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Re-releasing in Theaters August 29, 2014: After having their grant money cut off Doctors Venkman (Bill Murray), Stantz (Dan Aykroyd) and Spengler (Harold Ramis) decide to use their expertise in parapsychology to start a private company to rid residents of unwanted supernatural pests.
Why Is Ghostbusters Rated PG?
Ghostbusters is rated PG
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It may be a comedy, but there are many scenes in this film likely to frighten young children. Depictions of supernatural beings include a green blob with a big mouth, a couple of skeletons with partial skin coverings and large cat-like creatures. We also see portrayals of humans who are possessed by spirits. These poltergeists are attacked and captured with the use of guns that emit an energy beam. Ghosts attack humans as well, but the only “injury” they inflict is covering the people in a slimy substance. Sexual situations consist of a man who is seduced by a possessed woman (she makes an explicit sexual remark to him), another couple shown embracing (sexual relations are implied) and a man whose pants appear to be removed by a female ghost. (No nudity is seen in any of these situations.) A crude term for sex, anatomical slang, scatological terms, other mild profanities and terms of deity are heard. Principal and secondary characters are frequently seen smoking cigarettes. Alcohol use is infrequent, but two characters do drink to relieve stress.
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Canadian Home Video Rating: PG
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Home Video Notes: Ghostbusters 30th Anniversary Edition
Release Date: 16 September 2014
Ghostbusters releases in a 30th Anniversary Edition on Blu-ray. Special features include:
- Who You Gonna Call: A Ghostbusters Retrospective - Roundtable Discussion with Director Ivan Reitman and Dan Aykroyd
- Poster Art Gallery – Gallery 1988 artwork
- “Ghostbusters” Music Video – Ray Parker, Jr.
- Slimer Mode – Picture in Picture and Trivia Track
- Commentary with Ivan Reitman, Harold Ramis and Joe Medjuck
- Ten 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 will also release on September 16, 2014 (Blu-ray) in a 25th Anniversary Edition. Special features include:
- Time Is But A Window: Ghostbusters II and Beyond - Roundtable Discussion with Director Ivan Reitman and Dan Aykroyd
- Deleted Scenes
- “On Our Own” Music Video – Bobby Brown