- Aspect Ratio : 2.35:1, 2.40:1
- Is Discontinued By Manufacturer : No
- Language: : English
- Product Dimensions : 13.5 x 1.5 x 19 cm; 90 Grams
- Manufacturer reference : 5035822206410
- Media Format : Blu-ray, Limited Edition, Collector's Edition
- Run time : 3 hours and 24 minutes
- Actors : Harold Ramis, Sigourney Weaver, Rick Moranis, Dan Aykroyd, Bill Murray
- Dubbed: : French, German, Italian, Spanish
- Subtitles: : Arabic, Bulgarian, Croatian, Czech, Danish, Dutch, English, Finnish, French, German, Hebrew, Hindi, Hungarian, Icelandic, Italian, Greek, Norwegian, Polish, Portuguese, Romanian, Spanish, Swedish, Turkish
- Studio : Sony Pictures
- ASIN : B000A0XTPS
- Number of discs : 2
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The classic supernatural comedies that defined a generation: Ghostbusters and Ghostbusters 2, together in this special collector's edition Blu-ray set. Celebrate 30 years of the Ghostbusters franchise with remastered high-def picture & sound for both movies, plus all-new and never-before-seen special features. Plus, explore the history of the films with this deluxe collectors edition, loaded with production notes, character sketches, insider info and more. Bring home these spooktacularly successful films that captured the imagination of audiences around the worldand redefined the action-comedy genre in the process. Who you gonna call UHD release: The classic supernatural comedies that defined a generation: GHOSTBUSTERS and GHOSTBUSTERS II, together in a limited edition 4K Ultra HD Steelbook with never-before-seen special features! In the original GHOSTBUSTERS, Peter Venkman (Bill Murray), Ray Stantz (Dan Aykroyd), Egon Spengler (Harold Ramis) and Winston Zeddemore (Ernie Hudson) g
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Amazon was not too clear on the region code. It said that it was region A only but other websites said that this edition of Ghostbusters was region free.
Knowing that 4K disks are always region free and owning a region A PS3 for American Blu-Ray playback I made the gamble and bought the USA edition as I wanted this version of the Steelbook.
When it arrived the paper sleeve (as seen in picture 3) shows that all disks within the boxset are ABC Coded. I tested the disks in a XboxX as this is my 4K player and found no playback issues.
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The 4K quality is not great. It's obviously the same digital transfer from the last 4K edition back in June 2016.
My setup is a 55" Bravia 4K Android, 4K HDMI playing from a XboxX, the sound is Sonos 5.1 + Sub. All picture settings are calibrated by myself to the highest standard. Sound has been calibrated by the Apple Sonos "Trueplay". (I'm a fussy guy)
So if you are buying this 4K edition because you wish for a better picture, don't bother. If your wanting the amazing extras including Audio commentary then this is for you!
But as a Ghostbuster fan and Ghostbuster cosplayer, This Blu-ray made my day!
The human element in these films reads rather like a family tree. They were written by, and star, prolific Canadian actor and comedian Dan Ackroyd and the late American actor and director Harold Ramis. The leading man in both films is Bill Murray, who was directed by Ramis in ‘Caddyshack’ (1980) and again in 1993, in the iconic ‘Groundhog Day’. The rather incestuous nature of these films is completed by the director, Comedy expert Ivan Reitman, a Czech-Canadian who had directed Murray in his first film ‘Meatballs’ (1979), and also ‘Stripes’ (1981). The female lead is Sigourney Weaver, then neatly poised between ‘Alien’ and ‘Aliens’.
The films are generally described as ‘supernatural’ or ‘fantasy’ comedies, set in (and starring) New York. Apparently, Dan Ackroyd was interested in the paranormal. His father had written a book about ghosts, and one of his ancestors was a famous spiritualist. The finished films however, are neither serious in their treatment of the paranormal, nor in the least bit scary. Kids, of all ages, will no doubt continue to enjoy them, as they have always done.
At $25-30 million, GB1 was a seriously expensive film to make, close to 3 x the cost of ‘Gremlins’ also released in June 1984 and the big Michael Douglas vehicle ‘Romancing the Stone’ (March 1984), and over 4 x that of ‘The Terminator’ (October). This was largely to do with the special effects, which were spectacular for the time, and still look impressive today. Filmed in famous New York locations including Central Park, NY Public Library and the Lincoln Centre, with additional scenes captured in LA (including LA’s Central Library for the early library interiors), visually the film is a stunning triumph. The score, written by Elmer Bernstein, is also excellent.
The film was a huge box office hit, became a cultural phenomenon, and with sequels, spin-offs and merchandise, the budget was easily recouped. It regularly features too, in lists of top ‘80s films, top comedies and top summer blockbusters.
But what if you strip out the hype? Certainly, the premise is clever, and the script is full of excellent jokes. The early ghostly manifestations, in the library and the hotel, and the team’s efforts to capture them, are very funny. Some of the characters also work well: Rick Moranis as the anally retentive tax accountant Louis Tully, is brilliant. But I confess to finding Murray almost a caricature of himself here. And towards the end, the direction is less slick, the plot rather fizzles and is totally overrun and outflanked by the effects.
Entertaining, fun films, yes. 5 Stars? Emphatically, no.