The Ghostbusters movie is about to show it “ain’t afraid o’ no ghosts” once again, coming back to theaters this Fall. In case you’re wondering about the quality of the re-release, you can relax. Columbia Pictures is bringing it back digitally remastered for the best visuals and sound.
There is no word yet on 3D or IMAX releases, but it seems unlikely because it’s only coming back for three days.
Yes, the paranormal extermination team that the late Harold Ramis built alongside Dan Aykroyd and Ivan Reitman is cashing in on the 30th anniversary special release of the Ghostbusters Blu Ray (and the 25th anniversary Blu Ray of Ghostbusters II), a little early for Halloween. The film was so successful that it spawned two cartoon series, one directly based on it, as well as comic books, action figures, and the unforgettable Ray Parker Jr. Ghostbusters theme song which asks, “Who you gonna call?”
In case you haven’t seen it yet, the Ghostbusters movie centers around three scientists down on their luck. When Harold Ramis’ Egon Spengler invents a way to trap spectral apparitions, he invites the other two to go into business catching ghosts and storing them in an electrical containment grid.
After Dana Barrett (Sigourney Weaver) has a close encounter of the weird kind in her apartment, Peter Venkman (Bill Murray) uses the opportunity to simultaneously look into it and hit on her. Little do any of them know that the sudden uprising of paranormal activity is actually part of a supernatural plot leading to the end of the world, a revelation brought to us by Ernie Hudson’s Winston Zeddmore. It all leads to a spectacular finish involving a giant marshmallow monster trashing Manhattan.
This could be Sony‘s way of deciding whether or not continuing any work on Ghostbusters 3 after the death of Harold Ramis will net any results, but for the rest of us who just want to experience it in theaters one more time, we all know who we’re going to call.
You can catch the Ghostbusters movie in one of 700 theaters starting September 29.
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