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Ghostbusters: Bill Murray, Dan Aykroyd, Harold Ramis and Ernie Hudson star as a quartet of Manhattan-based "paranormal investigators". When their government grants run out, the former three go into business as The Ghostbusters, later hiring Hudson on. Armed with electronic paraphernalia, the team is spectacularly successful, ridding The Big Apple of dozens of ghoulies, ghosties and long-legged beasties. Tight-lipped bureaucrat William Atherton regards the Ghostbusters as a bunch of charlatans, but is forced to eat his words when New York is besieged by an army of unfriendly spirits, conjured up by a long-dead Babylonian demon and "channelled" through beautiful cellist Sigourney Weaver and nerdish Rick Moranis. The climax is a glorious sendup of every Godzilla movie ever made-and we daresay it cost more than a year's worth of Japanese monster flicks combined. Who'd ever dream that the chubby, cheery Stay-Puft Marshmallow Man would turn out to be the most malevolent threat ever faced by New York City? When the script for Ghostbusters was forged by Dan Aykroyd and Harold Ramis, John Belushi was slated to play the Bill Murray role; Belushi's death in 1982 not only necessitated the hiring of Murray, but also an extensive rewrite. The most expensive comedy made up to 1984, Ghostbusters made money hand over fist, spawning not only a 1989 sequel but also two animated TV series (one of them partially based on an earlier live-action TV weekly, titled The Ghost Busters. Ghostbusters II: Ivan Reitman's sequel to the phenomenally successful Ghostbusters is looser and more self-assured than the original. The film opens with a title reading "Five Years Later" and finds the ghostbusters living in hard times. A restraining order has forbidden the boys to partake in paranormal warfare, and as a result they have had to seek other lines of work. Ray (Dan Aykroyd) and Winston (Ernie Hudson) spend their time performing at children's' birthday parties, and Egon (Harold Ramis) is busy conducting experiments investigating the effect of human emotions on the environment, leaving ghostbusting behind. Venkman (Bill Murray) and Dana (Sigourney Weaver) have split up. Venkman now hosts a local cable show called "The World of the Psychic." Dana, now divorced and the mother of a little baby named Oscar, works as an art restorer in a museum -- and this is where the plot kicks in. While Dana is restoring a portrait of a 16th-century tyrant by the name of Vigo the Carpathian, the portrait becomes hexed. The evil Vigo wants to return to life by taking over the body of Dana's little child. Vigo has enlisted Dana's boss, Janosz Poha (Peter MacNicol), to compel Dana to cooperate. Soon dirty sludge and slime flow through the streets of Manhattan, and the ghostbusters have to reunite to save the city from a funky paranormal evil.
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100% of customers would recommend this product to a friend (2471 out of 2495)

Special Features


  • Ghostbusters
  • Who you gonna call: A Ghostbusters retrospective - Roundtable discussion with Director Ivan Reitman and Dan Aykroyd
  • "Ghostbusters" music video
  • Poster art gallery
  • Ghostbusters 2
  • Time is but a window: Ghostbusters II and beyond - Roundtable discussion with Director Ivan Reitman and Dan Aykroyd
  • Deleted scenes
  • "On our Own" music video

Synopsis


Ghostbusters II
Ivan Reitman's sequel to the phenomenally successful Ghostbusters is looser and more self-assured than the original. The film opens with a title reading "Five Years Later" and finds the ghostbusters living in hard times. A restraining order has forbidden the boys to partake in paranormal warfare, and as a result they have had to seek other lines of work. Ray (Dan Aykroyd) and Winston (Ernie Hudson) spend their time performing at children's' birthday parties, and Egon (Harold Ramis) is busy conducting experiments investigating the effect of human emotions on the environment, leaving ghostbusting behind. Venkman (Bill Murray) and Dana (Sigourney Weaver) have split up. Venkman now hosts a local cable show called "The World of the Psychic." Dana, now divorced and the mother of a little baby named Oscar, works as an art restorer in a museum -- and this is where the plot kicks in. While Dana is restoring a portrait of a 16th-century tyrant by the name of Vigo the Carpathian, the portrait becomes hexed. The evil Vigo wants to return to life by taking over the body of Dana's little child. Vigo has enlisted Dana's boss, Janosz Poha (Peter MacNicol), to compel Dana to cooperate. Soon dirty sludge and slime flow through the streets of Manhattan, and the ghostbusters have to reunite to save the city from a funky paranormal evil. ~ Paul Brenner, Rovi

