Ghostbusters: Answer the Call

Hope you kept their phone number on re-dial!

Overall B+

Columbia Pictures is calling on the Ghostbusters again, in this remake of the 1984 movie. This time the supernatural super heroes are played by females! Look for Kristen Wiig, Melissa McCarthy, Kate McKinnon and Leslie Jones, plus some cameos from some of the original film stars.

Release date July 15, 2016

Violence C+
Sexual Content B
Profanity C-
Substance Use A-

Why is Ghostbusters: Answer the Call rated PG-13? The MPAA rated Ghostbusters: Answer the Call PG-13 for supernatural action and some crude humor.

Run Time: 116 minutes

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Why is Ghostbusters: Answer the Call rated PG-13? Ghostbusters: Answer the Call is rated PG-13 by the MPAA for supernatural action and some crude humor.

Violence: Frequent scenes in this movie depict ghosts attacking people, resulting in many being thrown, choked, hit and subjected to other bodily harm and threats. Humans try to confine and eliminate the paranormal beings using fantastical “ray gun” weapons. A character is electrocuted. A brief depiction of suicide is seen. In two instances ghosts inhabit bodies of the living—one is shown in contorted positions with a head that turns completely around. Some of the specters may be frightening to young audiences—one appears as a large dragon-type bird that can fly, another is a human that spews ectoplasm (a slimly substance), while others are more cartoon-like. Although the violence does not include blood effects, some superficial injuries are portrayed. Police are assaulted in one scene. A discussion occurs about people being turned inside out.

Sexual Content: The screenplay includes a few instances of brief, veiled sexual innuendo, crude content, scatological remarks and a flatulence joke.

Language: The script features infrequent use of scatological slang, profanity, cursing and vulgar expressions. As well, infrequent terms of Christian deity are used as expletives.

Alcohol / Drug Use: Brief social drinking is seen.

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Ghostbusters: Answer the Call
Canadian Movie Rating Info
Province Rating Rating Descriptor
British Columbia PG Frightening Scenes, Violence.
Alberta PG Frightening Scenes, Not Recommended for Young Children.
Manitoba PG Not Recommended for Young Children, Frightening Scenes.
Ontario PG Violence, Some Scary Scenes.
Quebec G Not Recommended for Children.
Martimes PG
Canadian Home Video PG

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Cast and Crew

Ghostbusters: Answer the Call is directed by Paul Feig and stars Kristen Wiig, Melissa McCarthy, Kate McKinnon, Leslie Jones .

From the Studio:
Ghostbusters makes its long-awaited return, rebooted with a cast of hilarious new characters. Thirty years after the beloved original franchise took the world by storm, director Paul Feig brings his fresh take to the supernatural comedy, joined by some of the funniest actors working today - Melissa McCarthy, Kristen Wiig, Kate McKinnon, Leslie Jones, and Chris Hemsworth. This summer, they're here to save the world!
- Written by Sony Pictures Entertainment

More About the Movie:
Dan Aykroyd, who starred in the 1984 version of this film, is one of the writers of the script for the remake.

Home Video

The most recent home video release of Ghostbusters: Answer the Call movie is October 11, 2016. Here are some details…

Home Video Notes: Ghostbusters
Release Date: 11 October 2016
The 2016 version of Ghostbusters is being released to home video under the title Ghostbusters: Answer the Call.  Special features are as follows: 
Ghostbusters: Answer the Call (4K UHD/Blu-ray 3D Combo Pack, Blu-ray & Digital)
- Theatrical Version (117 minutes)
- Extended Edition (133 minutes)
- 2 Hysterically Haunting Gag Reels
- 4 Unearthed deleted scenes
- 11 Totally Possessed Alternate Scenes and more than 60 minutes of additional extended and alternate scenes with Ultraviolet download
- 6 Jokes-A-Plenty alternate take reels
- 5 Supernatural Featurettes: Chris Hemsworth is Kevin, The Ghosts of Ghostbusters, Meet the Team, Visual Effects: 30 Years Later and Slime Time.
- Filmmaker Commentaries
- Photo Gallery
Note: Digital Extras only available with iTunes
Ghostbusters: Answer the Call (DVD)
- 3 Spectral Making-of Featurettes: Meet the Team, Visual Effects: 30 Years Later and Slime Time.
- Filmmaker Commentaries
- Jokes A Plenty: Free for All
- Photo Gallery

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This movie is a remake of the 1984 classic Ghostbusters. Melissa McCarthy and Bill Murray also appear together in the movie St. Vincent. Kristen Wiig can be seen in The Secret Life of Walter Mitty. And Chris Hemsworth is well known for his portrayal of Thor.

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