Picture from Ghostbusters I and II on Home Video
Harold Ramis, Dan Aykroyd, Bill Murray and Ernie Hudson in Ghostbusters. Image ©Sony Home Enertainment

Ghostbusters I and II on Home Video

In anticipation of the 2016 remake of Ghostbusters which opens in theaters on July 15, 2016, Columbia Pictures/Sony Home Entertainment is re-releasing to home video Ghostbusters (1984) and Ghostbusters II (1989) in the 4K Ultra HD and Blu-ray formats. These movies come packaged with some bonus features:

- 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

Note: 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
- Multi-Angles
- 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

From the Studio:
Sony Pictures Home Entertainment provides the following synopsis of each of the films – just to refresh your memory:

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.

More details about the movies mentioned in this post…

Ghostbusters (1984)

Ghostbusters (1984)

Who ya gonna call?

Ghostbusters: Answer the Call

Ghostbusters: Answer the Call

Hope you kept their phone number on re-dial!