Ghostbusters
Bill Murray, Dan Aykroyd, Harold Ramis and Ernie Hudson star as a quartet of Manhattan-based "paranormal investigators". When their government grants run out, the former three go into business as The Ghostbusters, later hiring Hudson on. Armed with electronic paraphernalia, the team is spectacularly successful, ridding The Big Apple of dozens of ghoulies, ghosties and long-legged beasties. Tight-lipped bureaucrat William Atherton regards the Ghostbusters as a bunch of charlatans, but is forced to eat his words when New York is besieged by an army of unfriendly spirits, conjured up by a long-dead Babylonian demon and "channelled" through beautiful cellist Sigourney Weaver and nerdish Rick Moranis. The climax is a glorious sendup of every Godzilla movie ever made-and we daresay it cost more than a year's worth of Japanese monster flicks combined. Who'd ever dream that the chubby, cheery Stay-Puft Marshmallow Man would turn out to be the most malevolent threat ever faced by New York City? When the script for Ghostbusters was forged by Dan Aykroyd and Harold Ramis, John Belushi was slated to play the Bill Murray role; Belushi's death in 1982 not only necessitated the hiring of Murray, but also an extensive rewrite. The most expensive comedy made up to 1984, Ghostbusters made money hand over fist, spawning not only a 1989 sequel but also two animated TV series (one of them partially based on an earlier live-action TV weekly, titled The Ghost Busters. ~ Hal Erickson, Rovi

Cast & Crew


  • Bill Murray
    Bill Murray - Peter Venkman
  • Dan Aykroyd
    Dan Aykroyd - Raymond Stantz
  • Sigourney Weaver
    Sigourney Weaver - Dana Barrett
  • Harold Ramis
    Harold Ramis - Egon Spengler
  • Rick Moranis
    Rick Moranis - Louis Tully



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  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Well worth every dime!

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    kenn
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    The 1980s were home to a handful of memorable comedies, but Ghostbusters (1984) stands tall as one of the most original. For the five of you who haven't seen it, we're introduced to recently unemployed scientists Peter Venkman (Bill Murray), Raymond Stantz (Dan Aykroyd) and Egon Spengler (Harold Ramis) as they form a unique ghost removal service in the heart of New York City. Naturally, they don't have many clients at first: one of the few is Dana Barrett (Sigourney Weaver, above), who's recently encountered some unexplained happenings in the fridge. The three scientists---along with new recruit Winston Zeddmore (Ernie Hudson)---work their way up the paranormal food chain, eventually encountering an entity that threatens the entire city. Naturally, there's other roadblocks along the way, including whistle-blowing EPA agent Walter Peck (William Atherton) and the doubting public. It remains one of the undisputed classics of the comedy genre, though Ghostbusters doubles as a fine thriller in its own right. Ghostbusters has held up surprisingly well over the last 20+ years, thanks to a sharp script, excellent performances, groundbreaking special effects and even a memorable theme song. The popularity of the original spawned an endless amount of toys, lunchboxes and even an animated series---but that's not to say that adults can't enjoy this one too. There's plenty of thrills along the way, but it's (thankfully) a film that doesn't take itself too seriously. From top to bottom, Ghostbusters was a terrific concept that was executed to near-perfection, thanks to the talent and creativity of the cast and crew. It's easily one of the strongest comedies of the 1980s (or any decade, for that matter) and truly deserving of its massive success and popularity. The inevitable sequel, Ghostbusters II (1989), is an entertaining follow-up that rarely gets the respect it deserves. The original creative team of Aykroyd and Ramis teamed again with director Ivan Reitman to ensure the second outing was just as fun as the original...and it was, for the most part. Taking place a few years after the events of the first movie, the disbanded Ghostbusters (who went out of business due to property damage lawsuits) have scraped by in their own unique ways: doing unsuccessful public appearances (above), working in bookstores, you name it. Naturally, a new threat emerges to bring them back together; this time, it's a mysterious river of slime and a possessed painting at the museum where the recently-divorced (and single mother) Dana works. There's a few ill-timed jokes and gags that don't work as well, but the sharp writing is the star of the show once again. Additional highlights include a terrific performance by Peter MacNicol as the eccentric Dr. Janosz Poha, a cameo by Ben Stein, and Bill Murray's non-stop string of smart remarks. While I was a bit too young to vividly remember the original film in theaters, I do recall seeing Ghostbusters II on the big screen...well, the first 70 minutes at least (my sister got really sick, so we had to leave). It's not quite as memorable as the first time around, but the film's many strengths really keep the pace going nicely. Chock full of laughs, over-the-top characters, suspense, and even a generous dose of embarrassing late late-'80s music (Bobby Brown, represent!), Ghostbusters II is a solid sequel that's better than you remember.

