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The Real Ghostbusters: Complete Collection (2009)

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4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (89 customer reviews)

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Ghostbusters I & II Limited Edition Gift Set
Check out the 30th Anniversary Special, The Ghostbusters I & II Limited Edition Gift Set! The Gift Set includes Ghostbusters I & II mastered in 4K on Blu-ray with additional digibook and limited edition Slimer figurine. The ultimate collectible for the true Ghostbusters fan.

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Product Details

  • Actors: Various
  • Directors: Various
  • Format: Multiple Formats, Animated, Box set, Color, NTSC
  • Language: English
  • Region: Region 1 (U.S. and Canada only. Read more about DVD formats.)
  • Aspect Ratio: 1.33:1
  • Number of discs: 25
  • Rated: NR (Not Rated)
  • Studio: Time Life Entertainment
  • DVD Release Date: September 29, 2009
  • Run Time: 3660 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (89 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: B001R1HEMI
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #54,633 in Movies & TV (See Top 100 in Movies & TV)

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Housed in a collectible Ghostbuster's firehouse keepcase (complete with lenticular holograms of Slimer and the Ghostbusters logo) are five Amaray (plastic) DVD cases. Each DVD case comprises one volume of the show, with five discs in each, except for Volume 5, which has four discs. Also encased in the firehouse keepcase is a separate disc of bonus material and a companion booklet complete with an introduction, episode descriptions, special features descriptions, and bonus trivia.

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76 of 78 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars We Now Return to the Real Ghostbusters.... April 9, 2009
I was a huge Ghostbusters fan growing up in the 80s, and still am to this day. This cartoon left such an indelible impression on me that throughout the past 20 years different quotes or musical cues from the series often sprang into my head for no reason at all.

I purchased the individual discs that Sony put out a few a few years back but was just left pining for more. I was ecstatic when I heard the entire series was being released. I purchased the entire box set from Time Life a couple months back. I considered waiting until volume 1 was released on it's own but once I saw the firehouse packaging and the bonus disc that was included, I had to get it. Besides, I'm not very patient.

The extras are plentiful and the menus are nicely done. Some episodes have introductions, some have isolated score and sound effects tracks, and some have commentary.

Each volume comes in a beautifully decorated solid steel book case and contains five discs per volume, aside from volume 5 which has only four discs.

The episodes all look and sound great and are each shown in their entirety, including the talking logo that was used when going to and coming back from commercial breaks. In fact, if I were to have one complaint about the set, it's that the talking logo grows a bit tiresome. With six or seven episodes per disc, and the talking logo showing up about five or six times per episode, you're looking at having to see it around thirty to forty times if you select the `play all' option. I think it should have been featured as a bonus gallery. However, that complaint is so minor that it doesn't take anything away from this release.

This set truly sets a standard that other `complete series' sets should strive to achieve. With the release of the entire animated series and the upcoming releases of both the original film on Blu-ray and the video game in June, this is shaping up to be a very big year for us Ghostbusters fans.
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42 of 43 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars The Best a Fan May Ever Get October 23, 2009
By yenrab
I've owned this Real Ghostbusters set now since November 2008 and watched all 25 discs in the spring of 2009. I would like to preface my review by saying that I am a huge 80s cartoon collector and this set is by far the nicest in its overall design that I own. The set is a compact collection and fits ever so nicely on a bookshelf - it's about five regular dvd cases wide. If you own the Shout! Factory G.I. Joe and Transformers Complete Sets it is nothing near the size of those beasts. Some may actually look at the RGB set and exclaim how small it is. As soon as I opened it in November 2008 I know I did, because back then I had paid over a $180 for it - "I paid $180 for this little thing!" At first glance it didn't seem worth the coin but as I started to view the collection, and upon finishing it in May of 2009, I can tell you it was worth every penny. And now here you can get it for $113, free shipping, and no tax in some states! This price almost temps me to buy another to keep sealed and have place in a bank deposit!

What you get:
The set includes all 147 episodes of The Real Ghostbusters (which include all episodes from Slimer! And The Real Ghostbusters) on 24 dvds - 5 dvds each in cases 1-4 and 4 dvds in case 5 and then there is the bonus 25th dvd in a cardboard cd-type sleeve w/ artwork. Each "case" is a very nice steelbook case with clear dvd tray inserts so you can see the artwork on the inner-back-side of the steelbook. Steelbooks are very strong and I believe are made from some sort of aluminum but with plastic dvd tray inserts. The disc art is basically the same for each case - the four Ghostbusters on the first 4 dvds per case and then Slimer or Janine (or both) on the 5th dvd, and this is repeated but with different background colors for each case.
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14 of 15 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Real Ghostbusters September 21, 2009
This was my favorite series growing up and I couldn't wait to get my hands on this set. I paid a little more for it rather then wait for Amazon to sell the product. The first three seasons are great but the fourth season it tends to lean to Slimer more but there are still some good episodes. This dvd set comes in tin cases that look pretty good. However, each picture on the dvd has the same picture for every season. The only real problem I had with the set is I noticed a line of color going down the screen for a few shows but not a major problem. The picture quailty is grainy but watchable, it doesnt look like they took too much time to remaster the set. There is plenty of extra features that are mostly interviews with creators of the show and voice actors of the show, now I found too interesting.

