Ghostbusters/Ghostbusters 2 [2 Discs] [With Book] [DVD]

  • SKU: 7261544
  • Release Date: 08/02/2005
  • Rating: PG
This box set consisting of the supernatural comedies Ghostbusters and Ghostbusters 2. Each is presented in the original broadcast aspect ratio. Supplemental materials include a wealth of behind-the-scenes materials and a collectible scrapbook that documents the two films.
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Overall Customer Rating:
100% of customers would recommend this product to a friend (53 out of 53)

Special Features


  • Filmmakers' commentary
  • Deleted scenes
  • Behind-the-scenes featurettes
  • Two animated episodes

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



Overall customer rating

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100%
would recommend to a friend
  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    A Great Deal on Two Great Movies!

    Posted
    BachMan

    The Ghostbusters 1 & 2 DVD set is a great way for fans to get their hands on these two hilarious movies. For starters, it's a great deal since you get them for less than you would if you bought each movie separately. The set even comes with a behind-the-scenes flipbook detailing the two movies and how they were brought to life. As for the movies themselves, they're funny, fascinating, and light-hearted, with enough of the darkness of a ghost-style movie thrown in to make for what I'm sure will always be a unique and totally spectacular pair of films. It's hard to believe that the original Ghostbusters movie is already over 25 years old. But it's great to see both movies in the clarity and color of a DVD format. If you don't already have these two movies in your collection, this is arguably the best way to get your hands on them. (And the video game makes a great compliment to the Ghostbusters saga.) 100% recommended!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Good times with spooky friends

    Posted
    StPeter

    This set gives you the example of why this was the era of comedy without the effort to try being funny. These guys were great at what they did and they know how to play off one another as a natural art. Loose plot keeps them on the screen together but if you can just let the movie be itself, you will have a great time!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Excellent

    Posted
    mavick

    "The best thing about this set is the price. The re-mastered high-def transfers on these new versions seem a bit too light to me, and also seem to be missing some of the extras from the original collector's dvd release. Still though, a good buy for two great films. Recommended."

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great Price For Two Great Movies

    Posted
    kevman79

    The best thing about this set is the price. The re-mastered high-def transfers on these new versions seem a bit too light to me, and also seem to be missing some of the extras from the original collector's dvd release. Still though, a good buy for two great films. Recommended.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Classic, good value, good gift

    Posted
    KoalaTeaSupreme
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    Everyone loves Ghostbusters. Especially my friend, for whom this was a christmas present. The only thing that could've been better is if this pack included the third film, but for the price, it was a great buy.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Great way to get both movies

    Posted
    andy20723
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    This is a great value to get both movies. It is a great way to watch them in the car as well since it is just DVD format. The only thing some may care about is that both movies are on separate disks and not one.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Both movies were hilarious

    Posted
    Josh
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    This is a excellent way to get both ghostbusters movies in one package. Both have great story lines and have proven to be classics. The scrapbook contains lots of interesting background information.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    He Slimed Me

    Posted
    review00
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    Stupid funny. Murray, Aykroyd, Ramis, Moranis... Nice sleeve to keep the two DVDs together. A storyboard like book is included. "I have seen s**t that'll turn you white."

    I would recommend this to a friend



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