The Ghost Busters - The Complete Series (Filmation, Live Action) (1975)
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I was not around when the show first aired in '75, but that didn't stop me from watching it when I was a kid. I used to rent the VHS copies that were available of a couple of the episodes, like "The Maltese Monkey" and "The Canterville Ghost." All of them kept me entertained at a young age and shockingly very well as an adult.
Spenser, Tracy & Kong have never looked better in this amazingly jam-packed DVD set. I would've been just fine having the series' 15 episodes, but this set contains more than a few special features. There are interviews with the cast and crew of the show, television bumpers for the show, photo galleries, and even a bonus episode of the cartoon version of the show, Filmation's "Ghostbusters." Also, exclusive to the DVD-Rom features is the ability to download each script from the shows' 15 episodes.
I highly recommend this show to anyone who grew up watching it as a kid at any age. It is nostalgic to say the least and belongs in the libraries of any Ghost Buster fan.
So anyway, I am a more or less coming to this show with no preconceived notions or nostalgia. So what's in the box? This set features the entire live action series, 15 episodes in total over two, double-sided discs, which are packaged into two DVD slim cases. There are five episodes per each side of the discs, with the flip side on the second disc containing all of the special features. The slipcase itself is pretty nice, though the cover has a very odd "colorized" look to it, which is weird because the show was shot in color. I believe the still that's used for the cover may have originally been B&W, but I'm not sure. Though the "colorized" look gives it that icky Photoshop feel, the image is pretty darn accurate to the feel of the opening credits, so I easily cut it some slack.
Also included is a foldout insert that is loaded with episode summaries as well as cast and crew information and trivia for each episode.Read more ›
Ghostbusters was remarkable for about a million reasons. It was a show, as Filmation producer Lou Scheimer notes, in which everything came together. What that really means is that it's a live action show done on the miniscule cartoon budgets that were standard for kids' TV. It was written very fast, as cartoons are. It starred a likable, humorous cast: Forrest Tucker and Larry Storch of F- Troop, who essentially played the same parts as F-Troop and as in their cartoon voice over work. The amazing addition was Bob Burns, who plays the most lifelike gorilla probably ever seen on TV. The show is a ghostbusting take on Gangbusters, with a vaguely '20s feel: Larry dresses the part, Forrest doesn't). As the theme song says, "I'm Spenser, he's Tracy, I'm Kong. You'd think Kong would be the gorilla; he's not. Tracy is the gorilla. Forest is Kong.
There are only three sets: a graveyard, a haunted house hallway, and a room in the creepy house. The guest stars read like a whose who of (then) current television. As with cartoon voiceovers, kids' shows are wildly popular with adult actors who get to let out their kid side. Brilliantly, however, the show never played down to its audience. Kids don't need to "get it". They don't need to follow the plot. They relate to the characters and want to be in on the action. This is why it's so tragic that live hosts are gone.Read more ›
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Loved it as a kid, but was really disappointed with it as an adult. The quality of the DVD is good, it's just clot as funny as I remembered it being.Published 13 months ago by Vampyre
This is one of the live action Saturday morning cartoons, I've wanted for year.Published 20 months ago by A. Johnson
well back in the day ( in the 70's) i grew up watchin this !!!! LOVED IT ! i wanted to be the gorilla ( bob burns) this made me want to be rick baker ( who plays gorillas ) he was... Read morePublished 22 months ago by Lord PALMER of Barsoom
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I liked the product because it was as described and am very pleased with this purchase and would recommend it to others.
This show brought back some fun times I had as a kid. I seeing Forrest Tucker and Larry Storch back together as a team was wonderful. The guest stars were lol. Read morePublished on September 3, 2011 by Michael
It is great to have the videos to give to our grown sons. We watched these with them when they were small boys. Read morePublished on April 2, 2011 by MaFick