Overall, this is an excellent set for Ghostbuster fans or fans of cartoons like Scooby Doo. The tin cases are cool and comes in The Ghostbuster house with a nice book detailing each episode.
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8 of 8 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Great release of an 80s cartoon classic! October 12, 2009
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I am thrilled that I now own all of the Real Ghostbusters episodes! This DVD set includes 5 steelbook DVD cases that contain all 147 episodes of the series, included the infamous Slimer cartoons. The steelbooks come in a firehouse box resembling the one from the movie and cartoon, the top comes off and the steelbooks sit neatly inside along with a bonus disc and a book giving details about each episode. The firehouse box will fit neatly on a standard size DVD shelf as it's only a little bit taller than a standard DVD case.

My only problem with this set and the reason I give it 4 stars instead of 5 is Time Life's claim of each episode being "digitally restored". This simply is not true. Most of the episodes have significant grain and some episodes have severe color saturation. I know this cartoon is nearly 25 years old, but I wish Time Life would stop making these claims about their products when they look the same as they did when they aired.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
5.0 out of 5 stars I ain't afraid of no region coding!
I'm going to keep it brief: YOU NEED THIS BOX SET. It's as smart and funny as when I first watched it as a kid and, despite the animation quality ranging from just ok to really... Read more
Published 2 days ago by Andy Welch
5.0 out of 5 stars Amazing. If Only ''Extreme Ghostbusters'' Got This Treatment
This is a fantastic box set, so beautifully packaged together! I only wish they'd do the same to Extreme Ghostbusters, which was a continuation of this series.
Published 10 days ago by Cartoonmaniac
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
Doesn't get much better than this.
Published 1 month ago by Bunnik M
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
Awesome! Love it, fast and timeley delivery! Great show!,
Published 1 month ago by Mark Burgos
5.0 out of 5 stars He was quite pleased that it arrived as
Bought for a friend who did not have access to buy online. He was quite pleased that it arrived as promised
Published 2 months ago by sdinnm
5.0 out of 5 stars Fantastic!
Just fantastic. I bought this from Time life when it first came out years ago. I just bought this one for my 10yr old little brother so he can have it too. Excellent.
Published 2 months ago by Jezus316
4.0 out of 5 stars Four Stars
Another great animated series from the 1980's.
Published 2 months ago by Kyle Allen
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
I love the box set it looks really cool and looks like the Ghostbusters firehouse from the cartoon
Published 2 months ago by Lawrence D. Mcmullin
5.0 out of 5 stars Everything a fan could want, and some other things too!
The Real Ghostbusters was to many kids and adults the pinnacle of 1980's television cartoons. With usually impressive animation and the winning combination of horror, comedy and... Read more
Published 3 months ago by Obviously
5.0 out of 5 stars great show
Watched as a kid and now my kids can enjoy what the good cartoons are. Once I seen that it finally came in a box set I knew I had to get it.
Published 3 months ago by Michael Logan
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Keepcases ?
Time-Life is no longer producing the set with steelbooks. Here's a great site that discusses it:
Aug 8, 2010 by Kirk76 |  See all 5 posts
steelbook or plastic?
Here's a helpful comparison on the off chance you haven't bought the set yet:
Jun 9, 2014 by Obviously |  See all 2 posts
Price Fluctuations on the Boxed Set???
This worries me as well. I to have been keeping my eye on this situation for a couple months now,and not only have I been seeing the price change but also the ''in stock/out of stock'' status has been changing quite often as well. Another thing that makes me nervous is the editorial review,it... Read More
May 3, 2012 by Cody Corley |  See all 3 posts
Collect Call of Cthulhu? IS it included?
Yes, it is included. Volume 2, Disc 2, with the features:
* Introduction by James Eatock. [0:31]
* Visual Commentary Track with Marsha Goodman and James Eatock. [22:23]
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Oct 5, 2009 by Amazon Customer |  See all 4 posts
So NOW Amazon gets the boxset..
Does it have captions/subs? I'm not familiar with Time Life's policy on captions. x_x
Oct 22, 2009 by Kia Purity |  See all 3 posts
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