Overpraise? I don't think so.
The perfect marriage of big-budget sci-fi spectacle and character-based comedy schtick, GHOSTBUSTERS has been a favorite of mine since I saw it three times during its opening weekend in the summer of 1984. Here was a movie that combined the best sort of SNL-style comedic hijinks, only it was mixed together with a horror-com/sci-fi mentality that works just as well today as it ever did.
Chock full of endlessly quotable dialogue, quaintly nifty special effects, and great work from Bill Murray, Dan Aykroyd, Sigourney Weaver, Rick Moranis, Annie Potts... I could ramble on for days about the cinematic sweetness that is (the first) GHOSTBUSTERS, but let's face it: You've all seen it. Just about all of you love it. Just get the darn DVD already.
No new goodies here, kids, but if this is your very first GHOSTBUSTERS DVD, you're in for some solid extras.
The audio commentary with Ivan Reitman, Harold Ramis, and Joe Medjuck is loose, laid-back, and informative. The scene cemetery is full of ten deleted scenes. There's a vintage 1984 featurette (9:24)and a newer cast & crew interview featurette (10:46) that should thrill the hardcore fans, even if the only participants are Ramis, Reitman, and Aykroyd.
Under the Special Effects heading you'll find an SFX Team Featurette (15:18), which features interviews with the technical wizards who worked the magic, a Special Effects Before & After piece, which can be clicked around via multi-angle, and a whole bunch of production photos, storyboards, and conceptual drawings.