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  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Bustin' makes me feel good

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    segeld
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    Ghostbusters was such an incredibly iconic comedy that just never gets old. That is why I purchased this commemorative boxed set a few years ago, and even though the second film was a bit of a letdown, to be able to get both movies plus a 28-Page (5.25" x 7.5") souvenir at such a reasonable price, this has to get a 5-star rating. Now the rumor is that this sacrosanct classic will be getting the reboot treatment with an all new cast of Kristen Wiig, Leslie Jones, Melissa McCarthy & Kate McKinnon as the next "paratroopers of the paranormal" under the direction of Paul Feig. I'm only somewhat familiar with his work, but I wish him luck though for I would not want to be in his shoes. This boxed set comes with 2 slim DVD cases with the following data: --------------------- Ghostbusters - (1984) "Suit up for classic comedy! When Doctors Venkman (Bill Murray), Stantz (Dan Aykroyd) and Spengler (Harold Ramis) suddenly find themselves downsized from the University's parapsychology department, they decide to go the entrepreneurial route, chasing down ghastly ghosts, unappetizing apparitions and the occasional insolent succubae. But the paratroopers of the paranormal face their greatest challenge when the beautiful Dana Barret (Sigourney Weaver) discovers her refrigerator door leads directly to the gates of hell! Now with the whole world watching, it's up to the Ghostbusters to keep Manhattan from becoming a madhouse in this hilariously - haunting action - comedy!" Special Features: (Not Rated) * Filmmaker's Commentary * Deleted Scenes * Making-of-Featurettes * Storyboards Languages: English 5.1 (Dolby Digital), French, Spanish (Dolby Surround) Subtitles: English, French, Spanish, Portuguese, Chinese, Korean, Thai PG / Mastered in High Definition / CC / Approx. 105 Minutes / 2.40:1 Anamorphic Widescreen / Color / © Colombia Pictures Industries, INC. ----------------------- Ghostbusters 2 - (1989) "It's a fine time for slime - time when Doctors Venkman (Bill Murray), Stantz (Dan Aykroyd) and Spengler (Harold Ramis) regroup to nuke the spooks in this high-spirited comedy. Sidelined after their spectacular save of New York City five years ago, the heroes of the hereafter once again answer the call when an underground river of ghoulish goo threatens to rot the Big Apple to the core. Dana Barret (Sigourney Weaver), Louis (Rick Moranis), Winston (Ernie Hudson) and Janine (Annie Potts) are all back for the ride as these supernatural superstars swing back into hilarious action!" Special Features: (Not Rated) - Contains 2 Episodes from the Animated Series * "The Real Ghostbusters: Citizen Ghost" * "The Real Ghostbusters: Partners in Slime" Languages: English 5.1, Portuguese, Spanish Subtitles: English, French, Spanish, Portuguese, Chinese, Korean, Thai PG / Mastered in High Definition / CC / Approx. 108 Minutes / 2.35:1 Anamorphic Widescreen / Color / © Colombia Pictures Industries, INC. Deluxe Collector's Scrapbook Contents: * An Inside Look At The Making-Of "Ghostbusters" * Creating An Icon * Developing The Characters * Special Effects * From Paper to Celluloid * Poster Exploration

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  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Best Blu ray I own

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    TheGDfather
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    I revamped my whole blu ray collection. Of course most of it includes classics, like Top Gun, Ghostbusters 1 and 2, Red Dawn, Commando, War Games, The Breakfast club and many other 80's movie which to be honest I didn't even know they were on blu ray. So I was a little taken back and how well this blu ray came. Unlike other blu rays which really only give you the disk and you get some special features. This seemed genuine. This reminded me what it was like when you purchased a 25 dollar cd in the 90's. They put so much into booklet it made you feel like you owned something special. This gave you that feeling. As soon you open it falls out a small piece of paper that read something along the lines of why the director put these two specific movies on blu ray. And it even seems honest as he goes on in detail what it was like to work with the actors and what they brought to this film. And I'm the kind of person to read all that. Not to mention it came in a hard back cover with the two blu rays nicely inside of it. Now other movies came like that two, its not the first. I own the rocky series (6 of them on blu ray) and it came in a box set, as well as "the man with no name" which clint eastword starred in. But I still didn't get the sheet of paper from the director explaining why they put this movie to blu ray. Most people probably wont buy this set. I don't think most people have seen ghostbusters 2. Ghostbusters 1 was a brilliant movie and ghostbusters 2 was also great. If you want to know if these movies are worth watching you should probably go over to imdb for user reviews. But if you want to know whether you are going to get a great product of great quality well yes you will. I bought mine in the store and haven't read any other reviews about the shipping and how it came.

