The very first DVD that I bought was the 1999 release of Ghostbusters, and now some two hundred or more discs later, I've moved up to Blu-ray discs as my default film/television purchasing format of choice from this point forward. I made the cost-effective decision not to rebuy all of my DVDs in Blu-ray format, but I also chose to make two exceptions to this rule. I will gladly hand over more money for the privilege of owning Ghostbusters yet again, so come June 16 let us celebrate the twenty-fifth anniversary of the film when the new Blu-ray edition of the movie and the highly anticipated video game finally reach stores. We know about the game (well, basically), but what special features can we expect for the movie?
All-New Exclusive Special Features
• Digitally Mastered Audio and Video
• Slimer Mode: Picture-in-Picture Graphical Viewing Experience with an examination of the spook-hunters’ firehouse headquarters, an in-depth exploration of the creatures in the Ghostbusters mythology, behind-the-scenes discussions of making the movie, new cast, crew and special effects artists interviews and much more!
• Featurette: Ecto-1: Resurrecting the Classic Car
• Ghostbusters Garage: Ecto-1 Gallery
• Collectible 32 Page Scrapbook
Additional Special Features
• Filmmakers’ Commentary with Ivan Reitman, Harold Ramis and Joe Medjuck
• Featurette: 1984 – The Making of Ghostbusters – Interviews with the cast and crew
• Featurette: Interviews with Cast and Crew
• Featurette: SFX Team - Includes Before and After Multi-Angle Explorations
• Scene Cemetery – 10 Deleted Scenes
• Audio: English, Spanish (Castilian), French (Parisian), Portuguese (Brazil)
• Subtitles: English, Spanish (Latin Am), French (Parisian), Portuguese (Brazil), Dutch, Arabic
• Storyboard Comparisons
• Closed Captioned
Looking good, but where's the sequel? Ghostbusters 2 has yet to receive a proper DVD release with all the bells and whistles and special features one would expect from a major franchise feature. So what if the cast supposedly thinks poorly of the movie? I still want to hear about it.
The other exception to my DVD rebuying rule? Back to the Future.