Prepare to spend some quality "slime-time" with Ghostbusters and Ghostbusters 2, together for the first time in this exclusive DVD gift set. These spooktacularly successful fillms captured the imagination of audiences around the world and redefined the action-comedy genre in the process. This gift set includes the two films, each with an assortment of otherworldly extras, and a deluxe Collector's Scrapbook, loaded with production notes, character sketches, insider info and more. Because when it comes to supernaturally classic comedy, Who you gonna call?
Conveniently combined into one "slimy"-looking set, the special features for these supernatural comedies are concentrated on the first disc. The original movie includes informative commentary from director Ivan Reitman (Stripes
), writer/actor Harold Ramis (Dr. Egon Spengler), and associate producer Joe Medjuck. (Random facts: the slime was made out of food starch and Rick Moraniss part was originally written for fellow SCTV
alum John Candy.) Other extras include featurettes (from 1984 and 1999), conceptual drawings, deleted scenes ("scene cemetery"), and storyboards ("ghostly gallery" and "split scene compare"). The sequel includes two episodes ("Citizen Ghost" and "Partners in Slime") from the animated series, The Real Ghostbusters
(featuring characters quite distinct from Bill Murray, Dan Aykroyd, etc.). The set is rounded out by a 26-page collector's scrapbook with sketches, biographies, and a brief history of the first film. That said, some features from previous editions, like theatrical trailers, are not included. --Kathleen C. Fennessy