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SPHE Press Release: The Real Ghostbusters

Discussion in 'TV on DVD and Blu-ray' started by Ronald Epstein, Jan 3, 2006.

  1. Ronald Epstein

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    Who ya gonna call?

    “The Real Ghostbusters!”


    The Real Ghostbusters: Creatures of the Night, Spooky Spirits
    and Slimefighters from the long-running children’s series
    based on the “Ghostbusters” movies arrive on DVD February 28, 2006

    Culver City, Calif., January 3, 2005 – If you’re bothered by ghosts and goblins or simply looking to enjoy hours of fun and laughter, you know who to call – The Ghostbusters. Evil spirits don’t stand a ghost of a chance once our intrepid heroes are on the case! And on February 28, 2006 Sony Pictures Home Entertainment will release three volumes of the animated series “The Real Ghostbusters” on DVD. Each volume contains three episodes and a special bonus episode. Value priced at $9.95 SLP, these DVDs can be enjoyed by children and fans of all ages!

    “The Real Ghostbusters” is based on the two hit motion pictures that helped define the ‘80s and features the voice talents of Arsenio Hall (“The Arsenio Hall Show” Coming to America), Dave Coullier (“Full House,” “America’s Funniest People”) and Lorenzo Music ( “Garfield,” “Darkwing Duck”). In these latest episodes, the Ghostbusters -- Winston, Egon, Peter and Ray -– and their sidekick, Slimer, encounter an array of otherworldly creatures, including goblins, The Sandman and the famous Stay Puft Marshmallow Man – all of which adds up to hours of fun for longtime fans and newcomers as well.

    Originally airing on ABC and later in syndication, “The Real Ghostbusters” had a five-year run (Sept. 1986 to Jan. 1991) during which time it gathered a loyal fan base. Among other honors, “The Real Ghostbusters” received a Young Artist Award for the “Best Animation Series” in 1989.


    Episode Synopsis



    Creatures of the Night

    “Night Game”

    Play ball! Rather grab a bat than a proton gun when an old Indian legend involves Winston in a baseball game of good vs. evil for the fate of one human soul? Question is, which human’s soul are they fighting for?

    “Bird of Kildarby”

    The Ghostbusters try to bust some ghosts in a castle in Manhattan, but the ghosts send a giant and deadly bird after them.

    “Lost and Foundry”

    A ghost becomes a part of a new steel, leading to abnormal experiences throughout the city.

    “Killerwatt” (Bonus episode)

    A ghost named Killerwatt has taken over the power plant, leaving New York City powerless.



    Spooky Spirits


    “Ghostbuster of the Year”

    The guys are in a state of competition for the title of Ghostbuster of the Year and getting on the Spooks Illustrated cover.

    “Revenge of Murray and the Mantis”

    He was thought to have been destroyed during the Gozer incident, but now.... the mascot of Stay Puft Marshmallows returns from the dead to battle Murray the Mantis!

    “Drool, the Dog Faced Goblin”

    The Ghostbusters are ready to catch a harmless goblin at a circus at the Poconos, but there is something else to worry about.

    ”Mr. Sandman, Dream Me a Dream” (Bonus)

    The Sandman arrives in New York and attempts to put everyone to sleep for five hundred years. And with every person put to sleep, their dreams become real. Can the Ghostbusters stop the Sandman or will they fall asleep with the rest of the city?


    Slimefighters

    “Adventures in Slime and Space”

    One of Egon's contraptions has a bad effect on Slimer, making millions of little versions of the green ghost.

    “They Call Me Mister Slimer”

    Slimer tries to earn money by becoming a bodyguard for a kid that gets pushed around by bullies.

    “Victor the Happy Ghost”

    The Ghostbusters come across a seemingly harmless ghost and decide against locking him away in the containment unit. However, Slimer finds out this ghost turns into a nasty demon behind the Ghostbusters' backs.

    “Slimer, Come Home” (Bonus)

    After Peter yells at Slimer for eating Winston's birthday cake, Slimer runs away and gets mixed up with some very mean Poltergeists.


    DVD SPECS

    · Digitally Mastered Audio & Video
    · Full Screen Presentation
    · QuickStart Continuous “Play” Feature


    PRODUCT SPECS

    Creatures of the Night
    Not Rated

    Color / Closed-Captioned
    DVD Order Date: 1/26/06
    DVD Catalog # 13797
    Running Time: 89 minutes
    DVD SLP: $9.98

    Spooky Spirits
    Not Rated
    Color / Closed-Captioned
    DVD Order Date: 1/26/06
    DVD Catalog # 13798
    Running Time: 89 minutes
    DVD SLP: $9.98

    Slimefighters
    Not Rated
    Color / Closed-Captioned
    DVD Order Date: 1/26/06
    DVD Catalog # 13799
    Running Time: 89 minutes
    DVD SLP: $9.98
     
  2. James T

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    That's cool news!
    I loved the Real Ghostbusters, but I really want the boxsets. He-man was popular enough with the "Best of" to release the boxsets without my help...
     
  3. David Lambert

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    James, for He-Man the season sets were already planned before the best-of hit the stores. The best-of was clearly marked by BCI as a combo "He-Man lite" for those who only wanted a taste, and a "cheap hold-over" for fans so desperate for the show that they wanted to have something quick to own while waiting about 3-4 more months for the first season set. To make the best-of even a sweeter deal to buy, BCI threw in unique extras found nowhere else and began the series of unique art cards with a pair found in that best-of and nowhere else. Fans online clearly knew what was coming later on and what they were getting. And, not surprisingly, there were few complaints.

    As I explained in a blog entry, Sony isn't doing best-of's on this release as part of any great plan. They just dumped it in the kid-vid department of the home video section of the company because it's a cartoon:


    There, I like the way I said it then, and I stick by it now.
     
  4. Tony J Case

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    Sigh - well, looks like I'll be holding off on buying then. While I love the show, I'm not going to get suckered into the double dip.

    The 98 dollar question is: who do we write/call/email and complain? I'll be more than happy to tell these numbnuts why I'm passing up on this while gleefuly buying He-man and the Sid and Marty Krofft shows.
     
  5. John*D

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    Who ya gonna call...

    [​IMG] SONY's complaint dept.
     

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