Paul over at Spook Central has some thoughts to add to the various, potential “root” songs for Ray Parker Jr.’s Ghostbusters. Not as evidence of more nicking, but more examples that perhaps the Huey Lewis’s I Want A New Drug bassline isn’t as unique as he thought.
When this Terror Dog first appeared on eBay, there was a bit of confusion – the seller, who had gotten the item off of someone ten years earlier, said they had been told the Terror Dog statue was from the movie, but if you’ve seen the movie, you’ll know it’s not. A few people that were lucky enough to attend to Ghostbusters Spooktacular at Universal Studios theme park, thought it might have been part of the Paranormal Gift Shop, which in the hey-day of the Ghostbusters films, was packed with Ghostbusters loot to buy.
Then Troy at GBHQ posted a link to Bruce Miller’s Creature Effects, which had a picture of a similar dog. Sure enough, labeled under the photo – “Ghostbusters Gift Shop.”
So, mystery solved and with a few days left on the auction, though at $375, it might be a little high. The item looks excellent, but it’s certainly not from the movie, and may not even have been used at the gift shop (it may have been a back-up or a duplicate made from the same mold.) However, it is pretty sweet. The one on eBay appears to be a Vinz Clortho dog (horns long and up), while the photo on Bruce’s page is a Zuul dog (horns short and down.)
Nods to K6 Scorpion for spotting the auction to begin with and Troy and Dan of GBVA for settling the mystery.
You’ll recall our mentioning that Ray Parker Jr. would be a guest on the Halloween episode of Singing Bee (Tuesday, October 30th, the day before the big day.) – well, promo spots airing now have confirmed what we’d hoped. Ray Parker Jr. will be performing his eponymous hit!
Thanks to the honorary Minister of Justis for spotting the promos.
Recently, Ivan Reitman returned to his old hometown (Toronto) to get his star on the Canada Walk of Fame, and while up here, he sat down on CBC’s The Hour. As well as a great talk with one of the highest grossing director/producers of all time, he drops a cool anecdote about the Californian Governor and Ghostbusters.
Richard Edlund, who produced visual effects for Ghostbusters (amoung dozens of hit films), will receive the American Society of Cinematographers’ Presidents Award this coming January. Edlund as previously been nominated for 10 Academy Awards (winning 4), won three of the Academy’s science and technology awards, and the John A. Bonner Medal of Commendation.