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The 1986 cartoon The Real Ghostbusters introduced me to the characters. Egon Spengler, Ray Stantz, and Peter Venkman are college professors who start a paranormal control service called Ghostbusters. Winston Zeddmore joins the team as the fourth member. The Ghostbusters have to stop a demigod called Gozer from invading New York. Ray Parker Jr.'s Ghostbusters theme song is good. Elmer Bernstein's music score for the film deserves praise, too. There was a Ghostbusters Nintendo game where one had to earn money to pay for gasoline and traps! In an early draft of Ghostbusters, the story took place in the future. That script would have driven up the budget to $300 million dollars. The special effects in Ghostbusters were top notch in 1984. The footage of the giant Stay Puft Marshmallow Man walking on New York streets looks real! Ghostbusters was a big critical and commercial hit. Teri Garr, John Candy, and George Wendt made cameos in the film's music video. I can remember shopping centers were stocked with toy proton packs. Hi-C released a beverage called Ecto-Cooler. The ABC TV version of Ghostbusters used alternate takes from the movie such as Peter Venkman(Bill Murray) calling Walter Peck "some kind of animal". Ghostbusters spawned Ghostbusters 2(1989) and a cartoon show that lasted for more than a decade. Fans are hoping for Ghostbusters III.
Ghostbusters is a classic horror-comedy.
anymore. Perhaps what I love the most is that even with remaster after remaster, they NEVER changed any of the special effects!
Somebody call George Lucas and slap this bluray in his face and show him that despite having out of date visual FX, this is wayyyyyyy better than re-tooling or changing something that does not need it in the first place.
As for the bluray itself the transfer is a big improvement over the last release. The contrast is not overblown, so all of those details
that should have been visible in the last bluray actually are now. Color is more accurate and natural too. Thanks to the improved transfer , more fine details emerge (transparency of the ectoplasm, textures on clothing etc, the sky actually having visible clouds in some scenes due to the finer tuning of the contrast). Dark scenes (there are lots) look great, still detailed and they didn't dial back the grain so it has that nice film look (as it should). Sound is great on this disc, mastered nicely, sometimes flat BUT when proton packs are used or catastrophies happen, the surround kicks in big time, Dialog is clear and center. I DO NOT have a 4k TV but despite what some other reviews have stated, there is a noticeable difference in quality over the last release. If you are a videophile or a Ghostbusters fan, do yourself a favor and buy this disc.
This version, the Blu-ray Mastered in 4K disc, is really quite nice. The one key thing that I noticed (and that I love) is that they left the film grain intact. Many people will find this objectionable, as they'll feel it's a defect or a poor-quality transfer. But it's not. It's great because they have recreated the way the film looked when it was presented theatrically. There is something particular to the film stock used in the 1980s that gave a lot of films a certain look and feel. That is maintained here, and it is the way the filmmakers wanted it to look at the time of its creation. Remastering is one thing, but "recreating" is another thing entirely.
Also, the sound, while not 100% awesome, is quite good. In particular, for the first time I was able to clearly and powerfully hear the dog/demon in the refrigerator say "Zuul." I've seen the movie a dozen times and it never resonated as clearly.
I can't speak about the Ultra Violet digital version that usually comes with this disc. I bought a pre-owned copy form Amazon Warehouse and the digital copy had already been downloaded (as I expected).