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Sony Celebrates 'Ghostbusters' 30th Anniversary With Blu-rays and Theatrical Re-release

5 Jun, 2014 By: John Latchem

Sony Pictures Entertainment will celebrate the 30th anniversary of Ghostbusters with several special events, highlighted by a limited theatrical engagement starting Aug. 29 on more than 700 screens in the United States and Canada.

The 1984 film has been remastered in 4K and will be re-released on Blu-ray in an anniversary edition Sept. 16.

In addition, the 1989 sequel Ghostbusters II will make its Blu-ray debut Sept. 16 with a 25th anniversary special edition, also remastered in 4K.

Both films will also be available as a special two-disc anniversary digibook, as well as a limited-edition gift set that includes an exclusive collectible Slimer figurine.

The Ghostbusters and Ghostbusters II Blu-rays both come loaded with exclusive bonus materials, including revealing conversations with director Ivan Reitman and Dan Aykroyd, as well as never-before-seen deleted scenes from Ghostbusters II.  The Ghostbusters anniversary edition features the original music video of the Oscar nominated song “Ghostbusters” by Ray Parker Jr., while Ghostbusters II includes the original music video for “On Our Own” by Bobby Brown.

In addition, Ghostbusters will contain all previously released bonus content, commentary and an interactive Slimer Mode, offering fans a picture-in-picture graphical viewing experience.

Fans can also access the new website for the latest news about the franchise’s anniversary celebration.

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