Why belabour the point when I can just quote TVShowsOnDVD.com;
Sony Pictures Home Entertainment has announced plans to release The Real Ghostbusters on DVD February 28.
Unfortunately they’re releasing this in a configuration that fans of the show aren’t interested in; volumes with random episodes.
Catch Me If You Can Creatures of the Night contains “Night Game,” “Lost and Foundry,” “Bird of Kildarby” and “Killerwatt.”
Booware of Evil Spooky Spirits contains “Revenge of Murray and the Mantis,” “Ghostbuster of the Year,” “Drool, the Dog Faced Goblin” and “Mr. Sandman, Dream Me a Dream.”
Volume 3: Slimefighters contains “Adventures in Slime and Space,” “They Call Me Mister Slimer,” “Victor the Happy Ghost” and “Slimer, Come Home.”
Each disc runs 89 minutes, and carries a suggested retail price of $9.95.
Currently there is no art work available.
As fans we now find ourselves in an odd spot – do we buy the DVDs and hope that the sales will convince Sony to release season sets or do we NOT buy the DVDs and hope that the sales will convince Sony to release the season sets. Philosophically, I’m inclined to the latter, but as an economic realist, I’m afraid only the former will likely work.
Of the 12 episodes being released, 6 were previously availabe in official VHS releases and one was recently released in the UK on DVD. The first episode,
Knock Knock Ghost R Us is not included, which is a tragic oversight for fans.
[update] I was typing quickly this morning and in the rush to look up the video releases while typing, put Knock Knock down as the first episode (it was the first VHS release.) Thanks to Tracy for pointing it out – you posted your comment in the second copy of a double post, so I’m afraid your comment is lost.
[UPDATE] As David posted in the comments section, Amazon is offering the DVDs for $6.99.
credit | Gord for the warning last week, plus Dr. J and Orlando for bringing it to my attention! Paul at Spook Central got the final, official disc titles.