Ghostbusters 4k re-issue to unleash lots of extras from containment

Last Updated on August 2, 2021

Ghostbusters, Ghostbusters II, 4k

I hope you're ready to bear witness to cats and dogs living together, because there's about to be some mass hysteria on the GHOSTBUSTERS fan front. It's been revealed that the upcoming 4K Ultra HD and Blu-ray release of Ivan Reitman's supernatural fantasy classic will unleash plenty of extras from containment.

The steelbook release will include both the original film as well as its sequel, GHOSTBUSTERS II (1989). Both films star Bill Murray, Dan Aykroyd, Harold Ramis and Ernie Hudson as a group of paranormal investigators looking to rid New York City of a growing infestation of ghosts, ghouls, and other creatures that go bump in the night. Rick Moranis, Annie Potts and Sigourney Weaver also star in both films, which in time have become a staple of pop culture the world over.

Included as a part of the 4k and Blu-ray steebook re-issue are the following features:


6 Rare & Newly Unearthed Deleted Scenes, including the long-requested Fort Detmerring scenes!
 Raw takes for the Central Park bums sequence
1984 ShoWest Exhibitor Reel, featuring Bill Murray and Dan Aykroyd pitching an early reel of footage to theatrical exhibitors.
Full Ghostbusters TV Commercial from the film
Ghostbusters TV Commercial Outtakes
“A Moment With the Stars” – original press kit featurette
Original Domestic Teaser Trailer
Original Stereo Audio for the Feature (Blu-ray only)
Fan Commentary featuring Troy Benjamin and Chris Stewart (Interdimensional Crossrippodcast),Ashley Victoria Robinson (Geek History Lesson podcast) and Sean Bishop (Ghostbusters prop replica expert), moderated by Ghost Corps’ Eric Reich


Commentary featuring Director Ivan Reitman, Star/Co-Writer Dan Aykroyd and Executive Producer Joe Medjuck
“The Oprah Winfrey Show: Cast of Ghostbusters II” – June 1989
Full Ghostbusters II Theatrical EPK
Rare Unfinished Teaser Trailer – featuring the full commercial from the film!
Original Stereo Audio for the Feature (Blu-ray only)

Ghostbusters, Ghostbusters II, 4k

Recently, Jason Reitman announced his plans to helm a new film in the GHOSTBUSTERS franchise, with Carol Coon in talks to star alongside IT actor Finn Wolfhard and CAPTAIN MARVEL actress McKenna Grace. Reitman is set to direct from a screenplay he co-wrote with Gil Kenan. While much of the film's plot remains under wraps at this time, Reitman has stated that his Ghostbusters will focus on a family who moves back home to a small town. While there, they begin to learn more about who they are and the secrets of the town itself. The film is poised to haunt theaters in Summer 2020.

While the steelbook is set for a June 11 release, a Ghostbusters Fan Fest at the Sony Pictures lot on June 7th and 8th is also happening, in addition to an international Live Orchestra Tour for the original film throughout the end of the year.

Source: Entertainment Weekly

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Born and raised in New York, then immigrated to Canada, Steve Seigh has been a editor, columnist, and critic since 2012. He started with Ink & Pixel, a column celebrating the magic and evolution of animation, before launching the companion YouTube series Animation Movies Revisited. He's also the host of the Talking Comics Podcast, a personality-driven audio show focusing on comic books, film, music, and more. You'll rarely catch him without headphones on his head and pancakes on his breath.