Sony Releasing Ghostbusters Steelbook With Rare Deleted Scenes

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Sony Releasing Ghostbusters Steelbook With Rare Deleted Scenes

Sony Releasing Ghostbusters Steelbook With Rare Deleted Scenes

It’s been 35 years since fans found out who they were gonna call. In honor of the comedy’s anniversary, Sony is releasing an all-new steelbook for the original to Ghostbusters films packed with brand-new special features including never-before-seen deleted scenes, as announced by Slash Film.

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The first film, which hit theaters June 1984, followed a group of parapsychologists who start a ghost-catching business in New York City. One thing leads to another and the group must fight against an evil paranormal force seeking to bring about an apocalypse. Starring Bill Murray (The Dead Don’t Die), Dan Aykroyd (Get On Up), Harold Ramis (Stripes), Ernie Hudson (Nappily Ever After), Rick Moranis (Spaceballs), and Sigourney Weaver (Avatar), the film was written by Aykroyd and Ramis and directed by Ivan Reitman (Draft Day). Ghostbusters became a runaway success, earning rave reviews from critics and audiences and grossing nearly $300 million worldwide on a $30 million budget.

It went on to spawn another financially successful but critically disappointing 1989 sequel, a large number of video games, three animated series, and a 2016 all-female reboot that was generally well-received by critics, but received mixed reviews from audiences and was considered a box office bomb. A third film, co-written and directed by Reitman’s son Jason, tied back to the original two films is currently set to begin production in June starring McKenna Grace (Captain Marvel), Finn Wolfhard (Stranger Things) and Carrie Coon (Avengers: Infinity War).

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The new 4K Blu-Ray release, which is hitting shelves June 11, will contain both films in a steelbook case and feature both rare and new special features not seen on previous home media releases, including never-before-seen deleted scenes and a commentary track for Ghostbusters II. The full list of special features includes:

GHOSTBUSTERS

  • Fan Commentary featuring Troy Benjamin and Chris Stewart (Interdimensional Crossrip podcast), Ashley Victoria Robinson (Geek History Lesson podcast) and Sean Bishop (Ghostbusters prop replica expert), moderated by Ghost Corps’ Eric Reich
  • 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 EPK Featurette
  • Original Domestic Teaser Trailer
  • Original Stereo Audio for the Feature (Blu-ray only)
  • Commentary featuring Ivan Reitman, Harold Ramis, and Joe Medjuck
  • Slimer Mode Picture-in-Picture Track
  • “Tricks and Trivia” Text Commentary
  • 10 Deleted Scenes
  • Who You Gonna Call: A Ghostbusters Retrospective
  • 1984 Featurette
  • SFX Featurette
  • Cast and Crew Featurette
  • Ecto-1: Resurrecting the Classic Car
  • Multi-Angle Explorations
  • Storyboard Comparison
  • Alternate TV Version Takes
  • “Ghostbusters” Music Video by Ray Parker, Jr.
  • Photo Galleries
  • Trailers
  • 30th Anniversary Theatrical Trailer

GHOSTBUSTERS II

  • 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)
  • 7 Deleted Scenes
  • Time Is But A Window: Ghostbusters II and Beyond
  • “On Our Own” Music Video by Bobby Brown
  • Photo Galleries
  • Trailers

THE REAL GHOSTBUSTERS

  • The Real Ghostbusters – Pitch Concept Pilot” – A Fan Restoration by Robert Barbieri

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Weekend: Jun. 20, 2019, Jun. 23, 2019

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