Sony Launches Interactive ‘Ghostbusters’ Site27 May, 2009 By: John Latchem
To promote its new Blu-ray Disc of Ghostbusters, due in stores June 16, Sony Pictures Home Entertainment has launched the interactive Web site GhostbustersIsHiring.com.
Visitors to the site are greeted by Harold Ramis, star and co-writer of the film, and invited to participate in a variety of activities, including signing up for a sweepstakes to win a trip to the 2010 San Diego Comic-Con International.
Fans also can submit a personalized video for a chance to be featured on the site and BD Live. Candidates are asked to submit a “job application” in the form of a link to a video site where they have posted content explaining they have what it takes to be a Ghostbuster. Sony representatives will select their favorite videos to be featured.
Another feature allows fans to upload a photo to see what they would look like as part of the Ghostbusters team. Fans can pick up a $5 discount off the purchase of the Ghostbusters Blu-ray.
Additionally, Sony Pictures Home Entertainment, Atari and Fangoria magazine are inviting fans to a free screening of the film in high-definition at midnight June 3 at the Fine Arts Theatre in Beverly Hills, Calif. The screening includes a sneak peek at the new Ghostbusters: The Video Game, and a Sony video crew will be on hand for fans waiting in line to record their GhostbustersIsHiring.com videos. The line starts at 9 p.m.