Ghostbusters 1 & 2

Ghostbusters

Main Plot Points:

  • 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.

What We Thought:

  • I’m kind of going to skip right over any commentary on the first film itself because, well, it’s Ghostbusters. I mean, seriously, what am I gonna say about this film other than how brilliant it is and how much I love it? It just seems a bit pointless.
  • The second film, however, I do have some opinions on. It’s always been a bit maligned, but I’ve always really enjoyed the film (and said so publicly.) Is it as good as the first one? No, of course not. But it does have some great humor and a lot of the charm of the first one intact.
  • This new 30th Anniversary Collection sees Ghostbusters 2 making its Blu-ray debut packaged with Ghostbusters  packaged in a terrific hardcover digibook edition, which I love. (Both movies are also available separately.)
  • For my money, these are both films that need to be in your collection. It’s Ghostbusters. It’s Blu-ray. What more do you need to know?

Special Features:

Ghostbusters

  • NEW! Who You Gonna Call: A Ghostbusters Retrospective – Roundtable Discussion with Director Ivan Reitman and Dan Aykroyd (Part 1)
  • NEW! Poster Art Gallery – Gallery 1988 artwork
  • NEW! “Ghostbusters” Music Video – Ray Parker, Jr.
  • Legacy Content:
  • 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
  • Ghostbusters Garage: Ecto-1 Gallery Storyboard Comparisons

Ghostbusters 2

  • NEW! Time Is But A Window: Ghostbusters II and Beyond – Roundtable Discussion with Director Ivan Reitman and Dan Aykroyd (Part 2)
  • NEW! Deleted Scenes
  • NEW! “On Our Own” Music Video – Bobby Brown

Notable Cast & Crew:

  • Bill Murray
  • Dan Aykroyd
  • Harold Ramis
  • Ernie Hudson
  • Sigourney Weaver
  • Annie Potts
  • Rick Moranis
  • Directed by Ivan Reitman

Recommended if You Like:

  • Pure awesomeness
  • Great comedy
  • Bill Murray