Ghoul tidings: A Ghostbusters Gift Guide

Last minute gift shopping can be tricky but, this Ghostbuster shopping guide should be able to help you out.

Here is a small of list of items out there that you may add to the holiday shopping (or Santa) list.

Amazon.com

The Real Ghostbusters animated series. One of the best animated series of the 1980s (if not all time) is now available and helps bring you back to your childhood. I guess it’s time to dust off those old Kenner toys.

Proton Pack, the backpack. Who knew a thrower could hold a cell phone and pens? This nifty item is $39.99 on Amazon and is hard to find in stores.

Slimer Sours. Why not add some retro looking candy to that stalking?

Ghostbusters Slime Pants: Open presents in style.

Spencers

No Ghost Pint Glass. Don’t you wish you could drink ecto-cooler in this?

Trap with logo skinny tie. Be dressy and nerdy at the same time.

Ghostbuster key caps (in-store only). Cover that Cadillac key!

“3D” Stay Puft belt buckle (in-store only).

Stay Puft pillow buddy (in-store only).


Thanks to Joseph Mays for the pics!

iTunes

Gift the movies for electronic download right on their iPad, iPhone or computer.

Diamond Select Toys & Collectibles

Stay Puft Bank. Pretty much the coolest bank I’ve ever seen.

Minimates. LEGO, watch your back.

Toys R Us

The Real Ghostbusters retro-action figures.

Posters.com

Movie poster. Add some slime to that empty wall. You can even have it shipped framed.

80stees.com

Baby blue logo shirt. Just like the one people wave at the end of the first film.

Inflatable Stay Puft lawn decoration. Because it’s just damn cool.

MattyCollector.com

You can’t go wrong with anything made by MattyCollector. From realistic action figures to movie replica PKE Meters and traps, Matty makes some really good stuff. Check out their store for many cool toys.

To be fair, there are a lot more items out there. These just happen to be some of my favorites. Feel free to share yours in the comments section below.

Happy Shopping.

Ghostbusters Summer: The Reviews (game and Blu-ray)

We’re officially at the point where it’s time to start corralling the reviews for the game and the Blu-ray. This is a low-priority post, meaning I’m not going to scour daily for new reviews, or as I like to call it, “reading the entire Internet.” Feel free to add links into the comments, and they will be added to the main post where there’s a chance.

The Video Game (not sorted by format)

OXM – 8/10
IGN – 8/10
IGN UK – 8.5/10
Nintendo Power – 75/100
Eurogamer Spain – 90/100
Pelit – 84/100
LEVEL – 80/100
Level7.nu – 70/100
Edge Magazine – 70/100
CVG – 7/10

WothPlaying (DS) – 6/10

Ghostbusters Blu-ray

DVDRama.com – 6/10
Blu-ray.com – 4/5
IGN – 9/10
Impulse-gamer.com – 8.9
BigPictureBigSoun.com – 3/4
TheDigitalBits.com – 17/20

Ivan Reitman talks Blu-ray, GB2 Blu-ray – Digital Bits likes the disc

Ivan Reitman was the surprise guest at last night’s Ghostbusters Blu-ray screening in LA, and he took the time to talk Ghostbusters, the game, and Ghostbusters 3 with the press. Thanks to EDFX for the heads up.

What finally made a Ghostbusters 3 a real possibility?

Reitman: I actually think the combination of both the Blu-ray release and the new game sort of awakened the thirst of at least the creators of the movie to start to rethink it more seriously, the possibility of a sequel. It’s something that’s been sort of dormant in our minds, really, for the last 10 years or so, and there have been two things that sort of told us, “Wow, people still seem to be really interested in this story, and the characters in this story.” More importantly, it sort of reawakened the joy of working on this film in both iterations.

Check out Clay Stone’s article on the event and disc here.

Ivan Reitman also spoke for a minute about his thoughts on Ghostbusters II¸ saying that although the film will never be considered as good as the original, it is still a great companion piece. He also said that, although it hasn’t been announced, he does expect a Blu-ray release of the sequel eventually, hopefully with lots of special features, as it was far better archived than the first film throughout its production. All of the previous releases of Ghostbusters II on DVD have contained little to no special features. Hopefully this will change if/when it’s released on Blu-ray.

Digital Bits had a look at the disc and gave it a solid thumbs up, with caveats.

In any case… I don’t think I’ve ever laughed harder in a movie theatre than I did back in ’84, when I first saw Ghostbusters. The new Blu-ray version is generally very good, but a few omissions from the previously available DVD extras are likely to prove a frustration for fans and collectors, and prevent the Blu-ray from being called truly great, which is too bad. Still, the improvements in video and audio quality here are very welcome, and the new bonus material (created exclusively for Blu-ray) is quite good. On the whole, the Blu-ray upgrade is still recommended… but at the right price.