A lot has changed in a year – what was originally going to be a Blu-ray 2 disc set with extras has turned into a DVD 2 disc set with the same extras, presumably as the Ghostbusters 2 Blu-ray is in limbo.
The set is the same DVDs as in the last green-goo double-pack, though it apparently doesn’t come with the collectible booklet along with the 5 inch Stay-Puft statue, trading cards (that you can’t trade, as everyone will have exactly the same ones), and little tub of slime. The slime might be worth having, though perhaps not $30 worth having.
Still, if you’re interested, Amazon is taking pre-orders, at 25% off, for the October 6th release – meaning pre-orders should arrive well before Halloween.
MattyCollector.com has finally added a section specific to their line of Ghostbusters toys – this section is showing not just the 6″ Egon that was released at San Diego Comic Con this Summer, but the 12″ and 6″ Ray figures out October 15th and the 12″ Egon and 6″ Winston out December 15th (which completely invalidates the release dates they announced at SDCC, and suggests that they’ll be releasing the figures in pairs every two months, though that’s just wild speculation.)
Thanks to Tim for the heads up.
Amazon.com is still taking pre-orders for a September 29th shipping of the complete RGB DVD series collection, by Time-Life – and as low as it USED to be ($125.99USD), it just got crazier;
If you think you’re going to want this set, or have someone you want to buy this set for as a Christmas gift, you can’t miss this. This is the steal of the century.
[THX to Branded In The 80s]
Gamasutra’s weekly sales charts show Amazon’s Exclusive Slimer Edition of the Ghostbusters video game for Wii coming in second place, just after Wii Fit and ahead of Mario Kart. This is presumably due to Amazon putting the Slimer editions on sale a couple of weeks back, and the Wii version being the cheapest of them all (Wii titles are generally cheaper to begin with, hence the price difference between the Wii edition and the PS3/Xbox 360 editions.)
Which is great for Ghostbusters! And kind of bad for Nintendo. The Slimer Edition was produced in limited numbers, so either Amazon sold the bulk of their Wii editions (not unlikely, as last week’s four hour sale was limited to the Xbox 360 version) in that one sale or they sold well, and Wii sales through Amazon are just low in general, by comparison.
Doesn’t matter – a lot of people get themselves a bargain on the Slimer statue, which by now the main reason to pick up a Slimer Edition of the game.
The Chicago Sun Times entertainment column says Harold Ramis is currently in LA, having been called there for a meeting about a third Ghostbusters film. This means that we can now safely add Harold Ramis to the list of people who had the script for review, as was previously assumed seeing as Dan Aykroyd and Ivan Reitman had said they had copies.
Again, more encouraging news, as being called for the meeting does show Sony is interested in Ghostbusters, and wants to talk to Ramis, who is the current champion of Lee Eisenberg and Gene Stupnitsky, the writers who drafted this third version of the second sequel’s script.
But for all we know the meeting is for either side to say the script isn’t ready.
[VIA GB.net – thanks Shawn]