Sony Pictures Entertainment will commemorate the 30th anniversary of the “Ghostbusters” franchise with special events and home entertainment releases, including a theatrical re-release of the original 1984 film.
A restored and remastered version of the blockbuster will return big screen in over 700 locations in the U.S. and Canada for a limited engagement beginning Aug. 29, just ahead of Labor Day weekend.
On Sept. 16, the “Ghostbusters” 30th anniversary edition will be available on Blu-ray as well as the “Ghostbusters II” 25th anniversary edition, marking the sequel’s Blu-ray debut. For a limited time, fans will also be able to purchase the two-disc anniversary edition Blu-ray digibook, including both films and a limited edition gift set that features an exclusive collectible Slimer figurine.
“‘Ghostbusters’ is still one of our studio’s most beloved franchises – I was lucky enough to work on the release of the film on its first run, so it’s a real thrill for me to see that it’s still connecting with audiences everywhere,” said Rory Bruer, president of worldwide distribution for Sony Pictures, in a statement. “On the big screen or in home entertainment, this is a great movie to experience again and again.”
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The Blu-ray versions of both “Ghostbusters” and “Ghostbusters II” include conversations with director Ivan Reitman and Dan Aykroyd, as well as never-before-seen deleted scenes from “Ghostbusters II.”
“To celebrate this milestone anniversary, we wanted to create something new and collectible for fans. These new ‘Ghostbusters’ Blu-rays will feature the highest quality presentation along with new content that reflects the rich history of this iconic franchise,” said Lexine Wong, senior exec VP of worldwide marketing for Sony Pictures Home Entertainment.
Thursday also marked the launch of the new GHOSTBUSTERS.COM, complete with access to franchise offerings, including collectible merchandise, music and more.