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  • Actors: Maurice LaMarche, Dave Coulier, Frank Welker, Arsenio Hall, Lorenzo Music
  • Format: Animated, Color, Full Screen, NTSC
  • Language: English (PCM Stereo)
  • Subtitles for the Hearing Impaired: English
  • Region: Region 1 encoding (US and Canada only)
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  • Aspect Ratio: 1.33:1
  • Number of discs: 1
  • Rated: NR (Not Rated)
  • Studio: Sony Pictures Home Entertainment
  • DVD Release Date: February 28, 2006
  • Run Time: 90 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 3.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (12 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: B000DZ854K
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #128,800 in Movies & TV (See Top 100 in Movies & TV)
  • Learn more about "The Real Ghostbusters - Creatures of the Night" on IMDb

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  • Features 4 episodes
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A series of animated cartoons based on the extremely popular live-action comedy. In "Knock Knock" Ray Egon Winston and Peter discover what happens when New York subway repairmen accidentally open up a pandora's box of ghouls ghosts and goblins.System Requirements:Running Time: 25 MinFormat: DVD MOVIE Genre: ANIMATION/ADULT SWIM Rating: NR UPC: 043396137974 Manufacturer No: 13797

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Though the Ghostbusters' live-action adventures came to a halt in 1989 with the release of Ghostbusters II, the characters created by Dan Akyroyd and Harold Ramis have enjoyed an extraordinarily long life in animation, with no less than three shows devoted to them. The Real Ghostbusters, which ran from 1986-1991, was the first and the best of the cartoon spin-offs. What set this series apart from most of the Saturday-morning fare was the quality of the stories, many of which were penned by J. Michael Straczynski (Babylon 5); the episodes took its spooks seriously, and made commendable efforts to retain the humorous tone of the feature films as well. Such qualities built a considerable fan base for the series, which continues (in cyberspace) to this day; however, said audience might not be too thrilled by the presentation on this disc and the two other Real Ghostbusters DVDs, which randomly compile four episodes from the show's seven seasons. Featured on Creatures of the Night are "Killerwatt" (a ghost takes over New York's electrical power), "Night Game" (Winston must play baseball to save a soul), "The Bird of Kildarby" (the 'busters battle a giant bird at a castle--in the middle of Manhattan), and "Lost and Foundry" (a ghost merges with a prototype steel). No other extras are included on the single disc, but for longtime fans of the series, having the show in any format is probably pleasant enough. --Paul Gaita

Customer Reviews

It would be nice if Sony would make a nice, large DVD collection where you get several episodes in one disk.
SRFireside
This episode's only real flaw is that it's a little too obvious that the Umpire creature is being voiced by the same actor as Egon (Maurice LaMarche).
Larry Bridges
There is a complete series box set that even has the original pilot episode and the entire slimer and the real ghostbusters series in it.
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16 of 18 people found the following review helpful By SRFireside TOP 1000 REVIEWER on December 27, 2005
What we have here is a mere four episodes of what I consider one great cartoon show. It would be nice if Sony would make a nice, large DVD collection where you get several episodes in one disk. It would also be nice if they were in order as they were broadcast. Sadly that's not the case with this collection. You only get four episodes from the first season, and not in order. It's like that old VHS video release mentality again. You would figure a DVD can carry at least twice the amount of eps as VHS so why be stingy? There are over 70 episodes out there on season one alone. Still that's better than nothing I suppose. Don't expect any bonus features on this collection as the price point just doesn't scream "special edition" at all. Anyway here are the episodes that should be on this DVD according to my sources:

Night Game - Winston plays a game of ball with somebody's soul as the wager.

Lost and Foundry - When a ghost is merged with melted steel, strange things start happening all over town - including the firehouse.

Bird of Kildarby - The boys battle it out in a haunted Irish castle... in the middle of Manhatten.

Killerwatt - A spirit with a taste for electricity takes over a power plant.

I doubt they did any clean up or remastering from the source material. I might sound like I'm dissing these DVDs, but don't get me wrong. I'm glad they are finally being released. It's just the way they are releasing them don't do the show, or a DVD's ability to store tons of content, any justice. Maybe if enough of these get sold we will see a better release later on. Until then here's hoping they make a DVD with episodes like The Collect Call of Cthulu, Don't Forget the Motor City and the Sam Hain episodes.
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7 of 9 people found the following review helpful By Kevin J. Loria VINE VOICE on February 23, 2007
The Saturday morning animated follow up to the original Ghostbuster movie is here. Problem is there is no complete sets containing all of the '86-91 series, just random selects.

The "Real Ghostbusters" so called because FILMATION had the TV rights for the "Ghostbusters" name back from a live action-low budget Saturday morning show with Forest Tucker and Larry Scorch as bumbling ghost catchers, along with a guy in an ape suit. Filmation revised their concept after the unrelated Ivan Reitman film was a success, so there was briefly competing animated Ghostbuster cartoons. The REAL Ghostbusters succeeded inpart because it had all the recognizable props from the movie, the characters Ray, Egon, Winston and Peter Venkman. But chiefly, it boasted some of the best voice talent in TV animation: the great Maurice LaMarche(with loads of voice credits most recently working on the new FUTURAMA MOVIE for Dec of 2007) Arsenio Hall (so to be TV late night host), Frank Welker (of Scooby Doo fame as FRED) and Lorenzo Music, who is most famous as the voice of GARFIELD was ironicly replacing Bill Murray as Venkman, who would later serve as the new voice for the Cat in two feature films. The series also had some notable writers like Michael J. Straczynski of BABYLON 5 note.
Later after several seasons the series evolved into the SLIMER and the GHOSTBUSTERS show, featuring Slimers adventures before he meet the GBs.

This one features a bonus episode which happens to be the SECOND EPISODE for the cartoon series: Killerwatt.The animation is more polished on this one, more like the opening credits, all the way though. Later the time constraints would make future episodes less remarkable overall, except for Proton pack fights which tended to look glossy.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Larry Bridges on September 24, 2007
The "Real Ghostbusters" DVD releases have been controversial among longtime fans of the show because they are not season boxed sets and contain only one or two of what are considered the best episodes of the series. Some fans have theorized that the best way to increase the likelihood of boxed set releases is to purchase the DVDs that are already out. What of the episodes themselves?

"Night Game" is the best "Real Ghostbusters" episode currently available on Region 1 DVD. It is a joy to behold as that great rarity: an episode focused largely on Winston, the least-utilized Ghostbuster. Especially praiseworthy is the scene in which a white security guard runs away from a supernatural situation in panic while Winston strides directly toward the problem. The animation quality of this episode is also much better than usual for this series. This episode's only real flaw is that it's a little too obvious that the Umpire creature is being voiced by the same actor as Egon (Maurice LaMarche). But listen out for the Umpire's big monologue, possibly the most philosophically rich dialogue ever written for Saturday morning television.

"The Bird of Kildarby" is a more ordinary episode, but an enjoyable one. It provides the movie character of Mayor Lenny with one of his welcome animated appearances, and it's heartwarming to see Ray become no-nonsense and bossy in negotiating with the ghosts for Peter's release.

"Killerwatt" and "Lost and Foundry" are both very good episodes, but their plots are so similar that they tend to blur together in the mind. The decision on Sony's part to release them on the same DVD seems questionable, to say the least.
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Yeah, and organize it properly....

Whenever I see a dvd like this of a tv series I loved, I just wait until it's released as a complete season.
I can't stand having everything out of order, and maybe not even getting them all. I wish they would stop producing crap like this.

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