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  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Comedy goes Blockbuster in the 80's

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    WorGar
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    Comedy's better in twos: GHOSTBUSTERS 1 and 2 GHOSTBUSTERS: This is it -- the first comedy that dared to cross big-budget fantasy/SFX with 2nd City silliness. It opened up the genre in a way that hadn't been seen since Abbott and Costello met Framkenstein. And it was the first movie to take the top summer box office away from Lucas and/or Spielberg in many years. Not an easy feat back then. This movie is silly and grand and spooky at the same time. I can't say the clarity of Blu Ray makes it any funnier, but it does bring out the beautiful colors and the surprising special effects especially in the final climax. If you like your comedy big and epic, "Ghostbusters" is the one to call. GHOSTBUSTERS 2: The summer of 1989 was one of the biggest summers ever for movies. Expectations were high for so many films and sequels, and none moreso than the sequel to the biggest comedy of the decade, inventively called Ghostbusters 2. Unfortunately, the innovative silliness had worn thin by the second go-around. There's some good bits but overall the film falls flat and feels repetitive.

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  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    One of THE funniest movies ever

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    This has always been one of my favorites. I had it on CAV laserdisc. I bought this because I recently purchased a 4K UHDTV so I thought I'd give it a go. The Good part is the definition is much better but make no mistake. This is a 4K master. It is not recorded in 4K. Let me backtrack for a minute. I've always been a tech guy so when I look at an HDTV I look for 2 things. Can I see the pixels and does the picture flow during fast scenes. Now let's get 1 thing straight. The refresh rate (120hz, 240hz, etc) is a crock. What really matters is the rate at which pixels change. Typical PC,notebook monitors haave pixel refresh rates of 4ms or less. TV makers used to publish it (but not Sony) but now they don't. So with that in mind when I do watch most bluray movies I DON'T see any pixels. On Ghostbusters not only do I see pixels but if you look up close you see a muddy mess. So, in this case watch the movie from at least several feet away and you won;t notice, but the details are definitely cleaner

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  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    "Dogs & Cats; living together"!!!

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    Back in 2006 Ghostbusters 1&2 was released on DVD and I was excited I got the 2 movie collection and besides the behind the scenes documentary it wasn't what I expected. Ffwd to 2014 and I am very happy with this collection. All the original features and behind the scenes stuff from the original package are here but now there is a 2 part round table that talks about both movies and beyond. With that said The original movie is beautiful and amazing to watch in HD. Murray, Ramis, Aykroyd, & Hudson are awesome. Finally Bobby Browns 'On Our Own' has a home the official song from GB2 is here in it's end of the 80's glory. Ghostbusters 2 had two things going against it. 1) it was a sequel and sequels back in the 80's didn't do very well. 2) It opened the same summer of Batmania!!! Nevertheless Ghostbusters fans like myself loved this movie. Sadly there will never be a 3rd movie unless you count the video game with the original actors returned for one last go round. But this package is worth the money paid.

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  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great movies @ Great price

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    theRebel
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    The Ghostbusters are a very entertaining piece of pop culture history from the 80's that easily stands the test of time and with this new remastered Blu-ray edition, it has never looked better and the sound quality is perfect. If you have not seen this comedy sci-fi sensation lately or somehow have managed to live your whole life so far without ever having seen them, then you should do yourself a favor and buy this set. The PG comedy is priceless and suitable for the whole family. Unlike many other sci-fi movies from 30 years ago, the special effects in Ghostbusters are still great. Although there is some very mild innuendo, it is much less than you see on many supposedly family friendly tv shows these days. The only way this could possibly be any better would be if it was in 3D, but since the original was not shot in 3D then that may be too much to ask.

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  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Great value for two decent flicks

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    ColdIceAge
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    I'll admit right off the bat that this was my first foray into watching the original Ghostbusters movies. I saw bits and pieces when I was a kiddo, but I did not remember anything from them leading up to now. For the value of a two-movie set, on Blu-ray with digital downloads and mastered for 4K, you can't get much better than this. I won't turn this into a movie review, but I can say that the flicks are OK. I personally don't get the universal acclaim this flick has garnered for the time and even now, but that's just a matter of opinion. If I paid more or the same price but for each movie instead of both, I'd be disappointed. I would recommend it to a fan of the franchise or for someone who wants to check out the films for the first time but not pay too much.

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