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09.14.2011

Finally, some real GHOSTBUSTERS news! For the first time in 25 years, GHOSTBUSTERS is returning to theaters this October with a digitally-remastered re-release of the comedy classic. The news was announced last night on the official GHOSTBUSTERS Facebook page but unfortunately we don't have much in the way of details.

What we do know is that the GHOSTBUSTERS re-release will be worldwide, at least that's according to a press release from the UK. The same release says the film will be released in an "all-new Digital Cinema Presentation" but what exactly that means, remains to be seen. And how and where the film will be released is unclear. Will it be like TOP GUN, which returned to select AMC Theaters for one night? Will it be a formal re-release like E.T. or something?

While this new print of GHOSTBUSTERS will feature a new digital polish, it's not the first time the film has returned to theaters. Just a little over a year after it was originally released in 1984, Columbia Pictures brought GHOSTBUSTERS back to theaters in August of 1985. It made only about $9 million that year but it was enough to put it past BEVERLY HILLS COP as the most successful comedy of the 1980s.

We've reached out to Sony Pictures to find out more details on the re-release and when we have more information, we'll pass it along here.

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8:30AM on 09/15/2011
I'm sure I'll get rezzed to hell and back for this but while I loved Ghostbusters as a kid I really have no desire to ever watch it again.
I'm sure I'll get rezzed to hell and back for this but while I loved Ghostbusters as a kid I really have no desire to ever watch it again.
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5:53AM on 09/15/2011
I really hope it does well. Maybe then more studios will simply re-release the classics in theaters as oppose to making all these remakes.
I really hope it does well. Maybe then more studios will simply re-release the classics in theaters as oppose to making all these remakes.
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2:27AM on 09/15/2011

love the pic. where is it from?

this is pretty cool news. I wonder if my local theater will be getting this. They play older movies every weekend, and call them cult classics. Recently they've played Top Gun.
this is pretty cool news. I wonder if my local theater will be getting this. They play older movies every weekend, and call them cult classics. Recently they've played Top Gun.
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1:16AM on 09/15/2011
Newsflash: Movie studios do like to make money. And there are worse ways in this world to make money than giving a new generation a chance to experience an iconic movie in a proper theater.

I want to know what the proton packs roasting the ballroom sounds like in proper bass-thumping surround sound.
Newsflash: Movie studios do like to make money. And there are worse ways in this world to make money than giving a new generation a chance to experience an iconic movie in a proper theater.

I want to know what the proton packs roasting the ballroom sounds like in proper bass-thumping surround sound.
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12:16AM on 09/15/2011

CASH GRAB

I know I'll piss a lot of you off but let me explain before you rape me with thumbs down...

I hate lousy remakes/reboots as much as anyone but is recycling the original really the answer? I love Ghostbusters too but they should just re-release it on blu-ray or something if they wanna remind us how good it is. Will they release The Shawshank Redemption back to theaters too? That did horrible too but now people LOVE it. SO many classics played out like that. This can start a bad trend. I'd
I know I'll piss a lot of you off but let me explain before you rape me with thumbs down...

I hate lousy remakes/reboots as much as anyone but is recycling the original really the answer? I love Ghostbusters too but they should just re-release it on blu-ray or something if they wanna remind us how good it is. Will they release The Shawshank Redemption back to theaters too? That did horrible too but now people LOVE it. SO many classics played out like that. This can start a bad trend. I'd much rather Hollywood just come up with original ideas again.
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2:30AM on 09/15/2011
yea I would like Hollywood to come up with new ideas too, but as long as their re-releasing movies that I was too young to watch in the theaters then I'm happy.
yea I would like Hollywood to come up with new ideas too, but as long as their re-releasing movies that I was too young to watch in the theaters then I'm happy.
12:49AM on 09/16/2011
Yeah I'm not so much against re-releasing good movies at all. I'm just worried that money-hungry Hollywood will see it as a valid reason for ditching originality. If they did both, then great.
Yeah I'm not so much against re-releasing good movies at all. I'm just worried that money-hungry Hollywood will see it as a valid reason for ditching originality. If they did both, then great.
9:43PM on 09/14/2011
I Can't Say Anything More Than What All The Other Posters Said..Actually, I Can't Say ANYTHING..I'm Speechless With Excitement! *SQUEE* Listen And Learn, Hollywood!
I Can't Say Anything More Than What All The Other Posters Said..Actually, I Can't Say ANYTHING..I'm Speechless With Excitement! *SQUEE* Listen And Learn, Hollywood!
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6:47PM on 09/14/2011
Sweet. I wasn't quite old enough to see this film when it was released in theaters, so this will be a big treat for me, as this is one of my favorite comedies of all time.
Sweet. I wasn't quite old enough to see this film when it was released in theaters, so this will be a big treat for me, as this is one of my favorite comedies of all time.
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5:17PM on 09/14/2011
Good god yes! I hope it gets wide release, because I never had a chance to see it in theaters (born '87). *fingers crossed* *tightens fingers* *fingers break* SHIT! *crosses other fingers*
Good god yes! I hope it gets wide release, because I never had a chance to see it in theaters (born '87). *fingers crossed* *tightens fingers* *fingers break* SHIT! *crosses other fingers*
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2:50PM on 09/14/2011
Digital Cinema Presentation is probably Sony speak for a 4k digital clean up and projection.
IMHO, doing this is much better than a reboot.
Digital Cinema Presentation is probably Sony speak for a 4k digital clean up and projection.
IMHO, doing this is much better than a reboot.
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1:55PM on 09/14/2011
*fist pump *happy dances *cries *yells *faints *regains consciousness *repeat
*fist pump *happy dances *cries *yells *faints *regains consciousness *repeat
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11:09AM on 09/14/2011
Something I loved from my childhood. A movie that could never possibly destroy us!
Something I loved from my childhood. A movie that could never possibly destroy us!
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12:49PM on 09/14/2011
Something that appeals to the best in each and every one of us.

