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Ghostbusters 2016 gets new subtitle, home video release this October

08.31.2016by: Brennan Klein
Ghostbusters Paul Feig Leslie Jones Melissa McCarthy Kate McKinnon Kristen Wiig

The reboot of GHOSTBUSTERS has come and gone, and so has its controversy, thank goodness. The film will be released on VOD September 27th with a DVD and Blu-Ray release to follow on October 11th. It will also be available on 4K Ultra HD/Blu-ray 3D Combo Pack if you've got cash to burn.

But here's the weird thing. For its home video release, the film will have a subtitle added to it, making it GHOSTBUSTERS: ANSWER THE CALL. Perhaps they're trying to separate themselves from the bad buzz they got for rebooting the material, but that's not exactly hiding anything. It's a weird choice, to be sure. But hey, it's better than LIVE DIE REPEAT, am I right?

Here are the special features:

Blu-Ray

  • Ghostbusters Extended Edition and Theatrical Version
  • 2 Hysterically Haunting Gag Reels
  • 4 Unearthed Deleted Scenes
  • 11 Totally Possessed Alternate Scenes and More than 60 Minutes of Additional Extended and Alternate Scenes with Ultraviolet Download
  • 6 Jokes-a-Plenty Alternate Take Reels
  • Filmmaker Commentaries
  • Photo Gallery
  • 5 Supernatural Featurettes:
  1. “Chris Hemsworth Is ‘Kevin’”
  2. “The Ghosts of Ghostbusters”
  3. “Meet the Team”
  4. “Visual Effects: 30 Years Later”
  5. “Slime Time”

DVD

  • Filmmaker Commentaries
  • Jokes-a-Plenty: Free for All
  • Photo Gallery
  • 3 Spectral Making-of Featurettes:
  1. “Meet the Team”
  2. “Visual Effects: 30 Years Later”
  3. “Slime Time”

You can pre-order your copy HERE!

In the reboot: 

Paranormal researcher Abby Yates (Melissa McCarthy) and physicist Erin Gilbert (Kristen Wiig) are trying to prove that ghosts exist in modern society. When strange apparitions appear in Manhattan, Gilbert and Yates turn to engineer Jillian Holtzmann (Kate McKinnon) for help. Also joining the team is Patty Tolan (Leslie Jones), a lifelong New Yorker who knows the city inside and out. Armed with proton packs and plenty of attitude, the four women prepare for an epic battle as more than 1,000 mischievous ghouls descend on Times Square.

GHOSTBUSTERS also stars Chris Hemsworth, Neil Casey, Andy Garcia, Michael K. Williams, Matt Walsh, Pat Kiernan, Cecily Strong, and Charles Dance.

It will features from the original Ghostbusters as well as Annie Potts, Sigourney Weaver, and Ozzy Osbourne, not to mention Slimer and the Stay Puft Marshmallow Man.

Extra Tidbit: Will you be picking up a copy of GHOSTBUSTERS: ANSWER THE CALL?

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10:47PM on 08/31/2016
It's not a "new subtitle" just an uninspired tagline.
It's not a "new subtitle" just an uninspired tagline.
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7:12PM on 08/31/2016
Man, that came out quick!
Man, that came out quick!
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5:56PM on 08/31/2016
Nope.
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4:15PM on 08/31/2016

Answer The Call was on the posters as well. It's hardly a new subtitle.

Answer The Call was added after the youtube backlash started. They already tried to distance themselves before the movie even came out with that tagline on the posters. They might have well called it Ghostbusters: This Is Not. Or Ghostbusters: The Shitty One (since Sony likes to be direct about their movies).
Answer The Call was added after the youtube backlash started. They already tried to distance themselves before the movie even came out with that tagline on the posters. They might have well called it Ghostbusters: This Is Not. Or Ghostbusters: The Shitty One (since Sony likes to be direct about their movies).
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