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Sony releases Ghostbusters 1 & 2 30th Anniversary Blu-rays!

There is no question that short of cultural phenomenon like Star Wars, Ghostbusters has an amazing amount of home video releases. Actually, I can’t think of anything other than Star Wars that has seen so many offerings as Ghostbusters. Starting with the half-dozen VHS releases and going from there, you’re looking at a lot of home video editions of the smash hit of 1984. And that’s before you add in the sequel! So, it’s not hard to understand if a person didn’t want to get yet another one. But with today’s release of the Ghostbusters 1&2 Ghostbusters 30th Anniversary Blu-ray, here are a few reasons you might want to consider it. 1) For starters, the price for the two disc, two-movie Digibook is basically the price of a single new release Blu-ray. Add in a short, but loving booklet, giving a small overview on the production of both films, and this set is en par with the 2005 Double-Feature gift set. In fact… 2) It has more extras. While the Ghostbusters disc contains a certain amount of materials fans have seen before, it has a new discussion between director Ivan Reitman and Dan Aykroyd, as well as the never before released Ray Parker Jr. music video for the Ghostbusters theme song. The Ghostbusters 2 disc takes things even further, with more chat between Reitman and Aykroyd, the never before released video for Bobby Brown’s On Our Own music video (tho the Run DMC theme would have been nice, Bobby Brown’s song was THE Ghostbusters track of 1989), and deleted scenes. Ghostbusters 2 deleted scenes are akin to unicorns, if you’re wondering what the big whoop is. Furthermore, there has been no Ghostbusters 2 blu-ray release to date. Sony almost released one for the 25th Anniversary, but that was quietly retracted, and fans have had to wait five years. FIVE YEARS! 3) Sony has released a $5 off coupon for select real world retailers, for those of you who don’t want to shop online. http://woobox.com/38yk77 4) This is the best looking home video release of either film to date and likely will be the best for a few years yet, at least until 4K becomes common place. What is 4K?...

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Ghostbusters 2 makes top-matte list… but not Ghostbusters?

Ghostbusters 2 makes top-matte list… but not Ghostbusters?

By on May 28, 2012 in ART, GB, GB2 | 0 comments

Ghostbusters 2 makes top-matte list… but not Ghostbusters?

Without a doubt, Mark Sullivan’s matte painting of Peter’s apartment in Ghostbusters 2 is exceptional, and as outlined in this top 50 list (it made #47) it is tragic that the painting was accidentally destroyed (painted on glass, matte paintings were prone to shattering.), but it seems very odd that Matthew Yuricich and his matte of the rooftop temple in Ghostbusters didn’t make the cut. The only thing I can assume is that he was omitted because he was already on the list for TWO other classic paintings, including Ben...

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Out of this World Tour wrapping up – last chance to see Aykroyd GB2 suit?

Out of this World Tour wrapping up – last chance to see Aykroyd GB2 suit?

By on Apr 27, 2012 in GB2 | 0 comments

Out of this World Tour wrapping up – last chance to see Aykroyd GB2 suit?

The EMP Museum’s traveling show of Sci-Fi and Fantasy movie memorabilia – Out of this World: Extraordinary Costumes from Film and Television – which we first mentioned way back in 2009, only has two more stops this year. Beyond that, it’s not certain if the tour will continue, but by this point it’s been just about everywhere. Currently, the show, which features one of Dan Aykroyd’s jumpsuits from Ghostbusters 2, is in Midland, MI until this Sunday, at which point it moves to the Halifax Museum of Natural History for May 18th. It will remain there until August 26th, and then move to it’s last extended tour date in Naples, FL, before presumably returning home to Seattle, it’s permanent home. Thanks to Justin for the heads up! Midland Center for the Arts, Midland, MI January 28, 2011 – April 29, 2012 The Museum of Natural History, Halifax, NS May 18, 2012 – August 26, 2012 Naples Museum of Art, Naples, FL September 22, 2012 – December 30,...

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Cross the Streams Radio Show: Episode 22

Cross the Streams Radio Show: Episode 22

By on Mar 23, 2012 in GB2 | 0 comments

Cross the Streams Radio Show: Episode 22

Ever wonder who the actor was that played the unforgettable Statue of Liberty in Ghostbusters 2? Well the wait is over! In our second episode of 2012, we catch sit down with actor Jim Fye , and we find out what was originally planned for the Titanic scene. After our interview with Jim, we chat with Robin about her thoughts on the new Slimer decorations and we get everyone’s thoughts on the recent GB3 Media Hype. Other guests on the roundtable are Steel City Ghostbuster Sam Swope and Georgia Ghostbusters, Chace Ambrose. Head to the CTS website to stream or download. Show 22 Intro with Matt Prov – Wizard World Toronto Announcements Commercials Interview Roundtable Guests: Jim Fye, Robin Shelby, Sam Swope and Chace Ambrose. Questions with Jim: What made you decide to get into the film industry? How did GB2 come about for yourself and what was the audition process like? How do you prepare for your role in GB2? Were any of the characters you played physically challenging, due to all the heavy prosthetics? Was there one character that was more challenging than the others? Did you ever think over 20 years later, you’d be talking to GB Fans aka Ghostheads about their fixation with the film franchise? When did you start to get recognized online by people like ourselves, who are fixated on the GB film? Were you satisfied with how GB played out with both critics and audiences? What is the best advice you have ever been given as an actor? Round Table Topics: Nerdy Show sits down with Dan Aykroyd PKE Meter coming back to MattyCollector.com Preview of new Slimer decorations This is how Kylie COULD have looked in Extreme Ghostbusters This is how Egon COULD have looked in Extreme Ghostbusters St. Patty’s Day – Sam’s Adventure Bill Murray says “NO!” to GB3…so says Dan Aykroyd. Commercial Matt Prov Goodbyes We hope everyone enjoys the latest episode and if there are any questions, concerns, comments, or if you’d like to come on the show, please email:...

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