Commenting on the announcement, Rory Bruer, president, Worldwide Distribution for Sony Pictures, said, “Ghostbusters is still one of our studio’s most beloved franchises – I was lucky enough to work on the release of the film on its first run, so it’s a real thrill for me to see that it’s still connecting with audiences everywhere. On the big screen or in home entertainment, this is a great movie to experience again and again.”
In anticipation of the theatrical release of the film from Park Circus, on September 1 fans will be able to own the GHOSTBUSTERS 30th Anniversary Edition on Blu-ray™ and a two-disc Blu-ray box set, which includes the GHOSTBUSTERS II 25th Anniversary Edition, debuting on Blu-ray.
Both the GHOSTBUSTERS and GHOSTBUSTERS I & II Blu-rays come loaded with exclusive bonus materials, including revealing conversations with director Ivan Reitman and Dan Aykroyd, as well as never-before-seen deleted scenes from GHOSTBUSTERS IIand more. The GHOSTBUSTERS anniversary edition features the original music video of the Oscar® nominated song “Ghostbusters” by Ray Parker Jr., while GHOSTBUSTERS IIincludes the original music video for “On Our Own” by Bobby Brown. In addition,GHOSTBUSTERS will contain all previously released legacy content, commentary and an interactive Slimer Mode, offering fans a picture-in-picture graphical viewing experience.
“To celebrate this milestone anniversary, we wanted to create something new and collectible for fans. These new Ghostbusters Blu-rays will feature the highest quality presentation along with new content that reflects the rich history of this iconic franchise,” said Lexine Wong, Senior Executive Vice President, Worldwide Marketing, Sony Pictures Home Entertainment.
Fans can access new franchise offerings by visiting the new site GHOSTBUSTERS.COM, including collectible merchandise, music, and more. Fans can register for updates, unique video content, as well as Ghostbusters news.
There will also be a slew of new merchandise from Sony Pictures Consumer Products to be released. Collaborations include Lego, Mattel, Funko and other select items to help celebrate the occasion.
Finally, Legacy Recordings / Sony Music Entertainment, will celebrate the 30th anniversary of the iconic Ghostbusters soundtrack with multiple collectible vinyl LP releases this year.
Fans can follow the action on social media with the hashtag #GB30 or visiting the following sites:
- NEW! Who You Gonna Call: A Ghostbusters Retrospective – Roundtable Discussion with Director Ivan Reitman and Dan Aykroyd
- NEW! Poster Art Gallery – Gallery 1988 artwork
- NEW! “Ghostbusters” Music Video – Ray Parker, Jr.
- NEW! Alternate TV Version Takes
- Legacy Content:
- Slimer Mode – Picture in Picture and Trivia Track
- Commentary with Ivan Reitman, Harold Ramis & Joe Medjuck
- 10 Deleted Scenes
- 1984 Featurette
- Cast and Crew Featurette
- SFX Team Featurette
- Ecto-1: Resurrecting the Classic Car
- Ghostbusters Garage: Ecto-1 Gallery Storyboard Comparisons
GHOSTBUSTERS™ II Blu-ray Special Features:
- NEW! Time Is But A Window: Ghostbusters II and Beyond – Roundtable Discussion with Director Ivan Reitman and Dan Aykroyd
- NEW! Deleted Scenes
- NEW! “On Our Own” Music Video – Bobby Brown