Something Good

Something Decent

Something Pure
Something that appeals to the best in each and every one of us.

Something Good

Something Decent

Something Pure
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11:08AM on 09/14/2011

*faints*

I read about this before I fell asleep last night...thought it was a dream. This is epic...
I read about this before I fell asleep last night...thought it was a dream. This is epic...
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10:55AM on 09/14/2011

Buzzing

Genuinely since reading this news the other day I have been buzzing like a child waiting for Christmas.

Having been born in 1987 I was too young to see the film that ultimately played a MASSIVE part of my childhood in the cinema. Being given the chance...on HALLOWEEN of all holidays...is genuinely amazing, I cannot wait.
Genuinely since reading this news the other day I have been buzzing like a child waiting for Christmas.

Having been born in 1987 I was too young to see the film that ultimately played a MASSIVE part of my childhood in the cinema. Being given the chance...on HALLOWEEN of all holidays...is genuinely amazing, I cannot wait.
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10:32AM on 09/14/2011
Hollywood please for the love of God pay the fuck attention. Do THIS instead of all these pointless remakes and reboots. Give them a nice digital polish and put them back in theaters, fans will go back and see them, new audiences will check them out too. They do this constantly in LA showing older films from every decade, I have gone to see many of them and they are always sold out. Just please anything but these fucking remakes, PLEEEASSSE stop.
Hollywood please for the love of God pay the fuck attention. Do THIS instead of all these pointless remakes and reboots. Give them a nice digital polish and put them back in theaters, fans will go back and see them, new audiences will check them out too. They do this constantly in LA showing older films from every decade, I have gone to see many of them and they are always sold out. Just please anything but these fucking remakes, PLEEEASSSE stop.
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10:53AM on 09/14/2011
Hear, hear!
Hear, hear!
10:00AM on 09/14/2011
I'll take this over any reboot, anytime!
I'll take this over any reboot, anytime!
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9:58AM on 09/14/2011
*Sigh*. I highly doubt if this is going to be showed in theatres in Southeast Asia. Oh well, I still have my Ghostbusters Blu-Ray as the next best thing.
*Sigh*. I highly doubt if this is going to be showed in theatres in Southeast Asia. Oh well, I still have my Ghostbusters Blu-Ray as the next best thing.
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3:07PM on 09/14/2011
Or you could move out of SE Asia!
Or you could move out of SE Asia!
9:27AM on 09/14/2011
Just saw it recently at a local independent theater. Looks like i'll have to see it several more times....
Just saw it recently at a local independent theater. Looks like i'll have to see it several more times....
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9:22AM on 09/14/2011
If it doesn't play in Canada I will cry like a bitch.
If it doesn't play in Canada I will cry like a bitch.
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9:19AM on 09/14/2011
Please let it be in glorious 2D.
Please let it be in glorious 2D.
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5:19PM on 09/14/2011
It is a crime that I cannot give you shitloads of thumbs up.
It is a crime that I cannot give you shitloads of thumbs up.
8:02PM on 09/14/2011
EXACTLY what Red4 said!
EXACTLY what Red4 said!
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