also star. Ghostbusters is ranked No. 28 on the AFI’s List of America’s Funniest Movies.
Ghostbusters: 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 II: Supernatural superstars Peter Venkman (Murray), Dr. Raymond Stanz (Aykroyd) and Dr. Egon Spengler (Ramis) spring back into action when the infant son of Dana Barrett (Weaver) becomes the target of a powerful demonic force. Reunited with their industrious secretary Janine (Potts) and the nerdy, near-sighted Louis (Moranis), the ‘heroes of the hereafter’ must put a stop to an enormous underground river ready to rot the roots of the entire Big Apple.
4K Ultra HD Releases Include:
- Feature films in 4K resolution with High Dynamic Range (HDR)
- Dolby Atmos soundtracks (Dolby TrueHD 7.1 compatible)*
- Includes high-def Blu-rays featuring the films and special features
*To experience Dolby Atmos at home, a Dolby Atmos enabled AV receiver and additional speakers are required, or a Dolby Atmos enabled sound bar; however, Dolby Atmos soundtracks are also fully backward compatible with traditional audio configurations and legacy home entertainment equipment.
GHOSTBUSTERS Blu-ray Special Features:
- Who You Gonna Call: A Ghostbusters Retrospective - Roundtable Discussion with Director Ivan Reitman and Dan Aykroyd (Part 1)
- Poster Art Gallery - Gallery of 1988 artwork
- Ghostbusters Music Video - Ray Parker, Jr.
- Slimer Mode - Picture in Picture and Trivia Track
- Commentary with Ivan Reitman, Harold Ramis & Joe Medjuck
- 10 Deleted Scenes
- 1984 Featurette
- Cast and Crew Featurette
- SFX Team Featurette
- Ecto-1: Resurrecting the Classic Car
- Ghostbusters Garage: Ecto-1 Gallery Storyboard Comparisons
GHOSTBUSTERS II Blu-ray Special Features:
- Time Is But A Window: Ghostbusters II and Beyond - Roundtable Discussion with Director Ivan Reitman and Dan Aykroyd (Part 2)
- Deleted Scenes
- "On Our Own" Music Video - Bobby Brown
- Theatrical Trailers
GHOSTBUSTERS has a run time of approximately 105 minutes and is rated PG.
GHOSTBUSTERS II has a run time of approximately 108 minutes and is rated PG.
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Ghostbusters II (1989)
Synopsis: The discovery of a massive river of ectoplasm and a resurgence of spectral activity allows the staff of Ghostbusters to revive the business.
Directors: Ivan Reitman
Genres: Sci-Fi, Action, Fantasy, Comedy
Writers: Dan Aykroyd, Harold Ramis
Producers: Bernie Brillstein, Michael C. Gross, Sheldon Kahn, Joe Medjuck, Ivan Reitman, Gordon A. Webb
Musicians: Randy Edelman
Editors: Donn Cambern, Sheldon Kahn
"The Real Ghost Busters" (1986)
Synopsis: The continuing adventures of the staff of the ghost removal service.
Directors: Will Meugniot, Richard Raynis, Stan Phillips, Masakazu Higuchi
Genres: Sci-Fi, Action, Fantasy, Comedy, Family, Animation
Producers: Michael C. Gross, Andy Heyward, Joe Medjuck, Gaetano Vaccaro, Jean Chalopin, Tetsuo Katayama, Len Janson, Chuck Menville, Will Meugniot, Robby London, John O'Sullivan Francis Jr., Stan Phillips, Michael Pole, Ken Duer, Richard Raynis
Musicians: Shuki Levy, Haim Saban, Thomas Chase, Steve Rucker
Editors: Gregory K. Bowron, Richard Bruce Elliott, Allan Gelbart
Synopsis: Three former parapsychology professors set up shop as a unique ghost removal service.
Directors: Ivan Reitman
Genres: Sci-Fi, Action, Fantasy, Comedy, Adventure
Writers: Dan Aykroyd, Harold Ramis, Rick Moranis
Producers: Bernie Brillstein, Michael C. Gross, Joe Medjuck, Ivan Reitman
Musicians: Elmer Bernstein
Editors: David E. Blewitt, Sheldon Kahn
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