Ghostbusters Special Edition (Merged)?

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  1. Paul Pro

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    A while back I could swear I remember reading somewhere that a possible "Special Edition" of Ghostbusters was being planned. A new commentary with Dan Aykroyd and more deleted scenes I believe were the features being bandied about at the time.

    Has anyone heard anything?

    This year being the 20th anniversary would seem to be a perfect time for a SE of this film to be released.
     
  2. Bryan Ri

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    I haven't heard anything; the disc they have out now is pretty solid, in my opinion. If you don't have it already, it's definately worth checking out.



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  3. Casey Trowbridg

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    I agree with Bryan, the disc out now is really solid especially since it came out in 1999 and I don't see a reason to revisit the title.

    Having said that, if they were to do such a thing I'd be all over it, because I love Ghostbusters. It seems though that the only thing they could do that they didn't do before is include an apology on the disc for the existance of Ghostbusters 2.
     
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    I like Ghostbusters 2 [​IMG]
     
  5. Dick

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    Yeah, they can put another edition of this on the back burner until after they pay some overdue attention to re-dos of A MAN FOR ALL SEASONS, OLIVER! and a few others.
     
  6. Andrew Radke

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    For nostalgia sake, I would've loved to have seen the Ray Parker Jr. music video as a special feature on the DVD. I've pretty much been thinking twice about picking up the existing DVD, especially since it's been out for 5 years now, with the hopes that a SE would become available. But I may just have to end up getting it. It's definitely cheap enough.
     
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    Personally, I think the current SE is excellent. OK, it's five years old, but it's still a stunning disc.

    All I need now is a SE of Ghostbusters II. C'mon, it's great. "I await the word of Vigo". Classic!
     
  8. JonZ

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    "I haven't heard anything; the disc they have out now is pretty solid, in my opinion. If you don't have it already, it's definately worth checking out."

    Especially since you can get it for $9 at most places nowadays.
     
  9. Matthew H

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    Columbia doesn't have anything planned for Ghostbusters 20th anniversary, which really blows. There's a new wave of comics that just came out via 88MPH Studios, and some action figures from NECA.. but that's it. GB2 needs an SE; there are plenty of deleted scenes and featurettes that weren't used on the 1999 release of it. That atleast neesd revisiting - it's GB2's 15th anniversary now.

    Wow, has it been that long?
     
  10. oscar_merkx

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    bring on a se of GB2 then

    [​IMG]
     
  11. Bill Williams

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    I have to agree, the current disc is pretty tricked out when it comes to extras, menus, interactive commentaries, etc. A 20th anniversary update with more of the deleted scenes and the Ray Parker Jr. music video would be nice to have, as long as it had something else substantial on it and not a cheapjack way to rename it or throw something not related to the film on it (i.e. MIB, Fast & the Furious, and any other needless multiple edition).
     
  12. Scott Ware

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    There was some speculation about a possible Ghostbusters SE because this year is the film's 20th anniversary. Nothing was ever confirmed, however (One would imagine that if any studio would jump at the opportunity to double dip, it would be Columbia). As far as extras go, the current release (which is already called "collectors edition") is pretty packed. The only thing I could think for them to add to it would be a new commentary, more deleated scenes, and maybe a description of what the original script was like. The only thing that I think really needs to be addressed is the transfer. Granted, it doesn't look bad (and it looks way better than the VHS that came out in the mid '90s.), but it could definately be improved. Perhaps a new transfer could be made and the film could then be re-released as a Superbit.

    As Matthew H mentioned, there is a lot of merchandise coming out this year to celebrate the film's 20th anniversary (toy line, bobbleheads, a comic line, and several novels), so now would be the perfect time to double dip.
     
  13. Eric Beck

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    The one they have now is fine but I would like to see a 2 disc SE or something like that. A Superbit of it would also be great.
     
  14. streeter

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    Two weeks ago there were three screenings of Ghostbusters at the BAM Cinematek in Brooklyn. Bill Murray even introduced one of them. Did anyone go?
     
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    me too.
    I'd love to have an SE of it. [​IMG]
     
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    I would like a re-issue of both with original poster art. The ones they have now are an eyesore.
     
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    I'd love for them to do a GB2 SE. Get the entire cast together for one giant commentary, perhaps with a moderator to keep the conversation going if there's dull spots. Deleted scenes, outakes(some of wich are seen at the end of the film), etc...
     
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    How about the original poster art that showed the Ghostbusters looking up at a dark sky? Only so much I can take of the "no-ghost" logo...

    Oh, and I say bring on a new edition with more deleted scenes. Anyone interested in such things should track down the excellent book "Making Ghostbusters."
     
  20. Charlie O.

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    Does the current DVD have all of the extras from the Criteron LD?
     

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